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    Re: Swarms cells? this late?

    I found one too... in a hive that swarmed in May already :-p
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    Re: Hornets killing my bees

    I had hornets killing my bees last summer, and made a trap (a plastic coke bottle with a 1/2" hole, with vinegar, sugar water and chopped up banana peel in it, I found the recipe on here somewhere...
  3. Re: Bees in Santa Monica

    I live in an HOA community (the by-laws are NOT bee friendly, but we moved here before I got my bees), I have hives in 2 different yards 5 and 7 miles away from home. Our neighborhood pool has about...
  4. Re: Swarms Are Not Healthy Bees.......And Neither Are Splits!

    Offer to put up bait hives and catch all of his "sick" bees! ��
  5. Re: Looks like there will be a flood of blackberrys this summer in North Georgia.

    I live near a huge park and was walking there the other day, wondering if there were always so many blackberries, or if I just notice them more now that I have bees. :) Our Privet is blooming too......
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    Re: Scavengers in bait hive

    that's how my swarm started... a few bees coming and going every day, for about 2 weeks, and then one day a swarm moved in.
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    Re: Juniper vs. Varroa Mites

    oh, I'll have to try this... I have lots of juniper in my yard and I hate the stuff! :)
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    Re: Did I mess up?

    it depends... I nadir my Warre hive, but you can nadir(put it under) or super (put it on top)... if you put it under, brood will have been in the comb up top (not an issues unless you want cut comb...
  9. Re: Has anyone actually caught a swarm with a bait hive?

    I caught one in an empty hive on my back patio 2 weeks ago :) I put another empty hove out there... hoping to get lucky a second time! We'll see...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm moved into my bait hive at 4pm on 4/4/14 :) Hoping it stays! I'm in Auburn, GA 30011
  11. Thread: Crooked comb

    by beemartin
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    Re: Crooked comb

    fix it as soon as you see it, and inspect often... that is what I did last year... when I crushed and strained the honey, I only crushed the crooked stuff, and left the straight for them to eat over...
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    Re: Swarm capture

    I came to ask the same question :) put a deadout hive that I just cleaned up on the back porch and when we came home from church today there was all kinds of activity... lots of bees coming and...
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    Home schooled through high school, natural science degree from college, married to a computer geek with a philosophy degree ��
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    Re: Rare Snowfall in South Carolina

    Amen to that Berry! I saw a good number from that demographic wrecked during my 9hour trip from Cartersville, GA to GA-400 and I-285��
  15. Thread: Smoker rules

    by beemartin
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    Re: Smoker rules

    my smoker stays lit either 60 seconds, or 2 hours, there is no in between.
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    Re: Christmas gift ideas for the wife needed

    I want some of these for Christmas... but I'm the beekeeper. :-D http://www.etsy.com/transaction/108991803?
  17. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    count me in! :) MIL is near you, she would be happy if I won, I guess we'd make a trip up to see her! ;-)
  18. Re: First winter - getting nervous and have some questions

    this will be my first winter too, my bees are over by lake Lanier though... your hive sounds exactly like mine, only they don't have a full box yet, about 2 frames short right now... we've been...
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    Re: New bee Mom questions.

    I'm in Auburn/Dacula area, I haven't extracted yet (I'm leaving it all for my girls over the winter and will pull next year Lord willing!) but would be happy to help you figure it out... hopefully...
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    Re: Need help identifying this ..

    I had these eating my bees and followed a recipe I found on here... a 2L coke bottle and put 2C sugar, 2C water, 1/2C white vinegar and a 1/2 banana peel chopped up inside and shake, then cut a 1inch...
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    Re: New guy in Georgia

    welcome! :)
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    Re: Yellow Jackets and Bald Faced Hornets

    following this... i'm having a terrible problem with both yellow jackets and bald faced hornets, and another kind I haven't identified yet. The hornets were swooping down and grabbing my bees right...
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    Re: Mid-summer swarms

    I had a swarm call last night that I couldn't get to, but they flew away this morning...
  24. Thread: Hornets !

    by beemartin
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    Re: Hornets !

    I saw 4 or 5 big black and white hornets around my hive today too... ugly little guys! My bees were really irritated today and I wondered if the hornets were the reason. I'll have to try the cat food...
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    Re: Warre Hive Harvest disaster

    oh no! So sorry about the mess you found! We haven't gotten to the point of harvesting yet (1st yr :)) but I am hoping and praying this post is accurate:...
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