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    Re: smaller space = warmer bees?

    Thanks Bill
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    smaller space = warmer bees?

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    As you can see in this pic, my first year bees did not build comb the entire length of my TBH. They did build about 21 combs though. Because their honey stores are low, I'm feeding 2:1 in an...
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    Re: What’s best for my bees?

    Cityhoney and Michael, thank you very much. That was helpful.
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    Re: New in Middle Tennessee

    Welcome! I'm in Murfreesboro. Our club meets at 7pm at the Ag Center behind Sam's Club on the first Monday of every month. This past Monday we learned from a member how to make mead. :D
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    Re: What’s best for my bees?

    Then should I take the 5th box off the green hive and give it to the 3 level yellow hive so all hives would have 4 totals boxes? That's option 1. Option 2 sounds like I can harvest that 5th box....
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    Re: What’s best for my bees?

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    All 3 of my hives have different numbers of boxes. The blue one has 4, green one has 5, yellow one has 3. Only the bottom 2 boxes on all the colonies are brood. Everything above that is...
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    Re: What’s best for my bees?

    Vance, are you saying that I should leave 3 medium boxes just for brood PLUS 120 pounds of honey for the winter? Each 8 frame medium weighs about 50 pounds so I can either leave 2 boxes (100 pounds)...
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    What’s best for my bees?

    I’m a first year beek. I wasn't planning on harvesting any of the honey that the girls made this year so they could eat as much as they want over the winter. I was going to harvest next year just...
  9. Thread: Blown Away

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    Re: Blown Away

    Nice. Any YouTube vids of this?
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    Re: Blown Away

    I'm jealous. Sam and Michael are my two favorite "celebrity" beeks. What they say lines up 100% with my own thinking. Plus they're both fellow musicians. It would be fun to have a jam session with...
  11. Re: Need a place to put hives- Murfreesboro, TN

    Our bee club meets at 7:00 pm at the Ag Center behind Sam's Club on the first Monday of each month (so this Monday the 6th). You might have luck asking someone there. There's usually about 60 people...
  12. Thread: Flir one

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    Re: Flir one

    I'm waiting for the price to come down about $100 and for the iPhone 6 model. I'm sure it would see bee heat thru hive bodies. I've watched quite a few videos on it.
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    having fun with movie maker (bee humor)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMHuMnUOcgE
  14. Thread: TBH Entrance

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    Re: TBH Entrance

    I think your bottom board idea is a good one. I made my own TBH and the entrances are about 3/4 up from the bottom. The bees do carry out dead bees/larvae, etc but they have to work much harder to do...
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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    I'm thinking about redesigning my hive bodies so the end piece of wood is hinged to the side piece (the hinge outside the hive so the bees won't propolise it and SHB's won't hide around it). That way...
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    Re: Move over Waggle Dance!

    Nah, she's not chilled. It was around 68 degrees yesterday when I filmed it. I spent hours being very National Geographic with my bees yesterday. I recorded some great video of the girls working my...
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    Re: Deeps or Mediums

    Every book I read said to start with two. I started with 3. Two Langs and one Top Bar. My TBH swarmed and I caught it, now I have 4 total. I'll probably stay at that number because I'm in a...
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    Re: Deeps or Mediums

    I'm a new beek and after reading Michael Bush's website many times, I went with all 8 frame medium equipment too with foundation-less frames and I couldn't be happier. Thanks Michael! I installed my...
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    Move over Waggle Dance!

    This girl is getting her "twerk on".


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAlWBq7cqtQ
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    Re: What are these bees doing?

    In part 2 of 2, the bees drag that one bee inside the hive, it then escapes back outside and is tackled to the ground. Because they dragged it in the hive, I don't think it was a foreign bee. I think...
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    What are these bees doing?

    In this video (part 1 of 2) a group of workers are ganging up on another worker by using their mandibles and biting the other bees legs and pulling on them. My first thought was this bee is probably...
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    Re: If you could only plant one type flower???

    I have around 17 different flowers planted just for the bees in the backyard. I consulted a list of the top pollen/nectar producers and bought $100's worth. Each flower section is about 4'x3' or 12...
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    If you could only plant one type flower???

    If you could only plant one flower variety, which one would you chose? I'll have 4 empty raised flower beds after this summer and I want to plant a lot of one thing that produces both pollen and...
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    Re: Studying frames

    As a new beek myself, when I look at frames I don't look for diseases and I don't care how much drone brood there is (I figure the bees know what's best and if they want to raise drones then that's...
  25. Re: how much honey can be produced from goldenrod?

    I have a huge field of GR about a mile from my house. I walked through it yesterday after work looking for bees foraging. This was around 6pm. I didn't see a single bee. Do they work GR at a certain...
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