Monday, November 8, 2010

TUPELO HONEY of Ulee's Gold fame,from North Florida,Southern Georgia

Tupelo Honey from south Georgia. Honey bees gather nectar from the Tupelo gum trees along rivers and
 swamps of South Georgia and North Florida in April/May.

Available here in store or by mail order below.
1lb/16oz jar $19.50 postpaid 2/$38.50 postpaid

40 oz jar $38 postpaid

Check or MO to:
John Pluta
165 Sparta Hwy.
Milledgeville,GA 31061

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

MAGAZINES BEEKEEPING November 2010, American Bee Journal by Dadant and Bee Culture by A.I.Root, Honeybees Beekeeper Stories

American Bee Journal by Dadant and Bee Culture by A.I.Root, Honeybees

 Good learning stories and information


Friday, October 8, 2010

FEEDING TIME Fall Honey flow was weak so it's time to fatten the Honey Bee's up for winter ALWAYS start early to make beehives heavy if not leaving honey. The extra stores also act as insulation and are ready for spring build up time.

FEEDING TIME Fall Honey flow was weak so it's time to fatten the Bee's up for winter
This Video will give a few idea's for sugar water mixing on hobbyist size scale
DON'T let your bees starve, FEED BEFORE cold weather comes

The bees won't break the cluster if extreme cold so feed now.
Extra feed acts as insulation to preserve hive warmth.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Creamed Honey, by Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta, Spreadable, Very popular Europe and Australia

Today's project is making another batch of CREAMED HONEY for the deer hunters 
coming by every weekend to set up the hunting camps for fall.

Creamed Honey. Creamed honey is honey that has been specially processed-all naturally,
no additives are used to make it spreadable like peanut butter.

Spread on toast or biscuits.
The ONLY honey that should be refrigerated.

Friday, August 27, 2010

HONEY as alternative medicine for cancer,medical problems

Dr. Jack Tidwell discusses honey therapy for cancer patients

The Tidwell Cancer Treatment Center is known for being on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to combating cancer.
Trained at the renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, Dr. Jack Tidwell was the first physician in the region to offer dynamic arc-modulated radiation therapy that allows him to maximize the treatment of cancer while minimizing the effect on surrounding tissue and organs.

 But Dr. Tidwell is also open to other ideas in researching ways fight cancer. One such treatment, according to his wife, Eve, is the use of honey to attack cancer cells.

 Dr. Tidwell and Eve will talk about this at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association.

 Dr. Tidwell has been practicing medicine for 25 years, training under Dr. Gilbert Fletcher, the �Father of Radiology.�
 He graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelors of science in Mathematics and Chemistry. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and interned at Fitzimmons General Hospital in Denver.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Barrels,Drums, Metal and Plastic.Sugar or Corn Syrup bee feed storage. Water or fuel storeage containers.

Open or closed top 55 gallon. 
Large square 275 gallon totes for water,sugar or corn syrup bee feed storage.

AS OF 6-2011
55 Gallon  $22
275 gallon $135 

Metal or plastic barrels for water,honey or corn syrup,sugar storage.

Also make good burn drums for old frames,boxes and for bee out yards
 to burn trash and empty smokers into for fire prevention.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Small Hive Beetle Traps on Honeybee Bee Hives, Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta Milledgeville Georgia Beekeeping Small Hive Beetle Control Traps

The Beetle Trap, my new favorite weapon.Filling methods on left.
Click picture for enlarged detail.d 50 dead beetles.

Quick Easy Deadly Effective

CLICK PICTURE for enlargement

Small Hive Beetle Traps on Honeybee Bee Hives, 
Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta Milledgeville Georgia 
Beekeeping Small Hive Beetle Control Traps

West Small Hive Beetle traps, Fill with vegetable oil to drown small hive beetles and varroa mites.

The West Small Hive Beetle trap,fill with vegetable oil to drown the beetles. gets Varroa mites,ants,roaches as well. A good non chemical control that can be used year round.

The_Beetle_Trap- Picture above on top. Beetles fit in but not the bees.

This is newest trick/weapon, filled with a bait or a small piece cut off Check Mite strip.
Put on bottom board or top bars with a tight fit. Replaces the time consuming sign board method of cutting and taping. Cost effective at $2 -$3 depending on quantity here.

For high numbers heavily infested hives I use one on both top AND bottom. Kills so many you have to empty them out of trap.

Forget about the outside ground drench spray,waste of time & money.
 Just pee, works about as good.

