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  1. Thread: free range

    by justjim
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    free range

    i have some guineas bough them when they were two days old there going on 6 weeks old now. how old should they be before i turn them out of there pen and let the roam free?
  2. Thread: swarms

    by justjim
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    swarms

    I had a hive to swarm two weeks in a row I hive both swarms they have been in the hive for two and three weeks check them yesterday no new brood they are bring in pollen an capping honey on new...
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    Re: Brood Box Reversals & Supering

    I reversed my hives today in northwest tn it was 67 no wind and I dont want them to swarm this year didnt reversed them last year and had my two hives swarm with the mild temps we had this winter...
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    Re: What have you learned this year?

    I plan on reverseing my hive body this coming year and try to stop them from swarming didn't reverse the hive body and both hives swarm!!
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    when to add a second super?

    Second year bkeeper with first year honey making hive! with a super 80% full is it to late to put a second super on in west tennessee with the flow in question is it about over or is it still going...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    :)First year bkeeper, was working in my shop today saturday april 2,2011 at 1135 in the morning in dresden, tn look out the front door a saw my first swarm of the year about 25 feet from me in a...
  7. Thread: beginner luck

    by justjim
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    beginner luck

    first year beeker its 51F today in dresden,tn check the girls out cause they were out enjoying the spring like day there was alot of them in the top brood box pull two frames out from the out side...
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    getting hives ready for winter

    first winter for me I have a top feeder with a kelley vented super under it I live in northwest tennessee my question is do or can I leave both on the hive or do I take them off I read about...
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    what went wrong?

    Yesterday morning I got a call here in northwest Tennessee there was some bees at our church. :D I went down there, There on the column 20 feet high. So I call a bee keeper in town to get his in put...
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    Re: Great experience with Walter Kelley.

    First time beek bough two new packages and three new hives they were great and the bees are doing great also.
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    organic treatments

    this is my first year @ bkeeping and i would like to keep everything as organic as possible should i put down some diatomaceous earthon the ground around the hives now to combat shb or am i jumping...
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    Hello from Dresden,TN

    Hello from dresden, tn it's cloudy and around 45 degrees in northwest tennessee, first time user, i'm a new what to be beekeeper, i have been wanting to be a beekeeper for a long time just put it...
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