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  1. Thread: Bee stings

    by ericweller
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    Re: Bee stings

    A ER physician told me in a beekeeping class is that you want a reaction where the sting site swells up and itches. He said that it shows that you are getting a good immune system response and your...
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    Sourwood Flow in North Georgia

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    I am curious to see how others are doing with the Sourwood flow in North Georgia. Our Sourwood is in full bloom right now yet it seems that the bees are hardly hitting it. This time last...
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    NEVER MIND!!! Swarm in Longwood FL for collection

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    Never mind!
    I got a better pic from her and they are wasps.
    I will tell her to get a can of Raid.
    Sorry
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    Swarm in Longwood FL for collection

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    My niece contacted me about a swarm of bees that appeared around her house. She sent me a pic but it was too blurry to see anything but the picture showed a cluster on large leaf. I am in...
  5. Re: North Georgia Mountains: are Bears an issue for beeks?

    Yes, bears are an issue in North Georgia. A member of our club (Amicalola Beekeepers) lost about 70 hives last year to bear attacks. Yes, he had electric fence. He even laid fencing on the ground...
  6. Re: Advice/tips on good nectarous plants needed

    Monocropping (planting a single species of plant in large fields) is the cause of many bee problems (IMHO). I think it would be better to try and identify a couple local plant species and support...
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    Re: Not sure what bush this is

    It is called Winter Honeysuckle and it is the first shrub the bees hit in the spring. It blooms before the regular vine honeysuckle which the bees ignore in my area.
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    Re: Dealing with Japanese Hornets

    I love the satisfying sound when you smack one with a racquet. Usually the first hit stuns them so you have the added joy of stepping on them. What a rush!
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    Re: weed barrier under hive

    I use old asphalt shingles under my benches. It works great and it is almost a permanent solution to cutting under them.
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    Re: Need to wash my ventilated jacket...

    I spray my veil with spray starch to stiffen it up after washing.
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    Combining a Lang and TBH

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    I have a friend in our club that has several TBHs and a few Lang boxes. His TBH swarmed (a secondary swarm with a virgin) and he did not have anything to put the swarm into except a Langstroth...
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    Re: re-queening every year !

    Is it recommended to buy a mated queen or allow them to make their own?
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    Re: Lack of pollen coming in?

    Rain will also affect the bee's ability to collect pollen. It washes it off the flowers.
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    Re: Night Swarm Catch

    Well, they moved into the box but I am sure the pouring rain had a lot to do with their decision.
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    Night Swarm Catch

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    One of my hives swarmed and it wasn't until evening that I noticed them at the top of a 35 foot tree. We are supposed to be getting thunderstorms over the next two days and I wanted to get...
  16. Poll: Re: If you could start again, what size would you standardise on?

    Me too!
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    Re: pre made Bench as a hive stand? see pics

    My property is pretty hilly and cinder blocks requires me to dig too much to get a level surface. To overcome this, I built these 8' stands which hold 4 hives per bench. I add large eyehooks for...
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    Supercedure and the Old Queen

    What happens with the old queen when a colony builds and fills a supercedure cell? Does the newly hatched queen and the old queen duke it out or is the old queen removed by the workers before the...
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    Re: Rendering Beeswax from Brood Frames

    Excellent information and videos. I use plastic foundation. Will the steam warp it?
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    Rendering Beeswax from Brood Frames

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    I have 3 year old brood frames that needed to be redrawn and had a grand idea that I would render the beeswax from the frames.
    What a mess! I scraped the frames down and melted the pieces in...
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    Re: what is considered congested

    If the brood is split between two boxes, you should not reverse the boxes. It could set up a chilled brood situation.
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    Re: Improving genetics

    I am somewhat confused when I hear the term "bad genetics". How do you know if it is bad genetics or simply a poorly mated queen? What are you guys looking at when you say a hive has "weak...
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    Re: Hello from Dahlonega, Georgia

    Hi perihalailah!
    I am in Dahlonega, too, near the White County line. If you are looking for a local club, I suggest you consider joining Amicalola Beekeepers...
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    Re: European Foulbrood vs. Sacbrood vs. PMS

    All of my frames are in sealed bins and would like to take them somewhere (freezer or irradiator) and have them processed while in the bins. As long as the bins aren't opened, adult moths should not...
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    Re: European Foulbrood vs. Sacbrood vs. PMS

    Will irradiation kill SHB and moth eggs in comb? Would that a viable method of pre-treating frames before storage?

    I tried to find a large freezer building that would store the bins of frames for...
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