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    Re: sugar patty problem

    Are you sure on the temperatures sited here (240 -260)? I have read that sugar begins to caramelize at 234 degrees. Doesn't caramelized sugar give bees diarrhea?
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    Re: Swarm Queems

    Mite levels were all low on these hives (~10 per 24hr) when I checked in August. Also, all of my hive's entrances reduced down to a 1 x 3/8 since August. Maybe the low mite count is a result of the...
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    Re: Swarm Queems

    The swarms I caught were all from my hives. I caught 6 swarms and called my mentor to collect 3 others since he had a bee-vac to suck them off the tree trunks they swarmed on.
    Since there weren't...
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    Re: Swarm Queems

    One of the failed hives contained a supercedure cell. The rest did not. One of the hives was in the process of being robbed out and there were 2 frames that still had honey on them. The other...
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    Swarm Queens

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    This past spring, I spent most of my time collecting the many swarms that were originating from my hives. The swarm hives have built up all summer and most had sufficient stores for winter. ...
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    Re: African hive inspection

    Are they actually stinging the veil or are they just landing?
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    Re: New to the Atlanta area

    My mentor says it is not necessary but I wrap my hives in 1/2" foam board. We are north of ATL and it does get pretty cold and 3/4" of wood is not much insulation. I wrapped my hives in foam board...
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    Re: Hive Top Insulation Question

    It goes on top of the inner cover and the telescoping lid goes on top of that.
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    Re: First honey harvest for the year

    That is impressive from just 2 hives.
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    Re: Beekeeping clubs?

    I am the VP of Amicalola Beekeepers Association (AmicalolaBeekepers.com). If you have a club that is close to you, join it. There is lots of good information available. Last year, a club member...
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    Re: First honey harvest for the year

    How much honey were you able to extract from your two hives?
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    Re: Oav amount question

    I would do 2 grams since 3 mediums equal 2 deeps and I use 1 gram per deep.
  13. Re: I will help provide your fall/winter bee-removal entertainment from Florida (vide

    Awesome cutout, video work and editing. It must be tough to film your own work.
    Was that a cell phone camera? If so, how do you click on the screen with your gloves on?
    I tried filming an...
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    Re: How to secure tar paper

    I don't use tar paper but do use 5/8 insulation board on the hives. I use a thin shock cord with ball at the end that is long enough to wrap around the hive. I haven't lost any panels the past...
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    Re: Homemade Extractor

    Another alternative is to join a local bee club. They usually have a club extractor that they lend out to members.
  16. Re: Feeding wild bees - wow, they sure drink alot!

    One other point is that there are no "wild" bees in North America. They are all feral bees which escaped from someone's apiary at one point in their past. The honey bee was brought to North America...
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    Re: New to the Atlanta area

    No way!! Both are in full force down here. Keep your hives strong and you won't have a SHB problem. If you see one beginning to weaken, remove a box so the bees can more easily protect it. I lost...
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    Re: Why a nuc instead of a full colony?

    If you can get a full size colony (2 boxes) in March for $350, you can split it 3 - 4 times which works out much cheaper than buying nucs. In addition, you have the equipment that housed the hive....
  19. Thread: Theft

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    Re: Theft

    They do have a "chip" of sorts. Take a look at http://www.findmespot.com/en/index.p...campaign=trace
    If I have one loss due to thievery, I will go to this technology. One hive will pay for the...
  20. Re: Hive is consuming pollen like crazy...what do I do now?

    The answer to this would probably better from someone in your area but my thought is that I would stop the pollen. It is possible to fool the hive into thinking a flow is on which would cause them...
  21. Thread: ? swarm

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    Re: ? swarm

    The other day, one of my hives was doing the same thing. Thousands of bees flying around. It is probably just orientation flights of the latest generation of bees. I'm guessing that it is the...
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    Re: Question on Bottom Board

    For what its worth, I think SBB are a critical piece of the IPM puzzle. The mites that fall off or are picked off the bees will fall to the bottom. If it is solid bottom, the mites can simply...
  23. Thread: Wax Moths

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    Re: Wax Moths

    I am planning on getting a chunk of dry ice and going to put it in a sealed container with my frames to see if it prevents the moths from doing damage. My thought is to raise the CO2 levels in the...
  24. Re: Fall Inspection - Single Swarm Cell w/ larvae

    I had one hive about 2 weeks ago produce a single supercedure cell on a frame.
    It had a larvae in it about 5-7 days old and I was also able to find the queen who was laying a bunch of eggs. Since...
  25. Re: Goldenrod in NC.......Lots of Bloom But No Nectar?

    This is the first year that I have seen the bees really working the GR. If you notice the picture below has the bee lapping up the nectar with her protruding tongue. I love the smell of GR as it is...
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