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    Re: Autumn Olive Question

    GREAT source of nectar. Don't know about pollen. It has been planted on the mountains near here as a strip mine reclamation plant. Bees love it.
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    OA vaporizing using Black Flag fogger

    Can you vaporize OA using this fogger? If so I would assume you dissolve OA crystals in mineral oil just as you do thymol. Does anyone do this and would you share your recipe and method.
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    Re: No brood in hive

    Thanks to all of you who have responded. You are among those whose comments have taught me a lot during the last three summers. I also appreciate the healthy test of opinions that it has raised. I...
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    Re: No brood in hive

    One super filled and the other two partially filled but little in those two is capped. The drone brood is scattered throughout these three supers. Suppose you are right--I will just have to look...
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    No brood in hive

    This hive consists of a single deep with 3 shallow supers. I went through most of it today and found zero brood except for a few capped drone cells. The drone cells are in a good pattern and are...
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    Re: Sreened vs. Solid Bottom boards

    I have both types of bottom boards. I build my own screened bottom boards and put an aluminum tray underneath and leave it there. It is tight with no draft. On the tray I put hydrated lime and...
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    Re: Glass Honey Bottles - Central TN

    You can sometimes get 5 gallon pails from the Wal-Mart bakery section in McMinnville. I get the pails in which their cake icing (fondant) is shipped in. They come with a lid and they are free.
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    Re: New Member from middle TN

    Welcome Cantrell,
    I am just up the road in McMinnville. We have an active beekeepers association that meets once a month on Thursday nights. Be glad to have you join us. Also, I will include my...
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    Re: Saying hello from middle Tennessee

    When one colony starts to "rob" the stores of another it is called robbing. It doesn't happen if there is plenty of nectar to be gathered but once the summer heat and loss of clover bloom comes, the...
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    Saying hello from middle Tennessee

    Just checking in. Had bees for 2 years and have often read posts from this site. Still seems I am mostly learning by making mistakes. Thanks to those of you who share your experiences. Last...
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