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    Re: Laying worker hive? (with pictures)

    i think you have a young excited queen, check again next week. Worker bees are unable to lay eggs in bottom of cells due their abdomens being too short.
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    Re: Clear honey.

    I am not far from you J. I have noticed the last few years my spring harvest is always light to very golden in color, compared to the fall harvest which is very dark. I am not sure what the source is...
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    Re: Do cypress hives need paint or stain?

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    Another hive picture. I like the natural look but it is a lot more work and if I had to finish alot of hives it would just use white paint, because it takes three coats to really look good I...
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    Re: Do cypress hives need paint or stain?

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    The dark hive was the first one I started with, it is stained with three coats of clear poly on top of that. I did not like the dark finish so I have since started to just use clear poly as you...
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    Possibly too many hives?

    I have a five acre lot and am currently running four "double deep" hives that are all strong currently. I have not had any trouble with the neighbors complaining and have always tried to keep the...
  6. Just when you think you know what you are doing....Wham something new

    Today i thought would give my hives a good look, so I opened up my first hive which is rather strong. It is a two deep hive, when I got into the bottom deep I found several adult shb in the empty...
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    More Bees in the News

    http://www.macon.com/2012/09/22/2187185/perry-considers-regulations-as.html
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    Re: hive in trouble

    What about chilled brood?
  9. Anyone else in central GA disappointed this year

    I have not had a stellar year like I was expecting with the honey flow and just wondering how everyone else is dealing with the dry weather and the non existant honey flow. The only hive that is...
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    Re: Cause for concern or not?

    I was able to check my hive today and was able to find fresh eggs in the hive, the eggs were in the bottom of the cell and only one per cell, so all seems well with the queen. I guess it pays to be...
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    Re: Cause for concern or not?

    I installed one frame of brood last thurs when I found them queenless. There was no capped brood in the hive when I discovered it. I have never had any trouble finding eggs and brood before, mine...
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    Re: Cause for concern or not?

    I did place the queen cage into the front entrance. So that may have been a mistake. I am going back in Sun and check again. If no eggs I guees I will take two frames of brood from my split and see...
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    Cause for concern or not?

    I was able to determine my cause for the bees to be cranky...queenless. So I ordered up me a queen and installed her last Friday. I pulled the cage out of the entrance on Sunday and she was already...
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    Getting the queen

    I have been contacted about a hive in the base of a pecan tree at the corner of a house. The owners are not really worried about the bees but had rather they not be there and would let me try to trap...
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    Re: Bees flying around face in yard

    I think I found out today why they were cranky. My old hive is queenless. I ordered me a queen from Gardner's and should be delivered tomorrow. I am glad I found that out when I did or it could have...
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    Bees flying around face in yard

    I was about 75 to 80 yards away from my two hives throwing the baseball with my son, and we had one bee that seemed to be really checking us out he was flying all around our face and on two occasions...
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    Walk away split, week four

    This coming fri will be week no. 4 since I did my split, should I open them up and see what is going on or leave them alone for another week. I am sure most of the brood has emerged by now, so I am...
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    Re: extractor question

    Here is a link

    http://www.gabees.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=37_68_75&products_id=555
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    extractor question

    Has anyone used the extractor that has the stainer underneath and a storage bucket that is clamped to extractor, sorry I dont know the manufacturer but it has the green crank and green gear drive. It...
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    Re: A walk away split

    Should I add a frame of uncapped brood?
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    Re: A walk away split

    I opened up the new hive today. I found a capped queen cell and two uncapped cells on the seventh frame. Needless to say I was happy and so was my little seven yr old to see our queen cell. There was...
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    A walk away split

    I made a walk away split last Friday, and I am wanting to open the new hive tomorrow. Is it too early to open this hive? If I do need to open what would be signs of concern. Of course there wil not...
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    Re: Check them soon!

    My one hive has been really busy, bringing in pollen and nectar, I actually performed an inspection last week and found drone brood plus some drone bees on some of the frames. The bees were not...
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    I just put a super on in February

    I never would have thought that would be puttin on a shallow super in February. I kept a shallow on since fall but I opened the hive today and they have drawn out eight of the ten frames so I added...
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    Re: Bees seemed hot today!!!!

    I did get to kill me a hive beetle afterwards.
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