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    Re: Strangest swarm I've ever seen

    So, looks like it must be something in Andrena. 500 species of ground nesting bees in NA.
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    Strangest swarm I've ever seen

    Not that I've seen more than a dozen in person but this was really odd. Resident says they have been there at least all day today. They are in low, open ground cover. Maybe 1000 bees. Here's the...
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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Rader, thanks. This is the kind of data I need. I own a dewalt 20v drill with a 5ah battery so, if the process takes 5 minutes, I might be able to do a half dozen hives per battery/charge.

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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    I'm fairly new to OV treatment but I had a pretty cool idea and wanted to run it by some folks. I had a friend who scorched her frames and melted some wax leaving it in too long. How can you tell? I...
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    Re: serious varroa infestation

    On timing OAV:
    I was lax in treatment last year (with Hopguard) and lost a couple of hives. Bought a nuc and successfully split another so i'm back up to my goal number. Our flow is about done here...
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    Re: RidgeTop Apiaries, Mike Haney

    Thanks!
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    Re: Plastic foundation vs wax

    How much wax should be added to the plastic foundation? How much is too much? How should it be applied?
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    Re: what's best for goldenrod flow

    Watched them ignore the tall and go all over the short (of the 2 species by the greenhouse).
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    Re: RidgeTop Apiaries, Mike Haney

    Can you post an update? I'm looking to requeen a few next year.
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    Re: what's best for goldenrod flow

    For the curious (or obsessive like me) http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Solidago
    this is a goldenrod key. Genus Solidago.
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    Re: what's best for goldenrod flow

    This is an excellent question. I have several acres and about an acre total that I want to use to assist my girls (I know an acre won't feed them but it will help). I see several species of Goldenrod...
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    Re: Stings on Rental Property

    Since I've been beekeeping, I've learned a great deal more about people's misconceptions than ever. If you tell them up front (in your literature or web site) you'll turn away potential customers....
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    Re: Wax Melter!

    Wow. Buzzkill, both of you. This, of course, means I have to make it work really well.
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    Re: Wax Melter!

    Where's the "Like" button? :)
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    Re: Wax Melter!

    So, lots of views but no comments. Does this mean it was a really good deal and you're all out looking for restaurant auctions or you just think I'm crazy to try to use it?
    BTW, just looked and it's...
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    Wax Melter!

    Check out what I just scored at a restaurant auction for $5! It's a soup warmer with a stainless insert. Adjustable heat!

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    Re: SBB or solid in SE

    I'm new but logic told me it was getting colder and the bees work to keep things in the 90s inside. I pulled my screened inner covers and and closed up the bottoms a couple of weeks ago. 50f and very...
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    Bee Yard Storage Shed

    I'm moving my bees to the far end of our property and want to keep as much over there as possible all year. I want to build a storage shed sorta thing behind a double rail hive stand. The stand will...
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    Re: What strainer to buy

    I used the Mann Lake kit mentioned above for crush and strain and have been very happy with it for small volumes.
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    Feeding Ratio

    I'm feeding 2 of my colonies because they just haven't taken off like the other. (It has a scrillion bees and lots of honey stored). I use a top feeder from Brushy with floats. Just curious if I...
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    Re: Planting for the bees

    This is all great! Thanks. And to think I was considering not posting it. I read up some more on clover and all of the local data is about forage protein content. I'll keep checking.
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    Planting for the bees

    Yes, I know they forage over great distances. No, I don't own 9000 acres. That said, what can I plant that will assist them here? We are in zone 7b to 8 northeast Georgia. We have 5 acres with about...
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    Re: My Hopguard experience

    As always, I love this forum! Thanks to both for the reassurance I need. I will perform a solid treatment now and should have plenty left over for fall.
    BTW, made honey ice cream yesterday! Mmmm!...
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    Re: My Hopguard experience

    May I have some specific advice, please? Beemandan, you're in my area. Katharina, you use 8 frame. I'm on 8 frame deeps with one huge colony, one solid and one just getting into the second deep (it...
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    Re: Late Small Swarm

    Nevermind. I went to place the top feeder and fill it this evening. Ghost town. Not sure what went wrong. It went smoothly as my other 2 swarm grabs. Queen excluder on the front opening. Drop in went...
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