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    Poll: Re: City bees vs. Country bees

    This is only my second year of beekeeping so I don't have much value to add. I'm in the suburbs so there's no fields for them to forage. Both years the bees had a great spring and built up over...
  2. Re: Turnkey topbar hive for selling to my "students"

    How does that half a hive work? :scratch:
  3. Thread: WWOOFING

    by BeeGora
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    Re: WWOOFING

    My daughter worked one summer at Koinonia Farm in Americus, GA. At that time they didn't have any bees but this was a few years ago. There's a lot of interesting history there. It was the...
  4. Re: help - novice top bar bee keeper worried about winter and following spring

    The bees will reuse the empty comb next spring but you should go into the hive and rearrange the bars of comb. They should have started the winter on one end of the hive (usually where the entrance...
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    Re: Bacteria and Our Amazing Bees

    Great news. Too bad the good bacteria get removed from processed honey.
  6. Re: Ontario beekeepers suing for $400 million in damages

    So if the beekeepers win and the farmers suddenly have significant crop loss due to not using the said pesticides can the farmers sue the beekeepers?
  7. Thread: Howdy

    by BeeGora
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    Re: Howdy

    Welcome. This is a great place for learning. Be sure to research what to grow in your garden for the bees. There are lots of plants that honeybees can't pollinate. I thought when I got my bees...
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    Re: Yellow Jacket inside hive

    I had a problem with hornets a few weeks ago but the bees kept them at bay outside the hive. Found a few dead ones and got pic of them carrying one away. Haven't seen any hornets in a couple of...
  9. Thread: No Honey

    by BeeGora
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    Re: No Honey

    I have tons of bees but not a lot of honey stored. They're starting to bring in a lot of pollen but I wonder if they're going to find enough nectar to build up honey supplies by the time winter sets...
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    Re: Bees held for ransom

    So would you call that Beeradication or Beelimination them?
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    Re: Wasps, what's the threat and what to do

    Haven't had any wasp problems. Had a few hornets lately but the girls have been kicking their butts.
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    Re: taking bees south

    I don't know about the setup there but you might bring back some africanized bees and bunch of hitchhiking SHB.
  13. Re: workers tossing dead greyish bees out of hive - sign of starvation or??

    When they're in a dearth they'll toss out the drones, even the drone brood which is undeveloped and gray gets the boot. That would be my guess.
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    Re: Moving TBH inside for the winter

    The first thing I would do is move that follower board back some and give them some more room to expand. I've never moved a hive but I've read that you shouldn't move it short distances or they'll...
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    Re: Another Hive has absconded due to shb

    I had a compost bin in my backyard not far from the beehives last year and had lots of SHB. This year I don't have one and have seen very few SHB. My hives are in more shade than sun.
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    Re: Bees Chase Away Swallows

    Now that's funny. Started my day off with a laugh.
  17. Thread: Supercedure

    by BeeGora
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    Re: Supercedure

    Experienced beekeepers, Books, Videos, Classes, and hundreds of years of beekeeping history.
  18. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    "SMOKE ME!" My wife said this after she got stung and other bees were coming after heR.
  19. Re: Is this TBH too small for backyard? Realistic to have just 1-2 hives?

    I would get larger hives for the bees and keep the small hive close by as a swarm trap. Start the bees off in the large hive with a divider board and when space starts to fill up move the divider...
  20. Thread: Brood location

    by BeeGora
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    Re: Brood location

    Early in the season when the hive is expanding fast there may be brood in any of the combs. As the year winds down the queen will stop laying as many eggs and eventually the workers will fill the...
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    Re: North Carolina NewBee

    Welcome. Second year top bar beek from Raleigh. It's a great hobby.
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    Re: hives never stopped taking sugar syrup.

    I put two packages in last spring and offered them sugar syrup. They ignored it and went about their business. This month, however, we're in a dearth and when I offered them syrup they nuts for it....
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    Re: Orientation Flight???

    My two hives do that every day between 4 and 5 pm. It lasts about 15-20 minutes. They usually don't do it at the same time. They're orientation flights (IMHO)
  24. Re: Long range forcast for another nasty cold winter in central-southeast states, rat

    Computer models also tell us that the earth is going to warm up, the seas are going to rise, and we're all either going to burn up or drown. How much you believe in them is up to you.
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    We had a professor from the Department of Horticultural Science at NCSU give a talk on horticulture in our area. When asked about the safety of RoundUp, he said that it wasn't as toxic as asprin. ...
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