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    10 to 15 nuks wanted, north east alabama

    Looking for a few nuks. PM or reply
    Thanks
    Mike
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    Re: pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    no expert here but doesn't the output from the charging source have to be above the battery rating to store a charge. for example greater than 12 volt for a 12 volt battery to do anything.
    Waiting...
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    Re: sugar water age, and dcoates tops ..

    Taste it. If it fermented you will know it is not good for the bees. Also is it not too cold there to feed a water based food?
    mike
  4. Re: Newbie wanting to acquire my bees by swarm trap

    I would suggest a nuk instead. You would get frames with comb and brood plus the bees. A package comes without anything for them to start on. Spend a few more dollars but you are way ahead.
    Also...
  5. Re: Newbie wanting to acquire my bees by swarm trap

    I also had one swarm out of nine empty traps. Was worth putting them up even for the one. I think it came in to my box with motivation to make it and it has so far. But I wouldn't count on it to get...
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    Re: squarepeg 2015

    Thanks for starting this. I was thinking of starting a thread of the north ala beekeeps to keep track of what is going on in our area and here you beat me to it.
    mike
  7. Re: Buying established hives.. what to look for.

    what a deal. buy and ask for the help/ education. ask to be remembered when he wants to sell the rest. keep his number and check back with him. staple a business card to his garage wall with you name...
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    Re: Hello from Gardendale, Alabama.

    Welcome, glad you are here. From near talladega.
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    Re: Oh my!!! We have bees🐝🌸🌺🐝🌺🌻😳😳😳Now what???

    Happy for you. You just need to calm down some and read all you can ( good people here to bounce questions off of). They will survive your mistakes in the first year. Swarms come in with honey to...
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    Re: My neighbour's bees have it in for me...

    Also once stung, the others know it by the smell and are inclined to sting you also. Smoke on the area masks the scent. Hope there can be peace in the neighborhood.
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    Re: HoneyBees and Appletrees

    I just started last spring with bees. Thinking they would help out with my polination needs on our farm. I was surprised they did not work my existing apple or pear trees at all that I could see....
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    Re: Sad thing about equipment

    Had an employee that got a lighting bug in his ear. Said it was hard to sleep that night. The light flashing on the wall bothered him. I had to ask how many walls it was flashing on.
    Mike
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    Re: Winter storage in Warm areas

    Someone suggested a mylar bag with a couple of hot hands hand warmers in the bag sealed up. They should be reusable except for the part you cut off to open the bag. What I plan to use next year if I...
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    Re: Packages or 3 frame nucs?

    I add to the statements above. More is better. They have to have a critical mass to get realy going and 3 med frames isn't enough. Starting out weak takes too long to get going.
  15. Thread: Hive lifter

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    Re: Hive lifter

    That thing doesn't look easy on the back at all. I can't imagine what the battery is powering either.
  16. Re: north alabama bees still bringing in pollen?

    I saw some goldenrod reblooming today. Not a lot but a few sprigs here and there. My bees were not in the chicks feed today at least. I did look, they like the cracked corn better than the pellets I...
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    Re: Open feeding dry pollen

    Everything in beekeeping is local. Feeding now to encourage brood here would kill them trying to keep the larva warm when it gets cold. Where you live you might get away with it but we got another...
  18. Re: north alabama bees still bringing in pollen?

    dont know where they are finding it but they are here also. not a ton but every 10 th bee or so.
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    Re: Greetings from the Florida Keys

    Nice pictures of a sad place. Good that you could save them.
    Mike
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    Re: E'llo From The Hills Of Tennessee.

    Welcome to the forum. There are links here that will give you the sizes of the boxes. Look at swarm trapping. God might just send you some bees. Read all you can stand and then ask questions. Helpful...
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    Re: Welcome Dennis!

    I like your plan. Except I would go with nuke Boxes instead of the top bar. Gives you something else to sell. Boxes are easier to make , materials easier to come by free ie. 10 inch wide and 20 inch...
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    Re: best place for beginner to buy nucs?

    You are also getting 20 drawn frames. Which is a huge thing when you don't have any. Staying ahead of the bees with your wooden ware is harder than it appears.
    Time is everything.
    Best of luck to...
  23. Re: Quick view of a portuguese beekeeper and portuguese bee

    Very nice. Thank you for posting this.
    mike
  24. Re: How do you inform your regular customers of price increases?

    I would rather show them the pictures of the beekeepers in south africa working hard for their money some one posted a short while back.
    Mike
  25. Thread: VSH revisited

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    Re: VSH revisited

    Sorry to hear those beautiful bees ( see rusty's website) of yours are having problems. I had asked you about some nukes for the spring and now I see why you don't have the population you needed for...
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