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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    I feel like I already kind of do this method. I "open up the sides of the broodnest" several times in the spring to prevent swarming. The bees come in and build tons of drone comb in those openings...
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    Re: Escape board or/and fume board?

    I agree totally with this statement. One or two hives an escape board would be fine but if you have several (I had 7 hives to pull supers from this year) then it doesn't work as well. To get my...
  3. Re: Tennessee Very Light Honey Early Now Very Dark Honey

    ok thanks for the thoughts fellows. I figured it was tulip poplar it sure does taste good (and different) will enjoy it.
  4. Tennessee Very Light Honey Early Now Very Dark Honey

    So I extracted some in June and got a very light honey. Talked to another beekeeper nearby and he said he saw the same thing lightest honey he had seen in some years. Maybe it was from the maple...
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    Re: Supers On/What about Inspection

    I had many supers on this spring yet every 2 weeks went in and lifted them all off (some very heavy) so I could open up the brood nest. That was no fun at all there has to be a better way :)
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    Wet supers back on hives questions

    In the past I have put wet supers outside to let bees clean them out. It usually takes 2 or 3 days for the bees to finish cleaning them out. This time I decided to try putting them back on the hives...
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    Re: Splitting a TBH into a Langstroth

    Ha good point coastie the ones I split had been in place over a year. 2 weeks is not much time to be established. I wonder if the OP is trying to move them to a TBH and not do a split. If it were me...
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    Re: Splitting a TBH into a Langstroth

    bjames is correct I have done this twice.

    1) First thing I did was setup the new empty lang box (with empty frames in it) next to the top bar hice.
    2) I then setup a small table or flat peice...
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    Re: Problems at Maxant?

    They just posted a nice video in their new showroom on facebook 2 hours ago:

    https://www.facebook.com/maxantindustries/

    I would say June is one of their busier months. Sorry to hear about you...
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    Re: Problems at Maxant?

    I got a nice package from them last week with a 3100 in it so they were in business last week still. I haven't had to call them yet though.
  11. Thread: Chunk honey

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    Re: Chunk honey

    I have wondered this too can small hive beetle larvae develop and hatch out when comb is immersed in honey? I asked this once before and no one really knew. Last year I didn't freeze my immersed...
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    Re: What Price Should I Sell A Pint of Honey For

    Thanks I hear you Gumpy I wouldn't pay that much either which is why my gut told me $12 but not sure. I am cheap also and I have a lot of honey so I don't need it at that price. I searched some old...
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    What Price Should I Sell A Pint of Honey For

    Wondering what price I should sell my pint jars (22oz by weight) of honey for. At a local farmers market on Saturday I saw 3 people selling honey all were selling it for $10 a lb. I was thinking...
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    Re: Dearth and feeding ?

    Our dearth hits here in July sometimes early sometimes a bit later. I test by putting out a small jar of sugar water but keep a close eye on it. If it gets no attention then no dearth yet still...
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    Re: Question on harvesting from large hive

    My flow is on the way out but I will try putting an extracted box back on afterward so they have some room. Thanks for the advice on this.
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    Question on harvesting from large hive

    I have a booming hive with brood box area being a deep and a medium. I have 5 medium honey supers above that all of which are full of honey and lots of bees. These supers are so full of bees that I...
  17. Re: What foundations and why bees make some frames with just honey.

    I put several supers on 5 hives this year with no excluder during a flow. I checked them 2 weeks later noticed a couple of hives had some brood in the lowest supers. I didn't panic just let them be...
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    Re: Honey harvesting newbie

    aran from my experience the bees usually won't just build comb fill it and cap it then wait for you to put on another super or extract that one. It could happen but I think you will probably need to...
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    Re: Issue with honey super and swarming

    Yeah a similar thing was mentioned in another post on here somewhere today I think.
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    Re: Issue with honey super and swarming

    Another tactic would be to move a drawn out deep up into the medium box and let it "hang" down into the deep. They will then move up into the medium usually and start to draw out adjoining medium...
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    Re: Issue with honey super and swarming

    It is hard to get bees to draw comb in a box of all foundation sometimes. What works the best I found was to have a frame of drawn comb to "seed" the new box that will get more activity up there. If...
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    Re: Issue with honey super and swarming

    Do you have a queen excluder on?
  23. Thread: Ants!!!

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    Re: Ants!!!

    I have seen it from time to time here. They will make a nest on top of the inner cover and there will be eggs all over in it. I just knock them off onto the ground, smash them, generally disrupt...
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    Re: Africanized honey bees in South Carolina

    There was a single africanized hive found here in Tennessee about 4 or 5 years ago also but they killed it off and no others found since (or even close by). I assume it was just one someone...
  25. Re: Have a Few Questions About Commercial Beekeeping

    3 years ago I started with thought of becoming a sideliner and making some money. I currently have 8 hives well below what I thought I would be at now. I can tell you my perspective 3 years ago was...
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