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  1. Thread: 2 of 3 Dead

    by Dubuquer
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    2 of 3 Dead

    It warmed up a bit today and I decided to put some pollen patties in the hives. Two out of three hives were dead. One was completely empty with food stores the other was full of stores and dead...
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    2 Out of 3 Dead Today

    It warmed up a bit today and I decided to put some pollen patties in the hives. Two out of three hives were dead. One was completely empty with food stores the other was full of stores and dead...
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    Winchester England Beeks?

    Anyone on this site near Winchester? I'm around for a few days from the US and would like to see how you Brits operate. PM me if you get this message before Saturday June 28.
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    Queen Excluder or Honey Excluder?

    Thought I would do a little experimenting this year and try out a queen excluder. The hives are very strong and seem to be storing a good amount of honey in the top brood box. I've put a super on...
  5. Re: Price per wt honey, or per container costs, or UPsell?

    Charge the absolute most you can get for each size container. In my area (North GA) I charge $7/12 oz bear. There are some in my area who are willing to sell the same size container for $4/$5. ...
  6. Re: Those with hive top feeders - how do you inspect your hives?

    What is the purpose of your inspection this time of year? Maybe lay a couple small (2"x2") boards on the ground to rest your feeder on to reduce the surface area and minimize bee loss.
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    70 Degrees In GA Tomorrow

    Going to bee 70 here in Georgia tomorrow. Hope to get in the hive and do some preseason cleaning and put some more syrup on. Any other advice on what I might want to do to take care of the warm...
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    Re: Feeding on warmer days

    I fed mine today in Cherokee County. Gotta keep them alive until the first bloom.
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    Re: smoker fuel bonanza

    I like to use sumach (sp?) berries which are plentiful this time of year. Seems to be a good, cool, smoke and burn quite well. Don't have to worry too much about any chemicals as I collect them out...
  10. Thread: Purple Honey

    by Dubuquer
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    Purple Honey

    A friend of mine in GA harvested his honey recently and he had a super full of purple honey. Any ideas on the source - grapes, muscadine? If was an interesting twist.
  11. Re: What process do you use to clean an extractor after use.

    Garden hose - just clean water.
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    Re: Why are my bees not using the bottom box?

    I've got a similar situation here in GA. Running double deeps on both my hives and the top deep is full but very little activity in the bottom box. So the best solution is to switch the boxes at...
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    Re: Amount of boxes per hive

    If you don't extract, and continue to add supers, is there a point where you put the new/empty super on the bottom of the stack - fresh super just above brood box? Or, do you just keep adding to the...
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    Re: duck dynasty bees

    That entire show is so staged. So far from "reality TV" - they need better writers.
  15. Thread: Lost Queen?

    by Dubuquer
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    Re: Lost Queen?

    Moving a frame of brood is a good idea. I'm pretty certain it was the queen and not an attendant as I had a very good look at her in the brief time she was on the frame. I was expecting her to turn...
  16. Thread: Lost Queen?

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    Re: Lost Queen?

    I did stand there for a couple of minutes with that look on my face. I'll keep my fingers crossed and see what happens by mid week next week. How long can I go before requeening? We've had some...
  17. Thread: Lost Queen?

    by Dubuquer
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    Lost Queen?

    I installed a new package last Saturday and placed the queen cage in the brood box. After three days I realized there was a cork covering the candy in the queen cage. I removed the cork and covered...
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    Re: Brood Box Reversals & Supering

    I just reversed mine today. The top box was pretty full and heavy bottom box was empty. I started feeding Megabee as well and should start seeing more than maple blooming wihtin the next week to ten...
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    Re: Fence around hives a bad idea?

    My question is why? I have my hives in a 12'x12'x6' dog kennel as a condition to my wife "allowing me" to have hives and it works great. If you're looking for concealment then this, obviously,...
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    I ordered a 5 lb bag of mega bee this week and will be using it for the first time on my hives. I'm a fourth year bee keeper and, like everyone, am still learning. The reason I am using MB this year...
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    Re: Nice Bees Turned Angry

    Mike - been a while since I've been on so appologize for the delayed response. When I harvested I did take off most of the honey. Since then have been feeding. They have subsequently settled down...
  22. Re: Good morning, I am Quail Hunter, new to this site

    I have a good friend who keeps bees in Leesburg. Great country over that way and get there often.
    I keep mine in Cherokee County, GA.
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    Re: 2011 Honey Prices

    I sell my 12 oz bears for $6 each and am nearly sold out for the season. Underpricing your honey not only hurts your bottom line it effects everyone else in your market as well. Let the super...
  24. Re: removed supers - now the bees don't have enough room

    Daniel has it right. With this many bees you'll be positioned to make a split in the spring if you can keep them alive over the winter.
  25. Re: removed supers - now the bees don't have enough room

    Just one deep?
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