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    Re: moisture content

    I use the same heater and it works very well. I put the heater on a couple of times over the summer to eliminate any moisture that gets reabsorbed in the honey.
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    Re: Registered Florida Bee keepers

    Tax rolls require some initial piece of information such as a name, address, deed book, ect. It certainly will not tell whether there are hives on the property. All a thief needs to do is look in...
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    Re: Registered Florida Bee keepers

    I may be too cynical, but isn't that kind of an invasion of privacy? I know I wouldn't my name/address/email announced to the whole world. It is a shopping list for thieves.
  4. Thread: Wax moths!

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    Re: Wax moths!

    You probably don't need to freeze them when you put them on a strong hive. I had a frame that was starting to get larvae burrowing in the comb and decided to swap it out in a strong hive. I laid it...
  5. Thread: SHB Mess

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    Re: SHB Mess

    My problem with SHB is different.
    I had my extra drawn frames from some deadouts stored in what I thought were air tight bins. I went into them today to get some frames for some splits and found...
  6. Re: Question? Found dead white bees outside hive

    Maybe you accidently tore cells open when you were doing your inspection and the bees were getting rid of the evidence.
  7. Thread: SHB Larvae

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    Re: SHB Larvae

    I see wax moth larvae do this with the stuff that drops through my screen bottom boards.
  8. Re: Skeps - Looking for a (W.Pennsylvania) Source for Long Cut Heirloom Rye

    Why would keeping bees in a skep be illegal?
    Thanks!
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    What constitutes a brood break?

    All,
    I have heard the term "brood break" thrown around a lot and understand the concept but how long without a queen constitutes a "brood break"?
    Are there any other ways to simulate a brood break...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    That may be true however, when the officer questioned the neighbor and they acknowledged the act, you could still win the case even if the video didn't show the person actually doing it. Read the...
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    My first execution

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    I have one hive that has been struggling to get its numbers up all season. It is in a double deep and has a below average number of bees and definitely not enough to produce any honey.
    I...
  12. Thread: Bee stings

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    Re: Bee stings

    A ER physician told me in a beekeeping class is that you want a reaction where the sting site swells up and itches. He said that it shows that you are getting a good immune system response and your...
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    Sourwood Flow in North Georgia

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    I am curious to see how others are doing with the Sourwood flow in North Georgia. Our Sourwood is in full bloom right now yet it seems that the bees are hardly hitting it. This time last...
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    NEVER MIND!!! Swarm in Longwood FL for collection

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    Never mind!
    I got a better pic from her and they are wasps.
    I will tell her to get a can of Raid.
    Sorry
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    Swarm in Longwood FL for collection

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    My niece contacted me about a swarm of bees that appeared around her house. She sent me a pic but it was too blurry to see anything but the picture showed a cluster on large leaf. I am in...
  16. Re: North Georgia Mountains: are Bears an issue for beeks?

    Yes, bears are an issue in North Georgia. A member of our club (Amicalola Beekeepers) lost about 70 hives last year to bear attacks. Yes, he had electric fence. He even laid fencing on the ground...
  17. Re: Advice/tips on good nectarous plants needed

    Monocropping (planting a single species of plant in large fields) is the cause of many bee problems (IMHO). I think it would be better to try and identify a couple local plant species and support...
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    Re: Not sure what bush this is

    It is called Winter Honeysuckle and it is the first shrub the bees hit in the spring. It blooms before the regular vine honeysuckle which the bees ignore in my area.
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    Re: Dealing with Japanese Hornets

    I love the satisfying sound when you smack one with a racquet. Usually the first hit stuns them so you have the added joy of stepping on them. What a rush!
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    Re: weed barrier under hive

    I use old asphalt shingles under my benches. It works great and it is almost a permanent solution to cutting under them.
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    Re: Need to wash my ventilated jacket...

    I spray my veil with spray starch to stiffen it up after washing.
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    Combining a Lang and TBH

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    I have a friend in our club that has several TBHs and a few Lang boxes. His TBH swarmed (a secondary swarm with a virgin) and he did not have anything to put the swarm into except a Langstroth...
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    Re: re-queening every year !

    Is it recommended to buy a mated queen or allow them to make their own?
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    Re: Lack of pollen coming in?

    Rain will also affect the bee's ability to collect pollen. It washes it off the flowers.
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    Re: Night Swarm Catch

    Well, they moved into the box but I am sure the pouring rain had a lot to do with their decision.
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