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Offline bobll

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Greetings from Georgia, US
« on: May 27, 2019, 10:30:17 pm »
Hello everyone. I am a newbee since early March this year. I set out two swarm traps, but a colony obliged me and just moved straight into my long langstroth, which was waiting in my backyard. I find honeybees facinating, and I am glad to be in the forum.

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Re: Greetings from Georgia, US
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 11:57:39 pm »
Welcome!

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Re: Greetings from Georgia, US
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 12:16:55 am »
Welcome  :happy:

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Re: Greetings from Georgia, US
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 10:27:46 am »
Welcome to Beemaster.
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Re: Greetings from Georgia, US
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 01:26:02 pm »
Thank you. Glad to be here.

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Re: Greetings from Georgia, US
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2019, 01:58:10 pm »
Welcome. I had a similar experience when I started out. I placed several swarm traps out - and a swarm just skipped all the preliminaries and moved directly into my empty hive. Smart bees - I say!  :grin:
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Re: Greetings from Georgia, US
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 06:11:41 pm »
Thanks. So far they have gentle. Even when I have had to mess with them. I found it very interesting to see bees of all kinds of color stripe variations in the hive. Some look Italian, some carniolan, etc.

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Re: Greetings from Georgia, US
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2019, 07:46:44 am »
Congrats on the swarm capture! I wish we had more of them here to catch where I live in Tennessee. I hope the girls are doing well!

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Re: Greetings from Georgia, US
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2019, 08:52:23 am »
Georgia is hot as blue blazes in the summer, not to mention the humidity. My hive gets shade from 12:30 on. Think that is too much? It is deep foundationless also, non-wired. I thought the shade would help, but now wonder about SHB and varroa in the shade. I am always second guessing most of my decisions.

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Re: Greetings from Georgia, US
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2019, 09:49:55 am »
Bobil,
That is probably going to work. Try it out. I used to have my bees in full shade. I did like a lot of SHBs my first couple of years. I think your setup will work.
Jim Altmiller