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  1. Thread: skeps illegal?

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    The laws that some might now criticize may have...

    The laws that some might now criticize may have their origins in protecting bees, especially feral bees. In this commercial age, if people went around killing each hive after honey season was over we...
  2. Thread: skeps illegal?

    by GAbee
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    Another issue with keeping bees in skeps and logs...

    Another issue with keeping bees in skeps and logs that you might have overseen is that these hives are much more inhumane and brutal to the bee population IF you plan on harvesting their honey. ...
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    If you kept an unusually small hive, or a hive...

    If you kept an unusually small hive, or a hive without a queen, IMHO your research on bees in general would be flawed. That is, the hives most beekeepers use are somewhat unatural as is. ...
  4. Thread: Sour Smell

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    Mine does not smell like vinegar, dough, bad...

    Mine does not smell like vinegar, dough, bad juice or rotten mice- best way I can explain it is musky, heavier that the usual honey smell that comes from my hives. so I guess I was hoping someone...
  5. Thread: Sour Smell

    by GAbee
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    are you guys sure its the goldenrod- i have a...

    are you guys sure its the goldenrod- i have a peculiar smell too, and I am in GA, so plenty of goldenrod.
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    MIKI, Sounds like a deal... I'll let you know in...

    MIKI, Sounds like a deal... I'll let you know in 5.
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    MIKI- How expensive is equipment in Germany? Are...

    MIKI- How expensive is equipment in Germany?
    Are there sources for bees readily available?
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    Bees die. Workers have a life cycle of at most...

    Bees die. Workers have a life cycle of at most 34 days. When they get old or diseased other bees escort them out or they escort themselves out of the hive. You should probably buy a begginers book.
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    Astro- to be honest I don't remember their name...

    Astro- to be honest I don't remember their name and the web address I thought was theirs doesn't work. The queen was cordovan but her attendants were dark, and since her introduction she has been...
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    I might be moving to the dc area in a year and I...

    I might be moving to the dc area in a year and I might move to Europe five years after that. Question is- Would it be better to start from scratch in each location and sell my equipment in the place...
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    Astro- I have had the same experience in...

    Astro-

    I have had the same experience in georgia. my russians are strong, my cordovans are being overrun by shb. see my "winter feeding" post in beekeeping 101.
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    On my weaker hive there is a lot of drawn out but...

    On my weaker hive there is a lot of drawn out but darkened and empty foundation on their honey super, what could that be?
  13. Thread: winter feeding

    by GAbee
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    I am going to be on the road for the most part of...

    I am going to be on the road for the most part of tonight, so I guess I'll be missing a good chat... too bad, please let me know about your findings.

    Aside from beehives, I have heard that SHBs...
  14. Thread: winter feeding

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    I have cement under my hives and those evil shbs...

    I have cement under my hives and those evil shbs still thrive. I have beautifully hard red georgia clay around the cement slab and prior to using checkmite, I tried guardstar to no avail. I event...
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    http://www.beesource.com/ubb/eek.gif sorry about...

    http://www.beesource.com/ubb/eek.gif sorry about that, you might want to requeen.
  16. Thread: winter feeding

    by GAbee
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    Downtown ATL. I probably will not be able to go...

    Downtown ATL. I probably will not be able to go to Athens, but I did hear about the GA Beekeepers Meeting the 17-18 through my local beekeepers association. I just have two hives, this is my first...
  17. Thread: winter feeding

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    I am located in middle georgia, temperatures are...

    I am located in middle georgia, temperatures are cool in the evening but still above 60 degrees during most of the day. Can I open the hive during the day? what is the lowest temperature I should...
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    That's great- Congratulations !!! Pretty good...

    That's great- Congratulations !!!

    Pretty good story, you guys are inspiring 12 and 13 yeard old and taking care of 15 hives. Wow !
  19. Thread: Split Cordovans

    by GAbee
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    The split I made in early august seems to be...

    The split I made in early august seems to be doing well. The russian hive is amazingly productive, they have a full super through this dearth. The cordovan hive is a little behind but catching up. ...
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    Beekeepers who medicate around these parts...

    Beekeepers who medicate around these parts usually do so twice during the year (early spring and early fall). Some maintain that it is wise to medicate bees just like it is wise to vaccinate pets. ...
  21. Thread: ROSS ROUNDS

    by GAbee
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    I saw those containers on betterbee and am...

    I saw those containers on betterbee and am thinking about ordering some next year. Was it too much of a mess to cut them out?
  22. Thread: ROSS ROUNDS

    by GAbee
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    Ross Rounds are simple to use but they are...

    Ross Rounds are simple to use but they are complicated in that the bees don't particularly like to fill them out completely. You really need to read comb honey booklets before you make the...
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    I have been feeding using the ziplock bag...

    I have been feeding using the ziplock bag approach with an empty medium super (no frames) on top. Since doing this, I have been thinking about always leaving the empty super (no frames) for the...
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    Update: The SMR queen died before I could...

    Update:
    The SMR queen died before I could introduce her, so I ended up ordering a cordovan from Simpson's. Hope the little sisters will accept her.

    [This message has been edited by GAbee (edited...
  25. Thread: Dead Queens

    by GAbee
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    1 queen per split, sorry about the confusion ...

    1 queen per split, sorry about the confusion

    [This message has been edited by GAbee (edited July 21, 2003).]
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