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    Re: thoughts on freeman bottom boards?

    Read the freeman site about hive beetles and oil traps. He explains how mainly you don't want ledges for the beetles to fall on. I think it's freemanbeetletrap.com. Very good info on hive beetles....
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    Re: Notches and holes... Does it really matter?

    I thought notch side down is for winter to help prevent condensation? This side is deeper too and there is a bit more room too. If it's used during summer they will draw wax and propolize between...
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    Re: 5 gal sugar syrup recipe

    A commercial beekeeper told me he mixes a twenty pound bag of sugar in a five gallon bucket.
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    Re: Beekeeping conversions/rules of thumb

    How many pounds does a shallow, medium or deep frame weigh full of capped honey? How many pounds of honey in a quart jar?
  5. Re: Inspection method when looking for swarm cells?

    I tilted mine too but watch out if you have the little oil traps for hive beetles between frames in the box being tilted. I found out the hard way on one box. The oil will kill whatever bees it leaks...
  6. Thread: Dragon flies?

    by popeye
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    Re: Dragon flies?

    There was a earlier thread about purple martins and bees. I was just looking out my window toward my hives and saw purple martins diving in front of my hives. I was thinking they do eat bees. But...
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    Re: Honey bees and Purple Martins Question

    I replied to thread about this last year. I've had a colony of purple martins at my latest residence so since 2001. Hosting 48 pair on three gourd racks. Member of Purple Martin Conservation Society....
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    June 8,2015
    38232 Hornbeam,Tn.
    Swarm in trap,maybe 3-4 lbs.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Maybe getting ready for the flow hive people?
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    Re: When to Open the Sides of the Broodnest

    Opening the sides of broodnest worked out well for me this year too. Now I'll have more drawn comb for CBing next year. Thank you for starting this post.
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    Re: Extraction Methods: Simple Draining

    Didn't work for me last year. Had five medium frames inverted for three days in a 85 degree F garage. Maybe a third of the honey gravitated out. Ended up making a homemade extractor to get it all out.
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    Easy swarm capture

    Got a call while at work may 16 about 4:25pm from a co worker with a swarm in his yard. He doesn't know of any beekeepers in his area about 25 miles from my house.18315 He sent me this picture. I...
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    Re: How many bee hives do you have?

    Hobbyist with five hives. Started with two in 2013. If I was retired I'd have a few more.
  14. Thread: New beek here!

    by popeye
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    Re: New beek here!

    Welcome from nw Tennessee!
  15. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    On watching bees at entrance here is a good reference. It's a PDF. Google Jerry Freeman, " Learning How To Keep Bees". And other good stuff to help newbees.
  16. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Grab those political signs after election. Make good temp covers etc.
    Don't have auto tint on your glasses or wear sunglasses. The bres will come for face.
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    I think you could use a lawnmower/motorcycle/ATV type battery too. Test it first and see if evap time is different.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    38232 Hornbeak,Tn.
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    Blackberry
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    Re: Bee's and Chickens

    My bees and chickens are OK together in backyard.
  20. Re: Zombie Fly (Phorid Fly) citizen science, monitoring project

    Phorid flies. Auto correct again.
  21. Re: Zombie Fly (Phorid Fly) citizen science, monitoring project

    I watched a tv show last year that talked about these photos flies. There was a experimental project in Texas using these flies to kill fire ants.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hornbeak,Tn. 38232. May 1, 2015. About a 2-3 lb swarm. Caught in a 15" double fiber pot hanging in a tree 15' up on rope. Used lgo and melted old dark comb inside. A friend from church just starting...
  23. Thread: demaree ?

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    Re: demaree ?

    Thank you Walt for your reply. It seems like some of us new(I'm 3rd year) get interested in the demaree and snelgrove methods. Maybe it's because we want to manipulate or tinker with the hive? Also...
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Here is my completed copper vaporizer. snapper1d has a thread about making one. I added a aluminum brace to keep from tilting sideways. Also a heat shield under it. May not need the shield but wasn't...
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    Re: A journey of my first Hogan trap out

    Nice looking trapout. They may chew through the cardboard and Great Stuff? I had to use some #8 hardware cloth(or you could use metal window screen) with black plastic over it attached with roofing...
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