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    Barry, Be advised that the Make A Donation...

    Barry,

    Be advised that the Make A Donation button isn't showing up on Mozilla FireFox 1.0.2. I had to use Internet Exploder to see it.

    PayPal donation will follow soonishly.
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    Poll: I vetoed. :)

    I vetoed. :)
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    So I was looking at Brushy Mountain's Bee Escape...

    So I was looking at Brushy Mountain's Bee Escape screen ( http://brushymountainbeefarm.com/products.asp?pcode=774 ) and it ocurred to me that I should try to make one. So I did.

    I got a piece...
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    Well, I checked on the hives on Sunday and...

    Well, I checked on the hives on Sunday and discovered that one apparently swarmed, and is left queenless. Since I bought the hives complete, I haven't had to order queens before, and I am looking...
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    Cyndi, If you homeschool your daughter, you...

    Cyndi,

    If you homeschool your daughter, you should be well aware that independant thought is NOT a skill that most people come with. Unless you produce a Hollywood movie showing honeybees as...
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    Tell her that the honeybees have been on the...

    Tell her that the honeybees have been on the property well advance of her arrival, and renewed a 5-year lease at the first of the year. They're remaining within the bounds of their lease (paid in...
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    The lower brood box of both of my hives look like...

    The lower brood box of both of my hives look like they are painted brown there are so many bees sitting on the front and sides of the hive. I added supers to give them space and something to do,...
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    I actually support Microsoft networking...

    I actually support Microsoft networking technologies, including web servers, for a living. Perhaps we can arrange a time that is mutually agreeable, and set up a Netmeeting conference. You can...
  9. Thread: clover honey

    by The7Cs
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    BubbaBob, Out of curiosity, how is this year...

    BubbaBob,

    Out of curiosity, how is this year looking for you? Do you expect another major honey flow yet this year (after sourwood)?

    Just asking since I'm too far south to get sourwood (not...
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    Have you opened port 80 on the Linksys router? ...

    Have you opened port 80 on the Linksys router? You'll need to set up port forwarding for http requests that come to your address and send them to the PC. Normally, the router will discard them.
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    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetai...

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=50121-1306-1443&lpage=none

    $59.96 at Lowes
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    For references, you typically have to look...

    For references, you typically have to look outside the USA. There is a revolving door between the FDA and many of the companies doing the genetic engineering, like Monsanto. Thus, the FDA does not...
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    In short, you can use either. I suspect that for...

    In short, you can use either. I suspect that for most folks, it's a decision made based on cost. If corn syrup is cheaper, you may want to use it instead.

    From what I've learned there are two...
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    History? Heck, I've been keeping bees ever since...

    History? Heck, I've been keeping bees ever since George W. Bush was president, and gas was $2 a gallon! We got our first two hives way back in the middle of April 2005!

    We moved to Central GA...
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    Old laundry tub? Heck, you can buy a new one for...

    Old laundry tub? Heck, you can buy a new one for $50 or so at Lowes or Home Depot. An old barbecue grill rack or two, and you're in business!

    Now I'm looking for a stainles trash can (or I'll...
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    When it starts raining again they all put away...

    When it starts raining again they all put away the party hats and head back indoors.
  17. Thread: Beekeeping laws

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    Also be aware that Georgia reportedly passed some...

    Also be aware that Georgia reportedly passed some changes to beekeeping laws last Fall. We started into beekeeping this year and had to chase a long strain of, "I dunno. Try calling so-and-so" phone...
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    Mikes, How many hives? I've got a friend in...

    Mikes,

    How many hives? I've got a friend in the hills west of Dahlonega who also keeps bees. He may be able to help scout a location.

    Also, you wouldn't happen to be a member of the Tara...
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    Again this morning bees were covering the front...

    Again this morning bees were covering the front of the hive - the entire front of the lower brood box was covered. Once the rain started again they all went back inside. It's another cool rainy day...
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    We have just the opposite. My wife almost never...

    We have just the opposite. My wife almost never gets insect stings, bites, etc. I think she's just naturally offensive. :)

    Me on the other hand.... I'm a tick magnet. (And lots of other...
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    Sure. I expect it when it's hot out, but it's...

    Sure. I expect it when it's hot out, but it's just the opposite... cool, breezy, and a day when I would expect the girls to be staying indoors and snuggling to keep warm.
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    It is currently 8:00 PM, 65 degrees F, and...

    It is currently 8:00 PM, 65 degrees F, and drizzly. It's been raining most of the day.

    I looked out across the yard at the hives, and zooming in with the camcorder, I can see several hundred bees...
  23. I hear there's an unused observation deck in the...

    I hear there's an unused observation deck in the torch of a big green statue in the bay. There's a lot of room not open to tourists on Ellis Island. Liberty Island / Ellis Island honey could bring...
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    I had this strange idea. I see that lemongrass...

    I had this strange idea. I see that lemongrass is grown normally in the tropics, but some is cultivated in England. I'm curious if anyone had considered attempting to grow lemongrass in the USA.
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    Mitch/Jim, Small world. I just moved to...

    Mitch/Jim,

    Small world. I just moved to Georgia from Bryan, Ohio last fall. I used to work at Sauder in Archbold. Never kept honey bees until I moved though we did have a large nest of yellow...
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