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    Back to the topic at hand ... Cider vinegar...

    Back to the topic at hand ...

    Cider vinegar with a bit of ripe banana peel seems to attract SHB to the trap.

    Of course, the flat side of a hive tool pressed firmly to their backsides also...
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    It never ceases to amaze me what some folks will...

    It never ceases to amaze me what some folks will put inside their hives. Here is some, hopefully, scary information on fipronil:


    Fipronil is a broad spectrum insecticide that disrupts the...
  3. Georgia Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting

    The Georgia Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting will be held January 31 & February 1, 2009 in McDonough, Georgia.

    Speakers include:

    Chris Werner Indian Summer Honey Farm, Germantown, WI...
  4. The Georgia Beekeepers Association is meeting in...

    The Georgia Beekeepers Association is meeting in McDonough next month. If you can make it, I think you would enjoy it. We always learn something.

    http://www.gabeekeeping.com/events.html
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    This will be our 3rd year attending! It's a...

    This will be our 3rd year attending! It's a great weekend of beekeeping. Here's a link to the University of Georgia's Bee Keeping Program:

    http://www.ent.uga.edu/bees/

    Just click on the...
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    WWMD = "What would Michael do?"

    WWMD = "What would Michael do?"
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    New Year's 2007, we made a 5-gallon batch of mead...

    New Year's 2007, we made a 5-gallon batch of mead and included 12 lbs of our scuppernongs that resided in the freezer since harvest. Two months later, we could have won the Indy 500 in the ol'...
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    Poetry ... sheer poetry! Good luck with your new...

    Poetry ... sheer poetry! Good luck with your new packages.
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    Pass!

    Pass!
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    We paint ours up real pretty ... family full of...

    We paint ours up real pretty ... family full of artists. Bees don't seem to mind.

    http://www.brendansbees.com/images/Yard1_060508.jpg
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    I had a similar, but not identical, ocurrence...

    I had a similar, but not identical, ocurrence with a batch earlier this Spring. I almost poured it out then and there. Instead, I gently stirred the working mead until the white material was...
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    Poll: 1. I think it is an interesting poll, TXT. I...

    1. I think it is an interesting poll, TXT. I have 15 hives, all on large (regular) cell foundation-based combs. I haven't treated for three years. I lost a hive to simple starvation in early...
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    Northwest Georgia is dry as a powder keg. I...

    Northwest Georgia is dry as a powder keg. I haven't had to mow the grass in three weeks. No rain in sight. This reminds me of when I lived in California. :(
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    WVbeekeeper -- Goldenrod does make a good mead. ...

    WVbeekeeper -- Goldenrod does make a good mead. You see recipes calling for orange blossom honey or water white honey or some such all the time. If you want a full-flavored mead, go with goldenrod....
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    BDDS, regardless whether you run one deep and a...

    BDDS, regardless whether you run one deep and a medium, two deeps, three mediums, or two deeps and a medium, make sure you remove all supers with less than the standard 10 frames (or eight in the...
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    Well, there you have it. What Michael Bush is to...

    Well, there you have it. What Michael Bush is to the Beekeeping 101 forum, Ben Brewcat is to meadmaking. I learn something new everyday (sometimes I have to "re-learn" a thing or two). Is this a...
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    Bjorn, I had the same thought when reading...

    Bjorn, I had the same thought when reading Schramm's book. He gives details on heating the honey, says he doesn't do it, then cracks of store-bought honey for precisely heat treating the honey....
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    Idee is dead on. When we first started out, we...

    Idee is dead on. When we first started out, we put nine frames of foundation in a 10-frame super. The bees made a decent mess of it. We had to crush and strain all the cross comb.
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    We're getting $7 for 1.5 lbs (pints) and $13 for...

    We're getting $7 for 1.5 lbs (pints) and $13 for 3 lbs (quarts). I'm almost ashamed to admit we're getting $3.50 or $10 for three for plastic 8 oz (wt) squeeze bottles. We don't do bears ... looks...
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    5-gallon carboy, traditional mead, started New...

    5-gallon carboy, traditional mead, started New Years Day (getting there).

    5-gallon carboy, scuppernong pyment, started New Years Day (ready for back sweetening)

    6 gallons Chilean Cabernet (kit)...
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    Very Late Swarm

    Orginally posted in "Please Post Your Swarm Dates" -- I have a small (1 - 1.5 lbs) swarm hanging 14 feet up a tree in my beeyard right now. I put out a swarm trap with lemon grass oil. If they move...
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    Sticky: **Moved to new thread**

    **Moved to new thread**
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    Sticky: I have a small (1 - 1.5 lbs) swarm hanging 14...

    I have a small (1 - 1.5 lbs) swarm hanging 14 feet up a tree in my beeyard right now. I put out a swarm trap with lemon grass oil. If they move in, I'll combine with a nucleus I've been nursing...
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    White ain't no fun. Here's my home yard. ...

    White ain't no fun. Here's my home yard.

    http://www.brendansbees.com/images/Yard1_060508.jpg
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    Don't make this harder than it needs to be. Put...

    Don't make this harder than it needs to be. Put a few drops on a cotton ball and staple it to the inside back of your swarm trap. Works like a champ.
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