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  1. Thread: Brushy Mountain

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    Re: Brushy Mountain

    I find that just placing an order by phone works best, all my questions are answered during the call.
    I have ordered from them for many years, including package bees, and have been well pleased.
    If...
  2. Thread: Gardner Apiaries

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    Re: Gardner Apiaries

    I got 4 packages from Gardener, (from a secondary distributer), last year. I they never did well no matter how I fed, etc. (I should have re-queened, I guess).
    The first year I had bees, they came...
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    Re: Things you bought but dont use

    Dont use pollen patties, excluders.

    Only use bee brush if I want start a fight!
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    Been using roundup for more than 20 years, no...

    Been using roundup for more than 20 years, no problems!
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    The publication, "Beekeeping in Tennessee" by the...

    The publication, "Beekeeping in Tennessee" by the University of Tn. states that : "two deep or three medium supers are recommended as the best brood-rearing space. One deep and a medium could also...
  6. Thread: Move with supers ?

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    Just be sure you secure really well, I just moved...

    Just be sure you secure really well, I just moved some and turned one hive over while loading it with hand trucks, (without any help). Makes for a interesting afternoon and causes very unhappy...
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    Just push it in.

    Just push it in.
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    I am went to 8 frame and glad I did, I can handle...

    I am went to 8 frame and glad I did, I can handle these much better.

    I got my equipment from Brushy Mt. and find their equipment to be of good

    quality.

    You might look at Rossmans 8 frame...
  9. Thread: Relocating Hives

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    Relocating Hives

    I find that I must relocate a couple of hives asap.
    My question is: If I make this move with the temp ranging from 44 to 54
    degrees, (a 5 hour trip/pickup truck), can the bees handle this, or...
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    Ask them to send you a catalog, they are shown...

    Ask them to send you a catalog, they are shown there.
  11. Thread: Cypress hives

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    Well said, Beemandan.

    Well said, Beemandan.
  12. Thread: Amy's Honey Labels

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    Amy

    Yep, she does a great job!
  13. Thread: Brushy Mountain

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    Brushy Mt.

    Since I just live "over the line" in Tn., I can drive there and sometimes they have "unadvertised" specials. Also, a good place for 8 frame equipment.
  14. Thread: Rossman bees

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    I pick my bees up at Rossmans each spring, no...

    I pick my bees up at Rossmans each spring, no problem.:)
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    Thanks to all who responded to my question. I...

    Thanks to all who responded to my question.
    I will add carniolan's this spring.
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    mixing carniolan queens with Italian queens

    I now have Italian queens and bees. I am considering adding 1 or 2 nucs
    with carniolans, (this spring). My question is : what kind of problems will I
    have if I start mixing different types. ...
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    You wont go wrong doing business with fred...

    You wont go wrong doing business with fred Rossman, equipment or bees.
  18. Thread: Amy's Bee Labels

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    Another vote for amy

    good service, quality work, nice person, fair price, what more do you want?:)
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    Re: wont stop taking syrup

    The instructions I got when started two 3# packs of bees was to feed
    1:1 syrup for 4 to 8 weeks.
    They used 12.5 gals in 8 weeks, (no leaks), drawing comb on plastic foundation, etc. I think they...
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    Wildflower

    Wildflower
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    I think they are the best - Glue, Nail, and...

    I think they are the best -

    Glue, Nail, and Paint = No problem.
  22. Thread: Splits or Packages

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    Splits or Packages

    Newbe queston-

    Next spring I plan to add 5 hives-
    Which is best-

    1. Buy 3# packages with Queens or

    2. Make splits and let the bees make their own queens.
    (I guess I could replace their...
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    Have picked up bees, queens at Rossmans. Also,...

    Have picked up bees, queens at Rossmans. Also, have ordered equipment

    on line and by phone. No problem here!
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