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    Re: What to do with supers after harvest

    Freeze them for next year if you have the space. If not let them clean them up but the bees will destroy lots of the comb cleaning it up.
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    Re: Share your honey harvest tips.

    When extracting I like to go straight from the extractor to 5 gallon buckets. Let them sit overnight. All of the "trash" (wax, bees, ect...) will float to the top overnight. Filter the next day. ...
  3. When does the flow usually slow down in NE GA?

    I am around Athens and it looks like the flow is slowing down. Should I go ahead and extract for the season or wait a few more weeks? Thanks for any advise :thumbsup:
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    Re: Space and Swimming Pools

    That is plenty of room to place the hives. Personally I wouldn't want them 6-10' away from a pool my kids would be using for the summer. That is a personal opinion, again its plenty of room for the...
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    Anyone seeing heavy flow in GA?

    We have a few hives in Statham. I am not seeing as much nectar coming in as this time last year. What is everyone else in the area experiencing?
  6. Re: My results OAV vs Checkmite and SHB update.

    Cool thanks for the tip. Will try that out if the OAV fails me :)
  7. Re: My results OAV vs Checkmite and SHB update.

    Andrew if you know of an "approved" treatment that is more effective than Checkmite please tell us what it is. I am new and have also been using OAV. Seems to work great, I only have 8 hives.
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  8. Re: My results OAV vs Checkmite and SHB update.

    Robbin,

    An easy way to cool the vape down is keep a cup of water close by and dip it in when your done vaping. It will cool it off and you can immediately add more OA and go to the next hive. ...
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    Re: Honey tastes like coffee??

    It crossed my mind!!!
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    Honey tastes like coffee??

    I went to my dads today to help him extract. He is around Augusta, Ga which is about about 100 miles East of Atlanta. We got a couple gallons from his two hives. When we were extracting I noticed...
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    Bacon in honey?

    My wife and I were bottling honey tonight after eating bacon and eggs for dinner. I was joking around about putting a piece of bacon in with the honey. Then I got to thinking. Is this possible...
  12. Extracted two supers yesterday and made a small mistake

    Well I left the two wet supers and the extractor on the front porch of the cabin. Woke up this morning to a tornado of hungry bees! Short video below, I really can't believe how many bees were...
  13. Thread: Bee sting

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    Re: Bee sting

    I know this sounds silly, but the device below has helped my stings tremendously. I swell up really bad, but if I use the suction within a few minutes of getting stung, its not near as bad. Doesn't...
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    Re: Swarm prevention

    Awesome! This is actually what I did, but i've been wondering the past couple days if I may have screwed up. I seem to have gotten this confused with "checkerboarding", and have read you cannot (or...
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    Swarm prevention

    I have an over wintered hive that has two deeps and a medium super. It is overflowing with bees and the super is slap full of honey. I have been told that the flow is over in my part of Georgia. So...
  16. Re: Georgia beekeepers when you do harvest your honey?

    I am also in ga and have been wondering the same thing. Do they make honey through September?
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    Re: Does this look normal?

    Thanks guys. After researching "washboarding" and watching videos, this is exactly what they are doing. Not sure why, looks like they are cleaning the heck out of the hive!

    WVMJ - Not camo but...
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    Does this look normal?

    I have 10 hives, and 50% of them look like the attached picture throughout most of the day. They are not crowded, each hive has a spare box on top. Is this normal for this temperature / weather? I...
  19. What do people do with truckloads of honey?

    I see 55 gallon barrels and truckloads of honey being sold in the for sale forums. What are people doing with this much honey? Bottling and reselling it? That is the only thing I can figure. Am I...
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    Got our first ever honey crop today

    This is our first year keeping bees. We have 10 hives going and put together a full super of capped honey yesterday. We extracted it and got around 40 lbs. Best tasting honey I have ever had! ...
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    what NOT to do when you get stung

    A week ago I was helping dad with a couple of his hives. He doesn't have many tools, so we were using a 5 in 1 painters tool (as pictured below) to go through the hives with. One of the bees popped...
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    Re: KEnt Williams Hive Tool

    Actually not a bad idea for someone that has a few of each laying around!
  23. Re: Dillemma over singles vs double deeps; please input!

    I am farther south than you, but tried both ways this year. The hives with the single deep are actually doing much better. I have about 5 with singles and 5 with double deep boxes. The hives with...
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    Re: Carpenter ants under top cover

    I had hundreds of them living between the top cover and inner cover. Had eggs and everything. I would pop the top cover and they would all grab an egg and go running. I tried using auto grease on...
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    Re: KEnt Williams Hive Tool

    Haven't seen this, great design. This tool would stop me from having to carry two tools, may order one thanks.
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