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    Re: Storing frames

    Thanks, got it on order.
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    Storing frames

    I'm having a hard time keeping Wax Moths from laying in my stored frames. What is the best way to store them ? Is there a chemical that will keep the Moth from laying in the frames of drawn comb ?...
  3. How many hives will an urban area support ?

    I'm aware there are many variables but using your imagination what's your opinion ? In a location with no major crops within 3 miles and only gardens, the occasional fruit tree, shrubs and such for...
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    Sticky: Re: Do you know your bee laws?

    Georgia

    http://agr.georgia.gov/honey-bees.aspx
  5. Re: spring splits for increase and to make honey

    Guys, How do you keep the new hive from being robbed while feeding ? If I can accomplish this I would be more successful with splits. I've tried the robber screens, one bee size opening and just...
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    Re: Frame filling "machine" update

    Great Job, Challenger ! It takes a great amount of initiative to design and complete a project that operates as well as this. Well Done.
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    Re: how to make box joints for hive bodys

    I use a 3/4 router bit on a table with a home made jig. Works for me.
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    Re: Works wonders!!!

    I wish more people would believe it works. I don't talk about it cause folks mostly look at you like you are from Mars.
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    Re: Will the queen move down or what ?

    Thanks you for the replies.
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    Will the queen move down or what ?

    First the configuration: One 8 frame deep on the bottom, two Medium super.All are small cell drawn comb.

    In this is the configuration they went into winter, top box filled with honey, middle...
  11. Re: Eye witness to colony collapse: Bee-farmer loses 2,000 hives in one month

    Anyone consider the possibility of and unscrupulous competitor poisoning his hives ? The losses seem very extreme.
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    Re: Question for Atlanta area beekeepers

    I too have drone cells here in Hart County, however your concerns are well founded. With the uncertainty of the weather splitting could be a problem when the next front comes through. I realize there...
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

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    Redbud
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    Re: Hello from South Carolina

    Welcome, it's a great forum, and if you want a diverse collection of bee keeping philosophy, you'll find it here.
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    Re: Question for Atlanta area beekeepers

    I agree, mid March, maybe earlier if it tracks as it has the past two years. Early spring seems to be the new norm. Watch the bees, on warm days, they'll tell you by the drone cells when it's time to...
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    Re: Question for Atlanta area beekeepers

    SallyD

    I don't give advice, but will tell you what I've been successful doing. I let the bees tell me what to do and when to do it. I'm not in the "Business" so to speak, just love the hobby....
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    Re: b2) Beginners Beekeeping Books

    I vote for Michael Bush's book.

    James
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

    2/6/13, 30643, red maple.
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    Re: definition of "survivor bees"

    Can't leave this thread without leaving an example. I was asked by an Uncle if I would remove the bees from his house. I ask how long they had been there, his reply was " As long as I've lived...
  20. Thread: Breed

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    Re: Breed

    I bought four Russell apiaries Nebraska, the Sunkist, last year and have had good luck with them Very easy to work, lay vigorously and a good honey crop. You have to cope with Mites with any breed,...
  21. Re: should i use all mediums or deeps and mediums ?

    I did a fair amount of research before starting and even though having only one size frame and box is favorable I decided to stay with industry standards just in case I bought more NUCs. Don't know...
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    Re: Top entrance only

    Thanks guys, If I understand what I read and your responses, I have nothing to be concerned about at this time of year. I had a problem last fall with having too much empty comb and moths laying in...
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    Top entrance only

    I run one deep and a medium for brood with a honey super of stores for the winter.With the honey stored in the brood boxes and the super of honey I haven't had to feed. I built four of the top...
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    Re: Queenless in Janurary

    Being nearby you are familiar with these strange weather conditions, and the confusion it's caused both plants and wildlife. I'm gonna chance that they will do well and produce a queen. If not from...
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    Queenless in Janurary

    I check my hive entrances daily, weather permitting, in an attempt to determine what is going on inside. For the last three days the weather has been in the low 30's at night with highs in the low...
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