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  1. Thread: pollin storage ?

    by RickD
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    Re: pollin storage ?

    This is mildly related....but your thread reminded me of something I may have been forgetting. I have some pollen substitute that I have been putting out for my 5 hives so far this winter (which has...
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    Re: Are these mites??

    dang, they are ugly! (as my daughter would say)
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    Re: Are these mites??

    Seems to make a case for a screeened bottom board...
  4. Thread: formic question

    by RickD
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    Re: formic question

    Mite Away 2 is supposed to have been fixed dosage wise since their first incarnation. I still hate doing to them...will take a ocunt next week, thouh I have to think that clustering reduces numbers...
  5. Thread: formic question

    by RickD
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    Re: formic question

    Although it has been cool out after the treatment, there seems to be minimal dead bees on the landing board...10 maybe on each hive...and they are flying even though cool. Queens are not laying...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    OK...Oops, I guess
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    This is a little off the thread, but I am in need of a reply from someone. I have been reasonably treatment free, albeit I do sugar dusting in the late summer/early fall. i have bought into the...
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    Re: Wanted hive top feeder that wont drown bees!

    I use a feeder made by a man near me...kind of like the Fat Man, but he makes his ladders out of wire completely...nice job. My hives eat 3 qts a day when they want to eat, and it takes one filling....
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    Re: How to stop robbing

    I have heard from very reliable 4th generation beeks that you take the tops off all the hives for a couple of hours. Each hive gets so worried about losing their own, that the robbing ceases-they...
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    Re: How much is normal?

    The 100 LBS was before any feeding was done-the spring. Here in Tennessee, there is a pretty tough (hot and dry) lack of nectar and pollen through the middle of the summer....then comes the fall...
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    How much is normal?

    I ask this question sometimes, but never get a straight answer. I started last year with 2 hives and got about 100 lbs per hive, including what I did
    not use of the autumn honey I kept "just in...
  12. Re: Looking for recomendations, how long to keep entrance closed?

    I am no master,but the master from whom i have learned much says this: Bees have a four day memory. If you closethem up for four days, they will lose their geomagnetic "GPS" orientation, and you...
  13. Re: Hive Top Feeder...With or Without Inner Cover????

    Logic tells me that one has to have a positive ventilation flow for the increasingly warmed air moving up through the bees which needs to vent somehow, or else there is condensation with the...
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    Re: Package bees in East TN area

    The Fatbeeman in Georgia will give you a good package of bee-he is funny as hell... the Wolf Creek folks provide exceptional genetics, gentle bees, and are straight-up shooters (not that he Fatman is...
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    Re: Recomended Podcasts??

    http://somdbeekeeper.com/?p=199 Will get you to a set of interviews with John Seaborn of Wolf Creek Apiaries in middle Tennessee. He is a 4th generation beekeeper who breeds 4.9 bees, and does...
  16. Thread: Honey Extractor

    by RickD
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    Honey Extractor

    I am looking for a 2-4 frame motorized honey extractor...in GOOD shape. Middle TN area....price needs to be comparable regarding use vs a new one. But I am not a quibbler.
    This would make a great...
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