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    I would use Bleach instead of Lye.(I used to make...

    I would use Bleach instead of Lye.(I used to make bleach at an old job) The oxidizing action of the bleach will kill most of the molds and bacteria that may be present. This is what most all food...
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    I would also strongly recommend the newbee find...

    I would also strongly recommend the newbee find the local bee club and join and get to know his potential mentors.
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    I put a piece of masking tape on the hive body...

    I put a piece of masking tape on the hive body and scribble my notes of importance there. I also do this on the honey supers so I can keep track of the bee's progress and honey flows. I also have a...
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    Yummy! Now I know what I can eat if I run out of...

    Yummy! Now I know what I can eat if I run out of honey.
  5. Thread: Mad Honey?

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    Generally speaking, there is other "stuff" for...

    Generally speaking, there is other "stuff" for the bees to forage on during Rhodendrom or "Mountain Laurel" bloom. I have never heard it being a problem.

    Jim (I ain't dead yet from eating NC...
  6. Thread: SKUNK

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    Remember the old song "dead possum in the middle...

    Remember the old song "dead possum in the middle of the road". Possums are a southern delicacy... especially if peeled from the pavement before that sucker gets flattened!
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    I've been buying Cypress from Rossman's. Their...

    I've been buying Cypress from Rossman's. Their Cypress is competitive with most everyone else's pine or whatever. I generally buy the commercial grade equip which may have a few tight knots or other...
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    I guess that I'm confused with use of the Vick's...

    I guess that I'm confused with use of the Vick's Vapor Rub, Herbal Tea and Wintergreen/ sugar syrup mixtures?

    I'm familar with using essential oils to try to combat mites but this is a new one on...
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    I don't have any expierence with them directly,...

    I don't have any expierence with them directly, Harvey York (the founder) died several months ago. I would imagine that everything there is in turmoil. When he was alive, Harvey was well respected. I...
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    I would. Also, If you can place or paint some...

    I would. Also, If you can place or paint some distingushing feature on the hive, it makes it easier for her to "landmark the correct hive.
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    Check your 3 deep brood chambers. Not knowing if...

    Check your 3 deep brood chambers. Not knowing if you have an excluder between the brood and supers,you may find plenty of room amongst the brood area. As a general rule of thumb, brood nest...
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    I'm just N of ATL and in the process of...

    I'm just N of ATL and in the process of splitting, nucing etc. If you pour on the feed, you will be able to get the popolation built up and some honey stored for overwintering. Try to keep the feed...
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    The hives above Atl had a little honey which I...

    The hives above Atl had a little honey which I took some but left a lot for the bees. I also was in an expansion mode making splits etc. Problem is that if the tulip poplar doesn't come on strong,...
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    This year has been pretty pitiful in my bee yard...

    This year has been pretty pitiful in my bee yard about 40 mi north of Atlanta. Rain, rain, more rain. last year we could'nt buy a drop of rain. In past years where the weather has been more moderate,...
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    These people are known a Vegans. They are the...

    These people are known a Vegans. They are the extreme left wingers of the PETA crowd. I stumbled across this article during a web search and at first thought the guy had a sick sense of humor but...
  16. Thread: Apprenticeship

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    That's just it. Part of the trick is to learn the...

    That's just it. Part of the trick is to learn the standardized university answers. For some of the questions I missed because my words didn't match theirs. I wasn't necessiarily wrong, but did not...
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    I agree with some of the other's comments. A...

    I agree with some of the other's comments. A certificate won't put another dollar in your pocket or make your honey any more valuable on the store shelf. I'm doing it simply because of the challenge,...
  18. Thread: Apprenticeship

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    You are lucky! Keith Delaplane at UGA has been...

    You are lucky! Keith Delaplane at UGA has been putting on an annual "Beekeeping Institute" at Young Harris College for the last 12 years. It is generally the last week in May or 1st week in June. Two...
  19. Thread: Smoker

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    A friend of mine has a toy like that one. I don't...

    A friend of mine has a toy like that one. I don't like it at all because it's hard to keep lit and the bellows seems real weak to me. Get a 4" x 10" smoker like the ones Kelly, Dadant, Rossman, etc...
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    In Beekeeping the only stupid question is the one...

    In Beekeeping the only stupid question is the one not asked.
  21. Thread: Comb Honey

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    Richard Taylor wrote a book on comb honey a few...

    Richard Taylor wrote a book on comb honey a few years back that is good.I believe the title is "Comb Honey Basics". Also Eugene Killion has a book and video on comb honey. The video is good in that...
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    GABEE: I'm not far from you. I agree with the...

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    I'm not far from you. I agree with the other guys about splitting now up until Sep. Unless you are in the mtns where there is some sourwood, the flows around ATL are pretty slim now anyway....
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    One method I use in requeening is to start a nuc...

    One method I use in requeening is to start a nuc in the same yard with frames of brood with bees and then shake a couple of frames of bees into the nuc. What happens is that the foragers will leave...
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    That's the reason though tempting I try to stay...

    That's the reason though tempting I try to stay away from old equipment, especially some that's been sitting around for a while. Also, most of the time, what you are buying is firewood.

    The...
  25. Thread: The Best feeder

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    I use a gallon wide mouth jar on a special...

    I use a gallon wide mouth jar on a special migritory cover that allows the neck of the jar to nest and seal out the rain. I do not place a hive body around this unless the temps are low. Neat thin is...
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