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    Thank you

    Thanks for all of your comments. I have gotten a lot of good information and been given a lot to think about.

    Jeff
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    Going commercial

    I run a small apiary in middle Tennessee and have been bee keeping for five years. I am entertaining growing the business and ultimately going full time with the bees. In your experiences, what is...
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    Is it ready????

    Just wondering how capped the frames have to be before I can feel confident in extracting the honey without worry of fermentation due to too much water.

    I have about 10 supers that are probably...
  4. Thank you both

    I thought I remembered hearing he was moving but I too have moved and my beekeeping magazines have yet to catch up with me.

    Thanks again.

    Jeff
  5. Looking for Beeline Apiaries or Jonathan Showalter

    Does anybody have a current phone number or e-mail for Beeline Apiaries owner Jonathan Showalter. I had ordered some woodenware from him a couple of years ago and I am trying to get in touch with him...
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    packages vs. nucs - any thoughts?

    I am building my apiary the quick but expensive way and wanted to get some opinions on packages vs nucs. I can get either 10 nucs or 10 3 pound packages on about the same date in the middle of April....
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    Nucs

    Jeff,

    I sent an e-mail to you.

    What is the cost ?

    How many will you have?

    What are the bees? (italian, russian, NWC, no idea)
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    Nucs In Middle Tennessee

    Anybody out there in Middle Tennesse or not too far that will have some nucs for sale in the near future?


    Jeff
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    A few questions

    Action,

    How long does the bloom last? Are you involved in pollination there? Do you know of a large grower in San Joaquin County?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
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    Almonds in California

    Any news on when the almonds may be blooming this year. I have read it is one of the latest blooms in recent history. I ask because, when not tending a few hives in my back yard in Tennessee, I am...
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    I am a longtime beer maker and tried my hand at...

    I am a longtime beer maker and tried my hand at mead. It will have been two years ago that I made it come Christmas and was wondering how long this takes to smooth out or mellow, if you will?

    Last...
  12. Anyone have a source for large rolls of rendered...

    Anyone have a source for large rolls of rendered beeswax? I'm growing tired of buying foundation and cutting it up for rolled candles and have seen pictures of commercial candle facilities using...
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    I have a dozen queens headed my way and will be...

    I have a dozen queens headed my way and will be introducing them into as many hives this week. Besides finding and removing the old queens is there anything special I should do to help get them off...
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    Great points everyone. I originally talked to...

    Great points everyone.

    I originally talked to him about becoming a beekeeper himself and he came back to me with the offer to manage hives for him.

    Splits are mine and all honey is mine. I...
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    I am putting a proposal together and in that I...

    I am putting a proposal together and in that I will outline all potential cost of managing the hives so he knows what he's getting into financially.

    All costs of hive management, except my labor,...
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    I have been contatcted by a local blueberry...

    I have been contatcted by a local blueberry farmer and asked if I would be interested in managing hives for him if he buys them. He has 55 acres of blueberries and would buy 60 hives this summer from...
  17. Most likely who you saw was Bill Lathan. He has...

    Most likely who you saw was Bill Lathan. He has about 600 hives and pollinates blueberries in and around White Lake - and most of Bladen County.

    As for Pollination fees for blueberries in...
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    Where are you guys finding this stuff???? I have...

    Where are you guys finding this stuff???? I have gone to my local farm supply store, and although they have many varieties and concentrations of BT they don't have Certan or B401.

    I have looking...
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    Does anyone know what the percentage of BT is in...

    Does anyone know what the percentage of BT is in Certan. I have found some other brands of "worm whipper" with various percentage of purity of BT and don't know which to go with

    Any help?

    Jeff
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't the migratory...

    Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't the migratory almond pollinators greatly to blame for this problem?

    California takes such great pains to make sure that the SHB or fire ants aren't allowed into...
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    Is this a series of classes to prepare for Mater...

    Is this a series of classes to prepare for Mater beekeeper test or an into to beekeeping?

    What is the level of instruvtion and who are the teachers?

    Just wondering. I'm down the road in...
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    I just spoke to an old timer here and his advice...

    I just spoke to an old timer here and his advice was follows:

    If you have 10 hives and want to split them to twenty leave 9 alone and take one hive with a double deep Hive body and split that one...
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    Red Maple and dandelion blooming now as well as...

    Red Maple and dandelion blooming now as well as Camellia and daffodil January 24, 2006

    Keep in mind that I am on the coast and it has been a really warm winter in high 60's even low 70's more days...
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    What is Certan and how do you apply it. All I...

    What is Certan and how do you apply it. All I have been told by locals was use paramoth. I don't like the smell but neither do the moths.

    How long should I air these out before I put them back...
  25. Thanks for all the input. I also went back and...

    Thanks for all the input. I also went back and read all the other posts on the topic. the risk of AHB in my area sooner rather than later is enough to dampen my enthusiasm.


    Jeff
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