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    I keep a rubber hammer around and when I get a...

    I keep a rubber hammer around and when I get a frame that is a tight fit I just give it a wack and keep on going

    I have better bee, dadant, and kelleys and I just reordered more kelly frames IMO...
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    I start a 6am work untill 1 - 2 If I am in my...

    I start a 6am work untill 1 - 2 If I am in my suit it is only my undies but other then that just pace your self and dont over work or over heat
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    Mason jars is all I use I can pick them up at big...

    Mason jars is all I use I can pick them up at big lots for $6 a doz and then catch them on sale at the end of the season for 4 - 6 a doz.
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    I have found I can only get 6 out of a pint and...

    I have found I can only get 6 out of a pint and 12 on a Qt. I am only 40 miles west of you and when I lived in knoxville and was not able to get more then 6 on a pint. At the oak ridge farmers...
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    875'ABSL Sourwood here has 4 - 6" fingers but...

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    Sourwood here has 4 - 6" fingers but have not opened up. If they produce a flow at all it is going to be a life saver. We have had very little to no flow. If it wasnt so hot I would be...
  6. No flow in east tn

    I have about 140lbs of honey setting on top of 25 hives we have not had a flow and the fall flow is going to be a bust sourwood here did not bloom at all this year the freeze and now 12" short on...
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    HSC full of honey

    Use a excluder untill the draw fill the bottoms cells and then you will be ok.

    A super of HSC full of honey is HEAVY let me tell ya also they seem to cap it flat and it was a bugger to extract...
  8. I will try and find the pic. I used 1/4 for a...

    I will try and find the pic. I used 1/4 for a long time with no landing board the just had to land on the bottem and go in but If you let them get a little over crowded they will draw comb on the...
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    very poor

    Its a poor year here I am in Roane Co 40 west of knoxville and I gotta tell ya they have a lot of work ahead in order to put up stores for winter. I have about 90lb setting right now out of 25 hives...
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    My epi pen is always with me and I have no...

    My epi pen is always with me and I have no reactions to stings but you never know when some one else might just fall out with shock. Well work the money
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    Yea my first year I used all deeps and after that...

    Yea my first year I used all deeps and after that I went to deeps and med

    Im a fat husky man but my god thats a lot of work, pain, and tears.
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    If you only need 2 or 3 go down to the knox...

    If you only need 2 or 3 go down to the knox farmers co-op and pick them up. They get them from kelleys in bulk. Or call larry in oliver springs
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    Yea I still like the HSC and I also wonder if she...

    Yea I still like the HSC and I also wonder if she will get quicker with age. I am thinking of ordering a smal cell queen and trying her to see if she will lay faster.
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    Yea it takes them a while to gt started but I was...

    Yea it takes them a while to gt started but I was kinda stuned at how slow they all seem to be laying I have 20 hives on HSC and 5 on wax kinda strang
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    HSC and slow queen

    Has any one else noticed that queens on HSC seem to lay slower then queens on wax? I know that it takes them longer to take the HSC and start using it but I have noticed that 5 frame nucs that were...
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    I am thinking of adding a small coat of wax to...

    I am thinking of adding a small coat of wax to the bottom of all of the frames to help them get started. If we dont get a flow on soon I wont have any honey at all this year :(
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    I place them on 2 at a time starting at the first...

    I place them on 2 at a time starting at the first of march. I watch my best hives and only when they need supers add 2 to them and check the others some times I add 2 more to each hive some times I...
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    I am going to set 3 case's this year if we get a...

    I am going to set 3 case's this year if we get a flow this year
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    Just glad I could help

    Just glad I could help
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    I have found most will give you a 2 or 3 day...

    I have found most will give you a 2 or 3 day notice before they spray not always. as long as they have your number on hand to give you a call.

    On the off years do they turn the grass crop under...
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    I have 20 queens that came from koehnen 6 of them...

    I have 20 queens that came from koehnen 6 of them have set ss cell. The queens have nice tight patterens filling about 99% of the open holes on one side of a frame.

    So I pulled the ss cells out...
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    I have friends that own a meadery we buy it by...

    I have friends that own a meadery we buy it by the case. They make a sparking and a reg.

    Cheak out the web site for Shady Grove Mead

    http://www.shadygrovemead.com/

    They are building a new...
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    Hmmm I am running for county commission this year...

    Hmmm I am running for county commission this year I will have to remember that.
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    It may have just flew in to you and reacted by...

    It may have just flew in to you and reacted by sting you I had this happen last year I one of my honey bees fly in to the side of my head as I was walking in the hay field and it stung me on the...
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    When they have 7 - 8 frames of capped brood /...

    When they have 7 - 8 frames of capped brood / larva I add they next 10 frames of HSC Some hives take it a lot faster then others
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