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    Re: A sign of the times

    I am not a doctor but:
    1- I do not think letting children get coronavirus will build up immunity to the virus.
    2- The primary goal today is to contain the virus. Letting children get coronavirus...
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    Re: Requeening above an excluder

    With a QE the bees in the top box are not queenless and will kill a queen or queen cell that you introduce. If you instead use a double screen board (e.g., Snelgrove board) the bees in the two boxes...
  3. Thread: Georgia

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    Re: Georgia

    Wild pear trees are starting to bloom in Walton and Oconee Counties.
  4. Thread: Guardian

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    Re: Guardian

    I bought ten or eleven when I visited Rossman Apairies several weeks ago. I have not installed them yet.
    I have seen the YouTube videos showing the SHBs piling up around the entrance unable to...
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    Re: Moving from Georgia to Colorado Springs

    I lived in Colorado Springs for 30 years. Moved back to Georgia (where I was born and raised) a couple of years ago.
    Check with Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association. They meet quarterly and generally...
  6. Metro-Atlanta County Puts Kibosh On Backyard Beekeeping

    Henry County is located along I-75 just south of Atlanta, GA. This week the Henry County Commission voted 4-2 against a proposal to allow backyard beekeeping on quarter-acre lots in residential...
  7. Re: Looking for a bee keeping association near Ouray, Colorado

    4 Corners Beekeepers Association in Durango if that is not too far to travel.
    https://sites.google.com/site/4cornersbeekeepers2/home
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    Re: Making sugar syrup

    For 2:1 I mix 25 pounds of sugar into 1.5 gallons of water.
    For 1:1 I mix 25 pounds of sugar into 3 gallons of water.
    My 6-gallon bottling bucket (from a homebrew store) works well for this.
  9. Thread: Georgia

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    Re: Georgia

    Henbit deadnettle has been blooming here for several days.
    Walton County
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    Re: Georgia

    Dandelions have been blooming here for a week or two. (Walton County - between Atlanta and Athens) I treated my hives the day after Christmas (OAV) and saw several bees bringing in orange pollen. Not...
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    Re: New member and soon to be Beek

    Welcome.

    Next month EAS (Eastern Apiculture Society) will have their annual conference in Greenville, SC. This is only a couple of hours from where you live and it could be a great learning...
  12. Re: 2 Months Later, Nuc hasn't touched non-Nuc frames

    Do the frames that the bees have refused to touch have plastic foundation? If so adding a layer of wax to the foundation may entice them to draw them out. Or you could replace some of those frames...
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    Re: squaring box corners

    Measure the diagonal dimensions. If they are the same the box is square. (Assuming the lengths of the opposing sides are all equal.)

    When I assemble boxes I glue the joints and shoot nails...
  14. Thread: Dizzy indeed!

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    Re: Dizzy indeed!

    You can watch it on YouTube here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahl25qfVH_g
  15. Re: Queen rearing idea: graft, wait until jellied, remove, and then regraft.

    Ditto. I am reading 'Rearing Queen Honey Bees' by Roger Morse and he said exactly that. He said that to his knowledge, at the time he wrote the book (circa 1979), no one had done any research to...
  16. Thread: PMS or EFB?

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    Re: PMS or EFB?

    I located a source for terramycin but (naturally) I have to have a prescription. Yesterday and today I visited or called a few veterinarians. NONE of them were willing to write a prescription for...
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    Re: How long does a banana smell last?

    Is the camera black? Bees often see something black approaching their entrance as a threat. (Black bears and skunks are natural predators of bees.)
  18. Thread: PMS or EFB?

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    Re: PMS or EFB?

    Thanks again.
    I have opened up the screen so the bees can fly. A nearby beekeeper is coming over to see what he thinks. I'm looking into getting a test kit.



    Does this mean that I could not...
  19. Thread: PMS or EFB?

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    Re: PMS or EFB?

    Thanks for the replies. Not what I wanted to hear but it is what I expected.
    I have stapled window screen over the front of the affected hive so no bees from the hive can exit. The screen will...
  20. Thread: Elbow Entrance

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    Re: Elbow Entrance

    That's what this guy on YouTube says (starting at 13:07): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QE2FhIVNTI

    And you know if some guy says it on YouTube it must be true.
  21. Thread: PMS or EFB?

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    Re: PMS or EFB?

    I bought six nucs (three frames each) from a source in South Georgia. Mine were part of a larger order put together by a member of one of my bee clubs. The nucs were made after the bees returned from...
  22. Thread: PMS or EFB?

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    PMS or EFB?

    This colony started this spring as a 3-frame nuc. Recently I found discolored and shriveled up larvae in several cells of one frame. I have not seen affected larvae like this on the other frames of...
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    Re: swarm in trap lost to hive beetles. ???

    The former president of one of my bee clubs would disagree with you. At a meeting early this year he reported that he lost 15 of 17 hives to SHBs.
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    Mating Flights vs. Robber Screen

    Yesterday I made a few splits using frames with capped and uncapped queen cells. I have a serious problem with robbing at this location so I installed robber screens on the splits. I installed the...
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    Re: replacing inner cover with a fabric or plastic

    Big Duck Canvas is located near me. I dropped by their facility and picked up three yards of #8 Duck canvas to experiment with.
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