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    Re: African hive inspection

    Are they actually stinging the veil or are they just landing?
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    Re: New to the Atlanta area

    My mentor says it is not necessary but I wrap my hives in 1/2" foam board. We are north of ATL and it does get pretty cold and 3/4" of wood is not much insulation. I wrapped my hives in foam board...
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    Re: Hive Top Insulation Question

    It goes on top of the inner cover and the telescoping lid goes on top of that.
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    Re: First honey harvest for the year

    That is impressive from just 2 hives.
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    Re: Beekeeping clubs?

    I am the VP of Amicalola Beekeepers Association (AmicalolaBeekepers.com). If you have a club that is close to you, join it. There is lots of good information available. Last year, a club member...
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    Re: First honey harvest for the year

    How much honey were you able to extract from your two hives?
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    Re: Oav amount question

    I would do 2 grams since 3 mediums equal 2 deeps and I use 1 gram per deep.
  8. Re: I will help provide your fall/winter bee-removal entertainment from Florida (vide

    Awesome cutout, video work and editing. It must be tough to film your own work.
    Was that a cell phone camera? If so, how do you click on the screen with your gloves on?
    I tried filming an...
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    Re: How to secure tar paper

    I don't use tar paper but do use 5/8 insulation board on the hives. I use a thin shock cord with ball at the end that is long enough to wrap around the hive. I haven't lost any panels the past...
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    Re: Homemade Extractor

    Another alternative is to join a local bee club. They usually have a club extractor that they lend out to members.
  11. Re: Feeding wild bees - wow, they sure drink alot!

    One other point is that there are no "wild" bees in North America. They are all feral bees which escaped from someone's apiary at one point in their past. The honey bee was brought to North America...
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    Re: New to the Atlanta area

    No way!! Both are in full force down here. Keep your hives strong and you won't have a SHB problem. If you see one beginning to weaken, remove a box so the bees can more easily protect it. I lost...
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    Re: Why a nuc instead of a full colony?

    If you can get a full size colony (2 boxes) in March for $350, you can split it 3 - 4 times which works out much cheaper than buying nucs. In addition, you have the equipment that housed the hive....
  14. Thread: Theft

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    Re: Theft

    They do have a "chip" of sorts. Take a look at http://www.findmespot.com/en/index.p...campaign=trace
    If I have one loss due to thievery, I will go to this technology. One hive will pay for the...
  15. Re: Hive is consuming pollen like crazy...what do I do now?

    The answer to this would probably better from someone in your area but my thought is that I would stop the pollen. It is possible to fool the hive into thinking a flow is on which would cause them...
  16. Thread: ? swarm

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    Re: ? swarm

    The other day, one of my hives was doing the same thing. Thousands of bees flying around. It is probably just orientation flights of the latest generation of bees. I'm guessing that it is the...
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    Re: Question on Bottom Board

    For what its worth, I think SBB are a critical piece of the IPM puzzle. The mites that fall off or are picked off the bees will fall to the bottom. If it is solid bottom, the mites can simply...
  18. Thread: Wax Moths

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    Re: Wax Moths

    I am planning on getting a chunk of dry ice and going to put it in a sealed container with my frames to see if it prevents the moths from doing damage. My thought is to raise the CO2 levels in the...
  19. Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    I had one hive about 2 weeks ago produce a single supercedure cell on a frame.
    It had a larvae in it about 5-7 days old and I was also able to find the queen who was laying a bunch of eggs. Since...
  20. Re: Goldenrod in NC.......Lots of Bloom But No Nectar?

    This is the first year that I have seen the bees really working the GR. If you notice the picture below has the bee lapping up the nectar with her protruding tongue. I love the smell of GR as it is...
  21. Re: mixing oxalic acid with water then use in a black flag fogger?

    From what I read from JWChesnut in the tread (http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?303910-An-oxalic-vaporizer-that-WORKS-in-30-sec&goto=newpost) if the OA exceeds 247 F , it will decompose...
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    JWChestnut,
    Thanks for a great explanation of the transformation of OA into vapor. I have search the net trying to understand the sublimation process and your explanation is the most clear.
    Thanks!
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    Re: tankless water heater

    Phoebee,
    What kind of propane generator do you have? My gasoline generator has burned me for the last time by not starting when I needed it. The mechanic said to switch to propane for more...
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    Re: Found Queen Cells

    I also ran into this same situation. Inspected a hive that is not progressing like my others. There are eggs and brood of all ages on 3 frames and I found a single supercedure cell on one of them. ...
  25. Re: Two honey harvest, each different, one a little aftertaste

    Same here in GA. Goldenrod honey is dark and has a definite lingering aftertaste.
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