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    Re: What's everyone using for TREAMENTS??

    Jim,

    Based on what sounds like great results over serveral years and over a large number of colonies, I'm intestested in knowing the specifics of your fall treamtments. Would you mind sharing the...
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    Re: The most satisfying part of beekeeping

    Oldtimer hit the mark for me also - seeing a new queen that has started laying is tops for me.
  3. Thread: Marking Queen

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    Re: Marking Queen

    I transfer from queen catcher to marking tube all the time using a queen muff. Usually the queen will walk right out of the catcher and into the marking tube but some times she will walk around the...
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    Parthenogenisis

    I just purchased "The Hive and the Honey Bee" and was reading the chapter on Genetics last night and learned some things that I thought others on this board may not know and may be interested in....
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    Re: cell starter deaths

    I used a deep 5 frame deep nuc body and a medium 5 frame nuc body (with holes cut in the sides and bottom and then covered with hardware cloth for ventilation) and fastened them together to make my...
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    Uncapped worker pupae

    During a quick inspection of a hive late yesterday evening I noticed several uncapped worker pupae. Rain was threatening so I didn't have a lot of time to take a close look but I saw at least 5-10...
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    Re: cell starter deaths

    What is the best way to provide water in a cell starter?
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    Re: Incredible flow in SE Tennessee right now.

    I'm in Newton, NC and like others have mentioned the privet is mostly done here. In the past 7-10 days I've saw so much new white wax drawn and water clear nectar stored in my 18 honey production...
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    Re: Mowing by bees??

    I mow around and right next to approx 25 hives and have never had a problem. Make sure you are blowing the clippings away from the hive and avoid blowing the engine exhaust toward the entrance....
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    Re: Couldn't get frames all pushed together.

    The solution I have found for this problem is to avoid ever creating that free space when re-installing a frame. My mentor taught me to do this by slowly and gently sliding the frame vertically down...
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    Re: Shaking packages In GA

    We were lucky to get our bees yesterday.
    They were calling people that were scheduled to pick up today and pushing them out a week. The recent cold weather and windy conditions have apparently...
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    Re: Shaking packages In GA

    Heading to Gardner's tomorrow to pick up 100 3lb pckgs and 35 queens. It's gonna be 30 deg F tonight in Baxley. How early/what temp will they begin shakin bees tomorrow?
  13. Re: What is the process for requeening a laying worker hive?

    This link should help: http://www.bushfarms.com/beeslayingworkers.htm
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    Re: Laying worker hive idea for new queen

    I'm in my second year of beekeeping and am in the process of dealing with my first laying worker hive. I first tried shaking the hive out and installing a purchased queen. Next day they were...
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