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    Re: making wax queen cell cups

    Here is a site that has those jigs you were talking about...

    http://hlbeefarm.com/bee-wax-cup.html
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    Re: Open feeding and hive feeding

    There is a new product on the market for feeding and it has worked GREAT!
    1. It is an inside bucket style feeder, but with lots of holes.
    2. Sits right on top of the frames, so there is no long...
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    Re: Hudgins Apiary in Cedartown, Georgia...

    I have bought from them. The Queen was very very good! She laid a solid brood pattern and the bees are one of my best hives. However, at this time they do not have queens left. I called 2 months ago...
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    Re: Gold Line Queen

    That would bee a Drone... lol:doh:
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    Re: Pollinating Hive size

    Cool, great idea. I will look into that for sure.

    Thanks
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    Re: Pollinating Hive size

    Thanks everyone, all this information gives some ideas as which direction to start. Alpha6, great idea about hitching with a pollinating beekeeper already and learn that way. I'm a firefighter and we...
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    Re: Pollinating Hive size

    Cool, lots of great input...
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    Pollinating Hive size

    I'm looking for some insight into building up for a 300-400 hive pollinating operation.

    First, is there a required box size in order to participate in almond pollination in CA?

    I have found...
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    Re: Any experience with 4.9 package bees?

    I did purchase 2 packages of these 4.9 cell bees in late march this year ( I did buy small cell foundation for them) and was able to collect a good product from one of them. The other was fast to...
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    Re: What an IDIOT !!!

    Yes, Thank You
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    Re: What an IDIOT !!!

    Alpha6, yes it is funny how nature laughs and will laugh at him. To continue this story he went on to say how he placed the expansion foam in his bare hand to show his wife how it expands.... LOL...
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    What an IDIOT !!!

    This guy is a local Atlanta radio personality and was on the radio Friday bragging about how he killed all these bees inside his porch, and went on to talk about the honey in the wall of the porch...
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    Get your 1/8 from

    You should be able to get that size at most ACE hardware stores, and also as mentioned feed supplie stores.
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    Re: Dadant Florida

    I also know exactly who you are talking about, and I do not know why they keep her there. I have had the same problems with her on the phone, and I tell you what... we were there in person not to...
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    Feeders

    If you need more feeders cheap... go to Home Depot and get those plastic paint pails. They are like 2 quart or something like that, and get the lid that fits. When you get home, put the lid on the...
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    Re: High swarm retrieval secrets?

    Had the same thing happen to me this year, the swarm went to the top of a tall tree and no chance of being able to grab them. So, I put a box with some empty drawn frames, drizzled honey on them and...
  17. Thread: Great Queen

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    Great Queen

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: This Queen breeder gets 4 out of 4 thumbs up from me. I bought one Minnesota Hygienic Queen last month from Art, and she is a Very very good queen! She lays...
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    Tricks to uncapping?

    Does anyone have tips for uncapping medium frames that were drawn out this season. They were put in as: 10 in a 10 f box, so they are not that thickly drawn out (normal I would say). Next year I will...
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    Noelle not so...

    Actually found out that there is a honey that we can not or should not eat... I found this out last week as a matter of fact. It is honey from mountain laurel, which is actually poisonous to us as...
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    Sumac... can we eat

    I had this posted down with my pics, but seems that thread kinda died down. I was not sure of a plant my bees were all over, and found out it was sumac. So, can we eat this honey?

    If so, what are...
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    Can we eat this honey

    So, can we eat this honey?

    If so, what are its properties (color, taste, quality)?

    I have a good bit of black berry honey most of it capped... nice and light...tastes great. Will this sumac...
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    Find the Honey Bee

    Here is a closer look into the little yellow flowers of this plant I can not ID.

    Can you find the Honey Bee?


    http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/matt_collins_photos/IMG_6153.jpg
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    What is this flower bunch in GA

    Wife and I went out to see where all the girls were going, and found them all over this thing... not sure what kind of plant this is?
    (See picture below)

    So, your help is needed in this...
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    When to pull off supers

    Wondering when should the honey supers come off?

    Is there a right and a wrong time for taking them off?
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    Cool

    Thanks very much GASteve,

    They were 10 frames in a 10 frame box, freshly drawn comb. However, they did pack it in and they did it so fast! I got to taste some already and it was very very good,...
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