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    Re: New member in al/ga

    Welcome Robndixie, This is a great site and I have learned many things from just reading around. This is my first year and we just started using DE for the SHB in the last month and have done alot of...
  2. Re: 1st year honey harvest total for the class of 2012 newbees. Results?

    We started with 8 swarms the end of March, of the 8 swarms 3 were very strong, 4 were ok, and 1 was very weak. All the hives started with 9 frames with foundation and 1 frame of pulled comb....
  3. Thread: CNC routers

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    Re: CNC routers

    My bad wrong math... a table saw uses about 30 - 40 cent per hour so the saw would have to run for a straight hour for one frame to be constructed to raise the cost to 65 cent per frame, but your...
  4. Thread: CNC routers

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    Re: CNC routers

    We build everything from the SBB to the outer cover and everything in between. As far as the frames go we use 2x4's that are planed down just a little and a table saw for the rest. we have almost 25...
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    Re: Anybody near me with capped honey?

    I'm just over 200 miles as the crow flies, this is my first year so I have no past to compare with. We have 9 hives, the first ones we got back the end of March. They have had to pull all new comb...
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    Re: Africanized Bees - ABJ News Article

    Sid from Texas, where do I find the section about the four keys to successful beekeeping, I looked all over his website, guess I'm over looking it.
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    Re: Africanized Bees - ABJ News Article

    From what I have read only pkg can be moved into the state, meaning without comb. Maybe this has helped in someway. Not sure how other than entire set up colonies aren't coming into the state.
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    Re: Africanized Bees - ABJ News Article

    Robherc, that's pretty cool that all you really need to work with them is a veil, they sure do talk them up to being really rough.

    sqkcrk, I think the article said something about them only being...
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    Africanized Bees - ABJ News Article

    In the latest ABJ there was an article about partially africanized bees being found in TN, here is a link to the TN.gov article ( http://news.tn.gov/node/8656 ). In this article it states that they...
  10. Thread: Queen Killed

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    Re: Queen Killed

    I looked closer at the queen and one of her front legs was missing. Is it coincidental that they kicked her out right after I inspected the hive or do you think they acted that quickly after I may...
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    Re: Queen Killed

    Knowing my luck I have the first to enter the state, lol. They were already and aggressive hive.
  12. Thread: Queen Killed

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    Re: Queen Killed

    No it wasn't marked, but none of my queens have been marked, unfortunately, just got the marking cage in this week, planning on marking them soon.
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    Queen Killed

    I had the weirdest thing happen this past weekend when I was doing an inspection. This hive has 2 brood boxes the upper only has about 4 frames pulled out and the bottom box is completely full. As I...
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    Re: Increasing number of hives

    Standman, I think my dad was thinking about the same thing your going to be doing with the queen cells, that's a little advanced for me right now but he thinks he can do it. I'll update you as I go,...
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    Re: Lauri's new bee bench

    WOW, and I thought I over built. lol Good job it should be there for a very long time.
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    Increasing number of hives

    I was wondering if anyone has ever tried this method of increasing the number of hives they have. I have not tried it yet and was just wanting others input and suggestions. Here's the link to explain...
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    Re: Hello from South Alabama

    Thanks everyone hope to see y'all around.
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    Hello from South Alabama

    What's up y'all, my dad and I have decided to get some bees and done some horse-trading for some swarms 8 to be exact, just waiting on the to swarms now. Any ideas on how to get them to pull comb...
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