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  1. Re: what size filter do you use to strain your honey?

    Thank you groundhwg for your reply. I actually bought the double strainer honey sieve (that fits over the bucket) and the upper mesh is 1875 micron and the bottom is 650 micron - I guess i should...
  2. what size filter do you use to strain your honey?

    Greeetings! What size screen do you recommend to filter my honey? 200? 400? Any advice you can give me to avoid cloudy honey would be great!
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    Re: Renting an extractor in Atlanta

    Thank you so much for all your replies! Yes, I do flip the frames over after extracting one side. Not sure what you mean about having the frames positions so the bottom bar leads when spinning? I...
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    Re: Renting an extractor in Atlanta

    Thank you for your reply. I actually have a extractor that I bought used but when I have used it it seems like it does not extract all the honey out of it - perhaps it is not spinning fast enough? ...
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    Renting an extractor in Atlanta

    Hi All: I am looking to rent an extractor in June. I am wondering if anyone in the ATL area rents them. I know my local bee club rents one but to be honest the last time I used it I do not feel it...
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    Re: Looking for VSH queen in Atlanta

    Thanks J.Lee!
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    Re: Looking for VSH queen in Atlanta

    Thanks Dan!! If anyone is closer and local that would be great as well --does not necessarily have to be VSH. Just within a reasonable distance.
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    Looking for VSH queen in Atlanta

    Greetings all! I would like to requeen one of my hives in a few weeks. I am looking for a VSH queen. I purchased one a few years ago from somewhere in GA but I cannot remember the place. They...
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    Re: Straining honey -was size micron do you use?

    Thank you all for your input!! Ray I am going to order that strainer...thank you for the link!
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    Straining honey -what size micron do you use?

    Hi All:
    Just curious when you are straining your honey what size micron do you use 600, 400 or 200? Or do you recommend the stainless steel strainer that Brushy Mountain sells? I think it has two...
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    hive beetle blocker- anyone used this?

    Has anyone used this? Just wondering what your thoughts were?
    http://www.blythewoodbeecompany.com/product/beetle-blocker-shim/
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    Re: BT on wet supers?

    Where do you purchase the BT solution?
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    Re: caught my first swarm in atlanta

    Came home today from work to find two more swarms. Is that crazy or what? One of the swarms did not go into a trap instead it went into an old super I had under my small deck. The super is in a...
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    Re: caught my first swarm in atlanta

    Fishmaster.....I use brood comb and swarm commander. Bought a bottle of swarm commander last year for $25 and this is my 4th swarm I caught with it. I am sure I will catch more too. A good return...
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    Re: caught my first swarm in atlanta

    Robbin it is not my swarm because I do not have bees at my house. My bees are 5 miles away. bobbybee I will PM you.
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    caught my first swarm in atlanta

    Put out some swarm traps on Tuesday and caught a swarm on Wednesday! Do any of you sell swarms? How do you advertise? Craigslist?
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    Re: How soon to move a swarm you caught?

    With the bees that come back to the nuc- I guess you just shake them off and put them in the original swarm box? I have thought about lowering it over balcony but I am kinda on the down low...
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    Re: How soon to move a swarm you caught?

    Thanks all. Bevy....when you say leave an empty used nuc on my balcony is that for any bees that may return after the hive has been moved?
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    How soon to move a swarm you caught?

    Greetings all. I am getting ready for swarm season here in GA. I do not have bees at my house but have a place at my house that is a swarm magnet. I have what is called a "Juliet balcony" off my...
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    Re: best time to move a hive

    Thank you all for the replies. I will be moving it 5miles away. It is in a langstroth hive. I will need to put some straps around it. It is on a small second store balcony off my house. It's called...
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    best time to move a hive

    Hi all: I caught a swarm on my back porch on July 4th. I fed the hive like crazy and it seems to be doing well. I need to move this hive off my back porch. Would it be best to move it in the dead...
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    Re: What should I feed this time of year

    Thanks everyone! I made some 2:1 to start with and I will see how they take it.
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    What should I feed this time of year

    Greetings. I inspected one of my hives yesterday and it is VERY low on honey stores. I really want them to make it through winter. What should I feed them now. 2:1? I am in ATL and highs are in...
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    Re: Where bees go to die...

    I know this is a long shot but you mentioned you have bees on a balcony off your bedroom. Do you keep a porch light on by chance? I keep bees on my balcony and can no longer put the porch light on...
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    Re: MAQS or Apiguard

    I used the apiguard - but did leave a super of honey on for them - I now realize I should have taken the honey super off according to directions. I left it on because we are in a dearth and what...
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