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    Re: Summer Splits in Tennessee

    it seems like this year is the never ending honey flow sour wood is still going so is clover and winged sumac has just started and yesterday i noticed a tall variety of golden rod starting to open...
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    Re: productive hide in to nucs

    he's only talkin about splitin one hive. it all depends on on what he is willing to do i did it just to see if i could. it was a lot of work many times i questioned myself and weather i was going to...
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    Re: productive hide in to nucs

    it's not to late. last year i started beekeeping again after about a 15 year gap in my beekeeping adventures. i bought 3 nucs end of april begining of may. i let them build through 2nd week of...
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    Re: How is the sourwood so far?

    our sour wood started around 6/26 and it is still going i expect it to be done in about a week. all hives are packed and dripping with necter.
    sour wood picture link
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    Re: Why do I not see Sumac yet?

    i just looked at winged sumac today it's starting to get flower buds. will probably be blooming in another week or so here in the cumberland mountains north east tenn.
    they are still packing in the...
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    Re: Why do I not see Sumac yet?

    we got 3 different sumacs here in north east tenn. a tall tree like, a medium and a short one winged sumac .... only one i didn't see yet was the short one.
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    Re: Poisoned bee hives

    i need a license to by a can of raid?
  8. Re: How to get bees in the hive so I can move the hive...

    did that yesterday morning at dawn coolest time of the day still a lot of bees hanging outside few puffs of smoke got most of them in then i wedged a piece of #8 wire in the entrance. left only a few...
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    Re: Did we miss tulip poplar this year?

    i was at my sisters house memorial weekend in north west tenn. by the mississippi river i noticed her tulip poplar in her yard was still blooming white clover was thick and comming on strong. i was...
  10. Thread: Purvis Queens

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    Re: Purvis Queens

    here is his face book page https://www.facebook.com/PurvisBees?utm_source=Purvis+Bees+Newsletter&utm_campaign=999866c6e0-Purvis_Bees_March_2013_Newsletter&utm_medium=email
    notice on top left...
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    Re: SWARM!! Now what....

    i just did that 2 days ago 50 ft up in a tree used a fishin pole to cast a weight over the branch tied a 100 ft clothes line to the fishin line pulled that over the branch about 18 inches away from...
  12. Thread: Sourwood

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    Re: Sourwood

    just checked it yesterday and it's just startin around here.
  13. Thread: Drone genetics

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    Re: Drone genetics

    ay yi yi yi yi. lets say 30 hives the way it sounds it is a waste of time for a small beekeeper to bother with selection because there are to many possible combinations that can effect outcome
  14. Thread: Drone genetics

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    Re: Drone genetics

    me either and i don't really feel like becoming a geneticist so i can figuire this out. i was hoping some one who is an expert would put out an article like Easy Genetics for the Sideliner and lay...
  15. Thread: Drone genetics

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    Re: Drone genetics

    the reason i asked the question the way i did is i'm trying to develop a simple breeding plan for my small apiary by taking a couple of queens whose genetics i believe are worth saving . requeen...
  16. Thread: Drone genetics

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    Re: Drone genetics

    what i want to know with out a whole bunch of sicentific speak is are the drones out of a particular queen an exact copy of that queens genetics. yes- no or maybe?
  17. Re: The BEST queens are mated after the Solstice...

    these are questions i tried to find answers to last year. does it make a difference which side of the solstice the egg gets laid or is it important at all. Mel Disselkoen talks about the 43rd...
  18. Re: wax comb between the bottom and top side of frames

    i got a couple of nucs that done that. i put a 4 frame super over the 5 frame nuc and the frames were off set to to the frames in the lower box they built comb from the bottom of the frames in the...
  19. Re: feeding 2:1 to discourage brood rearing (vs 1:1)?

    check out lauri's facebook page. she's from up that way and it looks like she got it figured out....
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    Re: PF120 Acceptance?

    on mon. afternoon i added a 2nd box to a nuc with 5 frames of fresh out of the box rite cell assembled wood frames. i was in a hurry so i didn't move a bait comb up. i checked them wendsday morn. and...
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    Re: PF120 Acceptance?

    i put a nuc super with 5 frames of fresh out of the box ritecell on a nuc monday afternoon i was in a hurry so i didn't move a bait comb up. wend. morning i took a look and they started drawing all 5...
  22. Thread: 1st nuc build

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    Re: 1st nuc build

    in my experience furniture and cabinets are not made of exterior plywood. i would not expect it to last very long outdoors
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    Re: PF120 Acceptance?

    i've been using rite cell waxed this year and they've been drawing it out fine i moved some already drawn frames up in between the ritecell to bait them up into the supers. and just because there are...
  24. Re: Why doesn't everybody make their own equipment?

    or a combination. i had a friend steve that worked for me who was a master cabinet maker one day me and another employee mike were having a discussion about using the blade guard on the table saw...
  25. Re: dropped off bees at wrong location, i have to move them

    man i'd be pissed i would probably move them out and wouldn't go back. thats a hell of a lot of work now and it aint gona do the bees no good.
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