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    Help Identifying?

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    What kind of flower is this? Honeybees are working it so hard! Is it a fall nectar source?
  2. Re: Florida law on bee removal for pay by beekeeper

    Really Andrew? Was that necessary?

    Eric, I hope the best for you, doesn't seem like the law is fair to Florida Honeybees...Africanized or not.
  3. Thread: Beeing Helpful

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    Re: Beeing Helpful

    That's actually a community garden in our
    Downtown area . The big oak in the background of that shot
    Is the location of the feral hive shown in
    The film. It's really cool to watch. The hive...
  4. Thread: Beeing Helpful

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    Re: Beeing Helpful

    I sure hope so. The professor was excellent and had 30+ years in the film industry. He really helped fine tune the film.

    Thanks for all the feedback everyone.
  5. Thread: Beeing Helpful

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    Beeing Helpful

    I had to take a Introduction to Film Making Course this summer in order to re-certify as a school teacher. Our big
    assignment was to produce a 5 minute film on a subject of our choice.

    I chose...
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    Re: Severe Reaction

    I had been in that particular hive earlier in the day to check for signs of a laying queen. It's been queenless for about a month. No luck. So I took up an offer from a firend who'd offered me a...
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    Severe Reaction

    I've been stung quite a few times in the past, just a month ago I was popped about 10 times within a 3 day period with more than half on the same day (due to my own stupid decisions). I've always had...
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    Is it necessary..

    To seal your jars in a specific way? I've bought some nice hex bottles from Brushy but I have had a couple people tell me I needed to seal them some how. What's wrong with
    just tightening them...
  9. Thread: Early Spring?

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    Early Spring?

    What are the implications of an early Spring in the South(Georgia/SC)? We've been getting a good amount of rain and the temps still look very mild for up to another 10 days.
    How will this impact...
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    Did I make a mistake?

    I started preparing for winter today. My understanding was I needed to bring my hive back down to 2 deeps, check the colony's strength and determine if I need to feed them. Now this hive has...
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    Bee Loss during inspection...

    I hate killing them anytime...but sometimes it seems unpreventable.
    Am I not being careful enough, or is this simply part of beekeeping?

    How many is too many?
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    Re: The Masters Honey

    You're the second person to mention this and I was not aware of it. It's not the only place they would be working though, they don't call Augusta the Garden City for nothing. Would these Chemicals be...
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    Re: The Masters Honey

    The only local exception to their aggressive protection is a church located at "The Master's Plaza" directly across from one the main entrance. I could do the same and attach a verse to connect it...
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    The Masters Honey

    I live less than a mile from The August National Golf Course. For those of you who don't know, they hold a little golf tournament there each spring that tends to garner a bit of attention in the...
  15. Re: What's wrong with eating honey made from sugar syrup?

    rofl! :D
  16. Re: What's wrong with eating honey made from sugar syrup?

    Personally, Based on what I've read and learned here and from a multitude of books, I ve never had any expectations of harvesting honey the first year. What I found interesting was there was a...
  17. Re: What's wrong with eating honey made from sugar syrup?

    Beeware,

    Thanks for making a first year beek feel dumb. I thought I had the freedom to ask even silly questions on this forum in order to better understand my new hobby.

    Thanks to those who've...
  18. What's wrong with eating honey made from sugar syrup?

    Obviously you wouldn't sell it, but would it be unhealthy? Does it taste bad?

    Just a curious new beekeeper.
  19. Thread: Over Feeding

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    Re: Over Feeding

    We've barely had any rain since then with 100+ degree days for two weeks, but we are no where even close to what you guys are going through.

    I was really hoping you might get some relief from...
  20. Thread: Over Feeding

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    Over Feeding

    My bees were averaging 8 pounds of sugar about every 4 days the last 2 weeks. This a new hive and I'd just added a second deep. The bees were drawing fresh comb ( I'm attempting to go foundation...
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    Re: what NOT to do in your bee suit

    Wear eye glasses in 100+ degree weather without a a strap to keep them on.
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    Re: Night Time Feeding?

    No problems. Hopefully that will hold them over til I get back. Thanks for the input guys!
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    Re: Night Time Feeding?

    I'll only be opening the top and pouring, the bees will not have a way of getting to me except via Front entrance.
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    Night Time Feeding?

    I'm going out of town for about a week. Leaving at about 3am. I realized my top feeder was empty late this afternoon and whipped up a batch of syrup. Will I be ok pouring it in before I leave? Are...
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    South Carolina Laws

    I live in Augusta GA. I have a local blue berry/black berry farm in SC who has agreed to let me place some additional hives on their property.

    Am I allowed to harvest honey there an sell in GA?
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