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  1. Re: Bees are so agreesive and stinging through suit why?

    Hello,
    Mine were a little more aggressive the other day. I had to wear gloves. I can tell now by the way that they sit on the top bar whether or not they are going to sting me. I work in Sparta!
  2. Re: Bees are so agreesive and stinging through suit why?

    I only got stung twice today. I put my gloves on after 2 stings. It was the last hive. :( LOL
    One thing about it, they hurt worse this time of year too. Mine are gentle compared to what...
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    Re: Hi From Central Florida

    Welcome Bill!
    You live in a great region for bees. You are smarter than me. I only started reading up after I had lost at least four hives. LOL
    Someone said to pick a teacher (older pro) and...
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    Re: No luck making queens

    Hey Adrian,
    Thanks for the link. I watched his youtube video and tried it. I got three queens! I goofed up and lost the mother and now two daughters to rookie mistakes, (robbing and small hive...
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    Re: How many of you lose hives to ants?

    I think some thick axel grease on the post would stay off of the ground and be more resistant to rain. I'm going with the ant bait traps linked to one of the upper posts in the thread.
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    Re: How many of you lose hives to ants?

    I'm going to get some of those ant baits. They can't hurt the bees and they will work!
    Thanks. I tried what someone suggested: Put amdro in a 20 oz. bottle and drill small holes in it so that the...
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    Re: How many of you lose hives to ants?

    Just one more thought. The Fat Bee Man says to spread dietemacious earth on the ground around the hives.
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    Re: How many of you lose hives to ants?

    There are ants on my inner cover on a couple of hive. They put their eggs and everything up there. That is a good idea to redesign the stand to make it ant proof. One expert says that the inner...
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    Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    Hey,
    I finally had some good luck on mating flight returns. When I checked Saturday, I had two more laying queens. I only have two more hives to queen before winter build-up. The method was a...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    The Sourwood is finishing up after at least five weeks!
    According to fellow beekeepers in Cumberland County, this is the best sourwood blossum in 10 years.
    Queen Anne's lace is going strong.
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  11. Thread: Emigration

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    Re: Emigration

    For those following this thread, google pictures of Ardabil, Iran. It is unbelievably beautiful!!!
    It looks a lot like the Cumberland Mountains here in Tennessee!
  12. Thread: Emigration

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    Re: Emigration

    Hi Duman,
    You're welcome. I'm not sure how lucrative it would be, but it is probably middle class. It depends on how good you are at it and how many hives you have. Like others have said, it would...
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    Re: Emigration

    Hi Duman,
    It's hard to say, but I assume you would start with new bees and equipment. A full hive is about $300. A nuc is about $125, and a queen is around $25. I live in the southern portion of...
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    Re: What to do with SHB Slimed Combs

    Okay sure. I would be interested to know as well. Good luck!
    Thanks.
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    Re: What to do with SHB Slimed Combs

    I saw a video with the Fat Bee Man about cleaning up frames that had been infested with wax moths.
    He said to stir up a fire ant hill and lay the frame in it. The ants will eat everything but the...
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    Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    I thought I would weigh in on this one too. I live in a pretty isolated location beewise. This year, I have lost at least four good queens that were laying like crazy. I've only had bees for a total...
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    Re: Did we miss tulip poplar this year?

    We had a tulip poplar flow, but it was not quite as good as I was hoping. I did get six quarts from one hive though. We are in sourwood bloom right now and it looks pretty good.
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Sourwood! It has been blooming in the valleys for about a week, now it is on the mountains.
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    Re: Assassin Queens

    Hey Horse Shoe,
    Hmmm. I have not seen that. She may be one of those new Amazon queens. LOL.
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    Re: Foundationless frames Drone Problem?

    I like foundationless because the bees get the privilege of deciding. I do like the idea of a starter strip or Mr. Bushes tip to turn the wedge strip sideways as a starter strip. I learned real...
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    Re: Saving queen cells

    Thanks Daniel Y,
    So, I think I have two more weeks on that first batch before I give up. Plus, I think I'll keep better records. LOL
    Another thing I've learned from this thread is to reduce the...
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    Re: Saving queen cells

    Hi txbeek,
    I'm not sure about the queen clips. It sounds like it will work. Try some both ways and let us know. LOL. Would you place the queen clip in a mating nuc so nurse bees could feed them?...
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    Re: Foundationless frames Drone Problem?

    Welcome!
    It sounds like you are doing great! I would leave the drone cells. They are a necessary part of reproduction.
    Let's wait for the experts on the number of boxes question, but I would...
  24. Re: Inadvertent Beekeeper from Gloucestershire in the UK

    Hey Castor,
    Welcome from the southern Appalachians! It's great that you are loving beekeeping. I'm 44 now, but I wish I had found this passion twenty years sooner.
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Elderberry
    I think Chinese Chesnuts. Boy I wish we still had forests of American Chesnut. :cry:
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