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    Forget the contract, don't put your bees out...

    Forget the contract, don't put your bees out there. I'm from central Georgia, Macon County and Peach County. With no bees peaches already set more fruit than the tree can produce marketable...
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    Tia, Buckbee, That would make the most sense. ...

    Tia, Buckbee,

    That would make the most sense. These are carniolan queens so they are dark and sometimes difficult to see. I'll keep an eye out for a swarm or another queen.

    Thanks

    Mark
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    Those are my general thoughts as well yet the...

    Those are my general thoughts as well yet the empirical evidence is contrary to the popular school of thought. Capped worker brood and strong nuc. Maybe I'm just the luckiest beekeeper in the...
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    I saw the most amazing thing. I have a SMR...

    I saw the most amazing thing. I have a SMR Carniolan cross that I installed as a queen cell. Actually it was 1 of 100. Two weeks ago I was checking to see if the nucs were queen right and most...
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    Hey Georgiabeekeeper, What are their names? ...

    Hey Georgiabeekeeper,

    What are their names? Will they operating under the York name?

    Mark
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    Bjorn, They have sold out to another company...

    Bjorn,

    They have sold out to another company in what I was told was south central Georgia. I was not familiar with the name, but was less interested in who bought it than why Pat closed shop. I...
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    Bjorn, The "son" whos's name is Pat, is a...

    Bjorn,

    The "son" whos's name is Pat, is a lady. I am from Jesup, and have known the Yorks all my life. I have spoken to some of the people there, it is less a factor of her ability vs her desire...
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    I hope it isn't but it looks like encapsulated...

    I hope it isn't but it looks like encapsulated insecticide. I hate this stuff. The bees don't even have to be directly sprayed. The electrostatic charge on their body will pick it up if they fly...
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    Don't buy either. I extracted 35 supers of...

    Don't buy either. I extracted 35 supers of clover and didn't even heat up the knife or the plane (Have both). You may not have a good way for the honey to drain out of the cappings and a scratcher...
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    OK, I bit. I ordered 7 NWC. Your praises we to...

    OK, I bit. I ordered 7 NWC. Your praises we to great for me to pass up on trying them. I have bought some queen cells from Dave Miksa, they are SMR/cordovan. The splits are 2 months old from 5...
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    Make your own. Cut the bottom out of your bottom...

    Make your own. Cut the bottom out of your bottom board, leaving ~3.5 inch landing board infront. Use #8 hardware cloth. I prefer making mine but the conversion is just as easy if you have a jig...
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    Those are small hive beetle larva, If you look...

    Those are small hive beetle larva, If you look closely on your frames in your pollen you will probably find small ones in there. I hate them. They will ruin your hive and your bees will abscond. ...
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    How has everyone elses pollination contracts been...

    How has everyone elses pollination contracts been going this year? I have every last hive under contract and all but ~25 nucs and farmers are asking for those.
    It seems that Chinese honey is...
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    Honey flow has been really strong for my area,...

    Honey flow has been really strong for my area, even so it would be weak for up north. We pulled in ~ 1 barrel of Blackberry honey and a little over 2 of clover. I hope I can keep the hives strong...
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    You would think the bees would tear it up, but...

    You would think the bees would tear it up, but all it is good for is shade. My bees don't work it very much if at all. We have it everywhere.

    Mark
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    Wow, you have to love all the opinions. 40...

    Wow, you have to love all the opinions. 40 splits, 15 swarms, moving bees onto blueberries for pollination, assembling equipment for 40 russian queens arriving in 2 weeks, then moving 150 hives out...
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    I think the point is academic. If you're a...

    I think the point is academic. If you're a hobbiest, why not sink a $1000 bucks into it, the investment will increase you pleasure. If you're serious, it is a moot point. Michael, I can't believe...
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    Redtractor The handle was gone on mine when I...

    Redtractor

    The handle was gone on mine when I bought it at the yard sale. I have been using a 6" adjustable wrench. It slips off and, while it works, sometimes the wrench grows legs and I have...
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    I would recommend a Craftsman. Get the full...

    I would recommend a Craftsman. Get the full sized free standing saw. I would suggest going around to yard sales. I got an old Craftsman for $40. I replaced the drive pulley and it works great. ...
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    I make migratory covers only. The telescoping...

    I make migratory covers only. The telescoping covers cause a lot of trouble when moving. I use 1/2" plywood. I have found these don't delaminate on my quite as badly, just seal the ends well. I...
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    I agree with Billy Bob. I leave them on all...

    I agree with Billy Bob. I leave them on all year. Of all the hives I have had die this winter, all had the solid bottom board. All my hives with screened bottom boards have more stores and look...
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    I use #8 hardware cloth. Any smaller and I've...

    I use #8 hardware cloth. Any smaller and I've been told they will fill it in with propalis. I was speaking to Chris Werner from Indian Summer when they came to speak at our spring association...
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    Hey LoggerMike The University of Georgia has...

    Hey LoggerMike

    The University of Georgia has some research showing a statistical difference in screened bottom board vs solid. http://www.ent.uga.edu/bees/Research/archives.htm This link...
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    Hunting beer wasn't a typo. I find they...

    Hunting beer wasn't a typo. I find they congregate in schools that are multiples of six and they don't run too fast. Actually if you ask very nicely they will come to you after a really long day at...
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    Clayton, Please practice more BEFORE you...

    Clayton,

    Please practice more BEFORE you decide to hunt bear. I would recommend hunting beer first. I find it is easier to track. We need you to moderate this site too much. I have heard...
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