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    Re: What's the fuss about dandelions?

    brad, i don't see bees on dandelions very often either, i think it's a timing thing. last year my bees didn't work my blackberries but this year they worked them like crazy for a week or so. now...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    dan, i'm only three years in as a georgia beekeeper and my best stock came from alabama........
    actually my best bees came from griffin, georgia but who knows where they really came from before that...
  3. Re: Distended abdomens in swarms, a Varroa impact

    before the varroa got here george blake jr. (auburn university apiary studies) had been somewhere studying them and tobacco smoke was being used heavily. apparently it didn't work out.
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    is it any different than another beekeeper saying that bees raised in georgia can't be kept alive anywhere else and flying around the country saying it? i can't believe that there haven't been...
  5. Re: Depending on your replies, I may have to quit before I start.

    i'm glad i don't sell queens. a certain beekeeper has sure poisoned the well where bees from georgia are concerned.
    i have a neighbor a couple of miles from me that started 20 hives about 10 years...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    i think it comes down to what works for one person in one area with one strain of bees probably can't be repeated by other people in other places with different strains of bees. a lot of beekeeping...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    the words "suggests" and "might" don't seem very conclusive. that seems the same as saying that ahb colonies survive varroa destructor and this might suggest that it could be due to the smaller cell...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    jim, i think one theory is that the shorter brood cycle disrupts the mite life cycle. around '99 or 00' i removed a colony of what we used to call german bees from a house. i had high hopes for...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    i don't run small cell but i'm not going to say it doesn't work either. you say that ahb survives without intervention and that anyone can see that cell size isn't the main reason. what should i be...
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    Re: trees for bees

    that would be tulip poplar honey. i live in phenix city are you north or south of me? the other main source in wooded areas is privet hedge and it's extremely light and some people say it's bitter...
  11. Re: Will winter storm Vulcan be the cinch pin for northern hives?

    june 1st and it's over here unless you get lucky and sumac puts out or there is a goldenrod flow. 60 or 70 days of flow to get them through until either september or next march/april. blackberries...
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    Re: worst spot you have been stung.

    under the fingernail. it's intense pain and it doesn't go away in a few seconds like any other sting. it feels like you touched the sun for what seems like avery long time (probably only a minute...
  13. Re: Will winter storm Vulcan be the cinch pin for northern hives?

    that's a typical pattern down south. it was 80 yesterday and it will get to or below freezing tonight. this happens (not to that extreme on the high end always) every week for 5 moths down here. 2...
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    Re: nuc sales profit margin

    i'd pay more for bees that survived a winter down here. we lose hives down this way too.
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    Re: nuc sales profit margin

    that's what i was thinking when i asked the question. by selling those nucs that far below market it could drive the price down for the guys that are trying to make a living. demand is so high that...
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    Re: nuc sales profit margin

    how are you raising your queens? i think queen rearing is fairly labor intensive when you figure in building cell finishers etc. there are a few hours in getting a good round of queens. it's the...
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    Re: nuc sales profit margin

    i should have replied with a quote. see post 6. my question was directed toward that.
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    Re: nuc sales profit margin

    if the going rate is 125.00 why would you dump them at 100.00? demand is probably never met so selling them at market price is more than fair and you get to make a little more.
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    Re: IRS and bees/bee products as livestock

    sqkcrk, it's kind of funny that i rush to get away from my "desk" job to get to go work at a loss at a physically demanding job in the evenings and on the weekends. i plowed fields and worked bees...
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    Re: IRS and bees/bee products as livestock

    it has some finished space in it. my farm is 60 miles from where i live. i need to be able to shower and spend some nights there.
    i'll further divide the warehouse space into a work shop on one...
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    Re: IRS and bees/bee products as livestock

    i built a 2400 sq ft commercial building last year and i think my accountant said i had to depreciate it over 31 years. i was shocked. i doubt i'll live that long.
    i file schedule f but i'm also...
  22. Re: Georgia Beekeepers - anyone seeing swarms yet?

    i'm between columbus and macon. i saw my first drone today in a hive that is trying to supercede. i saw empty queen cups in a couple of other hives. based off of that and a lot of capped drone...
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    Re: Osb

    astro, that's about as expensive (and heavy) as it gets, i hope you got a deal. i sell building materials, advantech is designed to stand up to exposure for a while but regular osb is not.
    if...
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    Re: Maple flow in SE right now?

    mine have been bringing in pollen for about a month. wild plums, henbit, dandelion and maples are blooming. i went through a few brood chambers last weekend and they all had solid frames of pollen...
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    Re: strained/filtered

    oh, i'm sure there were days where it was 120 degrees or more in that metal building. looking back i don't know how i stood it.
    unfortunately hive beetles and varroa mites like things down here...
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