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    I am wondering currently I have only 8 Frame...

    I am wondering currently I have only 8 Frame equipment, however my Russian Queen has been staying down in the lower brood hive. I have had a med. super on top now for about 2-3 months and the bees...
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    I was alway told that the ants just wanted the...

    I was alway told that the ants just wanted the sugar syrup but really did not bother the honey too much. I guess they can't eat that much. I have seen bees fight off some bigger ants at the reduced...
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    Hey, I guess I am weak too. I have just started...

    Hey, I guess I am weak too. I have just started in Beekeeping and all my equipment is 8 Frame including my deeps, and mediums. I really do think that a 8 frame is the way to go several older...
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    I use an Accu-set Stapler with 18 guage 1 1/2...

    I use an Accu-set Stapler with 18 guage 1 1/2 galvinized staples, it does a great job on frames and so far does good on hive bodies and supers also. I also glue with Titebond II also...
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    I have been told by several older beekeepers that...

    I have been told by several older beekeepers that the corn syrup give the bees the runs. However as for the mixing and mess that sugar syrup makes I believe that a commerical operation would tend to...
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    I fully believe that open feeding stops the...

    I fully believe that open feeding stops the robbing due to the acessability of the feed in an open environment. For the bees to rob another hive they must fight the guards and other worker bees to...
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    I have heard that there is a new super mite that...

    I have heard that there is a new super mite that has shown up out on the west coast and that it has such great adaptability to over come chemical treatments. This has been the casue of many crashes...
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    I guess you can say that it has been a good...

    I guess you can say that it has been a good winter so far in Northern Ga. it really had not been so cold and the clusters have been really loose in my hives. I believe it will not be long till the...
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    I have a Russian Hive and so far they have...

    I have a Russian Hive and so far they have displayed the head butting manners that Michael Bush talked about. They are somewhat unpredictable, one day they are gental and the next they are too hot...
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    I really don't think that the issue is over the...

    I really don't think that the issue is over the wintering of our bees, or the large amounts of package dealer being sold out of their stock. I think is it a combination of the West Coast having mite...
  11. Thread: Feeding

    by Foxsquirrel
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    I have always like my top feeder I got from...

    I have always like my top feeder I got from Miller Bee Supply. It is easy to refill and you don't have to face the possiblity of get into the hive and face the bees. I do use entrance feeders every...
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    I have several hives here in Ga. but the winter...

    I have several hives here in Ga. but the winter here so far has been very mild. With the three weeks at 55-69 degrees back at the end of December and the start of Jan. it seem the bees had a break to...
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    My hives here in Northeastern Ga. are light brown...

    My hives here in Northeastern Ga. are light brown in the shade and I have no problem what so ever with too much or too little heat. I have heard that the best paint to go with is what you have in...
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    The 4.9mm Foundation (Small Cell) how do you...

    The 4.9mm Foundation (Small Cell) how do you deploy it within a Hive that has the standard size cells. Do you just place the fames inside the hive with the 4.9mm foundation or do you gradually make...
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    This plastic tote over the tope of the hive...

    This plastic tote over the tope of the hive sounds like a good idea. I wonder if you can get a tote that fits the size of the hive body closely? One more thing is the wind/critters. I guess you can...
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    I am using wooden frames with snap in plastic...

    I am using wooden frames with snap in plastic foundation dipped in wax. I am starting to lean towards the 4.9mm (small cell) also like Michael Bush. There is another Bee Keeper close by that is now...
  17. Thread: feeding

    by Foxsquirrel
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    MountainCamp, when you supply granulated sugar to...

    MountainCamp, when you supply granulated sugar to your bees, how do you deploy it? Do you open the hive up on a cold day? Or, do you have a special way of inserting the sugar into the hive without...
  18. Thread: INSURANCE-

    by Foxsquirrel
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    Is this Farm Bureau insurance just liability of...

    Is this Farm Bureau insurance just liability of the Bee's actions themselves, or does it cover for the damage and loss of Bee Equipment or supplies due to acts of God, man, and animals?
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    I think your path of choosing Italian Bee would...

    I think your path of choosing Italian Bee would be a very good choice for you. I have Russian Bees but as you have said they are aggressive at times, more so than the italians. Everyone has their...
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    Hey, piroqueman I have read on this web site that...

    Hey, piroqueman I have read on this web site that those bee vac's really do kill alot of Bees when you use them. I guess you really need to try and use another method of capture before pull out the...
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    I believe that they (Magazine Editors) have to...

    I believe that they (Magazine Editors) have to show a disclaimer due to legal reason(s). The legal isues of what could happen if someone did not want to take the responsiblity of their on decission...
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    It seems that the busy bees are working on small...

    It seems that the busy bees are working on small amounts of Red Maple Pollen, but the end of this is near as old man winter is starting to come back into the eastern half of the country this weekend....
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    It just may be a false start, to the season, but...

    It just may be a false start, to the season, but it is exciting to see the Bees going out and bring in pollen. As for the bees they can always cluster back up into the hive when it get cold, but for...
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    Just wanted some opinions. My Bees are now...

    Just wanted some opinions. My Bees are now collecting Red, Yellow, and Light Yellow Pollen. This is due to the fact that the temps have been in the 48-71 degree range since 28 Dec 2004, here in North...
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    My best guess is also to have a look inside the...

    My best guess is also to have a look inside the Hives every two weeks. It really is a temptation for a beginner, like myself also, to crack open a hive (once every three days sometimes) often, but it...
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