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  1. Thread: Bee Culture ?

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    Re: Bee Culture ?

    I had the digital version for a year and switch to the paper version. Because my work is on the computer the last thing I wanted to do was set at it and read so I switched to the printed version. ...
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    Re: Bottom board a work in progress ????

    Good thinking on the design. Good to see people thinking outside the box.
    I have a question thought, I don't see how you remove the tray for service.
    I use bottom screen boards and my trays slide...
  3. Re: Diatomaceous earth to combat small hive beetle??

    Early on I used the "Beetle Blaster" traps and they do catch some of the adult beetles. Also as mentioned above keeping the hives in the sun is a big help in controlling them. Since I started using...
  4. Re: Diatomaceous earth to combat small hive beetle??

    I have used it around my hives for about 5 years now and I do not have an issue with SHB. As said above, it will not do anything about the adult beetles but a good strong hive will take care of...
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    Re: Registration and Inspection

    That is basicly the same information that I got when Mike spoke at our meeting.

    Ken
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    Re: Registration and Inspection

    buhbee:
    If you have not heard back, you need to get in touch with Mike Studer the state Apiarist. When I registered my apiary, I received my registation number in about a month. I'm just down the...
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    Re: Larger protective bees?

    hope4better:
    I'm over in Cleveland TN and had the same large bees in my packages this year and they are drones. I had drones last year in my packages but they were not as large. Nothing to worry...
  8. Thread: 8 Frame Hives

    by tnnewbe
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    Re: 8 Frame Hives

    Give Trevor a call at Bon Aqua Springs Apiaries.
    Their phone number is 931-670-6862
    Web Site: http://basprings.com

    I don't see them listed on their web site but I bought some 8 frame pans from...
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    Re: Source of Trays for SBB

    You did not say if you need for 8 or 10 frame.
    For 8 frame try http://www.basprings.com/
    Don't know about 10 frame.

    Ken
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    Re: Wolf Creek Apiaries

    I got 2 packages last April from John and have really good luck with them. John is very helpful and both packages have developed strong hives. The bees are extremly gentle and non agressive. I...
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    Re: Q. for 8-frame users

    Lauren:
    Give him (I think Jerry is his name) call and talk to him. He loves to talk about bees. He said that some of the 8 frame hives are different widths so he will need the width of your hive. ...
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    Re: Q. for 8-frame users

    Lauren:
    Not sure if we are talking about the same thing or not but take a look at the Ventalated Freeman Beetle Trap. I bought two 8 frame units from him....
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    Re: varroa sticky boards

    I am by no means a expert but our mentoring group was told to leave the board in for 24 hours and there should be no more than 10. It could be left in for 48 hours and you should see no more than...
  14. Re: Small Cell Foundation for Beginners (Why Not?)

    Can't say if the caution is for your area or what but I have not read anything about small cell being for advanced only. I'm in a mentoring course with the Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Assoc and we...
  15. Re: Florida nuc, night, many "porch sitters" - unusual?

    I seem to have the same thing here in SE Tennessee. At 6:30 this morning with it barely light and a light fog, they were covering the porch area and part of the side. It has been raining the last...
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    Re: Crape Mrytle as forage.

    I was glad when my children left home. All summer my bees were no where to be found around the yard, except at the hive of course. I figured somewhere in the two acres that we have with the...
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    Re: Crape Mrytle as forage.

    We have two of them in our yard in Tennessee and my bees are loaded down with pollen from them. Can't tell you if they get any nectar from them or not. We have the hot dry weather here too and I've...
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    Re: Building a honey extractor need answers.

    It sounds like a brand name for some type of steel. I've not heard of it and did not find any reference to it except for welding wire. You mention that it is plated. Stainless does not need to be...
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    Re: Building a honey extractor need answers.

    Stainless 304 series would be good or 303 series. If you want food or medical grade, which I don't think would be necessary for what you are doing, then you would need to go to a 316 or 316L...
  20. Thread: Bee repellent?

    by tnnewbe
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    Re: Bee repellent?

    I don't know if I read it on this forum or somewhere else but somewhere I read that if you smoke your hands with your smoker, it will help. It does have some logic but I don't think the bees have...
  21. Re: Not liking my hive top feeder - but my queen does

    Mike:

    I think that is the best idea that I have seen for a feeder. I too think that I will copy your idea. What do you consider to be the best space between the top cover and the feeder to help...
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