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    Re: mold in the extractor

    Be careful about leaving a bleach solution on to long. We have had s/s pitted at work by an employee leaving the solution on over night. All the tea urns had to be replaced and the bleach ate a...
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    BT Cotton

    What are the chances of getting any honey off BT Cotton in the Harpersville ( south of Birmingham, Alabama area)? This cotton has been planted in different stages and the first will start blooming in...
  3. Re: Stung below the eye - Should I be worried?

    Did your swelling move down you face any? I have been stung above my eyebrow and had the swelling move between my eyes and down one side of my nose and settle in my cheek leaving the other areas...
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    Re: Alabama

    If anyone is interested our club meets the 1st Thurs. of the month in Chelsea, Alabama. You can get information at Shelbybees.org or google Shelby County Beekeepers Association. March will be a...
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    Re: Alabama

    I know you will enjoy the excitement of your first hive.

    Good luck,

    Robert
  6. Re: WT KELLEY frames...did I get the wrong ones?

    I have used these frames for a couple of years now. The small hive beetles will be hiding or corned in the slot and I will run my hive tool down into the slot killing the beetles. I have not had any...
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    Re: Hi from Alabama

    Wish you would have posted last month. We had an open hive demonstration at Hope Christian School. If you ever see anything on Shelby County's web site, you are more than welcome to come...
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    Re: Hi from Alabama

    Welcome...I need to start working on some more equipment myself. If you are interested, you have a good club that meets in Jefferson County and one in Shelby County.
  9. Re: Bee Activity/Pollen Flow North Central AL Since July

    We would be glad for you to join us at Shelby County Beekeepers Association. We started about 4 years ago and have roughly 125 plus members. Look us up at Shelbybees.org . Last month we had an open...
  10. Re: Recaptured swarm by beating on bucket

    I donated the swarm to a beginner beekeeper that was having trouble with his hives. I will check the laying pattern of the queen this weekend. If we have capped broad after just 9-10 days I am...
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    Re: Brood in honey supers

    I do not use a queen excluder until I find brood in a honey super. I smoke the bees down and put on a queen excluder and wait 24 days for everything to hatch out. I then take off the brood free...
  12. Recaptured swarm by beating on bucket

    I shook a swarm out of a pear tree 4 days ago into a nuc. The home owner kept talking so I could not get the sugar water bottle on the top of the nuc . The bees all came back out of the top hole in...
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    Re: Swarm too high

    We had a speaker at one of our meetings tell how he used an arrow with sting attached to shoot the string over the limb. He then pulled a small rope over the limb and pulled a nuc box up to the...
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    Re: bee venom collecter device

    The one I saw had a large piece of glass with what looked like a queen excluder sitting on top. The glass was placed in front of the hive like a landing board. The metal grate was hooked up to some...
  15. Re: Hello from Space Place Huntsville, Al

    Welcome. You have a lot of good clubs in your area. If you get to Birmingham, Shelby County Beekeepers meet the first Thursday of the month.

    Robert
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    Re: Hi from Hayden Alabama

    Welcome. You can learn a lot from Jim Tew's videos. Go to www.onetew.com then scroll down to the link for on line video based training. The Jefferson county beekeepers meet at the botanical gardens...
  17. Re: Adding brood/eggs to a package install?

    The first advantage would be the new bees hatching out for the entire 21 days until the new queen's eggs start to hatch. The 2nd advantage is the open brood helps keep the package bees satisfied with...
  18. Re: Making presentation on bees for sons 3rd grade. Help!

    We had the same situation a month ago, all 4 3rd grade classes. They were interested in what they could see and touch. They liked seeing the drawn comb. Get ready for every off the wall question you...
  19. Re: Water jacketed bottling tank maintenance

    We had an employee leave a clorox and water solution in 4 stainless steel tea urns over the weekend and the solution ate through all 4 by Monday moring.
    When we clean our steamer boiler we alway...
  20. Re: Wet looking comb during inspection.

    Have you ever seen a frame that has been slimed by hive beetle. Google a picture and see if that's it.
  21. Re: Lots of bees at front door of our house....why?

    Try putting another water source by the hive and put a little sugar water in it. Just enough to entice the bees to the new location. If they are liking the door mat to get their water put something...
  22. Re: New Club in Waldo County Maine

    We were able to get alot of interest off Beesource. We meet some posters at Dr. Tew's Auburn Bee Meeting decided to form a club and have been steadily growing ever since.
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    Re: Location question

    Years ago (35) we went through the Ozark Mountains and went down the Buffalo River. The land is real God's country up there. We did not see but about 10 people the whole week we were on the river....
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    Re: Which queen excluder to get?

    I will put one on if I find brood in the honey supers. I will run the bees down out of the honey super put on an excluder and wait for all the brood to hatch before pulling the super.

    Robert
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    Re: Equipment of My Forefathers.

    The item at the bottom is a drone trap. It is an item that most of us do not use and had to ask what it was at the state meeting. Good luck with your equipment.
    Robert
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