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  1. Thread: My Bee Stand.

    by Bamabww
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    Re: My Bee Stand.

    very nice and functional bee stands. Good thinking.
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    Re: Buckwheat Question

    Ron5252,

    I'm only a 2 month old beekeeper but a beekeeper nearby told me the mancan buckwheat was the best variety for bees. He warned that some years the bees use it better than others though. ...
  3. What do I do with my first full honey super?

    I inspected my honey super on April 25th about a month after moving the bees to my property and found 5 of the 10 frames at least partially filled with uncapped honey. If things have progressed as I...
  4. Re: Our first hive inspection of a full size hive (video) Hows it look?

    Good job. I really enjoyed that video.
  5. Re: Alabama Beeks: How are you doing after the tornadoes?

    We were without power for a week. Luckily only minor tree damage in my immediate area although several of our friends were not so lucky. We live between the Mt. Hope and Cullman areas and escaped a...
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    Re: View of entrance, 17 days post-install

    Very interesting, thanks for that video.
  7. Thread: Catalpa trees

    by Bamabww
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    Re: Catalpa trees

    My tree is just about to bloom so I'll see if they take to it. My sole Tulip Poplar tree is in full bloom and I haven't seen the first bee on it yet.

    The first year or two I killed the worms on...
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    Re: My first honey super inspection; 4-25-2011

    Thanks, I didn't now that it made a difference. Appreciate that info
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    Re: My first honey super inspection; 4-25-2011

    Yes.
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    My first honey super inspection; 4-25-2011

    I set this hive in place on March 19, 2011 with all new foundation in the two honey supers. Here's what I found in the top super.
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    Re: What variety of soybeans has a purple bloom?

    In our area, Jake Soybeans have a purple bloom. I finally found them at a local store near Florence, Alabama. Plan on planting them as well as buckwheat. The deer can eat the beans later this fall...
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    Re: My poor bees were starving - are yours?

    David,

    I want to publicly thank you for sharing the info about your bees starving. I've only been in this for a month this week and I followed some bad advice.. The guy I bought all my hives, bees...
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    Re: My poor bees were starving - are yours?

    I attended a 4 hour beginning beekeeper class last week and the instructor was asked this question: How long should I feed sugar water?" He answered; " As long as they'll take it. They'll stop taking...
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    Re: last years sugar water

    Here's the response I got when i asked the same question: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?252223-Will-Sugar-Water-spoil
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    Re: Large black ant invasion

    Someone suggested that I take a small plastic container that you can seal off with a top and drill holes just large enough for the ants to go through in the sides. Mix 1 part jelly, 1 part boric acid...
  16. Re: Alabama law says I have to register my hives????????? Should I?

    Alabama also requires you to brand your hive. They'll also allow you to register a personal brand to mark your hives when you register. They told me budget cuts have kept them from enforcing the...
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    What variety of soybeans has a purple bloom?

    I asked a local beekeeper what i could plant now for my honeybees. I have about 4 acres available. He told me that the purple bloom variety of soybeans is a good plant for honeybees. He said the...
  18. Re: List of Honey Plants - Including Honey/Pollen Yields Per Acre

    Thanks for the link to those honey plants. Wish I knew when to plant them.
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    Re: Hi All from Alabama

    Welcome. I've just started less than a month ago in Lawrence County in North Alabama. Sounds like you're in good shape. Good luck.
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    Robbing, just what does that mean?

    I have only one hive on my farm now and until I got this hive, had not seen a honey bee around here in ten or more years. I removed the entrance reducer from my hive this afternoon because the...
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    Re: Honeybee Portrait

    Very good, thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Newbee in central Alabama

    Welcome, you've come to the right place. I live in north Alabama and have had a hive for less than a month. Lots of good help / advice on this site and from these members.
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    Re: I could use your support Bee-friends

    At 3:10 a.m. me too. I'll try again later.
  24. Re: Ants! - In & Out! OK? Bad? ... Do Something? Yes? No?

    Here's some advice I've been given. Good luck.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252237
  25. Re: Do you use a "Lansky" knife sharpening system?

    Really like mine and have had it for years. Best sharpener I've ever used.
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