165 Sparta Hwy. NE.
Milledgeville GA. 31061


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

SNAKES 1,Bees 0, Georgia Beekeepers Beehive Snake Video,Beekeeping Honeybee Hive Varmints BEE Careful Beekeepers

                                             CLICK ARROW TO WATCH VIDEO

Sunday, June 20, 2010

VIDEO Beeswax Melting, Bees Wax Candle Making, Melt & Pour Bees Wax help tips

CLICK ARROW to Watch Bees Wax Candle Making, Beeswax Melting Help Tips

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The World Around Us: Inside the Life of the Honey Bee by Tyler Southard, Macon Georgia , TV24 Reporter

The World Around Us: Inside the Life of the Honey Bee

Tyler Southard, TV24 Reporter Macon Georgia

It’s a hot summer day and this colony of bees are providing southern air conditioning to their hive. These bees are making honey, and for beekeeper John Pluta of Milledgeville, it’s a cash crop.

“I basically have the sweetest job in Georgia" says Pluta as he samples honey straight from the hive.

John doesn’t wear the traditional astronaut like suit when working but instead relies on smoking out the colonies which masks pheromones that are released when dangers is around, and it’s time to sting.

“I tell them every morning not to sting me" says Pluta.

Bees are a somewhat feared and misunderstood creature but serve a very important role in nature as a means for cross pollination of flowers, trees, and crops with a very delicious result.

A beehive can contain up to thirty thousand bees which are moved around to different crops throughout the year producing up to three to four different varieties of honey throughout the year.

This industrious insect also produces propolis resin from sap and other botanical sources that they use to seal off the hive. This resin is also used by humans for medicinal purposes. Beeswax, the framing structure of the honey comb, also has a number of uses from cosmetics to candles.

Pollen that becomes wet and damaged in the hive can no longer be used for honey but instead serves as a protein rich food sources for baby bees and is also popular among athletes and vegetarians.

After about 4 weeks of work, the honey combs are full.

“All this honey right here is still really clear and is making what we call light honey and this darker honey is what we classify as wildflower" says Pluta as he describes the coloration of a honey comb frame.

At this time, John fires up a special machine which uses centripetal force to extract the raw honey.

“We bee making honey" exclaims Pluta as he pours a fresh jar of sweet honey. 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Beekeeping Magazines, April 2010 covers American Bee Journal and Bee culture come on same day

Beekeeping Magazines, April 2010 covers American Bee Journal and Bee culture come on same day
Record poor honey crop, Varroa Mites in Hawaii stories in American Bee Journal
Florida Tupelo Honey story in Bee Culture magazine

Beekeeping Magazines

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring Honeybee pollination hives on soon to BEE planted watermelon field in Georgia

Spring Honeybee hives on soon to BEE planted watermelon field in Georgia
 Farmers use about 1 beehive per acre for watermelon pollination.
Beekeepers watching new seedless varieties for Honeybee needs.



Monday, March 8, 2010

HONEY POT, Brown clay ceramic Honey Pot,Honeybees with Bear Honey Pot

HONEY POT, Brown clay ceramic Honey Pot,Honeybees with Bear Honey Pot
Beekeeping collection John Pluta Georgia

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

BROOD BUILDER Patties,A great early spring tool for more bees,High Protein- Queen lays more BROOD

Brood Builder Patties are a superior pollen substitute providing your bees more protein with all the amino acids, vitamins and lipids they need. It is readily accepted by the bees. We do the mixing for you, saving you mixing time and clean up time. A convenient way to provide your bees with the protein they need.

I start using in January for early brood build up for gang buster hives by March for splits. I use 1/4 to 1/2 patty early on depending on weather and hive strength then more as bees build up before splitting.

Place on top of brood frames or open feed protected from rain for beehives bustin with Honey Bees.

After testing for 2 years I highly rate these if you want STRONG early bees

$3@    10/$25          Box 40/$90    100/$200    Very heavy to ship so pick up advised. 


Saturday, February 13, 2010

SNOW Day 2-13-10, Todays Queen grafting start on Valentines Days weekend could BEE delayed

 SNOW Day 2-13-10, 
Todays Queen grafting start on Valentines Days weekend could BEE delayed

Friday, January 29, 2010

2010 Beekeeping supply catalogs,Beekeeper supplies, FREE catalogs

 Brushy Mountain Bee Farm,North Carolina,  2010 Beekeeping Supply Catalog,Beekeeper supplies

LOOK for the Google ads above or thru the site for Beekeeping supply ads to click on for  

Want to learn more about BEEKEEPING??
Visit the advertiser ads to see new products, it's FREE and easy.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BEES WAX CANDLES, Beeswax bulk blocks for Candle Making,Candles

Today's Bees Wax & and Candle work.