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  1. Thread: Drones?

    by Jim in Georgia
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    Re: Drones?

    Drone sound indeed! Always referenced the word to unmanned AC, never the sound. Was unable to check my hive for six weeks due to surgery, but every week or two prior. Also watched them a good bit,...
  2. Thread: Drones?

    by Jim in Georgia
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    Drones?

    Yesterday I saw 5 -6 a return to my hive late afternoon. At least I think they were. Did not realize how loud they were compared to workers. Also don't remember seeing any so large. If not drones,...
  3. Re: How long can a colony survive in a nuc during the summer?

    I got the 'one week' from a earlier post. Can't find it again. Even with my 'vast' experience in observing hives (3 weeks) even I thought 1 week was fast. This is my first year with bees and there...
  4. Re: How long can a colony survive in a nuc during the summer?

    Thanks for the response, but I'm not sure I made myself clear. Why not use a full size hive body instead of a nuc ?
  5. Re: How long can a colony survive in a nuc during the summer?

    Basic question from a beginner about nucs: If I want to start a second hive, why not just use another 10 frame brood box with a few frames of brood and honey & queen,instead of a nuc? One thread...
  6. Wish I had thought of this hobby sooner...

    Hello from Marietta, Georgia. I installed my first bees April 16th. In preparation I read Beekeeping for Dummies, info on the web, attended a great 'bee school' in February at the Cherokee County...
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