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    Re: New Guy Here

    Welcome Danny, Good to have you on this forum. I see that you are from Tazwell TN just to let you know about a great club in the area it is the ClinchValley Beekeepers Association. They meet every...
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    Re: Newbee from TN

    Welcome from Morristown TN!
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    a little mold

    Ok I have a quick question if anyone doesn't mind answering. We like a lot of other beekeepers lost a few hives this year. As we were dissecting one of our hives, all the bees that we found in...
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    Lakeway Beekeepers Association

    The Lakeway Beekeepers Association of Hamblen County Tennessee, will be holding their short course March 10th and 11th, 2014. Any beekeepers in or around the area are welcome. We will have a few...
  5. Re: lots of dead bees today!! added new hive next to established hives

    We use a chicken waterer set out away from our hives to feed our bees from that way we don't encourage robbing. To keep them from drowning in the syrup we use a bunch of landscaping rocks that we...
  6. Re: Hive removal call. Are these bees or yellow jackets ?

    Would definately say yellow jackets, husband is allergic to them and they are bad this year.
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    Bees in a tree

    I talked to a friend of mine about being a beekeeper, and she told me she wished she had known earlier because they have had a bee problem for two years. Started with a huge swarm that tried to...
  8. Re: Newbie from nw corner of Tennessee

    Warm welcome from East TN, Popeye. This is a great site and very friendly.
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    Re: so far no takers what's up?

    I don't know if I was told true or not but an old timer near me said only to use a few drops in each hive, and to renew it every month because it will start to weaken. I have to agree with the...
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    Our first swarm of the year

    5474My son was out in our back yard and saw a swarm of bees in the field behind us. He hollered and I told him to watch them and see where they were going to land, they went out of sight and then my...
  11. Think it will be a strong hive or should we split it.

    We checked our bees about two weeks ago and noticed that one of our hives was really starting into production mode. I told my husband we needed to go ahead and put a medium super on them because...
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    Re: New Beekeeper in TN

    Welcome TnBeeLady, like you my husband and I started our first bees last year. So far we are doing well. Already about to make a few splits in our bees because they are doing so well. This is a...
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    New year looking up.

    Well after checking all of our bees this weekend, we lost two hives and a third hive was so small and weak it was a combine. But we have two hives with swarm cells already building and one of those...
  14. Re: What to do with Hive that didn't survive

    I had the same question about two hives that I had lost this year although ours were langstroth I am sure it could apply to the warre as well. I was told that if I didn't treat my hive I could use...
  15. Re: newbee spliting needing a little help

    My best advice would be to find a mentor in the area, someone you can go to and ask questions like this. I am quite new to beekeeping as well but we started with 3 packages of bees last year, bought...
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    WET looking frames of stores

    Okay now I have a new question, so I really hope I am not making a pest of myself. Here goes I went out and checked my bees today, we had 15 hives and we have lost two,(which I posted a question...
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    Re: Can I use Honey from Hive I lost!

    I should mention that I had 15 hives when we went into winter, so I only lost two, we have one very weak hive that we checked today! The other hives seem to be doing well but can CCD occur where 15...
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    Re: Trouble with my first hive

    Ok I may be to new to beekeeping to answer this but I was somewhat in the same boat recently and while looking for an answer I came across something another member had wrote saying that if the...
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    Can I use Honey from Hive I lost!

    Ok I have a quick question, My husband and I went out to check the bees today, and found we had lost two hives. Not sure why we lost them but both hives still had honey in several of the frames. It ...
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    quick question

    Okay so I treated my bees with apiguard, but I didn't take off the winter stores. After reading a few posts I noticed it said to take off honey supers, Did I do wrong in not removing their winter...
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    Re: need advice`

    Our queens were supposed to be Italian but could have been carnolians as they are also bred in beeyard that supplied our bees, when they shut down does all brood production stop? and can they...
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    need advice`

    Okay so we opened up some of our hives only to see absolutely no brood. There are thousands of bees in the hives but absolutely no fresh brood and no capped brood either. Have we lost all of the...
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    Re: When to stop feeding

    thank you that answered a lot of my questions.
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    When to stop feeding

    Okay here is the question, when should we quit feeding the bees? I know this deals with temperature but is there an average when you just say enough with the feeding. I was just wondering and hoped...
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    Re: What's going on with our hives?

    Okay there are capped queen cells in three hives and when I went out today we have two new queens walking around I captured very gently and put them in queen cages in a nuc without a queen. Our old...
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