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    Re: Help! What's going on? Any ideas??

    When I shook the bees back into the box the first time, I am pretty sure all of the bees were moved, including the queen. However, she must have moved back outside and started laying.
    To resolve...
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    Re: Help! What's going on? Any ideas??

    One of my hives was doing this exact thing, clustered on the bottom of my SBB. I dismantled the hive and shook the cluster back in the top box and re-assembled the boxes. The next day, they were...
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    Re: brushy mountain oxlaic acid vaporizer?

    Heilyser Technology sells theirs for $95 with free shipping. You have to add your own battery clips and wire to make the unit functional. I have used their unit for 3 years on my 14 hives and have...
  4. Re: Bees under the hive on bottom screening. What to do?

    I just had a hive that was doing that.
    One week, I noticed a large cluster on the underside of my SBB. I shook the board over the hive to get all of the bees back into the box. On the next...
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    Re: No extra honey

    Don't sweat not getting a summer honey crop. A farmer told me.... "that's agriculture, nothing is guaranteed".
    Check with local beeks if you can, to see how they are doing. The weather is...
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    Re: No extra honey

    How are the hive's populations? Are they booming or just occupy a few frames in the hive?
    There is still time to order new queens to replace your existing ones.
    Another thought is to combine a...
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    Re: Making a foundation under a hive?

    I use old shingles under my benches. They kill the grass and are easy to remove if the hives need to move.
  8. Re: How would you harvest honey if you were me?

    One other purchase that helped me immensely was a capping tank. The double square bins from Brushy and Mann Lake work especially well...
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    Re: Harvest advice

    My wife and I just got done extracting 18 gallons from 7 supers. Since we do not have a dedicated room, we had to use our kitchen. I make sure I put craft paper on the floor around the extractor...
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    Re: moisture content

    I use the same heater and it works very well. I put the heater on a couple of times over the summer to eliminate any moisture that gets reabsorbed in the honey.
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    Re: Registered Florida Bee keepers

    Tax rolls require some initial piece of information such as a name, address, deed book, ect. It certainly will not tell whether there are hives on the property. All a thief needs to do is look in...
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    Re: Registered Florida Bee keepers

    I may be too cynical, but isn't that kind of an invasion of privacy? I know I wouldn't my name/address/email announced to the whole world. It is a shopping list for thieves.
  13. Thread: Wax moths!

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    Re: Wax moths!

    You probably don't need to freeze them when you put them on a strong hive. I had a frame that was starting to get larvae burrowing in the comb and decided to swap it out in a strong hive. I laid it...
  14. Thread: SHB Mess

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    Re: SHB Mess

    My problem with SHB is different.
    I had my extra drawn frames from some deadouts stored in what I thought were air tight bins. I went into them today to get some frames for some splits and found...
  15. Re: Question? Found dead white bees outside hive

    Maybe you accidently tore cells open when you were doing your inspection and the bees were getting rid of the evidence.
  16. Thread: SHB Larvae

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    Re: SHB Larvae

    I see wax moth larvae do this with the stuff that drops through my screen bottom boards.
  17. Re: Skeps - Looking for a (W.Pennsylvania) Source for Long Cut Heirloom Rye

    Why would keeping bees in a skep be illegal?
    Thanks!
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    What constitutes a brood break?

    All,
    I have heard the term "brood break" thrown around a lot and understand the concept but how long without a queen constitutes a "brood break"?
    Are there any other ways to simulate a brood break...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    That may be true however, when the officer questioned the neighbor and they acknowledged the act, you could still win the case even if the video didn't show the person actually doing it. Read the...
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    My first execution

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    I have one hive that has been struggling to get its numbers up all season. It is in a double deep and has a below average number of bees and definitely not enough to produce any honey.
    I...
  21. Thread: Bee stings

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    Re: Bee stings

    A ER physician told me in a beekeeping class is that you want a reaction where the sting site swells up and itches. He said that it shows that you are getting a good immune system response and your...
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    Sourwood Flow in North Georgia

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    I am curious to see how others are doing with the Sourwood flow in North Georgia. Our Sourwood is in full bloom right now yet it seems that the bees are hardly hitting it. This time last...
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    NEVER MIND!!! Swarm in Longwood FL for collection

    All,
    Never mind!
    I got a better pic from her and they are wasps.
    I will tell her to get a can of Raid.
    Sorry
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    Swarm in Longwood FL for collection

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    My niece contacted me about a swarm of bees that appeared around her house. She sent me a pic but it was too blurry to see anything but the picture showed a cluster on large leaf. I am in...
  25. Re: North Georgia Mountains: are Bears an issue for beeks?

    Yes, bears are an issue in North Georgia. A member of our club (Amicalola Beekeepers) lost about 70 hives last year to bear attacks. Yes, he had electric fence. He even laid fencing on the ground...
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