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    Re: Capped brood problems! Something's not right!

    I have seen bees rip brood out of an observation hive trying to get at hive beetle larvae tunneling through the brood comb. I guess it's being hygienic, but it's definitely destructive.
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    Re: New Beekeeping Association Guidance

    I have been involved with setting up a couple. Here are some tips.

    1. Have reliable meeting date, time and place and stick to it.
    2. Don't start off with a lot of formalities like strict...
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    Re: wood for cooking

    Myron Mixon of BBQ Pitmaster fame swears by peach wood.
  4. Re: Georgia Beekeepers - anyone seeing swarms yet?

    I'm in Macon. No swarms or swarm cells yet, but probably won't be long. Lots of capped drones. Then there's one hive that had a bunch of drones already emerged back on 3/2. They must be working...
  5. Re: Do Feral Bees Build Comb Warm Way or Cold Way?

    Adrian's bees are definitely guilty of DWF -- Drunk While Festooning.:rolleyes:

    This is a fuzzy pic of a cutout I did several years ago from an old shed. Brood combs were behind the entrance and...
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    Re: Greetings From Georgia

    Welcome to the wonderful world of beekeeping.

    I would suggest you use the below link to find the local beekeeping club closest to where you're at and get to know the local beekeepers. They will...
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    Re: Frame Nailing Device?

    I made one very similar to the one in Knisely's link except the removable pieces are 1/2" dowel rods wrapped in that cheap foam pipe insulation. Because it's flexible, it will hold end bars tight...
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    Re: Small cut comb containers

    I have actually used these once before. I can't remember where I got them - door prize I think. You do have to make the cuts a bit smaller because of the round corners and the box is slightly...
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    Small cut comb containers

    Does anyone know if these items are available in the U.S.? The tub holds a 5-6 oz. piece of cut comb with a decorative box.

    http://www.beekeeping.co.uk/honey-harvesting/containers
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  10. Re: other marketing buzzwords for "local" or "wildflower" honey

    It seems that 90+% of customers look for "local" honey. Customers' ideas of what local means varies greatly ranging from less than 5 miles to a few hundred miles. But putting "local" on the label...
  11. Re: Varying dimensions from different suppliers?

    The only issue I've seen with mismatched hive manufacturers is a bee space issue. When you pick up the top deep box, you end up pulling out half the frames of the bottom box. The bees glued the...
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    Re: Need ideas for club meeting programs

    We almost always make sure to have some general Q&A time for everyone to ask their questions. It keeps the discussion pertinent to what folks have going on at the time. Q&A with more than 50 or so...
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    Re: War with the SHB Terroists!!

    Most get a merciful freezing or starve in the dirt devil. For a more satisfying demise, I suppose they could be maimed and poured on a fire ant mound to be eaten alive.
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    Re: War with the SHB Terroists!!

    Every yard I have seems to have 1 or 2 hives that attract all the beetles. Once you know which hives they are, just have your dust buster (with crevice tool) ready to suck them all up.
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    IE stands for Imaginary Engineer. They're really just accountants for real engineers.:)
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    I'm sure the whole 30 minute episode is on Youtube somewhere - titled "The Knack". It is hilarious and shows what happens when engineers "drink from the cup of management" and lose "The Knack".
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    Re: Engineers and Bees

    Electronics Engineer (Va Tech '88). Good to see several other Hokies on Beesource. I fit Dilbert's definition of an engineer -

    "Extreme intuition about all things mechanical and electrical and...
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    Re: drone frame for varroa control

    Who needs to remove the drone frame when you cook the mites in place?:)

    https://www.mitezapper.com/How-it-Works_c_19.html
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    Re: Beeswax Candle Wicking

    I use 2/0 wick for both tealights and votives. For tea lights, I give the wick a quick dip in beeswax and attach one of little metal clips that keeps the wick vertical while it burns. The beeswax...
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    Re: Inhaling Beehive Air - Apitherapy

    Hookah Hives -- coming to beekeeping suppliers near you soon!
  21. Thread: Cotton

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    Re: Cotton

    I avoid cotton like the plague. I know beekeepers who have lost 100's of hives not from the farmers working their locations, but from drift from aerial spraying of neighboring fields.
  22. Re: Making creamed/whipped honey have a softer consistency?

    Welcome to beesource. If it's still hard at room temperature, you could warm it to soften it up. If the moisture level of the honey is too low, sometimes it will set up hard. Also giving it a stir...
  23. Re: "More than Honey" movie using fake Einstein quote

    This is the best write-up that I have seen regarding the alleged Einstein quote on bees.

    http://www.ent.uga.edu/bees/OnEinsteinBeesandSurvivaloftheHumanRaceHoneyBeeProgramCAESEntomologyUGA.html
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    Re: Bees finding pollen on January 20

    My son did a science fair experiment several years ago to see what scents got what type of reactions from bees as measured by counting stingers in a cloth patch with the scent waved over the bees. ...
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    Re: But where do you PUT them all...?

    My best source of yard locations comes from the smaller farmers who supply produce to the local farmers markets. They offer several advantages.

    1-They need bees but can't pay for continuous...
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