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by PropolisTarp
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Advanced Beekeeping
Topic: The importance of Space Management
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: The importance of Space Management

Thank you for this, Michael. This is my first year of really having bees inside of the nectar flow in my agricultural zone, and I now understand that I should have given my bees more space sooner. What are your thoughts on "checkerboarding" frames as opposed to "throwing an empty supe...
by PropolisTarp
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: 15 queen cells in one hive
Replies: 2
Views: 43

15 queen cells in one hive

I went from 4 hives down to 3 when one died out, so I figured I would pull brood/eggs from two of the productive hives to do a walk away split. I did so, populating hive #4 with 10 frames of brood/eggs and also some pollen and honey. A week later, I checked hive #4 and found five queen cells. I figu...
by PropolisTarp
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback and Requests
Topic: Builders Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Builders Forum

Seconded. General woodworking tips and tricks with a beehive-building point of view would be helpful.
by PropolisTarp
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Maidens, VA USA
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Hello from Maidens, VA USA

Welcome! There is nothing inherently wrong with the Flow Hive. :)
by PropolisTarp
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From N. Ga.
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Hello From N. Ga.

You da man PT! I have enough room if I have time I think I will start with min order of something. I will log onto that neighbor thing an see can I get some free bees. Sadly, we decided to bail on our idea to provide a tree sale based on the trees from Wholesale Nursery. Since we are merely trying ...
by PropolisTarp
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From N. Ga.
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Hello From N. Ga.

the thought occurred to me that even if you have to give some of them away or plant them on another person's property at least bees will still have the benefit of them. This is a fantastic idea, and one that I'm already planning on doing. There is an app/website called "Nextdoor" (http://...
by PropolisTarp
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From N. Ga.
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Hello From N. Ga.



Have you ordered trees from this company before? I am amazed by the pricing and am considering coordinating a sale.
by PropolisTarp
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From N. Ga.
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Hello From N. Ga.

Welcome to the group! I live in Cobb County, suburbia. I hope that you will get a nice sourwood flow in the Spring where you are.
by PropolisTarp
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback and Requests
Topic: Can the site be upgraded to use SSL?
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Can the site be upgraded to use SSL?

Let's Encrypt (https://letsencrypt.org/) is a free CA that this site could use to provide SSL connections to its users. Is it possible (via the forum control panel, for instance) to integrate Let's Encrypt into the site?
by PropolisTarp
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Honeybee Horticulture
Topic: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

From what my friend told me today (and I am hoping he will join this forum), he has had the best success doing the following: 1. refrigerate the seeds for two months in a moist environment. The seeds that were treated in this way germinated in 5-7 days. Seeds that were not treated in this way germin...
by PropolisTarp
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: First Year
Topic: First Winter, Georgia, zone 7b
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: First Winter, Georgia, zone 7b

That's good to know! I also know that Solomon has fed his bees just straight granulated sugar ("Mountain Camp") and I have considered doing that. To answer your question, it was in the high 30s to low 40s for about a week during the snow cover.
by PropolisTarp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Honeybee Horticulture
Topic: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Tetradium / Bee Bee tree from seed?

I am trying to start many Tetradium seeds right now. I am using egg cartons and soil from my yard. The first bunches were one seed per segment. I got many more yard volunteers than true germinations. So I started another egg carton, this one with about 15-20 seeds per segment. I have two germination...
by PropolisTarp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: First Year
Topic: First Winter, Georgia, zone 7b
Replies: 3
Views: 554

First Winter, Georgia, zone 7b

We had a freaky snowstorm in Georgia two weekends ago, and I received about 10 inches of snow. My bees were fine (I saw them flying after the fact and it was relieving), and this event is a real hallmark for the start of winter. Beekeepers in Georgia generally "do nothing" to their hives f...
by PropolisTarp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Beekeeping
Topic: Queen rearing
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: Queen rearing

This is a newbie question, queen-rearing-wise. If you're trying to read a boatload of queens, what is the criteria for a worker to decide, "Oh, this larva in the cell should be a queen! I will now continue to feed it royal jelly and build a huge ugly cell around it." From looking at Michae...
by PropolisTarp
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Goodbye Facebook, Hello old-school forum!
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Goodbye Facebook, Hello old-school forum!

I'm joining the forum because I'm removing Facebook from my life. I'm living in a suburban area of Metro Atlanta. At the time of this post, I have had my bees for less than one year, purchasing two nucs in early May and then catching a swarm in June, bringing me to three hives. I purchased my nucs f...

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