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    Re: Filling top brood box with honey?

    Did you checkerboard the new frames with old ones (or even just pull two or three drawn frames up into the middle of the new box?) When mine won't move up that usually gets them going. :) Some hives,...
  2. Thread: Georgia

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    Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught another swarm in my back yard bait give, same spot as the last two years. Moved in today around noon. It was sunny and warm, after a cold weekend. Zip 3001. I hate a video I'll try to post a...
  3. Thread: Georgia

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    Re: Georgia

    30011, North Gwinnett County
    Feb 21, 2016
    red buds have just started, a few dogwoods and some dandelions have popped up! Daffodils are blooming too.
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    Re: Home made Vaporizer design;

    Glen H, how did you get the cap to fit in the coffee heater? I have both, but am having trouble getting them to fit together... there has to be a secret... ;-)
  5. Re: MANY, MANY Swarms this year. Would you agree?

    last year april I had about a dozen swarm calls and people wanting me to "collect the swarm from inside their wall" ;-p most were too far away or up too high in a tree. This year I had not one call...
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    Re: Scout Bee Question

    I don't know for sure, but from my observation last spring we had scouts in our back yard bait hives for about 3 weeks before the full swarm actually showed up (like a tornado of bees! It was so...
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    Re: Foraging Habits

    I'm in Auburn, GA blackandtan and we had bees on the privet down the road today when we went for a walk, but not the ones in our yard... my 6yr old says maybe the bees save the stuff in their yard...
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    Re: Strange spring

    I'm in auburn, GA just west of you, and had bees covering my cherry tree the past three weeks, last year I caught a swarm April 4th, a week after the cherry stopped blooming, it's just stopped, so...
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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...
  11. 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...
  12. Re: Swarms Are Not Healthy Bees.......And Neither Are Splits!

    Offer to put up bait hives and catch all of his "sick" bees! ��
  13. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Thread: Crooked comb

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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��
  22. 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?
  24. 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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