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    Re: Noob alert: setting up established colony

    I'm revisiting this thread after picking up my bees this morning...

    Once more, I have two established colonies in single deep brood boxes. I'm hoping to get some honey production right away, if...
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    Re: Noob alert: setting up established colony

    I've heard excluders can go quite a long ways toward preventing comb from being drawn out. I understand trying to keep brood out, but what sort of impact do you think it would have with my non-drawn...
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    Re: Noob alert: setting up established colony

    Forgot to address beedeetee's question about the amount of honey... I really only need about 9 pounds at the lest. I'm doing a 3-gallon batch at the workshop. 9 is probably slightly more than...
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    Re: Noob alert: setting up established colony

    Thanks for all the good input! Based on this, my current plan is to just go with the supering, and wait until later add a second brood body.

    @fant214: I'm leading the workshop in Radford, VA.
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    Noob alert: setting up established colony

    This may sound like a stupid question- but then, there are no stupid questions, only stupid people. :D (Yes, I am a bit self-deprecating!)

    In central Alabama, established colony to arrive...
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    Re: Advice on straining system [Noob alert!]

    Gotcha. I've done all kinds of homework, and apparently missed one of the basics. D'OH!

    Be well
    -UF
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    Re: Advice on straining system [Noob alert!]

    I figure a little feeding probably can't hurt. I may go with a little syrup just to see how they take it, then do more if the girls are little lushes. :) Granted, the president of my local...
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    Re: Advice on straining system [Noob alert!]

    Steven:

    I'm not really counting on getting much if any honey this year. I'll be getting two brood boxes with tested queens. Due to some weird weather here, and the fact in my sitting on the...
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    Re: Advice on straining system [Noob alert!]

    Fortunately, I know the president of local association (she got me into all this), and she has an extractor.

    I'm not really expecting any honey this year- but I'm buying established colonies, so...
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    Re: Greetings from North Alabama

    Interesting. I think it was just last week or week before, that NYC legalized beekeeping. Before, they had been classified in the same group with venomous or dangerous animals. There were lots of...
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    Re: Greetings from North Alabama

    I'm making the mead myself. :) (That's what got me into this. I've been making mead for about a year now- 1 of 4 batches is now in the bottle.)

    The bees will reside at a house just over the...
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    Re: Advice on straining system [Noob alert!]

    Gotcha. Thanks for the info! I was, indeed, misinterpreting it.

    BTW, I love your handle. :)

    Be well
    -UF
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    Advice on straining system [Noob alert!]

    I'm just getting into beekeeping, and I'm considering equipment options..
    Has anyone here used one of these?

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Multi-Use-Straining-System/productinfo/295/
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    Re: Greetings from North Alabama

    Oh, I was very much a silly person before I moved to 5 Points South (when I was 33), so I fit right in! I think it came from growing up with a forensic psychologist for a father, and a mother who...
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    Re: Greetings from North Alabama

    The fun started this morning just after 2am. Soon as I got home from the pub across the street, I decided just for fun, I'd tack together a medium super before going to bed. About 2:30, I decided...
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    Re: Hello from Scotland

    My ancestors are also Scots- and Germans. :)

    It was actually a Scot (transplanted to USA) who got me into all this. He's a mead maker, and got me into that. That in turn led me into keeping...
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    Re: New member from Bulgaria

    Welcome, Borislav! As a world traveller, I'm very happy to have an international crowd here.

    Be well
    -UF
  18. Re: Good Digital Camera For Beekeeping Photography

    I'm a Canon loyalist. I've used their P&S and SLRs (film and digital) for some great shots on all 7 continents.

    Brands aside, I would definitely look for a somewhat slim-line point & shoot. Why?...
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    Re: Birmingham, AL esta aqui!

    Gesundheit. I was never a boy scout. :( However, I loved the mushroom cloud merit badge during the end credits of the movie Up!, and I really want one.....

    Be well
    -UF
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    Birmingham, AL esta aqui!

    Howdy......I'm a Scot/German TV producer, digeridoo player, world traveller, photographer, mead maker, and soon to be beekeeper! My first big shipment of supplies has come in, after the county...
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    Re: Greetings from North Alabama

    Jefferson county checking in. I just got my shipment of unassembled hive bodies and supers today. Hopefully, I'll have bees in them very soon!

    Be well
    -UF
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