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    hive beetle blocker- anyone used this?

    Has anyone used this? Just wondering what your thoughts were?
    http://www.blythewoodbeecompany.com/product/beetle-blocker-shim/
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    Re: BT on wet supers?

    Where do you purchase the BT solution?
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    Re: caught my first swarm in atlanta

    Came home today from work to find two more swarms. Is that crazy or what? One of the swarms did not go into a trap instead it went into an old super I had under my small deck. The super is in a...
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    Re: caught my first swarm in atlanta

    Fishmaster.....I use brood comb and swarm commander. Bought a bottle of swarm commander last year for $25 and this is my 4th swarm I caught with it. I am sure I will catch more too. A good return...
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    Re: caught my first swarm in atlanta

    Robbin it is not my swarm because I do not have bees at my house. My bees are 5 miles away. bobbybee I will PM you.
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    caught my first swarm in atlanta

    Put out some swarm traps on Tuesday and caught a swarm on Wednesday! Do any of you sell swarms? How do you advertise? Craigslist?
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    Re: How soon to move a swarm you caught?

    With the bees that come back to the nuc- I guess you just shake them off and put them in the original swarm box? I have thought about lowering it over balcony but I am kinda on the down low...
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    Re: How soon to move a swarm you caught?

    Thanks all. Bevy....when you say leave an empty used nuc on my balcony is that for any bees that may return after the hive has been moved?
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    How soon to move a swarm you caught?

    Greetings all. I am getting ready for swarm season here in GA. I do not have bees at my house but have a place at my house that is a swarm magnet. I have what is called a "Juliet balcony" off my...
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    Re: best time to move a hive

    Thank you all for the replies. I will be moving it 5miles away. It is in a langstroth hive. I will need to put some straps around it. It is on a small second store balcony off my house. It's called...
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    best time to move a hive

    Hi all: I caught a swarm on my back porch on July 4th. I fed the hive like crazy and it seems to be doing well. I need to move this hive off my back porch. Would it be best to move it in the dead...
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    Re: What should I feed this time of year

    Thanks everyone! I made some 2:1 to start with and I will see how they take it.
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    What should I feed this time of year

    Greetings. I inspected one of my hives yesterday and it is VERY low on honey stores. I really want them to make it through winter. What should I feed them now. 2:1? I am in ATL and highs are in...
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    Re: Where bees go to die...

    I know this is a long shot but you mentioned you have bees on a balcony off your bedroom. Do you keep a porch light on by chance? I keep bees on my balcony and can no longer put the porch light on...
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    Re: MAQS or Apiguard

    I used the apiguard - but did leave a super of honey on for them - I now realize I should have taken the honey super off according to directions. I left it on because we are in a dearth and what...
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    Re: MAQS or Apiguard

    Really? You are not supposed to feed with the Apiguard on? Why it harm the bees?
  17. do bees forage on clover this time of year in GA?

    Greetings:
    I live in Georgia and I still see clover around. Do bees forage on this clover this time of year? I know we are in a dearth but just curious if maybe there are several types of clover...
  18. Re: Where can I purhase bt (bacillas thuringiensis) for wax moth control?

    Thanks that is helpful1
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    Unfortunately I really have no one to share with. Last time I bought it from someone online at beesource "Sundance." and he sold me a small amount for $15.00 plus shipping- that was a few years ago...
  20. Re: Treatment free intervention for a varroa infested hive

    Flower planter? How do you know they are feral? I caught 4 swarms this year on my balcony (don't have bees at my house) but I have no idea if they are feral or from another beekeeper close by...
  21. Where can I purhase bt (bacillas thuringiensis) for wax moth control?

    Greetings:
    Title pretty much says it all. I need only a small amount since I have < 10 hives. If any one you know where I can purchase please let me know. Thank you!
  22. Re: close up screen bottom board when using Apiguard?

    Thank you karla...that is what I thought because it made sense...but a I wasn't 100%
  23. close up screen bottom board when using Apiguard?

    Hi All:
    I can't remember (CRS) but I am pretty sure you do close up the screen bottom board when using Apiguard right? Put the first dose on for two weeks and reapply for another 2 weeks? Thanks...
  24. anyone heard of swifter dryer sheets to control hive beetles

    Hi all: I was talking to a fellow bee keeper who said some people are using cut up swifter dryer sheets to put on the inner cover of their hives. The idea is the bees chase them up there and the hive...
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    Re: Queen flew off while requeening - what to do?

    I did not realize they always ball queen in cage? I read somewhere that once they start feeding the queen in cage you will know that they have accepted her. I really tried to study bees around the...
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