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  1. Thread: Clear honey?

    by ShrekVa
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    Re: Clear honey?

    Autumn Olive is usually not that light, I've found that olive honey has a distinct bite to it. Its always very noticeable to me and most the people I know, that said I like it. I've seen some pretty...
  2. Thread: steps to TF ?

    by ShrekVa
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    Re: steps to TF ?

    First get ahold of some stock that you feel are resilient enough to suit you, either purchase them or get them through swarm catching/ removals. Evaluate the bees, keep in mind "survivor bees" from...
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    Re: Found One Of My Queens! Beautiful!

    Beautiful queen. I had several very dark queens starting out and really liked how they looked, but as I selected for the traits I wanted they are and have been coming either yellow or striped. Again...
  4. Re: Cheapest Place To Buy 10-frame Hive Bodies, Supers, and Plastic Frames?

    where do you see free shipping on the website, I didn't see it.
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    Re: Show us your honey labels!

    2496024960
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    Re: New from Memphis

    Welcome, I'm living in collierville. Good luck.
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    Re: Where Should I move to?

    I happen to have around 60 acres for sale in SW Virginia. If east Tn is interesting you take a look at wise county VA.
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    Re: Fast way to grow one nuc to 40 hives

    Firstly, I hope you get your hive count to whatever number that will satisfy you. I had bee lust not to long after starting with a couple hives and for a few seasons I went split crazy. Some advice,...
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    Re: What is your favorite hive configuration?

    10 frame equipment, 2 deeps for brood and shallow honey supers. That's what I use anyways.
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    Re: Incredible flow in SE Tennessee right now.

    blackberry, and locust could've contributed, poplar is bloomed out now
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    Re: New in southwest Virginia

    Hello, and welcome from another Virginian.
  12. Re: The Foolery of Using Pallet Wood For Bee Equipment

    I get what you're saying, but some people have more time than money, and might look at the free material for the boxes and such as their only way to expand, rather than saying I will only have a...
  13. Thread: Nuc deadout

    by ShrekVa
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    Re: Nuc deadout

    misread date, disregard
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    Re: Diagonal/vertical TBH??

    Try a google search on anastasia hive, might be what you had seen.

    Gus
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    Re: Very dark, very tasty early honey

    just a thought but redbud was worked hard this year I walked by trees that I could hear several feet away buzzing, even when autumn olive was in bloom. I do realize that red bud doesnt typically...
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    Re: Do bees like elderberry?

    bees work the elderberry trees on my property and seem to favor them at the time theyre blooming.

    Gus Mitchell
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    Re: Cutting out Queen Cells?

    I did a few in late april, i dont usually cut em out till a day or so before they wouldve emerged and then i pick the nicest ones to me and cut out enough comb at the top to pinch together for ears...
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    Re: Cutting out Queen Cells?

    I have had good luck with it, especiall using new comb, maybe you handle the cells to roughly?
    Gus
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    Re: New-bee from KY

    Good luck you're not to far away from me I'm just over the mtn in Va
  20. Thread: buying swarms

    by ShrekVa
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    Re: buying swarms

    Pretty common in our area, usually around 35 bucks, alot of old beekeepers here sell swarms in spring then honey later, from a handful ive met none practice any swarm prevention, and think it natural...
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    Re: Virginia winter pollen?

    bringing in a pale colored pollen here in southwest Va. also.
  22. Thread: Cheezer32

    by ShrekVa
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    Re: Cheezer32

    good guy to deal with, made my items to order shipped quickly, ill definitely do business with him again.

    Gus Mitchell
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    Re: Hived my first swarm today!!!!

    thats awesome shane, i brought a super home last week and had a few hundred bees on it when i came back out chewin the comb to bits, there wasnt anything in it but dry comb, are you close to the...
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    Re: Anyone know this plant?

    shane i cant see the pics but were close in location the only purple weed mine are working now is queen of the meadow
  25. Thread: Getting stung.

    by ShrekVa
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    Re: Getting stung.

    smoke helps alot ive used some tobacco on hot hives and found it helps considerably
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