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    I have a Maxant Plane and used it for the first...

    I have a Maxant Plane and used it for the first time last weekend. Seems to work great. About 2 swipes will have the cappings off a medium frame. There is a slight learning curve involved, but not...
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    Arky You might check with Kevin Jester at Jester...

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    You might check with Kevin Jester at Jester Bees in West Ridge, AR. Probably not too far from Salem. I believe this year he was going with Russian Queens only. I have purchased from him the...
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    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed attending...

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed attending this conference this past Friday and Saturday. There were wonderful speakers such as Rob Mountain, Dr. Lili De Guzeman, and Harry Fulton. I gained an...
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    Magnet and Sippybees... I would strongly...

    Magnet and Sippybees... I would strongly encourage you both to contact Rob Mountain. I had the pleasure of hearing him lecture at the TN Beekeepers Confenrence this past weekend. Quite impressive to...
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    Thanks for your reply! I could only remember...

    Thanks for your reply! I could only remember bits and pieces of the story about it. But couldn't remember what utensil went with what type weather!
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    Does anyone know the details of a folklore of the...

    Does anyone know the details of a folklore of the inside of the persimmon seed? My grandfather would always open one up and there was either the image of a fork or knife (That's what I remember...
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    rwjedi. I ordered a queen Tuesday, she was...

    rwjedi. I ordered a queen Tuesday, she was shipped Wednesday and arrived on my door step Thursday (today). Alive and well, she and her 5 attendants. Granted, she didn't have all that far to...
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    Thanks for everyone's remarks and information. ...

    Thanks for everyone's remarks and information. Maybe I should have titled the posting with the words " average price of bees and equipment, excluding divorce and court cases". Anyway, I do...
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    Just curious regarding prices. I have found a...

    Just curious regarding prices. I have found a couple of guys interested in reducing the amount of colonies they have. What would be a fair or reasonable market value of a hive of Italians requeened...
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    Chef.... it's easy to have as much or as little...

    Chef.... it's easy to have as much or as little money involved with this hobby. The one thing that needs to be added to your initial entry on prices is:

    Amount of fun with beekeeping......
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    Chef... sounds ok so far. I have two hives, one...

    Chef... sounds ok so far. I have two hives, one I can readily find the queen in and the other almost never. The one thing you do want to see (if you don't see the queen) is eggs and brood. This is...
  12. Thread: EZ Frames

    by Gone2dlake
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    I bought a 4 frame nuc this spring which...

    I bought a 4 frame nuc this spring which consisted of wax foundation and wooden frames. The rest of the frames in the hive are all Pierco plastic frames. They have drawn the all very well. Of...
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    Beetime... I placed my first honey super on 1...

    Beetime... I placed my first honey super on 1 week ago. Tonight I checked my hive afterdark (only time I had a chance today!) and found a lot of bees at the front entrance too. I also have a...
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    The very first picture at the top is a frame from...

    The very first picture at the top is a frame from the top deep. The others are all from the bottom deep. I started this colony as a nuc with the 4 wooden frames and queen. All my other frames are...
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    Bullseye... Should I remove these regardless is...

    Bullseye... Should I remove these regardless is drone or queen cells?
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    Thanks for your input Brandon! I learn from this...

    Thanks for your input Brandon! I learn from this discussion board on a daily basis! I hope to add more pictures as I take them.
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    Here are a few pictures posted on my homepage. I...

    Here are a few pictures posted on my homepage. I have a question regarding them pictures. I am concerned about the cells at the bottom of two frames. I think these are drone cells, but I am...
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    I added the second deep this afternoon. All the...

    I added the second deep this afternoon. All the frames in the first seem to be completey drawn. Seems to be a lot of bees on all frames. When starting this hive I purchased a nuc consisting of 4...
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    Thanks Cochran.... that's what I will do...

    Thanks Cochran.... that's what I will do tomorrow. Where in South MS are you?
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    A quick question. I started my hive from a nuc...

    A quick question. I started my hive from a nuc of 4 frames brood, queen, etc. This was just over 3 weeks ago. They seem to be drawing out the last two frames now. Do I wait until 70% of the comb...
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    I am not sure where in TN you are, but I live in...

    I am not sure where in TN you are, but I live in the Memphis area. I purchased a nuc from Jesterbee Co. from NE Arkansas. I do know they sell packaged bees as well. The guy there is Kevin. A...
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    Has anyone built a miller type feeder. I have...

    Has anyone built a miller type feeder. I have seen the plans for it on this site. However, I would like to see some actual pictures of it. I feel like I have the general idea of it, but would like...
  23. Thread: Help

    by Gone2dlake
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    You might check with your local or hometown...

    You might check with your local or hometown pharmacy for the spearmint oil. Sometimes they can order certain oils is they don't have them on the shelf. I would recommend using a smaller pharmacy...
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