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  1. Thread: Georgia

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    Re: Georgia

    5 August 2019
    Haralson County. GA 30113
    Some remaining spots of Sumac. Strong Golden Rod flow.
  2. Thread: Georgia

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    Re: Georgia

    10 June 2019
    Haralson County. GA 30113
    early variety of Sumac and Sourwood
    Had 5 days of pretty good rains after over 3 weeks of nada. Hopefully a good Sourwood flow...
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    Re: What do you use to help see when grafting

    :thumbsup:
  4. Re: Queen Introduction-Cells Hatched, Virgin's Possibly Flown

    Virgins are hard to spot. If your bees are dark, more so. They are small and runny.
    I would put the mated queen, in her cage, into a nuc and see if your virgin will become mated. Time enough to...
  5. Re: Why do Queen Bee prices not fluctuate based on seasonal demand?

    I believe that if the original poster would try their hand at raising queens, there would be an eye opening...
  6. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    Looking good!
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    Re: Drone cells in the Treatment Free world

    I love them and encourage my best to build them. I want as much influence over the local genetics as I can leverage. I want my neighbor's queens bred to my drones.
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    Sticky: Re: My journey towards treatment free

    I have been busy... lately...
    The last few days of May with temps in the middle 90s have been tough. I placed queen cells into my mating nucs that failed to produce a mated queen. The heat and lack...
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    Re: What do you use to help see when grafting

    You can modify the tongue on your tool to be thinner warp1... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_lkl6DCCyM
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    Re: What do you use to help see when grafting

    3.75 reading glasses and a mini maglite led version. I use the steering wheel on my truck as a frame holder and park it in the shade. I hold the maglite in my left hand and can maneuver it easier...
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    Re: Repair ant damage to mini nucs

    I appreciate the help guys. I don't think that I have ever used the entire contents of any glue container. Epoxy paint is interesting. I have never used it.
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    Re: Repair ant damage to mini nucs

    I have some 5 minute epoxy that i can trial. I'll bet that the ants will not be able to chew it. Thanks AstroBee for the suggestion.

    I use fondant in my minis johno because of the drowning issue....
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    Sticky: Re: My journey towards treatment free

    Pulled 12 ripe queen cells today. 5 went into nucs where the queens were pulled. The remainder were placed in freshly made mating nucs. It's nice to be able to pull a frame from an older mating nuc...
  14. Thread: Survivor Queens

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    Re: Survivor Queens

    I have some nice queens ready to pull and ship next week. I also have deep and medium nucs available for local pickup.
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    Re: Repair ant damage to mini nucs

    Mine have been painted with an oil based Rustoleum paint. I don't think that it has slowed the ants down much. I may use the foil tape on the outside. One is so bad that the feeder filled up with...
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    Repair ant damage to mini nucs

    Has anyone repaired the holes that ants have chewed into their polystyrene mini nucs? I have a couple that the ants have made a mess of getting the the sugar inside while trying to avoid the bees.
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    Re: brinsea octagon eco 20 temp range

    I can not tell you about the incubator you are asking about. I bought a Humidaire long before Brinsea were available. I do know that you can purchase an Inkbird controller that has a pretty tight...
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    Sticky: Re: My journey towards treatment free

    Bought mini mating nucs and my supplier back-ordered the tempQueen I need to use with them. Bought Pro-Nucs and the delivery will be too late for my immediate needs. I am in process of cutting and...
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Thanks for sharing those pictures JWPalmer. I have some cells that I was on the fence about...

    Hope she does well for you.
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    Re: 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    I have been using one brood frame and something with a bit of food on it in a 5 frame box with remainder plastic foundation in wooden frames. Sometimes the food was in a feeder. Mediums and deeps......
  21. Thread: Survivor Queens

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    Re: Survivor Queens

    I sent you a PM hilljack...
  22. Thread: Survivor Queens

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    Re: Survivor Queens

    No problem. Shoot me a PM with details.
  23. Thread: Survivor Queens

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    Re: Survivor Queens

    I have some available that I can ship on Monday.
  24. Thread: Georgia

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    Re: Georgia

    27 April 2019
    Haralson Co. GA 30113
    chinese privet
  25. Thread: Pro nuc

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    Re: Pro nuc

    I will try this. Thanks
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