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    Re: Spliting a hive

    from what it sounds like, it is normal. They are robbing it because it is not as strong as the other hives. You need to close up the entrance and stop the robbing. Leaving them the upper entrance if...
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    Re: 2 nucs, 2 queen cells, 2 dead queens

    Jay Smith said there was better cell acceptance from bees that were left queenless for several days, being well fed also increased acceptance of cells. Placing the cell in the hive at night also gave...
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    Re: Jenter system strange observation

    Did you leave the queen in there 4 days?

    How long did you leave the cover on? The full 4 days?

    Any jelly in them?
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    Nice! :)
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    Re: Hygenic behavioral disorder......

    I have not seen it, but I have also heard of this happening with some higher % russian stock.
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    Who said anything about competition with a big firm? I was pretty sure I said sale a few locally. ANd in that respect, not its not hard to compete at all. If I was offering 30$ each hive savings. I...
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    I dont disagree with you on that, But with the rough sawn pine that I get its anywhere from 4/4's to 7/4's. And with the big differences, my box joints will vary from 0 to 3/4 and I would prefer...
  8. Re: Making your own wooden ware and extractors!

    I wanted to explain my setup to you so you can see where I am at, and what I believe is the best way to make hive parts (In my opinion) On a larger scale.

    I use all mediums (thanks to MB) and I...
  9. Re: Making your own wooden ware and extractors!

    home depot wont do anything for you price wise. I only purchase wood there if i have too, but not much or often.

    Best lumber is from a mill, craigslist seems to be a cheap source for me. alot of...
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    Re: Value of FACEBOOK ?

    Marina, the author of Accidental lesson of or from a beekeeper or whatever post on there all the time, and it seems that her business has done nothing but grow. Even alot of the older people in some...
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    Re: ? On hive beetles

    eh, its really not that big of a deal. They are bad in TN, I dont treat for anything, ANd I dont have any problems with them.
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    Re: Hive beetles--any advise appreciated

    I look forward to trying this myself. But what I do is grab some of those political signs, (cortex) cut into squares ~2"X2", pack a little crisco on one open side, then fill from the other open side...
  13. Re: Obviously should have set the fence up first; now what?

    If shallow shale, you may be better off using some 5 gallon buckets or old tires and concreting some T posts into them, that way you can expand if needed, move if needed. You dont really need the...
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    Re: Price of Sugar - Future Outlook

    columbia area beekeepers
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    Re: Price of Sugar - Future Outlook

    I just bought threw my local club 700#'s for 72 dollars, this included 12$shipping, 10$barrel deposit. 50$ for the 700#'s of sugar.
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    Re: Master Beekeeping Certifications

    In Tn, The UTK master beekeepers course is required for the 50% cost share program. I.E. take this and get 50% off the purchase of bees, nucs, hives, etc..
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    Re: 3lb package to medium hive body?

    I intended to start this hive that way, for some reason, it didnt work. They were barely building on the frames,

    Today they are all in the second medium and actually spread out and building all...
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    Re: 3lb package to medium hive body?

    After doing some more light reading, I dont think that is what it is. This hive is Italian, from a well known local breeder. No AFB even recorded in this state. And not all the bees left, 1/2 to 3/4...
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    Re: 3lb package to medium hive body?

    It was something I havent experienced and wasnt expecting. It went on for about an hour before I fooled with them. Luckily I had another medium ready, and I know my wife was wanting it out of the...
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    Re: 3lb package to medium hive body?

    gotcha, Thanks! What in my situation do you think would have caused this??

    -Chris
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    Re: Introducing package bees to scf

    Bushfarms is good info, I also have gathered info from local breeders using small cell bees, john seaborn (google this, there is some natural beekeeping podcasts interviews with him,) and some other...
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    Re: 3lb package to medium hive body?

    I started my 3# package in an 8 frame medium, on 5.1 mm dadant foundation. They are Italian's. 6 days later they swarmed. Comb was drawn on about half of 5 frames. They landed in a pile on the...
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