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    Re: splitting....too soon?

    In theory, you can begin splitting hives as soon as you have drone brood with purple eyes. This observation suggests that other colonies in your area should be at about the same stage of drone...
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    Re: looking for 2 queen bees

    Harvey's Honey in Florida has them. I called last week to verify, and am placing an order with them next week. PM me if want their number.

    Garrett
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    Re: Queen catcher clips

    Dan,
    Could you put me down for 10?
    Thanks,

    Garrett
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    Re: 70 Degrees In GA Tomorrow

    It's quite possible that the light rust-red pollen is from some other source, I just assumed it was from the red maples, as that is what I've noticed them bringing in since the maples started...
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    Re: 70 Degrees In GA Tomorrow

    It's a light rust-red color, from the pollen pellets I've seen. They are also bringing in a lot of bright yelow pollen from the brassicaceas.
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    Re: 70 Degrees In GA Tomorrow

    I did full inspections today, sunny and bumping 80. They were bringing in nectar and lots of pollen, queens were laying, and had capped brood and drones. Didn't find any swarm cells, but it won't...
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    Re: Big demand for ai service

    Please don't take this the wrong way, but by using correct spelling and sentence structure you would have a much better chance at attracting potential customers.
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    Re: need to clean some frames

    FatBeeMan instructional video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1dD7DPq4PU&feature=plcp

    Garrett
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    Re: Beeline budget frames

    Thanks, tefer2!
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    Re: Beeline budget frames

    Sorry, but do they have a web address? :ot:
    Thanks,
    Garrett
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    Re: Air tools and compressor

    Compressors and pneumatic tools are popular items at pawn shops, so don't count them out if your good at haggling.

    Garrett
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    Re: Looking for Wildflower ID Guides

    http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/features/books/northeastbooks.shtml
    Hope this helps.

    Garrett
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    Re: vocabulary lesson

    Are you thinking of a "follower board"?
  14. Re: In bloom now, hundreds of tiny white flowers

    Do you have a picture? Could it be fleabane?
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    Re: Do bees eat blueboard insulation?

    I don't have any experience using blueboard insulation in my hives, but the bees may chew it up to remove it from the hive. Try it and let us know how it works. You may could even overlay it with a...
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    Re: Varroa mites! Now what?

    Isn't this the "treatment free beekeeping" part of the forum? Although passive, isn't drone brood striking/freezing/removal a form of treatment? Everyone has to figure out where their "line in the...
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    Re: Robbers hit same time every day?

    I agree with A'sPOPPY, orientation flights.
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    Re: Using Apiguard with SBB

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/miticides-2011/
    Scroll down to "Testing MAQS in California", and take a look at the bar graph of his results. He got good mite kill on screened bottoms with both MAQS...
  19. Re: screened pallet bottom boards and treating for mites

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/miticides-2011/
    Scroll down to "Testing MAQS in California", and take a look at the bar graph of his results. He got good mite kill on screened bottoms with both...
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    Re: Saw something interesting today...

    Yep, pollen. You will probably notice those "black seeds" in the bee bread.

    Garrett
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    Swarming in the Southeast

    I'm located in SE Georgia, and the past two weeks I've seen three swarms while in my bee yard. That's just the ones that I have seen, no telling how many more there have been. Is anyone else in...
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    Re: Hives and Ticks

    As a wildlife field biologist, I spend 95% of my workday in wooded areas. There is no 100% foolproof way to prevent tick bites, but as Blackwater stated, wearing your pants legs tucked into boots...
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    Re: Sawdust

    If the sugar makes a mess of your smoker, you could try mixing the saw dust with a corn starch/water slurry to make briquettes, as you would if you were making your own charcoal.
  24. Re: What have I started....robbing death match?

    http://www.bjornapiaries.com/equipmentmanagement.html
    Here's an idea. I haven't tried it, but it sounds logical. (Scroll down to the bottom of the page, "Tube Entrances")

    Garrett
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    Re: Letting go of Clarice

    I would pinch the queen, and then do a newspaper combine with the weaker of the other hives. Doing this will reduce your time and effort two-fold, by ridding yourself of a dying hive and buikding up...
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