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    Re: Painting hives in Alabama

    Paint! Its fun and the kids love it (and maybe daddy, just a little).

    War Eagle!

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  2. Re: What happens when you ask your 11 year old daughter to "paint" hive bodies

    Awesome!
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    Re: Capped honey question

    I'm south of both of you and noticed the same thing 2 weeks ago. At the time the maples were just starting to bloom. I added supers to three of my larger hives to make room because the upper deeps...
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    Re: Full Sun or Afternoon Shade?

    I'm in "middle" Alabama and I prefer full sun. I find it's another weapon against the ever present small hive beetle. The bees will go outside when it gets too hot.
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    Re: Ideas for hive numbering.

    My wife has a vinyl cutter and she just cut me a bunch of numbers. I stick those on one of the hive bodies and I reference that number in my journal.

    I don't number my supers. In my case, the...
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    Re: Adding drawn honey supers

    I supered mine last Sunday as they were going gangbusters with nectar and pollen. We've had maple and some early pear trees blooming for about 2 weeks now. I haven't reversed mine because when I...
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    Re: Just getting started in Mobile Alabama

    Welcome, Buzzkill.

    You also might want to join the Alabama beekeepers association as well as attend the symposium in Auburn on February 1st (www.onetew.com).

    Another thing, find a mentor. Even...
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    Re: Veils / Black Mesh

    Well, now that we're all friends...:)

    Jared, how about something that can be pulled down in front of the veil for magnification, sorta like a magnifying glass on a swing arm.

    Mark, I can...
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    Re: Veils / Black Mesh

    @sqkcrk

    I see you edited your original response this morning after sleeping on it over night. I guess you decided it was a little harsh. Not sure the edited version is much better.

    Sqkcrk, I've...
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    Re: Veils / Black Mesh

    Honestly, I didn't know any better at first until I bought my suit, that's when it became obvious. The mosquito net makes everything darker and the ventilation is not as good. The main thing for me...
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    Re: Veils / Black Mesh

    When my father-in-law went out and "purchased a veil" he got me one too, and I experienced the same thing. As it turns out he got a mosquito veil which has very small netting. An actual bee veil has...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught an 5-8 lb swarm this morning. It was a big one! They wouldn't fit in a Nuc box so I had to put them in a 10frame deep. The original colony must have been a monster.

    July 13, 2013. Quite...
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    Re: Good time for honey super ?

    My apologies for not answering fully before...

    Are you running deeps for your honey supers? If so moving the frames of foundation down and drawn comb up would be fine until they stop drawing comb....
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    Re: Good time for honey super ?

    Not sure what the status of the nectar flow is in Penn but if its still strong then you could probably quit feeding. You definitely don't want sugar water honey! Even a light flow will help them...
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    Re: Need to move hive at night

    Michael Bush has a very good description of his process for moving bees. This might be helpful to you.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmoving.htm

    I don't move hives at night either...bad things...
  16. Re: switching out equipment and a hive move questions

    I close mine up at night with number 8 hardware cloth on the entrances and ratchet strap the entire box. I move them during daylight hours because I can see better. Trust me, moving a heavy box of...
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    Re: Combining weak hive with strong one.

    I did this exact thing last weekend. After two days, remove the remaining paper, place the Nuc frames in the hive and remove the top box. No worries.
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    Re: When to add a second honey super

    I'd put a new one on so they can start drawing comb.

    As for placement, I'm just stacking one on to of the other. You'll here different opinions on this but all seem to be based on preference.
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    Re: Old Hive Robbing New Hives...HELP!

    Thanks guys.

    Michael, I only have one really strong hive and 4 small colonies that I've just acquired this spring.

    How long do I keep the smaller hives closed off, or covered if I do the wet...
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    Old Hive Robbing New Hives...HELP!

    Hi everyone. I have a bit of a situation that I can't figure out how to handle.

    I have four hives: one over-wintered (old) from last year, one from a swarm (which is doing great) and two nucs that...
  21. Re: How many people use Salt Blocks for their bees and how do I know...

    I have a concrete bird bath filled with sand, rocks and water in my bee yard. I also have salt water pool. Wanna guess what my bees like the most? Yep, the pool. They never touch the fresh water....
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    Queen Introduction

    I need to introduce a new queen to a hive that lost its queen around April 6th. Its been an entire month but the queen cells that were in the hive never produced a queen, so now I have a hive with no...
  23. Re: Feeding multiple hives from common location

    Wow! Thanks for the responses everyone. I'll try the links included. I tried to search for the topic but didn't see anything related on quick glance.

    Funny, I just bought some frame feeders the...
  24. Feeding multiple hives from common location

    Does anyone have ideas on ways to feed multiple hives from one location? I have five hives, all new Nucs recently placed in deeps, and it was recommended that I feed them this year to help build them...
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