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    Re: Extracting "Foundation-less" Comb

    I don't use an extractor, but what I have observed in the bee hive is that the bees attach honey comb for honey storage on all four sides of the frame. They don't attach brood comb at the bottom and...
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    Re: Good bee blogs?

    This looks like an ad to me - why would we promote bee removal companies on this forum? I checked the site and only saw an ad for bee removal - no information about bees that was positive or helpful.
  3. Re: Northeast Treatment-Free Beekeeping Conference, July 24-29, 2012, Leominster MA

    It was a fabulous conference. I learned a lot but more than that I got to meet Michael Bush! - I was so overwhelmed that I couldn't even talk to him the first day! \

    Les, Kirk, Dean, Ramona,...
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    Re: How to attach strip of foundation to frames

    I've always found that in the honey frames, the bees attach the comb firmly and completely on all four sides. When using foundationless frames, they often leave the bottom of the comb unattached in...
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    Re: Who's got a Bee Blog?

    Thanks for the kind words about my blog. It's not easy to keep it up, as noted above - lots of time involved, but I love doing it because I meet people from all over the world. You asked about...
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    Re: Your favorite 'natural beekeeping' BLOGS?

    Hi stacie,

    thanks for the compliment - I enjoy writing my blog. I have never used any treatments and see myself as a "natural beekeeper" with a chemical free approach since with all the...
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    Re: Anyone in Georgia using TBHs?

    Thanks for referencing my blog above - I have a top bar hive in Georgia. My biggest difficulty with it was getting the bees to decide to stay there. At first they were not accepting their living...
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    Re: Best Time to Open Hive?

    I light my smoker when I'm going to inspect the hives. Then I puff one puff at the entry to say "Honey, I'm home..." and then I usually put it down and never use it again.

    I do like to have it...
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    Re: Winning at the county fair

    There are a lot of posts on my blog specifically about pouring wax for contests, since that is what you want to enter. It's very hard. I poured my first wax block entry 19 (nineteen!!!!) times...
  10. Thread: Good bee blogs?

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    Re: Good bee blogs?

    Thanks for the nice compliment, Mignolan....I love keeping my blog - mostly because of all the contacts around the country and the world that I end up having. A couple of blogs I really like are:
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    Re: h) Hive management & inspection

    I was in charge of a table on hive inspection at the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Short Course this past weekend. I put together a power point on how to do a basic hive inspection.

    I uploaded it to...
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    Re: Amazing Bee Rescue in Atlanta

    Everyone I've talked to emphasizes "feed heavily" I'm taking the hive box and an extra super over tomorrow along with a baggie of 2:1 sugar syrup. I'm close enough to keep it well stocked. Costco,...
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    Re: Amazing Bee Rescue in Atlanta

    I took four bee veils over with me, but most of the guys didn't want to wear them - a macho thing maybe? One man did wear my three year old grandson's veil - what a riot!

    Linda T in Atlanta
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    Amazing Bee Rescue in Atlanta

    Yesterday I had the privilege of being part of an amazing bee rescue in Atlanta resulting in saving the bees in a section of their hollow tree home. Iddee helped me by phone and I am forever...
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    Re: Crush and Strain Question using foundation

    When I use foundation (one frame per super) I use thin surplus wax foundation - which can also be crushed. I understand that you can scrape the comb off of the plastic - the bees sometimes do and...
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    Re: Things you bought but dont use

    The old expression: "To each his own" seems to fit this topic. I can't get over how many people don't use their bee brush.

    With my small number of hives, I use it a lot:
    I use it to brush...
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    Re: Things you bought but dont use

    --Those inboard feeders that take the space of a frame - I have two never used
    --Queen excluder
    --Those things that go in the hole in the inner cover (bee escape?)
    --shallow supers - I have at...
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    Re: Hillbilly Honey Harvest - any ideas?

    This year I used all frames that had a ridge of comb left from the previous year's harvest. In the past I've used a wax strip about 3/4 inch wide. Usually when I do that I put one frame in the...
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    Re: Preparing Wax for Competition

    http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com/2008/10/honey-judging-and-entering-honey.html

    There are literally 18 posts on my blog about preparing wax for a honey show. I poured a wax block last year 18...
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    Re: loud crackling sound coming from inside hive

    I put one sheet of wax foundation in the center of my supers of wax starter strips. One day I heard a loud crackling from the hive. I believe it was Michael Bush who suggested that when you provide...
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    Re: Need beetle and wax moth larvae pics

    They look exactly alike except that the small hive beetle larvae has six legs in the front of the wormy thing. The wax moth larvae has none.

    Linda T in Atlanta
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    Re: Hillbilly Honey Harvest - any ideas?

    Thanks, Derek, for the link to my video.

    I made it because the only thing I could find on how to harvest honey that way was on Michael Bush's site and although he is my beekeeping hero, there...
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    I wonder, since you moved them during the day...

    I wonder, since you moved them during the day time, if it would be a good idea to put a box in the old location so the foragers who returned to the old location would have somewhere to put themselves...
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    akgreen, I'm a relatively new beekeeper so...

    akgreen,

    I'm a relatively new beekeeper so others may have other thoughts about your questions, and I hope they'll chime in.

    If I had a hive box that was coming apart, I would replace it,...
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    I agree with Peggy that reading First Lessons or...

    I agree with Peggy that reading First Lessons or another beginning beekeeping book would be a good idea, if you want to learn about the bees.

    For me the key to inspecting the hives is to respect...
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