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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    Maybe their should be a reimbursement to the beekeeper when the state quarantines your hives for lost income, transportant cost etc when found not to be AFB. I really don't know why we have these...
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    Re: Georgia Law requires treatment before selling Packages and Queens

    I get mine inspected every year and have never been told I had to do a treatment before they are sold. They are usually only looking for foulbrood or something of that nature not mites.
  3. Thread: Old queens

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    Re: Old queens

    My thinking to requeen at the start of the flow is hopefully to keep the old queens from swarming. Don't really want to get rid of the old queens that are really good. That is why I am putting them...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Yes there is money in bees some years and others you spend more than you make. Equipment and fuel will be your biggest expenses. If you build as you go, I think you will do better. Some guys make a...
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    Re: Old queens

    That is my thinking. Doing a graph today
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    Re: Old queens

    Yes we are in swarm time here. I have pulled frames of brood to get Nucs started for the last month and the hives are really coming back on strong. So I know they are going to want to swarm. I have...
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    Re: Old queens

    Hey BMAC this David I purchased the honey pump from last year. No Ty Ty here. We have plenty of drones here and been getting Nucs mated good for the last month. The reason I use cells is because I...
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    Old queens

    Hey guys what is your opinions on when to requeen in the spring. Do you think it is Better to requeen early spring or wait until the main honey flow is about to start with 7 to 9 frames of brood and...
  9. Thread: VSH kicking

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    Re: VSH kicking

    Brood production in my hives from breeders from VP Queens and Glenn's has been really good in most hives. I have been able to keep most hives alive and very productive since going to a VSH line of...
  10. Re: Quote Randy Oliver,”when was the last time you tried something new for the first

    Randy is very knowledgeable about bees and very good at sharing the info he learns.
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    Re: Cardboard Nuc Box

    I have used both and like different things about both. The price of Mann lakes box is a plus and they are easier to fold. I cut a 4x5 hole in one end and use #8 hardware cloth. When you put these...
  12. Thread: Copper nap

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    Copper nap

    Hey can anyone tell me where the bet place to get copper nap to Use as a wood preservative on pallets. Any other options that work good
  13. Re: Finally got most of my bees down south for the winter

    Yes we have had drought and then to much rain. the last few years has been very unusual. Don't know how to plan your game plan for the year because every year is so different.
  14. Re: Finally got most of my bees down south for the winter

    Sqkcrk we are not in a drought . We reached our average rainfall for the year at the end of August. And it has rained a lot since then. Growing bee last spring down here was terrible . Cold and...
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    Re: Pollination of soybeans

    Bees go Hungary in Ga. Sitting on beans. No honey to be made no matter what color the bloom is. Would be nice if they developed one that did produce and be planted in ga.
  16. Re: Finally got most of my bees down south for the winter

    Hey man glad to see you got them down again. You are not to late. If the weather gets right you will be right on time. Been some good days down there but some colder days too. We have had a lot more...
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    Frames of brood and bees

    I am needing 100 to 150 frames of brood and bees he first or second week of march in the southeast. These need to deep frames. Price range 14 to 16 dollars per frame prefered. David Johnston 1873...
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    Re: Cardboard Nuc Box

    I have used jesters as well as Mann lake. I have had problems with the jesters overheating. The first year we used them I like them. They done a upgrade to them the next year and I wasn't happy with...
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    Re: quality of 2013 package queens from GA/AL?

    I disagree with the statement about nucs being thrown in a box And sold. I had to call the customer and tell some of them that I wouldnt have their nuc and that suxs. But I grow them out myself and...
  20. Re: swarming, superseding and requeening full colonies with lots of old workers

    Hey Jim this spring in south ga. Hasn't been a good year for makin nucs. Worse year I have ever had. The nights getting down in the low 30s isn't good on cells. I had alot of cells that didn't hatch...
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    Re: Queen cells and virgins

    Several of the ones that we put a cell in that we could see her crawling around In appear to be queen less now
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    Re: Queen cells and virgins

    Hey Adam yes we had nights that got down into the mid 30s. Hey Matt that is exactly what I am seeing.some of the ones that didn't hatch hadn't been removed at all. 50 percent on one graft. Very...
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    Queen cells and virgins

    Hey everyone. We are having cells that are not hatching well this spring. We even put cells in that where fixing to hatch. You could see her crawling around in the cell and still the take wasn't...
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    Re: New from Georgia

    Welcome bobby
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    Re: VSH Breeding?

    hey whitetail thanks for your replys. I think you understand what is trying to be done with the VSH bees. I loose hives each year but far less then i use too. if we continue to select from VSH stock...
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