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  1. Re: Rating types of feeders and when to use.

    I bought Don the fat bee mans give top feeder plans and have bee very happy with the results. Check it out if you have a chance.
  2. Re: What's the most useful ..table saw or router table

    Thanks for all the great info. I have a table saw and I think the best plan is to spend the money I would have spent on a router and table on a good dado set and maybe a higher end incra fence....
  3. Re: What's the most useful ..table saw or router table

    Dado blades are so expensive here and this is one reason why I'm leaning towards a router.
  4. What's the most useful ..table saw or router table

    I've been thinking that I need to add a router table to my beekeeping wood working shop. Is it worth buying a router and router table or can I just get buy with my table saw?
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    Re: New from North Georgia

    Hello knucklehead. Welcome to Beesource. I'm originally from NGa. Gainesville to be exact. The Fat Bee Man lives in Loginville. He would bee a great source for training. Good luck with your...
  6. Orientation flights as a mark of healthy hives?

    I was in my bee yard this afternoon and was privileged to witness an amazing sight. It was about 1:30pm and I noticed one of my single smaller deeps with lots of bees flying around the hive. Upon...
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    A little Wintering Advice Please

    Last year due to my poor mite management, hornets and bad weather I lost 9 of my 10 hives. This year was a rebuilding year and I have managed to build back to eight hives. Most of the hives have...
  8. Re: Are your bees perkier the day after OAV?

    I have also noticed this phenomenon as well and think if this is the case, shouldn't we give our bees periodic shots of OA as a preventative treatment? Instead of treating only in the fall and...
  9. Re: Asian Hornet / Frelon Asiatique / Vespa Velutina - 4 lines of defence - need cont

    I have to deal with them every year in Japan. We have three types. Yellow hornets, smaller version of the Asian hornet and the Giant Japanese hornets. They are flying monsters. I use a trap that fits...
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    Re: Mite on Virgin Queen?

    Use 1 gram for a single hive and 2 grams for a double box. I don't really measure anymore . I just use a small tea spoon. 1 scoop for a single and 2 scoops for double. Good luck!
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    Re: Mite on Virgin Queen?

    They may or they may not but the longer that mite is on the queen the greater chance she will become weak or sick. At that point, she will be superseded provided the hive has the resources. Also, if...
  12. Re: Can I use a queen excluder to stop laying workers from killing an introduced quee

    Will do! Thanks for the advice Michael.
  13. Can I use a queen excluder to stop laying workers from killing an introduced queen ?

    Unfortunately I have two laying workers hives and both have quite a few bees. I was wondering if I could put the laying workers in a second hive body above a queen right hive with a queen excluder...
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    Re: OAV treating a newly hived swarm

    I've been using OAV for several years now with good results. If you use it on a swarm with no brood it should be quite effective at killing the phoretic mites ( mites on adult bees). Here's my...
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    Re: Asian Hornet

    You should pray they are not in the U.S.A. They are very aggressive and can decimate a strong hive in two or three hours. I'm an American living in Japan and have had to deal with them every fall for...
  16. Re: I think my bees might be foundation challenged. . . pics included

    I think this is a heat issue. What kind of weather are you having? The only place where the bees have drawn comb is in the center where the warmth of the cluster is.
  17. Re: What is your favorite hive configuration?

    I am going to all eight frame deeps. I think this is the best set up for the brood nest as well as honey production. Eight frame deep boxes also make good queen castles. The box can be divided so you...
  18. Re: Caught a swarm barehanded in the air!

    Great job! I have two dead virgin queens I kept. If I put them in alcohol will it work like yours?
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    Re: Rough Day in the Beeyard

    I am also a novice beekeeper but I'm getting a lot of experience this Spring for sure. I did a Cut down split with my strongest hive because I wanted to produce a lot of honey and get a new queen. I...
  20. Did I catch two swarms or one big one?

    This morning just as I was pulling out with the family to go to church my son said, Hey daddy look at all of those bees. I looked over my shoulder to see a medium size swarm hanging from my...
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    Re: No more hives! - I want honey!

    I first learned of the cut down split here on Beesource from Michael Bush. Then I did a search on the net and found this link from Honeybeesuite.com...
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    Re: No more hives! - I want honey!

    By the way, I really like your hive arrangement and your hive stand. Nice.
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    Re: No more hives! - I want honey!

    I just did my first " cut down split". This is a procedure I read about to produce a lot of honey for a specific time. A cut down split is done by moving a prolific queen from a strong hive you think...
  24. Re: Is it too early for a cut down split?

    I made the split about 2 hours ago. I moved the queen most of the pollen and honey and also most of the open brood to a new hive in the same yard. In the parent hive, I left one frame of eggs , a...
  25. Re: Is it too early for a cut down split?

    I almost did the split today. I stopped my self because we had some cloudy weather roll in. I'm going to make this spilt tomorrow morning!
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