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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Register bees
« Last post by rogerdarbonne on August 23, 2016, 10:24:48 PM »
This is my first year with bees. I have 2 hives. I was told I should register my bees with the state for if someone got stung. That way I can't be sued. Don't know how true that is. I need to check into it. I want to register them with the state so I can get help if I have a problem with the bees .
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Honey storage
« Last post by rogerdarbonne on August 23, 2016, 10:19:16 PM »
I have 10 frame boxes. I had 5 frames in each hive that were full with one frame of brood in each honey super. I added the second honey super with the thought they would fill them up at the rate they were going. I have a few that are moving in and out of the second super. But not much
activity in them. I am not using any queen exclude on either hive.   
 
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Hello from Lafayette, TN
« Last post by rogerdarbonne on August 23, 2016, 10:08:48 PM »
New to Bee Keeping. First year bee keep.
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GSF, yes sir. I am just a bit north and west of Dothan in Ozark.  Wife and I move here last year to be closer to my folks.  Dad is 87 and had bees for a few years about 20 years ago.  I am 64 and after we moved Dad ask if I had ever thought about keeping bees or wanted to start.  I said yes   :tongue: and now we have three hives at his house.  It has been a lot of fun working with him and the bees.  He is quite a woodworker so we have built many of our boxes, nucs, and other wood ware.  Have made many memories together the last few months.   :grin:

Sorry did not mean to hijack the OP thread.
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: The Shot
« Last post by sawdstmakr on August 23, 2016, 09:15:16 PM »
 :grin:
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: Georgia Alligator Hunt.
« Last post by sawdstmakr on August 23, 2016, 09:09:19 PM »
Nice story Groundhawg.
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Bees usually gather nectar, water, propalis or pollen. When the field bees are in the hive, the nurse bees will bee begging for one of them and that is what they go for. Different house bees may be asking for different items so the field bees are trying to fill requests.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: So - where are the mites?
« Last post by sawdstmakr on August 23, 2016, 08:43:09 PM »
Where did you get this hive from? Was it a swarm from a feral hive possibly or a cut out of a wild hive?
Your bees may be hygentic enough to keep the mites under control.
Jim
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I use all medium frame boxes but my nucs are almost all deeps. If I leave the swarm in the nuc more than a week I will have drawn comb almost the same depth as a deep frame. Sometimes they draw it straight but usually not. I just cut it out and rubber band it in a medium frame. During the transition from deep to medium, I had lots of medium frames between the deeps and I just left them in the hive that way until I switched the box to a medium. If you put medium frames between deep ones they will draw them out nicely.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Medium Frame Nuc to Hive Body Deep....
« Last post by Psparr on August 23, 2016, 07:58:23 PM »
I have a couple also in upper boxes. They've attached them all to the lower frames. Not sure why I don't learn my lesson.
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