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    Re: Hello from north west Georgia

    Welcome Shaper! I'm from Cartersville, but now live north of Chattanooga. Northwest GA is a great place to live and raise bees!
    Good luck!
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    Re: Newbee in WV

    Welcome to Beesource! It sounds like you are off and running.
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    Re: New to bees from Gary Indiana

    Welcome Ryan,
    I passed through Gary last week. That is a busy interstate! Congratulations on your bees!
  4. Thread: Weak Hive

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    Re: Weak Hive

    Thanks FlowerPlanter, I will check the post out.
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    Re: Weak Hive

    I did lose two other hives over the winter. They almost made it, but it got down to zero in February, which is rare, and that got them. I knew I had to feed them, but was afraid to open them up. ...
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    Re: Weak Hive

    Hi again,
    Thanks for the advice. I don't have another hive to pull from, but it would sure help if I did.
    That's pretty serious about EFB isn't it? I read the entire post that you linked to...
  7. Thread: morels

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    Re: morels

    Hi again,
    In Georgia, the Indians used red clay for dye. They also used gum balls. We called them "ink balls" and they were different from Sweet Gum balls.
    They had a solid exterior. I forgot...
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    Re: Weak Hive

    Hi Beesohappy,
    I was thinking she was a failing queen too. I hate that, but I think she is a 2013 model.
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    Weak Hive

    Hey Guys,
    The hive I had that made it is very weak. It has a queen and some emerging brood, but there are no new eggs.
    It has only two frames of bees. They are hardly foraging, even though we...
  10. Thread: morels

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    Re: morels

    Thanks for the heads up on the dangers. I am very aware of that. I read in a wild foods book that if you ate, say a toadstool, that it would be the most violent, painful death you could die. So the...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Apple (Not sure of the variety.)
    Good picture of Red Deadnettle.
    Red Deadnettle here too. LOL (Been in bloom for about 2 weeks.)
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  12. Thread: morels

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    Re: morels

    Hi mcon672,
    Haven't seen any, but I not good at recognizing mushrooms. Is there anything close to morels in appearance that would be dangerous?
    Thanks!
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    Re: Hi, I am a New-bee

    Welcome to Beesource!
    These folks are a great source of information!
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    It sounds like y'all had a rough winter up north! It held on here as well. We had zero in February, which is rare. The late spring got one more hive.
    Take heart! The green wave is coming! Here in...
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    Re: What to do with abandoned hives?

    Thanks Michael.
    That's good advice about the big boxes for swarm traps.
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    Re: What to do with abandoned hives?

    Hi Lenny,
    Yes, from what I've watched on youtube and read on this website, a nuc is better for catching swarms. However, the only time I've done it was with a 10 frame. Everyone should have about...
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    Re: What to do with abandoned hives?

    Hi Lenny,
    I'm really sorry about you losing your bees. It sounds like you did everything right. I would rob the honey for sure. That is yours.
    The ants and robber bees will just take it. As far...
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    Hi Squarepeg,
    I started with three and came out with one. The second died during the last ice storm at the end of February. I had sugar cake made up, but was afraid to to open the hive. It was too...
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    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    Congrats to all of you who did so good! My condolences to those of us in my camp. LOL
    The good news is, I know exactly what to change. It was food storage for me entirely. (kicking myself)
    That is...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    38583 Sparta, TN
    Red Bud and everything that blooms at that time.
    Daffadils
    Maple is finishing up.
    The green wave is in Tennessee!
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    Re: Successful First Split

    Hi Mbartole, It looks like it needs more room to me. Lets wait for the pros though. I will be watching to see what they say too. Is there any vent hole at the top. An inner cover with a telescopid...
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    Winter Losses or Success?

    Hey, I was just wondering what the overall success rate for the winter was? I did poorly. I made mistakes last year and it costed me.
    The fall buildup seemed to be weak. How did other people fare,...
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    Re: 8frame medium nuc

    Hey Honey Dipper,
    I'm sure there are pros and cons either way, but I would say this time of year that it would be good to give them the room. I'm anxious to hear the experts advice though.
    Dees...
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    Re: Successful First Split

    Good Luck Beepeep and Mbartole!
    I have one hive to split into three this year. Have you watched the Fat Bee Man's splitting methods. He's a great teacher. :)
    I got too carried away with splitting...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Cartersville, GA (Weekend trip)
    Redbud and Willow (I think). The green wave is coming!
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