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    Re: What's the fuss about dandelions?

    I'm our area brad we have other weeds that the bees prefer. We have loads of them. It is rare to see them on dandolions. If they need them they will use em.
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    Re: Box joint machine??

    How many years are you getting out of your rabbit joint boxes Michael?
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    Re: mann lake patties

    I thought the pursuit of a better bee food is what the goal was/is? Not who has the best. Shoot when we stop growing we start dying all got more to learn and improve on. Can't wait for the results.
  4. Re: When to stop feeding bees if i want them to make honey

    dont feed unless they are starving. you will make them want to swarm by backfilling the brood nest. This time of year they shouldn't need feed.
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    Re: What would you do with this equipment?

    Wow so some would sell this to someone even if infected? That explains why the beekeeping industry for a buyer can suck. So many people more concerned about money over quality pathetic.

    If you...
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    Re: deeps vs mediums

    That has not been my experience with mediums or anyone else I know either. Then what of swarm cells. It only stands to reason that for someone running a "fulltime" operation deeps only or a...
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    Re: I thought I'd seen it all......

    Wow yup that goes on the list of oddest things ever seen
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    Re: Hitachi Air Stapler

    Well folks I think it is fair to say hitachi makes a good stapler. I have shot over 30,000 staples since I posted this and more than likely will have 60,000 shot by mid april.

    Not a single jam.
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    Re: deeps vs mediums

    unless you have to have lighter equipment go deeps. cheaper and more importantly faster. I couldn't imagine going thru all the frames if they were mediums.

    Finding the queen in a full honey...
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    Re: Table saws / dado blades

    Thanks for all the insight fella's. I decided to buy a saw that will be one I can use for any scale and one that delivers consistently. I love my new grizzly table saw. It is building top of the...
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    Re: Dadant Frames :-(

    I like and prefer kelleys frames. Just built 4000 more.
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    Re: Requeening package bees

    Local bees are better. Than the average queen in my experiance. But if someone up in Vermont is doing some killer breeding than his stock could be better. But if all things were done exactly the same...
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    Table saws / dado blades

    Hey I am going to be purchasing a table saw soon.

    I am looking to see what type of dado compatible table saws people like, or dont like.

    feedback appreciated!
  14. Re: Too Tall? - Stacking Supers to Silly Heights

    [QUOTE=Ian;1068271]thats a lot of work to show off....

    ya what he said. If I had flows like they do in Northern states I think I would break in half. Here in Tennessee My hives can (on the ground)...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    what is the average wholesale price for "American" honey? I am having a hard time getting 2014 prices for some reason.
  16. Re: One Frame Brood + One 3# Package = ... success?

    thats what I am doing to my packages. Even if is doesn't prevent drifting it would be really worth while in closing the gap between the first emerging brood and the older packaged bees.

    1 frame...
  17. Re: Another mite resistant trait - Entombed in the Cacoon

    Nice video. Small cell might cause earlier bee emergence. This would help but is not a cure all. I will be conducting my own experiments to see if it is a advantage
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    Re: Bees Stolen - Blythe , California

    Man I Hate that makes me sick. Hope you get them back
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    Re: winter losses

    Capped drone brood with that small of a cluster likely a laying worker or failing queen. Look at the capped cells and see if they are perforated where the Varroa mites have emerged.
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    bulk sugar

    Hey all I am looking for 2-3 bulk totes of sugar within a states drive of Tennessee. ( a tote as in 2000lbs.)

    Any sugar distribution locations or advice on sourcing this would be appreciated.
  21. Re: First time beekeeper - East Tennessee

    Welcome from gainesboro! Some good honey gets produced in your area!
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    Re: Is 58 warm enough to inspect?

    I get in a 58 all the time. Here I inspect bees bees every month most years. Tennessee gets enough warm weather I can ddo that keep your inspection s short and if they have larvae very short. But do...
  23. Re: Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

    Not if done properly again everyone assumes that just cause it iis natural it is not aas productive. First let's stop using corn for ethanol and cows and now we have freed up most of our land. Cows...
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    Re: Skills you want to develop in '14

    Mine is mainly to maintain good records of hive weight during the season and of course select the best genetics from my bees
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    [QUOTE=Barry;1056729]But that pendulum is swinging evermore to the "how food is produced" side.[/QUOT

    I agree it is swinging more to the health and concerned side. As beekeepers we should be right...
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