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    Re: Just checker boarded my hive

    You should go ahead and put the other deep on. Fill it with frames of just foundation or drawn comb if you have it. With the flow being on in your area, keep check on how they fill the frames for a...
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    Re: what should i do?

    Don't give up yet. I have seen pest control folks spray where there are bees in houses and if they don't get to the queen they will bounce back. They kill allot of the field bees but don't kill the...
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    Re: Hive Beetle Question

    Believe me, there are more but don't be alarmed. Just every time you are in the hive and see one - kill it. If they get to be many you can salt the ground underneath the hive real well. It kills the...
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    Re: crystalized honey

    I stand corrected, I was thinking of fermentation. The solidity just means the sweetener is more pure and less processed than the non-crystallized varieties. Some people even prefer it in the solid...
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    Re: Help for All Beekeepers

    Sir your statement implied that I was looking to make money off of the taxpayers. It's the implication I take offense to. Please reiterate what ideas you gave me. I must have missed them.
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    Re: Help for All Beekeepers

    I apologize for the confusion to some readers by my original post.

    This is what I had in mind originally.

    FOR EXAMPLE ONLY ; Let say that all of the members of a bee club, association, etc....
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    Re: Help for All Beekeepers

    If you will learn to read you will note that what I said was a statement, an observation, not a request.

    Again, I am asking FOR IDEAS, not money. My original thought was how would it be possible...
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    Re: Help for All Beekeepers

    You offend me sir with your statement. I want nothing from anybody. If you will read the original post correctly you should note that I am looking for IDEAS to help OTHER beekeepers. The thought...
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    Re: Help for All Beekeepers

    Nothing for beekeepers. You can get a loan to expand your farm, but ask for a loan to expand your apiary - "No can do."
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    Re: Laying worker hive idea for new queen

    If you introduce a new queen to a hive with a laying worker, the new queen takes over. That has been my experience in the past. I have only had one hive ever that had a laying worker though.
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    Re: Help for All Beekeepers

    Thanks, I will. Tennessee has a grant for new beekeepers but it is so restrictive and you barely get anything from it in the first three years. Not very appealing to most folks.
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    I sell mostly pint and quart jars. Pints I am getting $9.00 and for quarts I get $16.00. Last year it was $8.00 pint and $15.00 qt. I sell out every year quickly.
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    Help for All Beekeepers

    In my years of beekeeping I have found that there is no help from the Fed, state, county or city governments for new or established beekeepers. I am talking about financial help. Help for people to...
  14. Re: Any plants whose blooms produce bad tasting honey?

    Here in the south the Goldenrod blooms in late summer and fall. It makes an earthy tasting honey that some folks don't care for but I do.
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    Re: Removing Supers question

    For years I have doing it this way - I have a six frame manual extractor and do all my extracting in my basement. One side of the basement is ground level so I can come and go from the outside.

    I...
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    Re: crystalized honey

    Crystallization is caused from too much moisture in your honey. You must have harvested uncapped frames of honey as well. This will cause your honey to crystallize. I personally will not pull...
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    Re: Not drawing new comb...???

    What kind of frames and foundation are you using? Plastic or wood? I have a hard time getting the girls to draw comb on Perico and other plastic frames. Take some wax and rub it on the foundation or...
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    Bees and Urine

    I have noticed lately that bees are attracted to my rabbit hutch and are on the bedding where the rabbits urine is absorbed. They also gather on places where my goats urinate. Any idea what they are...
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    Re: Multiple Eggs in a cell

    You definitely have a laying worker. Do you see allot of drones?
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    Re: Top hive feders and comb

    Any time you see burr comb on the underside of the top of your hive, be it on the inner cover or wherever, it is a sign that they need more room. Also, if you have had them 10 days and see no new...
  21. Thread: combining hives

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    Re: combining hives

    I take it that the weak hive has a good queen? Why is the hive weak?

    The best way I have found to combine hives is just get a spray bottle and put in a couple of drops of vanilla extract and fill...
  22. Thread: Checking hives

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    Re: Checking hives

    Beginner beekeepers should check their hives no more than once a week, especially if it is a new hive. After a year or two you can check them as seldom as once a month. You will get to know allot...
  23. Thread: Checking hives

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    Re: Checking hives

    Bees do not become aggressive from checking them. They get their temperament from the queen. i
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    Re: Hive near the house

    Are there any small kids around? Kids are naturally curious and with a hive that close to your house, there could be problems. If not, just bee sure to face the hive toward some obstruction at least...
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    by GA-BEE
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    spray'em

    The best way I found to combine is to set the bees you want to combine on top of the existing hive. when you open the hives (both) spray'em with vanilla water. Put one tablespoon of vanilla in about...
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