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    Re: Anyone have winter honeysuckle

    My bees love it...and so do I. I think they prefer maples but the honeysuckle gets plenty of activity.
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    Re: Maple flow in SE right now?

    I'm seeing my bees on maples and winter honeysuckle. Seeing dandelion and henbit blooming. I seem to recall from years past they dont work henbit until later. Always can tell when they come back with...
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    Re: Question for Atlanta area beekeepers

    Excellent answers so far. Last year in Loganville we had capped drones in late February. This past week, all my hives (that I checked) have some to lots of brood but no capped drones to speak of yet...
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    Re: 2012-12 winter in NE Georgia

    Hoping this cold snap slows things down. Red maples starting to bloom
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    Re: Not quite ready to panic

    Dandelion blooming here in Loganville but feeding did cross mind today watching them flying
  6. Re: Any experience with Rossman's Apiaries orders??? (Supplier in Georgia)

    I've ordered many times from rossman and will do so again. My first package was from them. I had no problem with them being hot. Great company
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    Re: Bees won't leave anyone alone

    Where in gwinnett are you? Im in Loganville and have alteady had a hive swarm. Split the hot hive or add supers.
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    Re: finding new bee yards

    Once word gets out that you're a beek you will be flooded with requests for hives. My advice is to be picky. Im thinking of shutting down a couple of yards. Inconvenience being the main reason. What...
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    capped drones on 2/5

    Here in north east Georgia we are having an early spring. Red maples in full bloom and all next week predicted highs in the 60s. Did a quick inspection at one yard and ive got a couple of boomers...
  10. Re: Low fifties and no wind. Football or stinging insects???

    No contest! Bees! I had my inspections done in time for the game
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    good bee ordinace

    My parents live in a suburb of Atlanta just a mile or two outside 285. The town wants to allow folks to keep bees but not open the flood gates to any and all livestock. I guess someone somewhere has...
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    Re: bought a lesson

    I agree with bsweet. If the hive has been sprayed the it's value is severely diminished. I don't sell or eat cut out honey but if its sprayed I cannot feed it back to the hive. The wax is...
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    Re: bought a lesson

    I enjoy doing cutouts but have come to understand that you cannot believe a thing a homeowner says. 99% of the time they just don't understand the situation enough to give accurate information. The...
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    Re: turnip honey?

    I figure it would be similar to rape/canola. The row is maybe 50 x 3 so yeah probably lost in the mix. But for next year I might plant a few acres
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    turnip honey?

    I have a big wide row of turnips in my garden that overwintered and now have bolted. The girls are working them from daylight to dark. Any one know what turnip honey tastes like?
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    Re: Bucket head Bee VAc

    I used a bucket head vac to make an Owens style bee vac. Works great. I made a couple of cages to swap back and forth. Doing it over I might make the clearance between cage and inside the vac a...
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    Re: AFB and plastic

    At what point would you go from burning frames to burning entire hive?
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    Re: What constitutes mean?

    Last year my hottest hive was my best producer. A function of size or genetics? Idk either way they weren't so hot that I feel the need to requeen. But always got stung working that one. Seem...
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    Re: Provisioning new nucs?

    Enjoyed this thread. Doing this years first grafts Friday. We're in prime shb territory. Planning to use 5 frame deeps for mating nucs. Any thoughts on not using a frame of brood when making up the...
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    ants

    Leaky feeders and some fondant not eaten by bees has drawn little black ants. One hive has a trail right between the empty hive body and inner cover up to the Mason jar feeder. Will the bees...
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    German Chinese or other

    What grafting tool do you like? I used a Chinese tool last year but the quill got creased and was a pain after that. Thinking about a metal German style or whittling down something on my own.
  22. Thread: bee stings

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    Re: bee stings

    My entomology professor at UGA told us to use plain old table salt mixed with a little spit to form a paste. Have to do it right when stung..the osmosis is supposed to draw the venom.

    Take this...
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    Re: cranky after winter

    http://http://www.buffalolick.com/beekphilosophy.php

    The wife and I are playing around with the bees, a video camera and youtube...this was our first stab at it. Much room for improvement....
  24. Thread: bee stings

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    Re: bee stings

    I try to get stung atleast once every two weeks..even if it means catching one and forcing her to sting me...dont swell or itch much any more...and I don't get sick. Big believer in BVT

    As long as...
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    Re: Please help!

    I agree with wiredforstero...that is an old frame from a brood nest filled with honey..even has an old Q cell on it. Rotate out that old comb as the flow starts. Getting them out of that wild comb...
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