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  1. Re: Yellow Jackets in front of my hives!! Yikes!

    I agree with others that they are probably taking dead bees away. I did see a lot trying to get in my hives late in the season last year but the bees seemed to take care of it. The only ones I have...
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    Re: 8 Frame Medium hive

    My second year hives last year were stacked 8 high. The first year I only needed 5. This year I have one hive that is doing really well and I am adding the 8th box today. These are 8-frame mediums.
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  3. Thread: SHB Traps

    by Huntertn
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    Re: SHB Traps

    I got a #6 screen for my Walter T Kelley's IPM screen bottom board a couple of years ago. It seems like it was not on the website but someone from the local bee club said to just call Kelley's and...
  4. Re: Will the half left without a queen make it this early?

    Mine have been bring in pollen for several weeks. Actually, I guess thay have bringing in a little pollen for a month. I went through my hive this Sunday and noticed nectar dripping out of some of...
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    Re: Diatomaceous earth

    I used it for ants but was not impressed. I ended up putting the legs of my stand in paint cans of oil. For my ants, I needed some type of barrier when I was feeding sugarwater. There is another...
  6. Re: Essential Oil Preps: Food Grade? and Lecithin

    I am in my second year - so I don't have much experience. Being new, I tried both the blender method and the granulated lecithin method. They both worked but I liked the blender method Rusty...
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    Re: high rise bee hive safety issues

    Don't know much about the safety aspect. At my workplace they are more concerned with people damaging the building (roof) and causing leaks by walking where they shouldn't.

    I would think that a...
  8. Thread: Tennesse laws

    by Huntertn
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    Re: Tennesse laws

    Hey D1,

    The Tennessee Beekeepers Association website has information on local clubs, hive registration, and a link to the state Apiarist's website. It might be helpful.
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    Re: Food grade bucket ?

    I had some pickle buckets in the past too and never could get the smell out of them. For used food grade buckets I get them from a local doughnut place. They have various sizes.
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    Re: Bee lining box source?

    Did you read the article on hunting feral colonies in the "Points of View" section?

    http://www.beesource.com/point-of-view/adrian-wenner/efficient-hunting-of-feral-colonies/

    It talks about...
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    Re: Essential Oils source?

    If you use powdered sugar to dust for mites... is that a pesticide?

    I think I poisoned myself with a donut this morning :eek:

    Before I die I will say that I have used LorAnn oils in the past...
  12. Re: New packages hived in 8 frame medium bodies

    When I started my packages last year I started them in 8 frame medium box. When they had six frames drawn and were starting on the last two frames I added the second box... then added a third after...
  13. Thread: Beetles

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    Re: Beetles

    Last year was my first year beekeeping so hopefully someone more experienced will come by soon... I used 2 beetle blasters in each box and had a screen bottom board with a tray under it. I caught...
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    Re: Bees and the Neighbors Pools

    My bees preferred my neighbors pool cover water over the two water sources I provided. Based on what I saw them doing and what I was reading on the forum it seemed like they would rather get the...
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    Re: Should I feed? Record Heat n Dry

    This is my first year - so this really isn't advice but this is what I came up with when I struggled with the same question. I have not started feeding mine again yet. I went through the hive about a...
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    Re: Nail/Staple Gun

    mbcpa,
    You are correct about the brad & staple. A brad is just a thinner type of nail. I use a Bostitch stapler like Greg. Which ever you choose, be sure that you can easily get the staples/brads in...
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    Re: Left over fuel in the smoker

    When I am finished with my smoker I stuff a plug of aluminum foil in it and leave it somewhere safe to go out on its own and cool off. When I go to use it the next time I pull the unused fuel out and...
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    Re: New Member from Middle TN

    Welcome to the forum from Rutherford County! Sound like you bees are doing great!
    Steve
  19. Re: Anyone know if John/Ruth Seaborn still in business at Wolf Creek Apiaries?

    I first John at our Bee club and he was the one I picked up my bees from. But Ruth was the one I emailed and talked to on the phone. They are really great to deal with! I have been very happy with...
  20. Re: Anyone know if John/Ruth Seaborn still in business at Wolf Creek Apiaries?

    I got a package from them about 5 weeks ago. They may just be covered up. A couple of people in my club got bees from them after I did.
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    Re: Feeding: In My Sugar Water bad???

    I installed a package on April 26. I feed 1:1 and they are going through about a quart a day. There have been periods when they don't consume as much. I guess because they have found something...
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    Re: Steve from Middle Tennessee

    I check them at least once a week. I try not to bother them too much - but I want to make sure they have the space they need before they need it. They finished 7 of 8 frames in the first box in 10...
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    Re: Steve from Middle Tennessee

    It is pretty amazing watching a bunch of bees get organized and start building up. I guess I now know what "busy as a bee" actually mean. Those girls are amazing!
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    Re: Bettle Blaster frame spacing

    Thanks sfisher. I thought that might be the case. I probably had more of a problem with the first box because I didn't do a good job of keeping my frames pushed together at first.
    Steve
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    Bettle Blaster frame spacing

    I just started a new hive 8-frame medium hive 5 weeks ago. I am using 2 "Bettle Blasters" between 1&2, 7&8 in each box. It seems like the extra spacing caused by the Blasters is causing the bees to...
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