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  1. Thread: AHB in Georgia

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    Poll: Africanized Bees Confirmed in Georgia

    I guess it was inevitable but am sorry to hear it, just the same. I'm wondering now if and when they'll reach N GA.
    See links below for the details.
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    Honey Laundering article

    This is a good article explaining the where, how and who of laundering honey internationally. Many of you already know the details but I found it very informative.
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    Re: bellows type dusters are junk

    Here's the link to the blaster that BWrangler was trying to link to-

    http://beenatural.wordpress.com/natural-beekeeping/varroa-blaster/
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    Re: Making Recessed Handles

    Here's the link to John Pluta's video. He makes it look fairly easy-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWigil-kioc
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    It's not so much that it's bad just that it...

    It's not so much that it's bad just that it disturbs the bees more than not using it. I've read in the past that it takes a day or more for a typical hive to clear out the smoke smell. I've always...
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    Great story! :applause: Isn't being in the...

    Great story! :applause: Isn't being in the middle of a swarm an awesome experience? Reading your tale almost makes me want to have the same experience myself, as long as it isn't from one of my...
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    Lots of info out there!

    There are lots of great bee sites but if you haven't looked at Michael Bush's site, be sure to. It has lots to teach, for beginners and experienced alike.
    Starting with all mediums is one you might...
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    Yes, I drive over at least twice a year. But the...

    Yes, I drive over at least twice a year. But the real problem is he is getting on in years and just isn't keeping his equipment clean enough anymore. He doesn't really clean between extractions now...
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    Honey Harvesting in my Garage

    This year I'm strongly considering buying a 9 frame radial extractor to harvest my own honey instead of using a friend's 1 1/2 hrs drive away. I don't have a shed or outbuilding to put it in so I...
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    I forgot to mention that there is about 2-3 full...

    I forgot to mention that there is about 2-3 full frames of capped and uncapped brood- nearly all worker. I did see a small amount of capped drone cells so I think that most or all of these drones...
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    Early Drones in My Hive

    It was warm enough to work my two hives today (about 60 F and North of Atlanta) and I discovered that one of them has lots of drones coming and going. I don't think I've ever seen drones this early...
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    Regarding the original question of whether the...

    Regarding the original question of whether the queen excluder = honey excluder, you may find the link below interesting. I find all of Walt Wright's articles informative but this one is written...
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    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/category/video/watc...

    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/category/video/watch-full-episodes/

    You can watch the show online at the above link. And The Silence of the Bees show is there too.
  14. Thread: Dandelions

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    Time to make some dandelion wine! ...

    Time to make some dandelion wine!

    http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/dandelio.asp
    http://www.texascooking.com/recipes/dandelionwine.htm
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    "The Queen Must Die and other affairs of Bees and...

    "The Queen Must Die and other affairs of Bees and Men" is still my all time favorite!

    http://www.amazon.com/Queen-Must-Other-Affairs-Bees/dp/0393305287/ref=pd_sim_b_title_1
  16. Do you mean a queen excluder or an entrance...

    Do you mean a queen excluder or an entrance reducer? Yes, a queen excluder will help to keep them in the box until they get settled and accept it as their new home. Be sure they have new frames...
  17. Thread: medium supers

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    Thanks everybody!

    Thanks everybody!
  18. Thread: medium supers

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    I'm trying to convert my 3 hives to all mediums....

    I'm trying to convert my 3 hives to all mediums. I still have quite a few empty deep drawn-comb frames left that I want to cut down to mediums. Would my trusty table saw work well enough cutting...
  19. Thread: Fat/Beeman

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    I got an e-mail from Don 2 weeks ago in reply to...

    I got an e-mail from Don 2 weeks ago in reply to mine about when he would have one or two nucs ready for me to pick up. His replies are always short but he said that he hoped to have nucs ready for...
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    Gomez, It goes without saying but the web can...

    Gomez,
    It goes without saying but the web can be an excellent resource for you in your new endeavour. I recommend Michael Bush's site. It has a lot of content for beginners and experienced....
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    Tony, Sorry for what you're having to go...

    Tony,

    Sorry for what you're having to go through right now. I know this is a difficult decision. I just did a search for "epipen" because I remember reading some good posts about epipens and...
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    When the weather warms next week try pulling a...

    When the weather warms next week try pulling a frame or two of young brood and eggs and place in the middle of the hive in question. This is a good diagnostic tool because if it doesn't have a...
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    Try Sailors Plastics. Excellent, speedy service....

    Try Sailors Plastics. Excellent, speedy service.

    http://www.sailorplastics.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=22&osCsid=jnrrr77u985ohopshaj48ei232
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    I've used both kinds and prefer the notched. It...

    I've used both kinds and prefer the notched. It gives the bees another entrance, and more ventilation plus, if its the normal size, then its not much more to defend. If it's there, the bees use it...
  25. Thread: wash or not

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    I cannot tell a lie....

    I have only washed jars and lids that were in storage but not jars that came right out of the packaging brand new. Always assumed that they came sterilized or something. But I realize my the error...
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