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    Re: Honey collecting

    Agreed thats what I did this year with the 7 frames I extracted I used my wifes kitchen strainer. Not sure what the micron level is of that but it worked great for such a small batch. It will have a...
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    Re: No extra honey

    I am a second year beekeeper also. I treated for mites last August and again this August although I don't have an expensive vaporizer like you do I just dribbled OA. From reading on this forum over...
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    Re: unusual activity water collection

    Funny I noticed the exact same thing here yesterday. I first noticed something different on Saturday morning when I got up and went out to the hives. For 2 months always had lots of bees hanging out...
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    Re: Goldenrod in Cades Cove

    Hey phyber yeah you won't see any langs in the park but at the Tipton house on the Cades Cove loop they have some bee gum hives on display:
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    Re: Goldenrod in Cades Cove

    Nice I live in Clinton at 1150 ft elevation no goldenrod yet but sumac in my yard is still going. I used to live in Maryville out Montvale rd love Cades Cove. I will be up in Elkmont tomorrow...
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    Re: Ticks, Lime, and Bees

    Last year I had a terrible time with ticks on my 3 acres. Between my wife, son and I we probably pulled 60 embedded ticks and many more crawlers. I knew something had to be done and started planning...
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    Re: Extracting two frames

    I think the more frames you have to extract the more sense it makes to use an extractor or to keep the comb intact for the frames to be refilled by the bees. For just 2 frames I would definitely just...
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    Re: Ragged looking comb honey

    Thanks Shultz and Gary. I didn't realize till now about making the comb fit the height of the jar better good tip. JB I love the hanging label pretty neat idea. My last name is Beal so ours is going...
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    Re: Ragged looking comb honey

    You are probably right Brent and they are certainly fine for my own stock. The problem with my stock is after giving honey to family members and friends I only have about 10 half pint jars left to...
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    Ragged looking comb honey

    I had a small harvest this year and tried to make some comb honey in half pint jars. I had a combination of foundation and foundationless frames. I crush and strained the foundation ones and cut the...
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    Re: To add a super?

    I am in Anderson county North of Knox and my bees aren't taking sugar water yet either although we should be in a dearth now the sumac in my yard is just blooming. It bloomed on July 1 last year.
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    Re: Bee sting death

    My apologies Apis said it isn't legal unless the allergy is a serious one so under the law it would be illegal to prescribe an epi pen for a non serious allergy
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    Re: Bee sting death

    I and other family members have been prescribed epi pens many times by different doctors for years and have never been required to show "proof" that one was allergic. Never heard of this law. What...
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    Re: Question on Harvested Frames

    Thanks graham that makes sense
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    Question on Harvested Frames

    I harvested some frames of honey today and had a couple of questions. In this frame there is what looks like lighter honey on the left and dark on the right. Would this be from 2 different nectar...
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    Re: Feral bees and beekeepers bees?

    I see many honeybees (on fire pit rocks and streamsides around backcountry campsites) in the Great Smoky Mountains National park. There are 2 campsites I visit that are 7 miles (from any direction by...
  17. Re: Literature to appease concerns about a hotel rooftop hive?

    Hey Dirtslinger how did they get the idea to put bees up there?
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    Re: Reducing swelling?

    I got stung early this spring on my hand and it started swelling up a lot. I put some tea tree oil on the area and swelling was gone totally the next day for what it's worth.
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    Re: Mini nucs,are they worth selling?

    You might be able to sell them locally on Craigslist. I see nucs, hive bodies and such for sale on CL here. You should consider selling nucs with bees on CL that is def a way to make some extra money.
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    Re: C.C. Miller swarm cure

    Wouldn't the bees just make queen cells in the old hive area above the excluder?
  21. Re: Is it OK to have Top Bar Hive and Langstroth in Same Bee Yard?

    Last year I started with a top bar hive. This spring I split that hive into a lang (moved the tbh queen and shook bees off brood comb into lang then cut brood comb out and rubber banded in empty lang...
  22. Re: Deep filled out from an April split and flow on what do I do next?

    Thanks Walt I didn't know they would keep making comb if fed generously during the dearth I thought they only made comb during the flow that is good info.
  23. Deep filled out from an April split and flow on what do I do next?

    I split a hive back on April 12 and the split is in a deep and has built now built out 8 of the 10 frames in the deep and is working on frame 9. I am about ready to add a second box I think. We are...
  24. Thread: SHB Trap?

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    Re: SHB Trap?

    Hey Greg I have small hive beetles where I live and last year I tried fatbeeman's coroplast baited sign traps (didn't work well), thin cd case trap (got a couple of beetles), and beetle blasters...
  25. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    UT thanks for the update I noticed the poplars around my house looked odd the other day the leaves were all full of holes eaten up looking. No blooms that I can see here yet but on them but very...
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