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    Re: New bee Mom questions.

    Join a bee club.
    Third Monday at 7 at Farm Bureau on Hwy 78 near between Crawford and Lexington.
    It is difficult to get started with no help.
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    Re: Placing hives on a north south line?

    My Interest is:
    If the bee's would prefer a south facing entrance.
    I have read that they would produce more honey if the hive has a south facing entrance and would they prefer the hive to be on a...
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    Placing hives on a north south line?

    I have been reading and there is discussion on this mentioning that a South entrance is best because bee's can aligning on a north south line.

    I am not sure about this. In all my years of...
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    New Swarm today in GA

    Nice I went outside today and there was a swarm on my tree... so grabbed a box and scooped them in... I did not see the queen and was looking for her but she seemed to be in the box and so they seem...
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    Re: Is today a good day to move a swarm

    I would never open a hive at that temp. I would wait at least it is 50 degrees out to do it..
    Why are you in such a hurry?
  6. Thread: Mean Bees

    by JimK
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    Re: Mean Bees

    One of the ways to make bee's calmer is to put a flag near the entrance.. It flaps around and moves a lot and so the bee's get used to movement around the hive... It tends to calm them down..
  7. What to use after removing bees from a building to stop bees from returning?

    I've looked around but am not sure other than sealing the entrance.
    Is there a chemical I can use to stop the bees from returning.

    I do cut outs from houses and such and the homeowner's do not...
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    Re: Houston police search for beehive thieves

    Might be worth 1K.
    By the time you research where to buy equipment, have it shipped, put it together, paint it including trip to place to buy paint, the time it takes to put the frames together,...
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    Re: Feeding During Winter

    I live near Athens and the bees seem to be out and about. They are bringing in pollen and some feed.
    I added a hive top feeder just to be sure they have enough food and they are taking it down....
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    Plastic Hive bodys?

    I have been reading about plastic hive bodies.
    They seem to be only in Europe or Australia?

    Anyone using these or have thoughts on them?
  11. Thread: Just a thought

    by JimK
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    Re: Just a thought

    I agree with Omie,
    "taking the path of not interfering or disrupting the bees."
    After 35 some years of keeping bees or them keeping me. I find that one can learn more about a hive by just sitting...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    I guess I wonder if there are a few impatient people out there. I have found that in Beekeeping for over 35 years that patience on one of the needed things needed for this endeavor.
    I ordered two...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    What a rip off. Who needs packages Two Months Late.
    And almost no way to get your money back. I could have gotten packages local for a little more money.
    Oh Well. One learns.
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    Hello From Lexington Ga.

    I have been a beekeeper for years. Just a few hives but getting more involved now.
  15. Thread: aggressive bees

    by JimK
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    Re: aggressive bees

    A giant tree was down and a hive in it. I put on my bee suit and smoked the area well. Took out comb and some bees. Some of the most aggressive bees I have ever met. Even 200' feet or more away...
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