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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...
  2. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. Thread: PMS or EFB?

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    Sticky: 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.)
  8. Thread: PMS or EFB?

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    Sticky: 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...
  9. Thread: PMS or EFB?

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    Sticky: 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...
  10. 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.
  11. Thread: PMS or EFB?

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    Sticky: 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...
  12. Thread: PMS or EFB?

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    Sticky: 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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    Re: Wacko Texas Proposed Law

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
  17. Thread: Blooms in Georgia

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    Re: Blooms in Georgia

    Wisteria is blooming. Drove to Athens yesterday and saw plenty in bloom along the drive. Drove to Lawrenceville and Snellville today and saw wisteria blooming in that area as well.
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    Re: Bees Under Screened Bottom Board - Again

    No.
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    Re: Bees Under Screened Bottom Board - Again

    No. This hive faces south and in that direction it is mostly open (former pasture) then trees about 20 to 30 yards from the hive.





    Thanks for confirming what I have come to conclude. When...
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    Bees Under Screened Bottom Board - Again

    Last year I had a hive that for some reason a huge number of bees preferred to live clustered under the screened bottom board. Try as I might I could not get them to move into a box. Both of last...
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    Re: Beekeeping as a business. lets talk business..

    To do that you will need a local, state and federal license to sell alcohol. The costs to obtain these licenses can be prohibitive unless you are selling a substantial amount of alcohol.

    And...
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    Re: Bear attack last night.

    Your apiary is 300 yards from your house. Do you have a hose bibb near the apiary? If so, you might consider installing a motion-activated sprinkler. (There are many brands and models available. Here...
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    Re: Mead Beginner looking for Advce and Guidance

    I used to do a fair amount of homebrewing (including making mead and wine) but it has been a while. If you don't have any beer-making or wine-making experience I would suggest that you visit your...
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    Re: A 'new' way to use OA?

    Yes. See Jennifer's article in the September 2018 issue of Bee Culture magazine.
  25. Thread: New!

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    Re: New!

    I would recommend reading the book 'First Lessons in Beekeeping' by Dr. Keith Delaplane.
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