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    Re: Vibration Question

    Thank you to all who responded. I seems that the experience of several is that the girls ignore the trains just like we learn to.

    Yes 5 engine trains do rumble, we get them several times a day...
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    Vibration Question

    I have been have a problem with absconding hives at my home location. I have been over everything and been examined by a master beek...no solutions.

    My question for any of you is; has anyone had...
  3. Thread: Rossman so-so

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    Rossman's

    OK, I was going to keep quiet but here goes;

    Back in January I ordered a package from Rossman, via the internet site. I didn't do the credit card online, so elected to call the following day to...
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    Georgia Beekeepers Social Group

    There is a group forming for discussions specific to the Georgia beek...including social chatter not limited to beekeeping topics.

    For those not aquainted with the social groups:

    Look for the...
  5. Thread: lemongrass oil

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    I was just on their site and didn't see it. I...

    I was just on their site and didn't see it. I emailed them.
  6. Thread: abandoned hives

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    but

    squatting is OK? That is what this unknown beek is doing. Where I grew up, they would have made a nice fire long ago.

    You leave it on my property unattended with no way to contact you, it's mine!
  7. drinking water

    Again, I can't say for sure, but considering some of the places I have seen the girls drinking from I don't think a dead animal in a lke would be any problem.

    Like Raveneye said, I don't think...
  8. Thread: hello

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    Greetings

    Welcome to the forums. I got my ticket in 1968, finally let it expire in 2004 after not owning a rig in 10+ yrs. Was a CB'r from 1963-68.

    If you are interested, we are attempting to activate a...
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    marking frames

    Well now, my wife likes woodburning, so maybe I have a project for her...she also likes the bees, but is allergic to the pollens (all pollens it seems). Can't be out this time of year.

    We live...
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    stolen frame...

    No I don't think so, These frames were mediums with black foundation, the same as all my brood boxes. They look like mine and are drawn the same as the ones I had seen before.


    I have tried the...
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    More info....

    Let me try to expand a little...

    I had the split in a 5 frame nuk with a jar feeder and an enpty 5 frame super above the brood area. The split was from a hive about 60 miles away and brought here...
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    They were not taking either the syrup or pollen...

    They were not taking either the syrup or pollen sub enough to notice. I just had them on because the bee count was low. They had stores of both the last time I checked, but when I found them gone...
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    magnifier

    OK that is what I had thought, Guess I'll have to get one of those BIG lenses and a portable stand if I want to try grafting. I got new glasses and still can't see that small/:shhhh:

    Problem then...
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    Why do bees abscond

    I had 2 new hives, splits from older, larger hives. They both were queenright, but not building real well. I was offering sugar water and pollen sub, although there is a good flow goin on. They...
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    curved to straight conversion of brood

    Does anyone know the timing of brood going from the little "C" shaped larva into the erect larva developing toward capping? Is this the 3 day grafting stage?
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    just my experiences

    I started with the boardman feeders, went to the gallon bags, and now use the jar / can on the topbars. The boardman draws outside activity to the entrance, either the bags leak into the brood or...
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    more input

    I was planning to do all overwintering in either full size nuks or 8 frame equipment. (I don't use 10 frame at all any more.)

    MP: I understand what you are saying about taller space as compared...
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    Mini-nuk .vs. Queen Castle

    I am thinking of breeding queens next season. I am torn between the two concepts. I lean toward the castles for the sake of standardization and possible less handling.

    Pros and cons:
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    mini nuk or queen castle

    I am just starting to think of queen breeding next season. I am torn between the two concepts. I lean toward the castles for the sake of standardization and possible less handling.

    Pros and cons:...
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    Ouch

    Maybe off topic but;

    I once had the tenticles from a portugese man-of-war wrapped around me, There is a toxin for ya. Had not idea how far it was to a hospital until that day. Haven't been in...
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    got ya

    That is what I thought you ment but wasn't sure. I have actually considered using the shallows for everything, but board sizes don't realy fit. Too much waste. So I guess I'll stick with all...
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    hive size question?

    Not trying to be a smarty, just getting confused.

    When talking of deep and "shallow" supers are we speaking of 6 5/8 medium depth supers or 5 5/8 shallow supers as the shallows?

    Just looking...
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    newspaper?

    Did you put newspaper between the hives when you stacked them up?
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    oil cans

    My ants will sacrifice themselfs to build an ant-bridge across the oil.
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