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    Re: locust and poplar bloom

    I was checking poplar yesterday here in the Cumberland mountains and I can't see very well I use binoculars and it looked like the buds are about half way to bud may be another week ten days
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    Re: hundreds of dead bees outside my hive

    when I lived in jersey my bees frequently got poisoned mostly when sweet corn was blooming it affected all my hives at the same time thousands of bees dead and dying in front of the hives. it looked...
  3. Re: I have a queenless hive can I use it to raise cells?

    No you don't got to go thru all that trouble to raise a few queen cells. Them cell starters are for raising like 50 queen cells at a time. Check out this post by davd lafurney and click on his...
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    Re: Michael Palmer nuc plans.

    I make a bottom board with a cleat down the middle for the Masonite or tile board divider to rest on. Masonite sticks up above the box a1/4 of an inch and use a piece of 1/4 inch plywood for an...
  5. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    I,m not expecting tulip poplar till may. Last year it didn't bloom till near the end of may. I was north west Tenn. By reel foot last memorial day and tulip poplar was still blooming there. Yea all...
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    Re: Rose hive method

    i wasn't impressed
  7. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    yea i've said before check out their profile see how many years experiance. if they bother to list it. the person who started this thread their profile says they have no experiance. there are...
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    there ya go
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    last spring i started with 12 overwintered nucs i set 5 up for honey in regular 10 frame boxes and i took brood from the other 7 nucs(kept in 2 story 5 frame boxes)to build up the 5 honey colonies....
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    Re: Back to square 1

    use I I VSH queens
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    yea a couple of weeks ago i got my hopes up for an early spring. just my thoughts but i think your larger established hives will be better able to take advantage of early necter flows. my main flow...
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    Re: Back to square 1

    i used to keep bees in the 80's to mid 90's then the mites got bad. got tired of getting poisened almost every year during sweet corn tassel and i got busy with my business so i quit for awhile then...
  13. Re: Can a full size nucleus hive be used if you have all medium langstroth hives

    i aint worried. if i had to i would get an empty nuc box put the 2 side by side and stack mediums on top once she moved up i'd slap an excluder over the 2 nucs till all the brood hatched out then...
  14. Re: Can a full size nucleus hive be used if you have all medium langstroth hives

    makes for a top heavy tippy situation
  15. Re: Can a full size nucleus hive be used if you have all medium langstroth hives

    once the queen starts laying in the med. frames and you make sure she's on the med frames move the deep frames up and put a queen excluder on top of the med.boxes fill out the empty spaces with...
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    Re: When Will You Start Nucs And Splits

    just wondering why the big hurry. i wont be making splits till i see swarm prep. which is what i did last year and i have about 20 overwintered nucs to sell or use other wise.(if they make it thru...
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey in East Tn.

    last year during tulip poplar flow i was at my sisters house in north west tenn. i walked out in her yard white clover was coming on strong and i wanted to see if the bees were working it yet i saw...
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey in East Tn.

    last year at the begining of the sour wood flow i was talking to an (older than me timer). i told him i needed more equip. for the sour wood flow he told me don't worry about it cause the bees never...
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    i guess it depends on weather you got a great spouse. or not
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    tons of goldenrod here. last fall dry almost no fall flow.
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    you could live in the best nectar area in the country and if the weather don't cooperate you may get no honey and have to feed them. lots of varriables. sounds like your good for 20 - 30 colonies ...
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    don't overlook tree nectar maples, tulip poplar, linden/basswood and locust and others
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    cash? give her a jar of honey!!!!!!!!! she prob.already got your cash.
  24. Re: "The formulation makes the honey bee poison" Formulation/ adjuvant toxicity abstr

    probably part of the original marketing strategy
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    how many hives do you want to have?
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