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    Re: 3D printed beekeeping tools

    Nice Thread!
    I'm headed down to our Campus 3D Printer now.. :cool:
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    Re: frames staples or brads

    I have been using the 1 1/2 staples without issue.. The key is to make sure you glue the frames.
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    Re: Where to find a spring queen in NW Georgia?

    Al, thanks for your reply. I have done that in the past by putting swarm cells into nucs and then transferring them into dead out hives. But you have to wait for the queen to mate and the hive will...
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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    Soooo... Basically what I'm getting outta this is; The South is Better.....:D :lookout:

    Sorry..Couldn't Help Myself
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    Where to find a spring queen in NW Georgia?

    I live in NW Georgia and I have 6 hives. Four hives are Italians and one is a swarm I captured and one is a type of hygenic bee I'm not sure of that I purchased as a nuc 3 years ago. I primarily...
  6. Re: Where Do You Buy Gallon Jugs of Mineral Oil?

    Thanks for the replies!
    I gotta Tractor Supply Store across town.
  7. Where Do You Buy Gallon Jugs of Mineral Oil?

    I built some IPM bottom boards that have a pan in the bottom to put mineral oil in. I have been trying to find a place to buy gallon jugs of mineral oil, but It's turned out to be harder than I...
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    Re: Wax Melter Question

    I did this same thing but used plexiglass, works great.
  9. Thread: Table Saw Score!

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    Re: Table Saw Score!

    I never woulda thought about that! Makes sense.
    I got all the rust off the table, then waxed with Johnsons Paste Wax. I just ordered a dado insert and a new Freud Diablo general purpose 40T Blade.
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    Re: Table Saw Score!

    I also found another Great Find for anyone who is in my same shoes.
    I don't have much room to work with, so my table saw is gonna have to be movable. That was ok with my old saw, but this new one...
  11. Thread: Table Saw Score!

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    Table Saw Score!

    Last year about this time I decided that I wanted to start looking for a table saw to eventually make my own hive equipment. I got all kinds of great advice on what to look for in a table saw that...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Infestation

    I also have SHB problems where I live, either way you need to deal with the SHB problem. Last summer I built a IPM Bottom board from plans on Rusty's Bees site to test out....
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    In the past I have purchased the majority of my hive wooden ware from a local dealer who has cypress wood hives. Last year I needed to get my Mann Lake order up to $100 for free shipping so I ordered...
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    Re: Getting the kids interested

    My 10 yr old daughter was very afraid of bees, so I bought her a full bee suit and leather bee gloves. She is now quite comfortable around my hives when fully suited up.
    It's a good investment.
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Thanks for all the Help and links! I figured the best thing to do for starters is order Mel's Book, so I Did. Regardless of what I do it looks like a wealth of good information.
    Thanks also to...
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    Sticky: Rearing queens for a small operation

    I'm in my 4th year of beekeeping and I am a small operation with 6 production hives and various nucs through out the year. In this early phase of my beekeeping I don't plan on growing more than...
  17. Thread: Remote Hives

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    Re: Remote Hives

    I am fortunate that my father in law is a farmer with 2 farms. But, I have people asking me all the time if I want to put hives on thier property. The key is are they wiliing to give you...
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    Re: Mouse in hive, now what?

    I just bought some 1/4 hardware cloth at Home Depot. Bent it so that it fits over my entrance and stapled it into place.. So far it works fine (no mice).
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    Re: Georgia Law Question?

    Nice to have another Roman on the Forum :)
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    Re: Georgia Law Question?

    Hey Southwings, Where are you located in Rome? Im out in Armuchee.

    DD
  21. Thread: Is it to late

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    Re: Is it to late

    I agree with the wait till spring crowd.
    Even if you did buy a Nuc now and managed to overwinter, things happen fast with an overwintered hive in the spring.

    Good Luck
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    Re: Goldenrod in West Georgia

    I live in NW Ga and I've been seeing some Goldenrod blooming around here. In the past few years it seems Goldenrod would bloom in September and October. During the bloom we have about 130 Acres...
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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    I ordered some from Amazon. I believe it was also prime free shipping.
  24. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    Granted insurance makes it easy for lawyers to sue, and that is a problem. But there are always two sides to a coin.

    If you don't have the cash to buy a home outright, do you think banks would...
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    Re: Lost a hive, looking back..

    Thank-You for your input! Maybe my answer is in your post and I'm not seeing it, but what is the best course of action when you have a hive that is in full blown laying worker?
    Is it to keep...
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