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  1. Thread: Wood Glue

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    Re: Wood Glue

    Titebond 3

    Good qualities
    Waterproof - Passes ANSI/HPVA Type I Specification
    Superior strength
    Longer open time
    Lower application temperature
    Resists solvents, heat and mildew
    Unaffected by...
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    My condolences to Walt’s family and friends.

    Walt’s observation and analytical skills improved beekeeping management methods. He then wrote and taught extensively passing on his knowledge...
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    Top Bar Beekeeping Class Newnan, Georgia

    Coweta Beekeepers Association - Top Bar Beekeeping Weekend Intensive 101 Class

    Dates: March 9 & 10, 2013

    Location:
    Coweta Extension Office
    255 Pine Road
    Newnan, Georgia 30263

    Cost:...
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    Top Bar Hive Class Newnan, Georgia

    Coweta Beekeepers Association - Top Bar Beekeeping Weekend Intensive 101 Class

    Dates: March 9 & 10, 2013

    Location:
    Coweta Extension Office
    255 Pine Road
    Newnan, Georgia 30263

    Cost: $175...
  5. Thread: Nicely Done

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    Re: Nicely Done

    I agree.. Excellent conference and excellent location.
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    Re: quick comb building

    I can answer that question....
    I learned this year that adding some wax to plastic foundation significantly increases acceptance by the workers and they readily build honeycomb on plastic foundation...
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    Re: Beeswax for sale

    I have had good results with the foam rollers from the paint section at Home Depot or Lowes. These rollers are about 1 inch in Diameter and 4 inches long.

    Dip it in the liquid wax and roll it on...
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    Re: Feeding Question

    Feed, feed, feed....

    Until each hive has the required amount of capped honey for your location. Here in Georgia we need a shallow super of capped honey up north with long winters a deep of capped...
  9. Georgia Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting Sept. 17-18

    September 17-18, 2010

    Georgia Beekeepers Association's Fall Meeting

    Location:
    Callaway Gardens
    5887 Georgia Highway 354
    Pine Mountain, GA 31822

    Cost:
  10. Thread: Walt Wright

    by Steve717
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    Re: Walt Wright

    Walt Wright’s “Nectar Management” or “Checkerboarding”

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkerboarding_(beekeeping)

    Checkerboarding is a term used in beekeeping that describes a specific hive...
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    Re: Print my own labels

    I found the labels at local office supply stores were mostly of the sizes for addresses.

    I did find labels at http://www.onlinelabels.com/

    For my 12 oz bears I use the OL1905WG (your bears...
  12. Thread: Honey prices?

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    Re: Honey prices?

    The immortal words of George Imirie, Certified EAS Master Beekeeper, 1923-2007

    Let me talk about a VERY CONTROVERSIAL subject - The PRICE that you charge for your honey when you sell it. I have...
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    Re: Official looking honey nutrition label...

    Nutrition labeling is not required for small quantity bottlers.


    more info....
    http://www.honey.com/nhb/industry/labeling-information/
  14. Thread: Bears & bees

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    Re: Bears & bees

    Bear fence info

    http://www.kencove.com/fence/76_Bear+Fence_resource.php
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    Whitehouse Swarm

    'Thousands of bees' swarm White House
    By Eric Zimmermann - 05/16/10 12:31 PM ET
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/98075-thousands-of-bees-swarm-white-house

    A swarm of...
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I will be a beekeeping mentor for the beekeeping merit badge.
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    Re: 9 frame deeps also?

    It is like a jigsaw puzzle. It's best to run 9 frames in every super top to bottom.

    Read this for more information.
    Nine Frame Brood Chamber? Never!
  18. Re: Auburn University’s Beekeeping Symposium Feb 6, 2010

    More information
    http://beelab.osu.edu/PDF/2010_Auburn_Announcement.pdf
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    Re: improving acreage for bees

    If you decide to plant clover, look into Durana. It’s a white perennial clover that grows vigorously.

    Durana Clover
  20. Re: Looking for air compressor and nail gun ideas

    I use a crown stapler. Staples are better than brads because the top of the staple acts like a large nail head, ensuring a secure bond when the glue dries. I use 1.5 inch staples to assemble the...
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    Re: Checkboarding

    I have the same problem, no shallow supers with drawn comb. I expanded greatly this year and have no drawn honeycomb right now.

    If the colony is still in the establishment phase, because they...
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    Re: Checkboarding

    To expand on checkerboarding more....

    During the nectar flow (May in the mid south) when the shallow just above the deep is full of capped brood. Move that shallow to the bottom of the stack. ...
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    Re: Checkboarding

    You want the buildup prior to the nectar flow. That's how you get a large honey harvest.

    The earlier you get a hive population built up the sooner you can split that hive with minimal loss of...
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    Re: Checkboarding

    No one has talked about any variation that works. Walt has had enough problems promoting the method that does work.

    Checkerboarding works because the bees think they don’t have much honey left...
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    Re: Checkboarding

    Back to the original question....

    The proper method of Nectar Management or Checkerboarding...
    The winter configuration of the colony is a deep and 2 shallows. There is a shallow on the bottom...
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