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  1. Thread: Bucket feeders

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    Re: Bucket feeders

    I like to feed with quart mason jars above the inner cover so I can keep track of how much feed each hive consumes and it gives me an opportunity to look through the hole in the inner cover to see if...
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    Re: Swarm Season Has Stated in Georgia

    I talked with my friend last night on how the swarm capture went and he told me that it was textbook. He brought a deep and a medium with him. He put two frames of capped honey on the outside of...
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    Swarm Season Has Stated in Georgia

    I just wanted to let everyone know that a fellow Beek just called me and told me he was in hot pursuit of a swarm here in Douglasville , Georgia. We have had a very mild winter as everyone knows so...
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    Re: Interesting read.....

    I was told along time ago by a very smart man that for every belief there is a believer and for every leader there is a follower. Some folks are just determined to be a follower because it is the...
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    Re: Spliting after the flow

    Thank-you, Robert
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    Re: Spliting after the flow

    Thank-you for your time. I will split and wait and see what happens.
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    Spliting after the flow

    I am hoping to get some feed back from the more experienced Beeks. I have 2 hives that are all mediums with no Queen excluders. One hive is 7 supers and the other one is eight supers. After I...
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    Re: Drone Congregation Zones

    Thank-you for that information, I will try that. Robert
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    Drone Congregation Zones

    I have been looking at this forum for about 2 years now and have seen very little about this subject. How do you find them? What do they look like? How many Drones hang out at one time. How long...
  10. Thread: Bear and hive

    by rgould
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    Re: Bear and hive

    Bears can climb poles!
  11. Thread: Fire Ant Trap

    by rgould
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    Fire Ant Trap

    I noticed some fire ants on my hives as I was changing out my quart jars of 1 to 1 that I have been feeding to my girls. One of the hives still had about 2 inches of syrup left in it but I replaced...
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    Re: Air Staple Gun for Foundation Frames

    If cost is a concern there are alot of good staplers and brad nailers in Pawn shops right now due to the down turn in the economy. Some will usually have an assortment of nails and brads with them...
  13. Re: Name One Important Lesson You Learned in Last Year

    I learned not to leave a wet super in the back of the wife's truck:doh:
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle damage to hives;

    I used them last year with some success. I had 2 hives with screened inner covers and 2 hives with solid inner covers and the SHB were not nearly as bad in the hives with the screened inner covers. ...
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    Re: Can't see any mites on my bees

    Correction on the major types of pollen in Georgia right now are Cedar and Elm. Sorry for the incorrect info.:doh:
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    Re: Can't see any mites on my bees

    Glenn Burns on channel 2 weather said we are getting cedar, alder and ash pollen right now in our area.
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    Re: candy board problem

    If the bees are in a cluster I would leave them alone and just feed dry sugar on the top of the frames over a sheet of newspaper and then remove the candy board frame after the weather warms up.
  18. Thread: Swarm problem

    by rgould
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    Re: Swarm problem

    What are the smaller holes in the feeder for? Thank-you, Robert
  19. Re: Storing honey frames in vacuum-sealed space bags?

    A Beek that under estimates a wax moth or a small hive beetle will soon see that they were wrong in their decision. They appear out of thin air and usually reek their havock before a Beek even...
  20. Thread: Planting a seed

    by rgould
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    Re: Planting a seed

    If only all of us could plant just one seed the world would be a much better place. Wishing you a speedy recovery so you can back to your hives.:applause: Robert
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    Re: Removing bees from queenless hive

    Do a newspaper combine or put a double screen board between the 2 hives for a week and then combine. Why would you want to kill Bees just because they don't have a queen?:scratch:
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    Re: Swarm or Hive in Bad Place

    Will Dawn dish soap and water kill Yellowjackets and Hornets the same as Honeybees?:scratch: I do not want to highjack this thread but I thought maybe I could get an answer since this has turned into...
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    Re: Acquired an old neglected colony -Suggestions?

    Do not discard the old box and frames. Clean up the box,covers and bottom board. Freeze all the frames and put it back together this spring with a little Lemongrass oil and you may just catch a...
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    Re: screened inner covers

    I remove the screened inner covers before winter to help the girls keep the hive warm and then I put them back on in the spring. I use regular inner covers during late fall and winter. I hope this...
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    Re: storing awaiting frames for extraction

    NEVER under estimate a SHB or a wax moth. They seem like they appear out of thin air when honey is around. I would leave the supers on the hive or store them in a freezer until I had time to...
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