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  1. Thread: Bottom boards

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    Re: Bottom boards

    I have a few bottom boards that I added screen to in an effort to add more ventilation. What I noticed was if the vent screen is small they seem to get covered with debris and dead bees. I would go...
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    I'm not trying to get off topic, but I just read Barry's last post and I had to add this. I'm pretty sure I've said this here or another Russell thread but I ordered 5 nucs last year and was one of...
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    That's the one beepro. I drove to MS last year and met with (Rob Hughes) or so I thought but it was actually that man Robert Russell.
    Major
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    I met rob Hughes or Robert Russell or whoever he is and that isn't him. I'm sure there are plenty of Robert Russell's though. I haven't seen the pic Special K is talking about but I would bet that...
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    Re: ?s before buying equip.

    I run all my colonies except my nucs on slatted racks. I originally made them with solid bottoms but I now put a screen bottom in them. I experimented with them for about a year or so b4 I switched...
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    Re: Advice on killing a hive

    Ether will kill bees quickly and dissipates in a few days in warm weather may take longer in cold temps. Equipment is usable as soon as it dries up.
    Major
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    Re: Do Bee Weaver bees winter well

    I ordered two buckfast queens from R weaver not the same company as bee weaver but I think they started out as one. They where really nice people to work with and kept me up to date even though I...
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    Re: Black walnut chips for smoke

    DAS, I have some black walnut planer shavings bagged up in my wood shop don't really know what would be significant about walnut compared to other wood species. I know that burning black walnut in a...
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    Re: Essential Oils source?

    There is a difference in pharmaceutical grade and aromatherapy oils. Even the pharmaceutical grades say don't ingest, they are mostly for skin application. I have a friend who has a vitamin shop...
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    Re: looking for bee packages in Knoxville tn

    Welcome to Tn mike, not sure if its something you are interested in but I'll have nucs in early may hopefully. I live about 45 miles south of Knoxville but I work in downtown knoxville. Send me a...
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    Re: Storms in Kentucky

    Sure hate to see stuff like that Cleo, hope you can get it straightened out with minimal damage. The same line of storms you got came threw here as well. I hope my hives are all in tact I'm...
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    Re: Jar feeders on mating nucs

    I use a 2&3/4 size hole saw to make my top feeder holes. This is the same size as a regular mouth jar, they fit snug and because of using the hole saw it is perfectly round not like a free hand cut....
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    Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    I don't know anything about your hives going missing but I do remember last year when I picked some nucs at what was supposed to be Russell apiaries farm seeing a bunch of boxes with bsh painted on...
  14. Thread: foundation mill

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    Re: foundation mill

    The only thing I have been able to find from china says like a minimum order of 5 mills. I haven't seen any in the US other than the ones that the big suppliers sell which are very expensive cause...
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    Re: Do you make your own frames? Please show me how!

    Very nice frame Ben I made some myself earlier this year. I know this may sound like a dumb question but why on the top bars outside of the end bars do all commercial frames and the ones that Ben...
  16. Thread: Buying in bulk

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    Re: Buying in bulk

    I have ordered from Miller bee supply as well very good prices on budget stuff and they use Kelley's foundation. They are not far from me but I don't think it would matter if they were 50 miles away...
  17. Re: RUSSELL APIARIES- FACTS, and first hand knowledge... He taught me how to raise be

    212 fannin circle is just an old delapidated house with a few bee hives in the yard and a storage shed with some old bee equipment. I drove down there in June to pick up my spring nucs. A couple of...
  18. Thread: Buying in bulk

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    Re: Buying in bulk

    I like danno bought a pallets worth of stuff from Mann lake, back in the summer. I live in a small town in a historic district, the driver of the truck called me and was like how do I get to your...
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    Re: Do I need to plane the wood?

    Minz I'm not sure how much you are looking to invest in these boxes but a few monthes ago I bought 10 of the budget nucs from Mann lake and I was very satisfied with them. They are finger jointed...
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    Re: Bees are flying heavy today in East Tn...

    Hype how did their stores look I'm just down the road from you mine are out flying good today to. I've lost a few due to starvation I think and the ones out working are feeding on whatever they can...
  21. Re: Bad news and beetles - what you may not want to hear....

    Rob I'm too far away from you as I live in East Tennessee, over the last 2 years small hive beetles have become a big problem. I don't treat my bees with anything and I've had more die than most...
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    Re: Nucs versus Packages?

    Good is a key word and I agree with you very much Cleo about a good nuc has a frame of emerging brood. I may be wrong about this but I read somewhere that a frame of capped brood is equivalent to...
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    Re: City Bees - pros/cons?

    Ben I live in a city (historic district) and although not a big city the houses are close together. I have a 5 foot fence around my backyard and I had 9 hives back there all this year. My main bee...
  24. Re: Should new I automatically plan to requeen packages?

    Urbanoutlaw I think that you are doing the right thing by asking questions, their are a lot of right ways to keep bees not just one. The reason that most packages fail especially for new beekeepers...
  25. Re: Should new I automatically plan to requeen packages?

    Couldn't agree more with Graham two is always better to start than one for numerous reasons. Just about every bee in the US has Italian heritage of some sort they are a very versatile bee can...
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