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    Re: Suggest A Different Beginners Book.

    This is the second time for me to write this. Twenty minutes were spent writing the first response. The submit button was pushed and the website demanded that I re-enter my password. I usually make a...
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    Re: Suggest A Different Beginners Book.

    SquarePeg;

    Thanks for the suggestion. It is a good book but it is for people who have already made the decision to go the SC way.

    Most people who graduate a beginners class that uses...
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    Suggest A Different Beginners Book.

    Keith Delaplane's beginners handbook is used by a lot of associations in their beginners classes. It fails to discuss small cell theory. Is their a more balanced beginner's book out their that one...
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    Re: Cold weather buildup

    [QUOTE=squarepeg;1223612]gee thanks tod! :)

    Squarepeg,

    You enjoyed the freezing rain so much three days ago I am sending more tonight. Can you believe this? Freezing rain twice in one...
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    Re: Cold weather buildup

    Rather than using nectar being brought into the hive to feed with they could use the excess 30 pounds to feed and put the new nectar in my part of the hive <GGG>. I see no down side to a little...
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    Re: Cold weather buildup

    TuscaloosaBK:

    Since your feeding question is related to this thread it would not be a highjack.

    Squarepeg and I have discussed this very subject offline. How much do you need to last all winter...
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    Re: Cold weather buildup

    They were bringing in a good bit of Juniper pollen today. That greenish pollen that swells up the pollen basket. About two out of three had pollen. If we can get the Canadians to cooperate things...
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    Re: Cold weather buildup

    Squarepeg,
    Hope you didn’t mind the freezing rain we sent you yesterday. The radio said Jackson County closed down all the roads last night. We had snow downtown yesterday. Today it was a high of...
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    Re: How to develop a treatment free apiary?

    Grifon

    One of the State Universities (Auburn) holds a state wide beekeeping symposium once a year in Feb. This year was Feb 7th in Clanton. Two years ago over 600 attended. Two people admitted to...
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    Re: How to develop a treatment free apiary?

    Grifon,

    Jim Davis is 10 miles north of Wetumpka. He breeds S.C. I think he uses soft treatments. Two weeks ago his nucs were reserved through early June. P.M. me for a phone number if you are...
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    Re: New member from Central Alabama

    Five is not a problem. Two seasons ago everybody was getting slimed out, possibly due to weather.

    I suggest building an pan to put under the SBB.

    Montevallo, you are in the center of the...
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    Re: New member from Central Alabama

    Greetings,

    30 miles south would put you about Calera.

    Are you running oil pans on the SHB's?
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    Fortified Sugar Syrup

    Unfortunately my colonies are in a position where they need to be fed this winter. The alternative to not feeding is letting the genes die out due to starvation. My position is that it is better to...
  14. Thread: oil pans

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    Re: oil pans

    .I guess I missed it, but can you tell me which screen you use? .
    #8
  15. Re: Which to buy: Dadant or Kelley Bee Frames and Small Cell Foundation

    According to another website Dadant is the manufacturer of all small cell wax foundation in this country. The SC you find at Mann Lake came from Dadant.

    Fifty pieces of deep SC was ordered from...
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    Re: What type of Nail Gun and Staple Gun

    My Harbor Freight stapler works as well as my Bostitch as long s you do not use HF staples in it. It could have been a not broken in thing but Bostitch and Porter Cable staples worked well in the HF...
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    Re: taking bees south

    Have you considered all the permits that would be required?

    Some say our apiary laws are among the nations strictest. I think you would have to have your state inspect all comb then apply for our...
  18. Re: need a local beekeeper from around north alabama who raises queens.

    Jim Davis. My office needs cleaning so I will send telephone later. My memory wants to remember him in Wallsboro. He's not the best at returning phone calls. He's the only nuc supplier in Montgomery...
  19. Re: need a local beekeeper from around north alabama who raises queens.

    I am having a senior moment. There is a queen producer in Huntsville whose name escapes me at the moment.

    There is Dave Kelton who is located about 15 miles NE of Gadsden. He is in charge of the...
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    Home Depot Bucket Repair

    Home Depot buckets come with cheap, flimsy, plastic handles that break soon after purchase. The wire then cuts your hand when carrying something. This is how I fixed the problem.

    The first...
  21. Re: Long range forcast for another nasty cold winter in central-southeast states, rat

    This spring there was a study released about forecasting accuracy. All the usual suspects were included including government services. They found the most accurate forecaster was: The Farmers...
  22. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    Make sure the pieces are square.
    Assemble based on the outside of the wood and not based on a tight rabbit joint. The rabbit cuts are often sloppy. The gap on the rabbit cuts can be filled with glue...
  23. Petition to the Beesource Website Moderator.

    Petition to the Beesource Website Moderator.

    My apologies in advance for hijacking this thread.

    There are those who are interested in intellectual discussion of small cell theory including...
  24. Thread: Hop Guard II

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    Re: Hop Guard II

    Hopguard works on what principle? My assumption is that it is made of beer hops and it is the smell. If that is the case, why not go down to the home brew shop and buy hops by the ounce more...
  25. Re: Is it worth testing to determine if they are Africanized Honey Bees?

    "They have tried to requeen the hive but those attempts have failed."

    Consider calling your State bee inspector. You can call the Dept of Ag in Montgomery to find out the one in north Ala. The...
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