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    Housekeeping & Top Entrances

    Is housekeeping a problem when using a top entrance? I have a sbb but was wondering how the girls handled dead bees since they can't just drag them out the door
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    cutout

    Good luck I did my first one this month I did not find the Queen but as I was putting brood comb into the hive I noticed the girls with their rear in the air fanning. So I felt sure I had her, two...
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    cutout

    Things went good today stayed from 1000hrs till 1300, then went back at dark to pick up the hive. Never saw the queen but the girls were at the entance with the rear in the air fanning there wings. I...
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    Cutout

    Today is forecast for mid 70,s. I am doing a cutout today it's an old house thats on the chopping block, so no repairs will have to be made. I went yesterday and made cuts thrugh the lap siding on...
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    Mimosa trees

    Are Mimosa trees usful to bees?
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    Bolling bees

    Rumor has it the orginal owner was trying to restart out of Mississippi. The guy with the bad ratings is the second owner and he sold them last year.
  7. Faq

    April will complete my first year keeping bees. I whole heartly agree with the idea. As a first year keeper most of my questions are what to look for when opening a hive were to get bees and...
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    AJ'S beetle traps

    I received my traps today to late to put them in. what results have you all had ? I Don't have a major beetle problem and hope to keep it that way.
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    hive setup

    Every one I know in central Alabama runs two deeps for brood, I guess I am trying to figure out if one deep and a medium for brood will winter here, we average two months of non flying temps. April...
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    Inner cover hole orientation

    Some of the folks around here do not even use an inner cover. I have two hives without the traditional cover that I bought that way from a retiring keeper; the top cover has hardware cloth sandwiched...
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    Hive setup

    How do you have your hives set up one or two deeps , all mediums, deep and medium or shallow? Also where are you located ? Comments?
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    organic bees?

    What would the defintion be for organic bee keeping and organic honey.
    Would this mean you used no chemicals in the hive. What about the crops they feed on if they were treated would that mean the...
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    What are the pro and cons of a migatory v a...

    What are the pro and cons of a migatory v a telescoping cover
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    Plastic outer covers

    Do any of yall use the plastic outers like Walter kelley company sells?
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    Mine came from Mann Lake no instructions.

    Mine came from Mann Lake no instructions.
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    I have those bucket type traps there is no...

    I have those bucket type traps there is no bracket, bail, or holes for mounting.
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    Swarm traps

    How do you hang these traps? do I just tie a rope around it or what.
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    Marbury bee keeping

    Hope to join the Dixie bee king ring soon expect bees soon. Have swarm traps out at the neighbors they have a colony of bees in the eave of of the second story of there house.
  19. 9/18

    That's the one you can add a motor to later right? If money is an issue sounds good to me nothing says you have to load it down. If you can't crank it take frames out until you can then add the motor...
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    Poll: What is it?

    It must be the aliens, all the missing bees can likly be found in Area 51.
  21. Thread: Alabama ?

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    Alabama ?

    What diseases and pest are found in central Alabama? I am about 2weeks from my first bees, has this ccd thing been reported here.
  22. Thread: Fgmo?

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    Have no clue as to cost just wondering if it...

    Have no clue as to cost just wondering if it would have long term effect on shb or other advantages. Love oil finish on gun stocks (linseed oil )
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    Fgmo?

    Is fgmo waterproof like other oils? If so could it be used as a hive finish without being a hazard ? Yes I am new it this I was wondering if I could treat the bottom-board as minimum.
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    Amateur Radio

    How many beek's are radio operators ? in talking with a fellow beek it seemed as if the majority of keepers he knew were radio operators. I have let my license lapse but I was KD4HUG
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    Could you use a caged queen or lure to draw out...

    Could you use a caged queen or lure to draw out the queen?
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