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  1. Re: Crush & strain-nylon cheesecloth, plastic mesh filter, stainless steel mesh filte

    Several points:

    People want "raw" honey. Raw honey has pollen. They want local raw honey to help with allergies. Don't remove all of the pollen. Paint strainer or 600 is good enough.

    Comb...
  2. Re: Do most beekeepers in the SE use Terramycin?

    Most of the older beek I know here in middle TN use it. I don't.......and it may come to bite me in the butt some day. But if I use it then I can't say my hives have not been treated with any...
  3. Thread: Reversing

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    Re: Reversing

    It is also good to start checker boarding after a few reversals by adding another box with frames of comb.
  4. Re: How soon to look at the frames of a hived swarm

    If you are going to be looking for eggs/larva and the queen, then you need to wait for a warm day with no breeze. At least above 65. It would be better to wait until a 70 degree day because it may be...
  5. Re: How soon to look at the frames of a hived swarm

    You have two issues:

    1) You put the swarm in a box with foundationless frames. More than likely that box is a mess. The comb is probably going all over the place just like you would find it in...
  6. Thread: Reversing

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    Re: Reversing

    I agree with Barry. Need to wait until you have a 65+ day with no wind to look. Don't want to chill the brood. But a good indicator is that the bees are very active and heavily bringing in pollen....
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    Re: Mann Lake vented suit

    I purchased an Ultra Breeze several years ago. They are heavy and I don't think they are very "breezy" on these humid hot summer days. I use it during cutouts and working my bees. Very expensive. ...
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    Re: Planting for the bees

    Better yet, just put it in a jar with the lid loose. Mix it well with food grade DE. Nothing will bother it.
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    Re: Beehive scale

    People have been weighing hives for probably a century by lifting one side with a mechinisim that weighs the hive. I have read about them in some book(s) and have seen pictures.
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    Re: nectar for feed

    They will use the nectar. Don't be surprised to find that they have converted the nectar to honey and moved it down to the brood box. I keep track of my hives down to every frame in every box. I...
  11. Thread: soybeans

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    Re: soybeans

    Hmmmm, I was told just the opposite. The hybrid soybeans which have little nectar are planted in the spring and the late soybeans are the ones that have a lot of nectar.

    I purchased a bunch of...
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    Re: Difficult time finding insurance

    Currently I have around 40 hives at 8 locations. About half of them are in my back yard here in town. I have Farm Bureau insurance. Had an agent talk to us this year to update their records. ...
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    Re: Starting a nuc, lesson learned.

    3-frame nucs are an easy target for SHBs unless you have them full of house bees. Making queens is getting much harder these days using a 4 box setup in a 10-frame box. If you don't have the bees...
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    Re: Bees Not allowed

    I think fighting this a such a low government level is a waste of time. Even if you get your way, the next guy in that same office can nullify the previous ruling based on his/her interpretation of...
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    Re: Easter TN & Cumberland Plateau Beeks

    I will call you later in the week. Leaving in a few minutes to go down to the AL/TN line to do a cutout 20+ feet up.

    Walt, if you read this, looking forward to seeing you again.
  16. Thread: next year

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    Re: next year

    Perhaps the strong hive is working good because it is by itself. Are the other 3 next to each other? They have to compete with each other. Apiaries are like real estate...............location,...
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    Re: I caught a swarm now what do I do?

    I wouldn't look inside the hive for a week. Leave them alone and let them get adjusted and start doing what bees do. Its called a super, not supper. I wouldn't worry about the Q's laying at this...
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    Re: Easter TN & Cumberland Plateau Beeks

    Crane,

    Got your PM. Left a VM on your phone.
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    Easter TN & Cumberland Plateau Beeks

    I live in M'boro. Really want to be able to harvest some sourwood honey since it comes in during June or so which is when things have pretty much slowed down or stopped here.

    Anyone know someone...
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    Re: Un-capped immature pupas - What's wrong??

    I have on occasion seen the same thing. Usually the pupa will "rattle" around in the cells which are not capped. Not sure if they were ever capped.

    I have also noticed that in many instances hives...
  21. Re: Has anyone done business with Steve Coy in Missisippi/Alabama?

    Puchased some hives from a beek in Arky a few years back. They were in the fields on pallets w/honey. We received an inspection paper that listed every hive we purchased and any problems associated...
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    Re: Dirt in honey

    I am with sqkcrk on this one. I extracted some old honey for another beek a couple of days ago. Uncapping the frames caused a lot of brittle old brood wax to break up. The honey was full of these...
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    Re: Guess who is checking out my hives???

    :lpf:+1
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    Re: beeswax fuel for backpacker alcohol stove

    But the amazing thing about them, at least those made by people up in S.D., where that they were so dense you could drive a nail with them. I doubt that "The Long Winter" conveys that fact. I don't...
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    Re: beeswax fuel for backpacker alcohol stove

    I lived in Mitchell, SC during the mid 60's for a couple of years. I use to talk to a very old man at that time. He was probably in his late 70's or better. So he grew up on the plains with sparce...
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