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    Re: Over wintering in mediums

    i have 5 hives i over wintered with 2 mediums. everything went good. have 2 hives medium on bottom and hive body on top.
  2. Thread: feeding sugar

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    feeding sugar

    Have two 55 barrels of sugar that got wet. Sugar is like syrup. Can i still feed this to bee or need to destory it. Or can u heat it up and dissolve it
  3. Thread: 2 frame nucs

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    2 frame nucs

    Has anyone ever used two frame nucs. Is it good for queen cells or may i ask what is used for
  4. Thread: feeding bees

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    feeding bees

    anyone feed bees with soy flour, brewers yest and powered milk. I head of it and was wondering how it was or what it does
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    Re: Looking for VSH queen in Atlanta

    Hardimann Mt Vernon, Ga Roberts, Jessup, Ga. both have very good quees. Hardimann has the hybrid queens that i like real well
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    Re: Russians gone wild!

    I have russian hybrid/itialian and hey are very gentle. Very good laying patterns from the queens. Wintered well. Will keep on using them.
  7. Thread: shb

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    shb

    what is the best way to treat for shb. Heard 3 or 4 different opitions. Would like to hear what other beekeepers do
  8. Thread: shb

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    Re: shb

    treating with beetle blaster traps and oil from Mann Lake
  9. Thread: shb

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    shb

    should shb be out this early in the year here in south georgia. Saw some in my hives so started to treat for them
  10. Thread: Gentle Bees

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    Re: Gentle Bees

    I have some hives i can do this with. If the weather is not right cannot do it. Noticed later in the afternoon after 4pm it is very hard to do it for some reason. Best luck i have going ito them like...
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    Re: Keeping overly-defensive bees

    I have had three hives like this for 3 yrs. Very good honey producers. Not not have mite problems or shb problems with them, From being agressive very good bees. First time i went into them was...
  12. Thread: moth traps

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    moth traps

    what is moth traps for bee hives and how do u make them
  13. Thread: bottom board

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    bottom board

    With package bees is the solid bottom board or the screened bottom board better. Heard both ways. 5 packages will be italian and 5 will be russian hybrd
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    Re: no brood pattern, intermittent

    Really you have not had enough time for a good pattern. Or u might have a old queen. Give it about two more weeks and see what it looks like. Most of the pics u see are taken later in the year when...
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    Re: Carniolan vs. Italian

    I started with Italians. Last year switched to the Russian Hybred Queens. Have alot better luck this and most of the made it thru winter. Was able to split most of them. The packages i bought...
  16. Thread: Bearding

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    Bearding

    Most of my hives are bearding. It is spring daytime temp about 80. There is plenty of room in hives. No indication they are getting ready to swarm They have been doing this for about a week
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    Re: Help discerning if we should take the plunge

    Been in for 4 yrs. If i had it to do over never would have gotten into bee keeping. Had bad losses even with alot of help from commercial bee keepers. Have 80 hives now i would sell. They are Italian...
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    Re: Bulk Syrup formula/measurements

    i use 28 lbs of sugar and and 2.5 gallons of water.
  19. Thread: Brushy Mtn

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    Re: Brushy Mtn

    Very good service. Receive order fast. Even when i ordered from a show they were at received everything
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    honey from winter

    spring in south ga with warms days. What should i do with all the left over honey from the bee hives. Quit feeding and hope they use it or save it for next yr. Some hived have close to 100 lbs
  21. Thread: splitting

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    splitting

    live in south east corner of ga. Have hives with two brood boxes full of bees. Question is would now be a good time to split having no queens for them. What would be the best way to split the hives
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    JJ Honey in Patterson, Ga
  23. Re: Want to buy out exicisting operation or large number of double deep hives

    How many double deeps are u interesting in buying
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    Re: Keeping Carolinians and Italians

    I have Carniolan, Italian, Russian Hybrid on the same yard. To me they make a stronger bee when they mix. Some people call they mutt bees. Been having good luck like this
  25. Re: Very Happy With Mann Lake Customer Service - Joshua Klitzner

    My experince with them has been very good. Buy most of my stuff from them with very good service
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