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    Re: Hello from Georgia

    Great to have you. I'm to your southeast a bit. Look forward to sharing we know (and what we don't know).

    Ken
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    Re: Another Hello from Jax Florida

    Good to have you. I'm just over the border in Kingsland, Ga. I've only had bees for a couple years but seems like everything that can happen....HAS! Glad you joined. Hope we can help each other....
  3. Re: To Exclude or Not To Exclude - that is a question?

    I use them more for me than the queen. I am still very new to the actually laying on of hands with bees and I wanted to make sure I limited my damage to the queen. I've got six hives and have...
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    Re: The best wood to use for a bee hive

    +1 for the free stuff! Probably matters more how you preserve it more than the species. I've got hives made from #2 pine from Lowes, pallets, 3/4" plywood and an old home made wooden table of...
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    Re: Winter prep in Texas?

    No problem. I have a groove in the bottom board just above the screen so when it's time to prep for cold weather or when I want to isolate the hive for some reason I just slide in a board that I...
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    Re: Winter prep in Texas?

    I'm also a very new bee keeper so keep this in mind! :) I'm in extreme southeast Georgia on the coast just before you get into Florida. Our climates are similar except for the humidity. I lived in...
  7. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome aboard. Let us know how the bees are in La.

    Ken
  8. Re: Need help - bees beeing weird - what's going on???

    Be patient....I'm sure the smart gang will chime in soon enough.

    I've had similar happen this year. Thought it was a swarm but they never left. I figured they got agitated at something and they...
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    Re: Started fogging today.

    I enjoy how Glock did his troubleshooting. Stick with it and don't introduce any variables into the equation...it screws up the results! Changing formula was sort of an emergency action because his...
  10. Thread: sept 1st

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    Re: sept 1st

    Yep! :) Thanks. Sometimes I read/watch/hear stuff and hit the panic button before I've had time to digest it in context.
  11. Re: Anyone in the deep south using top entrances without bottom vents in hives?

    Extreme southeast Georgia here, right on the I-95 border to Florida. When I started I only had a bottom entrance, then added an inner cover with a 3/8" slot in the center for a top entrance/exit. ...
  12. Thread: sept 1st

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    Re: sept 1st

    The University of Florida is STILL recommending using grease patties for tracheal mite treatment. When I started in 2008 that was the preferred method of treatment, now it's part of their IPM.
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    Re: Started fogging today.

    I agree with Shinbone. When I was just a laborer on a farm helping to take care of bees (before I started raising my own) my boss would have us fog religiously, but in retrospect I think it was for...
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    Re: Powdered Sugar

    I dust the same way as everyone above. I dust as a matter of routine, not as a result of mite drop. Use to use confectionary but now just use regular white sugar and grind it a bit before...
  15. Thread: Rain!!!!

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    Re: Rain!!!!

    Lots more rain here in the Southeast as well. Can't complain because we've been in a nasty drought for over seven years. Getting the water table back up is a huge blessing. But the rain and windy...
  16. Re: My project to get people started in mead making

    I think it's a great idea and am excited about it with/for you. We plan on brewing and were hoping to do so this year but this is our third year to keep bees in our own yard and the honey production...
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    Re: New hobbyist beekeeper

    Nearly same here, Matt. Welcome btw :) I still remember running and screaming like a little girl (no offense little girls) whenever a bee came within eye or ear shot. Now I find myself going out...
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    Re: your forum is feeling unfriendly

    Hey, Willbe! Welcome... oh, wait! (shrugs shoulders, gazes off into nothingness) You're officially ignored. Come back, chat often, chime in on every thread and start some new ones. We'll all...
  19. Re: Newb Question: Dealing with a HiveTop Feeder

    I've also seen the bees crowding around the water/ice I dump after making home made ice cream. That stuff is super salty!

    My water PH is 7.4 after adding sugar! I'm going to lower it to see if...
  20. Re: Hi There! I'm moments away from ordering a complete hive kit! Any Advice?

    (snark) If you start now, you'll have time before spring swarm season to develop an obnoxious know-it-all online persona based on the absolutist dogma, rumors and quasi-religious innuendo you...
  21. Re: Hi There! I'm moments away from ordering a complete hive kit! Any Advice?

    Hey, Jalek.... I'm from the same zone as you and am also pretty new to allowing bees to control my life. I also started with a package and spent more money on "stuff" than I should have. In...
  22. Re: Honey Farming, R.O.B Manley- now downloadable pdf

    Thanks a lot for the heads up! Great book. Thanks for thinking of us :)
  23. Thread: Memphis, TN

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    Re: Memphis, TN

    Glad you're with us. Make sure you fill us in after the meeting. You're sure to bring some good nuggets back.

    Ken
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    Re: New to forum

    Nice to have you. Hope you learn and love more every day. Look forward to hearing from you...

    Ken
  25. Thread: Bee sting

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    Re: Bee sting

    I'm like the op....unless I have the Stihl weed eater in the garden! :( I got popped seven times in the face and head yesterday. Stay Puff marshmallow man today. They HATE that danged weed eater!...
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