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    Re: Certified Sourwood Honey?

    As is usually the case with beekeeping, nothing is clear cut or straightforward. I have read if at least 51% of the pollen in honey is from a certain source, you could claim the honey is that...
  2. Re: Charge for placing a hive at someone's garden?

    That's good advice that I didn't follow. I 've tried the hive rental idea with a couple hives. It sounds great on paper, but much different in reality. Even at a couple hundred bucks a year rental...
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    Re: Bee on reallllly small cell

    Was there Queen music coming out of the speaker?
  4. Re: Eating Fresh Pollen Year Round - What should I expect?

    Pollen is strong juju. IMO 1/2 cup per day is a HUGE amount. I eat a spoonful nearly every day sprinkled in a salad, smoothie, peanut butter sandwich, etc. I don't care for eating pollen by itself.
  5. Re: Africanized honey bees reach and over winter in Palisades, Colorado

    I get the idea that hot hives are hot hives regardless of genetics. But left on their own, some hot EHB hives won't result in every feral EHB colony being hot. AHB genetics will totally dominate...
  6. Re: Africanized honey bees reach and over winter in Palisades, Colorado

    I agree. I would be skeptical of the assertion that AHB can overwinter in CO. I'm also curious what test they used to determine they are AHB. The article says "genetic testing", but later it talks...
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    Re: Passive clearing of honey supers

    Yes but the upside is that during the time between trips, the bees will clean up all the honey from the busted burr comb between the supers from installing the escape board which can save some...
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    Re: Why use more than one brood box?

    While there may be 6500 cells on a frame, after some honey and pollen storage there's probably 3000 or less available for brood. Also, I wonder if some of the big "boomer" hives you sometimes see...
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    Re: $229.00 for a package of bees

    You can always put your $229.00 bees in your $350.00 hive.:rolleyes:
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    Re: Bubbles on surface using Mann Lake molds

    175 is plenty hot. Try pouring slowly and smoothly so the wax doesn't splash at all and pour it straight to the bottom so it doesn't touch the sides on the way down (at least as little as possible)....
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    Re: Capped brood problems! Something's not right!

    I have seen bees rip brood out of an observation hive trying to get at hive beetle larvae tunneling through the brood comb. I guess it's being hygienic, but it's definitely destructive.
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    Re: New Beekeeping Association Guidance

    I have been involved with setting up a couple. Here are some tips.

    1. Have reliable meeting date, time and place and stick to it.
    2. Don't start off with a lot of formalities like strict...
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    Re: wood for cooking

    Myron Mixon of BBQ Pitmaster fame swears by peach wood.
  14. Re: Georgia Beekeepers - anyone seeing swarms yet?

    I'm in Macon. No swarms or swarm cells yet, but probably won't be long. Lots of capped drones. Then there's one hive that had a bunch of drones already emerged back on 3/2. They must be working...
  15. Re: Do Feral Bees Build Comb Warm Way or Cold Way?

    Adrian's bees are definitely guilty of DWF -- Drunk While Festooning.:rolleyes:

    This is a fuzzy pic of a cutout I did several years ago from an old shed. Brood combs were behind the entrance and...
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    Re: Greetings From Georgia

    Welcome to the wonderful world of beekeeping.

    I would suggest you use the below link to find the local beekeeping club closest to where you're at and get to know the local beekeepers. They will...
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    Re: Frame Nailing Device?

    I made one very similar to the one in Knisely's link except the removable pieces are 1/2" dowel rods wrapped in that cheap foam pipe insulation. Because it's flexible, it will hold end bars tight...
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    Re: Small cut comb containers

    I have actually used these once before. I can't remember where I got them - door prize I think. You do have to make the cuts a bit smaller because of the round corners and the box is slightly...
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    Small cut comb containers

    Does anyone know if these items are available in the U.S.? The tub holds a 5-6 oz. piece of cut comb with a decorative box.
  20. Re: other marketing buzzwords for "local" or "wildflower" honey

    It seems that 90+% of customers look for "local" honey. Customers' ideas of what local means varies greatly ranging from less than 5 miles to a few hundred miles. But putting "local" on the label...
  21. Re: Varying dimensions from different suppliers?

    The only issue I've seen with mismatched hive manufacturers is a bee space issue. When you pick up the top deep box, you end up pulling out half the frames of the bottom box. The bees glued the...
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    Re: Need ideas for club meeting programs

    We almost always make sure to have some general Q&A time for everyone to ask their questions. It keeps the discussion pertinent to what folks have going on at the time. Q&A with more than 50 or so...
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    Re: War with the SHB Terroists!!

    Most get a merciful freezing or starve in the dirt devil. For a more satisfying demise, I suppose they could be maimed and poured on a fire ant mound to be eaten alive.
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    Re: War with the SHB Terroists!!

    Every yard I have seems to have 1 or 2 hives that attract all the beetles. Once you know which hives they are, just have your dust buster (with crevice tool) ready to suck them all up.
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    IE stands for Imaginary Engineer. They're really just accountants for real engineers.:)
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