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    Re: Interesting observation this morning

    Thanks, oldbee. The article is very informative & interesting.
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    Interesting observation this morning

    I went outside this morning and heard the unmistakable buzzing sound of honeybees. After following it and locating it, the live oak tree above my head was full of bees. It wasn't a swarm, though. ...
  3. Thread: purple pollen

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    purple pollen

    in checking my hives today, I noticed a good amount of purple pollen. I saw it in the comb first and thought that the normal yellow/orange stuff was mildewing or molding. Anyway, I saw some bees...
  4. Thread: Newbee mistake!

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    similar mistake

    I use my garage for my "honey house". I had four stacks of supers sitting in it last week with fans blowing over them, waiting for a day when I could extract them. I have an "automatic" door...
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    no food-no brood

    If you're nectar and pollen sources are currently dried up, the queen will likely stop laying until supplies resume.
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    how to clean strainer

    does anybody have a good suggestion on how to clean your honey strainer? I have one of the metal kind that sits on top of a 5 gal bucket and after a couple of year's use, it's starting to accumulate...
  7. Thread: local supplies

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    local supplies

    Just a shout out to Habersham Hardware and Home Center in Cornelia, Ga for carrying supplies - most of the mail order companies I checked with re 2-3 weeks behind on orders (Rossman, Dadant and...
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    approach to spring management

    This is only my 3rd year keeping bees, so I'm trying to get a grasp on spring management. This question might be too involved, but maybe some of you can help::confused:

    What's your approach to...
  9. Thread: First Supering

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    can mess up your wax foundation

    I've made the mistake of adding too soon only to find that they've taken advantage of the wax foundation I provided in the supers and left holes all in it, I suppose to use it in other places in the...
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    Sticky: See my first swarm

    Got to see one of my hives swarm today - it was very cool, but they lit on a tree too high to get to, so, I lost them, so it was disappointing too:(
  11. Thread: Question

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    here's a source . . .

    http://www.honeysupercell.com/sblog/static.php?page=static060602-012228
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    our time to shine

    I think the program (and other news media) has brought some wonderful attention to bees. I've had people that know I keep bees approach me and start talking about "all the bees dying off." It's...
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    ? about varroa on queen

    I started a split a few weeks ago. The queen hatched out fine and everything looks good until today - I noticed a mite on her back. I'm going to requeen, but I'm just wondering what would the...
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    thanks

    I appreciate the advice. I am gonna be moving this weekend and if I leave my hives where I'm at right now, I won't be able to keep as watchful an eye on them if I leave them. The landlord where I'm...
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    ? on moving hives

    I am going to be moving over the weekend and need to move my hives. I have 6 of them. We're in the middle of our fall flow and so my question is should I wait another week or two to let them get...
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    recollection

    This question came from something I thought I recalled seeing in Dr. Keith Delaplane's video on beekeeping a couple of years ago. I don't own a copy - I borrowed one when I was investigating getting...
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    Pollen patty recipe

    New beeker here.:) Just wondering what home recipe for pollen patties any of you out there use to substitute feed your bees?

    Thanks,;)
    Goose
  18. Thread: Capsule sizes?

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    Capsule sizes?

    :confused:Just wondering what capsule sizes are normally used to package pollen in? I'm thinking about beginning to collect it this fall.

    Thanks for any info.,:)
    Goose
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