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    Extraction equipment question

    Starting to gather extraction supplies and my question is about filters.

    What micron filter(s) do you suggest? I like the double filter, but the one I have found is 1000 and 500 micron whereas the...
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    Re: Are they going to swarm?

    Thanks, everyone, The bottom 3 boxes are full of brood (and packed with bees!) and prior to adding the super had about 3-4 frames per box of honey. I thought I may have waited to long to add the...
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    Re: Are they going to swarm?

    Thanks! I have been known to over think things.
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    Are they going to swarm?

    I am a first time beekeeper. Things were going well until I added the first super. The bees never went up into it and never drew out the comb. They became a lot more aggressive. There were still...
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    adding my first super

    This a brand new hive with three 10 frame mediums well occupied with bees, more brood and several frames of honey mixed in. I am ready to add my first (medium) super but the frames are not drawn-...
  6. Thread: Other Keepers

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    Re: Other Keepers

    I am in the Savannah area, but a total newbie so I may not be much help!

    Jeanine
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    Re: Should I be preparing to split the hive?

    The cells were not capped. 2nd Hive is being ordered right now. I hope it gets here in time if I need it, but if not I will have my supers and the start of a hive for next year.
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    What will this become?

    Found this maggot on my mite board today during hive inspection. Pic attached. Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    Jeanine
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    Should I be preparing to split the hive?

    New hive, about 7 weeks old. We are using 10 frame mediums. Due to weather and scheduling issues we were slow to get our 3rd box on. When we went out today to inspect and put on the 3rd box, I...
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    Hardest part of the first year?

    So I am about 2 months in, and it's smooth sailing with a growing hive! I feel like I can take a breathe now and just watch them do their summer work. Now I want to know more about what expect later...
  11. Thread: Bees on Maple

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    Re: Bees on Maple

    Beautiful pictures! These are inspiring me to get out my (entry level) camera and try some photography.

    JD
  12. Thread: Drew Apiaries

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    Re: Drew Apiaries

    Good to know there are more options in SE Georgia! I think my husband talked to them when we were preparing to get our first package, but someone else was ready first (someone in the Atlanta area)....
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    Re: Apitherapy & Dizziness

    As a nurse recently diagnosed with Menierre's disease (disorder of the inner ear that causes fluid imbalance in the semicircular canals), I can tell you what I have learned.

    1. LOW salt diet. Salt...
  14. Re: 2014 University of Florida Bee College, Whitney Lab, Marineland, Florida March 7,

    As a Gator alumna and new beekeeper, this is going on my do list for 2015!

    JD
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    Re: Years since I've seen a honeybee

    I'm in the same boat, Millenia! We have loads of carpenter bees, various wasps and some bumblebees but I have not seen any honeybees in my neck of GA (Savannah area). I only live 30 miles from one of...
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    Varroa in a 2 week old hive

    Hello, we are brand new to beekeeping and very much in the learning phase. We are located just outside Savannah, Georgia.

    So, we installed a 3 # package of Italians 15 days ago. We have larvae,...
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