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    Bee Institute

    I do agree that the BEE INSTITUTE was great. Getting certified is not easy but well worth the effort. Beautiful campus at Young Harris College. Any body around southeast (Georgia Area) should go...
  2. Extractor quality - they all extract but are not equal

    Indeed there are many good extractors. Even the plastic bucket extractor works. I personally like quality tools. Buy it right the 1st time and save money over the long haul. How many of you have...
  3. YouTube search on Maxant to see extractors in action

    Go to YouTube and search on Maxant to see one of their extractors in action.

    John Jones
    Stone Mountain, Georgia
  4. Maxant 3100P or 3100H (motor or hand crank) Extractor

    I am in my 3rd year beekeeping. I purchased a $300 extractor. I upgraded to the Maxant 3100P (motor). I have a friend who has a farm with a building where we extract sometime so I brought the hand...
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    All deeps in a hive?

    My only comment is oh my back. The weight of deeps full of honey are way up there. As I have gotten older I actually went to 8 frame hives with deeps and mediums because of the weight. And of...
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    Get the Maxant Go to YouTube search on Maxant

    Get the Maxant 3100H. Later as you grow you can buy the motor. Go to Youtube and search on MAXANT and you can see the 3100P (motor) in action and perhaps get some questions answered. I have a...
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    Maxant 3100P - go to youtube search on Manant

    I have put some video on youtube - Search on Maxant - on the 3100P (with a motor) and anyone looking around can get some questions answered. I have a manual name brand extractor and the Maxant is...
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    It winter and I notice dead bees

    Yep it is winter and the bees are pretty much in for the winter except for a few days where they can warm up and get out. I have three hives. One hive is extremely strong and my guess is 60,000...
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    Nitrile Glove update

    It is January 2009 and I made it throuth the whole spring /summer / fall season using the Nitrile gloves and only got stung once. It was my fault as I put my finger flat on a bees butt to hard and...
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    wraping hives for winter - use what works

    NOD Apiaries Products - Bee Cozy
    http://www.miteaway.com/html/bee_cozy.php
    Sold at BetterBee Supply.

    Why reinvent the wheel. Many tested years or research done. In Canada it does get cold.
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    Mite Away II, fogging, powered sugar, paper towell with FGMO and thyme oil

    Mites....every article says if you don't control your mites you colony will NOT survive the winter. We are not verry good beekeepers if we let our bees die only to go out and order a new package or...
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    Apiguard and supers

    I attended the Bee Club meeting last night and the guess speaker was from UGA Bee Lab. He said they have been using Airguard with very good results. They run screen bottom board, one deep, queen...
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    fogging with FGMO does not work

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/Publications.htm?seq_no_115=169445

    Technical Abstract: Food grade mineral oil (FGMO) applied with an insect fogger was evaluated for varroa mite...
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    fogging fgmo according to research does not work

    Technical Abstract: Food grade mineral oil (FGMO) applied with an insect fogger was evaluated for varroa mite control in honey bee colonies by comparison to an industry standard, coumaphos strips,...
  15. Mite Treatments, Formic Acid, Dr. James Amrine, Honey B Healthy

    When I started beekeeping I took an Organic Beekeeping Class. For most of the year I used the Organic treatments...i.e. Mineral Oil with thyme oil on a paper towell, fogging with mineral oil and...
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    AJ Beetle Eater - mineral oil and vineger

    I also use the AJ Beetle Eater with great success. I did start out with straight mineral oil and found out that putting apple cider vineger and mineral oil is a better mixture to attract and kill...
  17. Thread: Formic Acid

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    Formic Acid treatment

    http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/varroa/FormicAcid.pdf

    I just got through treating my 3 hives using Dr. James Amrine and Bob Noel's method and got execllent results. I lost no queens, noticed no dead...
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    Fogging

    Just because a PHD speaks does not make it so. A person that gets a PHD may not even be familar with your particular subject matter. If a PHD student is doing his PHD paper on how often a bee goes...
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    Honey B Healthy

    I am not kin to Bob Noel nor employed by him. However, I believe in Honey B Healthy. I have had hives doing nothing. Start giving them Honey B Healthy and off they go. One of my club members same...
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    add honey b healthy

    Add Honey B Healthy to your sugar syrup. Do some surfing and you will get great information on this mixture of essential oils. It really makes a difference and it is good for your bees. ...
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    Add Honey B Healthy to your sugar syrup

    Add Honey B Healthy to your sugar syrup. Do some surfing and you will get great information on this mixture of essential oils. It really makes a difference and it is good for your bees. ...
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    Not laying over wire in foundation

    I was told by a very experienced beekeeper that the queen looks in every cell. It it meets her approval she lays an edd. When she looks inside of the wired cell she see something she does not like...
  23. mouth aspirator

    It looks like the tube is about 3/16 or 1/4 inch inside diameter. Stink bug migh be a little big. However, catch them when they are still juvenile....Ha.

    John Jones
    Stone Mountain, Ga.
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    Nitrile gloves used in beekeeping

    This is another update. Still no stings using the gloves. One of the local beekeepers in the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers said she has been stung 4 times. I have not been able to talk to her about...
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    Nitrile Gloves

    This is an update on my concept of using Nitrile Gloves in beekeeping. I worked with one of the commercial beekeepers in the area pretty much 6 hours on a Saturday for experience and to learn. I...
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