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    Re: Georgia Law Question?

    Nice to have another Roman on the Forum :)
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    Re: Georgia Law Question?

    Hey Southwings, Where are you located in Rome? Im out in Armuchee.

    DD
  3. Thread: Is it to late

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    Re: Is it to late

    I agree with the wait till spring crowd.
    Even if you did buy a Nuc now and managed to overwinter, things happen fast with an overwintered hive in the spring.

    Good Luck
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    Re: Goldenrod in West Georgia

    I live in NW Ga and I've been seeing some Goldenrod blooming around here. In the past few years it seems Goldenrod would bloom in September and October. During the bloom we have about 130 Acres...
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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    I ordered some from Amazon. I believe it was also prime free shipping.
  6. Thread: Insurance

    by Ddawg
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    Re: Insurance

    Granted insurance makes it easy for lawyers to sue, and that is a problem. But there are always two sides to a coin.

    If you don't have the cash to buy a home outright, do you think banks would...
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    Re: Lost a hive, looking back..

    Thank-You for your input! Maybe my answer is in your post and I'm not seeing it, but what is the best course of action when you have a hive that is in full blown laying worker?
    Is it to keep...
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    Re: Lost a hive, looking back..

    When you have a laying worker, it is very difficult to determine which of the 20,000 or so bees is the culprit(s). A laying worker will also kill a new queen, so it is imperative to find and remove...
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    Re: Lost a hive, looking back..

    "I put robber screens on every at risk hive - small, weak, queenless, or being fed - any of those get them once the flow ends around June 1. They are cheap and easy to make and don't do any harm, so...
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    Re: Lost a hive, looking back..

    Thats a perfect description, Shotgun drone pattern is exactly what I was seeing. And yep, I will be installing one of the swarm cell nucs back in this equipment once I freeze all the frames.
    ...
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    Lost a hive, looking back..

    Here's the story,

    In the Spring i hived an overwintered nuc that was booming. I had it in a deep and medium. In no time the first medium was packed with honey and i was seeing several swarm...
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    Re: I'm done with 9 frame spacers in supers

    I use 10 frame honey supers. I use a standard electric de-capping knife with out much problems. I use a capping scraper for the thin parts of the frame of honey that the knife misses. And for the...
  13. Thread: Honey supers

    by Ddawg
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    Re: Honey supers

    I'm not sure when the flows are in your area, but you can always get a deep and put in on top then switch after it is drawn out, or just put it on the bottom. I'm still pretty new at this too but I...
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    Re: Hive Top feeder recomendation.

    I went to Home Depot and bought the 2 Qt plastic paint mixing buckets. Punch holes in the lids with a thumb tack and place them above the inner cover on square dowels. Put an empty hive body on top...
  15. Re: How everyone's Honey Flow Looking like This Year.

    I plan on extracting this Saturday. I'm in NW Ga and of my 5 production hives it looks like I will pull a full medium super from each.
  16. Re: Yes, finally! beekeeping just got really fun for me!

    Good to hear!
    I'm only in my 3rd year and there have been several times I thought a hive was in trouble and possibly queenless only to find a packed productive hive a few weeks later.
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    Re: Anyone harvest honey around July 4th?

    I do my 2nd harvest the 1st weekend of July here in NGa. My bees don't make enough for a fall harvest.
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    Re: Insurance for Bee Keepers

    Thats the way to Go, separate specific coverage.

    "Homeowners insurance will protect you from somebody getting stung in your yard. "

    I never had to deal with this issue when i was an insurance...
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    Re: UPS does it again

    I'm in my 3rd year and this year I went from 4 hives to 9 without purchasing any bees or queens and I don't do any queen rearing (yet).
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    Re: Insurance for Bee Keepers

    For Many years I was an insurance agent with Farm Bureau Insurance Company in Ga. I have been out of it for awhile so maybe things have changed. But there is no such thing as Homeowners GL policy. ...
  21. Re: 2 week old split, queen emerging soon, hive full of honey

    Thats what I was thinking..
    All my hives are loaded with honey. I'll extract this weekend, By July 4th they will be full again.

    Good luck
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    Re: Bees building comb ?

    A month into it and your seeing decent brood, i wouldn't be to overly concerned. I live in NW Georgia and my bees are moving along nicely, but they really take off in June (from a Flow standpoint). ...
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    Check your old work Jeans for Holes!

    Especially in the Front, You know where :D

    I'm sure it was quite the show, me doing the funky chicken dance with a bee in my britches!

    but I didn't get stung!
  24. Thread: Queenless Hive

    by Ddawg
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    Re: Queenless Hive

    How would putting a frame of larvae/eggs in a potentially queenless hive cause you to lose both? Ive done it lots of times and never lost a single hive?
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    Re: Normal reaction to a sting?

    I've had the same results with hand bee stings
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