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  1. Re: Help! Queen is dead in West Georgia. Need help finding a queen

    Call Fred Rossman @ 800-333-7677
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    Re: burr comb and no honey

    How many bees are there out of curiosity, what the brood pattern look like, etc? But if it was me I would kill the queen, requeen if strong enough, if not combine. Be ruthless with weak hives is my...
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    Re: Bee Bee tree in Florida?

    http://www.wolfescrossingfarm.com/11.html (these folks also are beekeepers)
    http://www.soonerplantfarm.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantDetail&plant_id=1042...
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    Re: Bee Bee tree in Florida?

    Im planting some in Alabama and heard they do well here. This link might help.
    http://www.themelissagarden.com/TMG_Vetaley031608.htm
    I have tried but have been unable to sucessfully contact this...
  5. Re: A novice just saying hello to all and thanks for accepting me.

    Hi Chris, welcome!
    Cambridgeshire...hahaha where specifically, thats where I was reared once upon a time. Tell me about beekeeping there.
    John
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    Re: Think twice before ordering from Betterbee

    Sorry this happened to you. Year in and year out I have dealt with Rossman Apiairies in Georgia. Dealing with bees, equipment, and supplies at erratic "I need it yesterday" timeframes have taught me...
  7. Re: Alabama Beeks: How are you doing after the tornadoes?

    We got straight line winds here of nearly a 100 mph which knocked down hives, ripped apart pallets but fortunately were saved from the worst. Spent the day putting hives back together. Have not heard...
  8. North and central Alabama beekeepers - storm damage

    Any of you need help piecing back hives, hauling equip, etc. after these tornadoes? Send me an email two experienced beekeepers can help you free of charge and will be happy to do it for a few days...
  9. Interesting map from the Goddard Space Flight Center with bloom dates

    These are a compilation of the Ayers and Harman maps with some of Seeleys info combined. Interestingly they list core "preference " species and their approximate bloom dates. Obviously as we know...
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    Re: Final Leukemia Update

    God be with you and congratulations on getting this behind you. Prayers are with her from this beekeeper.
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    Excellent interactive native plant map

    Thought this would be of interest to some of you as you can search by species / range etc.

    http://www.plantmaps.com/index.php
  12. Thread: Killed my bees

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    Re: Killed my bees

    I have had this happen with local gov.s and farmers. For what its worth what I have learned is IMMEDIATELY take a sample of the dead bees and put them in a sealed alchohol glass container and fed ex...
  13. Re: Wik-Bee Leaks: EPA Document Shows It Knowingly...

    Here is the actual EPA document , fascinating read.
    http://www.panna.org/sites/default/files/Memo_Nov2010_Clothianidin.pdf
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    Re: Aggressive Hive

    Tim I have some Russian bees in lower Alabama and they do really well in this hot humid environment. They are aggresive, but the trade off is this hive has less an issue with fire ants and they will...
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    Re: Hauling Bees---Best/Cheapest Way

    Take a look at this method if your going to try to stick to a one man operation in the field,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h54MdnOcJvU
  16. Re: Calling all Alabama beekeepers: No comb law...yes or no?

    Michael, all I can say about the Alabama code you quote, (tactfully) is that little of it makes much sense when it comes to agriculture. I have had bees here for some time , my Grandfather before me,...
  17. Thread: Tornado attack

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    Tornado attack

    I have never had anything like this happen, sort of speechless, but night before last a small tornado went along a field and totally destroyed two pallets of bee, hives and scattered supers and...
  18. Thread: Found in hive

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    Found in hive

    Does anyone have any idea what this is in the photos. I found it after inspecting a hive I bought where last year a new beekeeper had put them together with too many frames in a box, no spacing and...
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    Re: Beekeeping Economics

    Jason you might want to take a look at an auction that was held this past week in Wisconsin for a guy with around 1,100 hives who ran into health issues.
    The United Realty / auctioneer guy will be...
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    megabee problem

    If anyone could advise it would be much appreciated. In a new colony I am using the megabee protein patties and noticed a mass of little white worms in the patties this morning on top of the frame...
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