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    Re: September swarms in south Alabama????

    Really neat stuff Intheswamp, really enjoying this thread... hoping you get a full one pretty soon.
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    Re: Hornet Predation on Honey Bees

    I use something similar to this:
    http://www.squidoo.com/hornet_trap

    I use 2-liter coke bottles about 1/3 filled with soapy water and hang bacon from the lid with a bit of fishing line. It seems...
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    Re: Too much feeding going on?

    Thank you for writing all that out Steven, that is some awesome information.
  4. Re: What's wrong with eating honey made from sugar syrup?

    I've been feeding since May, when I started these 2 hives with 3# packages.
    I've noticed on some frames, they have the sugar stored.. it just looks different, you could shake it out of the cells. ...
  5. Thread: Shb

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    Re: Shb

    For some reason I was thinking of the adult beetles being in the soil and it didn't make sense, but you're saying this would be to kill Larva that would emerge from the hive, that makes a lot more...
  6. Thread: Shb

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    Re: Shb

    Gypsi: I do not know about this company, I have never ordered from them... But this looks like a good deal to me, probably what I will order.
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  7. Thread: Shb

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    Re: Shb

    Hey another Bama'er! War Eagle! :)

    I'm real new at this, I just started in May, so I for the most part I do not know much of anything... but wanted to mention something else...
    I've heard a...
  8. Thread: Shb

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    Re: Shb

    Tried the Beetle barns with the fipronil. It does kill a lot of beetles, but even with 2 of those the numbers of beetles were continuing to increase in this height of shb season. I would see 40-100...
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    Re: is this lizard dining on the bees?

    I have a couple that live on my hives as well, but not the brown skinks... I have not seen them take a bee, and really don't think the ones that I have are. I have a couple of brown skinks around...
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    Re: branding boxes

    Saw this and thought of this recent conversation.....

    It is a meat Brander for $14.99...
    http://www.thatdailydeal.com/images/products/bbq_brander.jpg

    here's the link if anyone is...
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    Re: Beesource App?

    Another thought might be to use something like tapatalk... http://www.tapatalk.com/
    The users actually have to purchase the app to use it $2.99, but it works with any forums that have it installed. ...
  12. Thread: need advice

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    Re: need advice

    Any Idea how many bees came with your purchase?
    I setup 2 hives with 2 3lb packages of Italians on May 27 and they have most all of the comb drawn on the 10-frame medium, and have started on the...
  13. Re: Calling all Alabama beekeepers: No comb law...yes or no?

    Does this include the purchase of bee packages? or is it just comb they are trying to keep out?

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    Nevermind! I'm an idiot, I didn't pay close attention to the 1st message in this topic.....
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    Re: Compassionate Consumers

    I think what some consumers of bee equipment don't understand is this is not a huge market. A lot of times you might be dealing with a smaller company that is run out of someone's home. They don't...
  15. Re: Beginner Here... How to convert new hive to new bottom type?

    That is exactly the info I was looking, thanks Tina!
  16. Beginner Here... How to convert new hive to new bottom type?

    I am a beginner in Southwest Alabama (Bay Minette) and just put in 2 new packages of Italians from GABees on Friday of last week.

    I built my own hive boxes and didn't know any better and went...
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