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  1. Re: Weird-looking insect trying to get into the hive.

    That is most likely where I'm headed. They are evil, but the hive is strong.

    Despite giving them other options, they insist on drinking out of the puddle created by a hole in the hose in the...
  2. Re: Weird-looking insect trying to get into the hive.

    What are the odds of having sister queens?

    There were more drones late this afternoon. These looked TOTALLY different than the ones I originally wrote about. They are darker in body than the...
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    Re: New bee Mom questions.

    I know exactly where that is and you can bet will be going!!!!!!

    The only other clubs I know of--one is too far away and the other... the group 'leader' was openly hostile. The person sells a few...
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    Re: New bee Mom questions.

    Yes, Bill, that absolutely helps and you make an excellent point! Just got a line on some folks North of us that help. The local bee folk are more business oriented and simply do not have the time,...
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    Re: New bee Mom questions.

    Thank you both very much for your responses! As much as I want that honey, if there is no one that can be found to help then I will leave it. I can't hardly get into the hive, they get so upset, but...
  6. Re: Weird-looking insect trying to get into the hive.

    THAT also makes sense!

    I can tell the queen isn't entirely Italian. The hive is very aggressive and it seems she's setting the tone. Then again, since she's the mother to most of them, that...
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    New bee Mom questions.

    Hello!

    My first question: Does anyone know of anyone in the Athens, GA area that can help me extract the honey? According to the fellow bee keepers at the feed store I got the hive from, the top...
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    THAT makes sense. THANK YOU. We had a wild hive here years ago (then had a snow and an ice storm back-to-back), but the cedar they were in cracked in half due to ice and it broke our hearts b/c there...
  9. Weird-looking insect trying to get into the hive.

    The girls are steady bringing in some late summer pollen and look bright and healthy, which is good after all this rain. Took the usual evening sitting by the hive and noticed some on the ground. I...
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