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    Re: Essential Oils source?

    Yes Greg, I have ordered and used several different EO'S from WFMD in Burke, Va and I am very satisfied with their product. I use their 100% EO'S for brood enticement in early spring for rapid hive...
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    Re: "You just might be a beekeeper."

    After reading Mark's "requeening" theory, I announce you as my winner for the funniest
    "you just might be a beekeeper" saying of the redneck Beeks.
  3. Re: Attention couch potatoes (or is it couch pota'to) time to check the bees!!

    Joel, where I come from we call 'em couch pa taters (lol). just tryin to add a little humor into the conversation. Ain't it early for a lot of pollen to be coming in? wonder what kind of pollen it...
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    Re: From deeps to mediums

    Thanks Michael, do you think that if i reduce down to med supers that i might could still get honey if i do this very early and still have time to make some cut down splits?
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    From deeps to mediums

    Hey Beeks I need your expertise again. I want to know how to go from deeps to meds when making splits.I have 3 hives That I plan to split and all of them have deeps on the bottoms (or brood frames)...
  6. Thread: Bees or honey

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    Re: Bees or honey

    Thanks to Coyote Creek Bees for your response. What you are doing is kinda what I have in mind. Last year out of just a single 2nd year hive I sold about 90 lbs of honey at the local farmers market...
  7. Thread: Bees or honey

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    Bees or honey

    Hey Beeks i want some opinions about profitability. I am a three year old beek now and have a desire to grow in the Bee world. Really do like keeping Bees and selling their Honey but I am at a...
  8. Thread: Walk away splits

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    Re: Walk away splits

    TomB, did you leave the splits in the same bee yard or did you move them to another location? i want to leave mind in the same general area if possible. i don't like the idea of moving them to...
  9. Thread: Walk away splits

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    Re: Walk away splits

    thanks for the tip. i look for the queen on occasion but i have NEVER seen my queen in the past two years. and i don't really recognize the difference between brood frames and stored nectar. can you...
  10. Thread: Walk away splits

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    Re: Walk away splits

    Thanks eastside buzz, that's what i was afraid of cause i really do want to get honey
  11. Thread: Walk away splits

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    Walk away splits

    Now that winter is on the way and I am looking toward Spring, I am wanting to try and make my first ever hive split. I have been searching and reading and watching every Bee article I can find to try...
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    Re: Opinions on Jawadis Bee Suits

    JUST THOUGHT i WOULD GIVE MY bEE SUIT A SHOUT OUT. I PURCHASED MY BEE SUIT FROM A COMPANY CALLED PEST MALL IN DULUTH GA. THE FULL SUIT, WITH FREE GOAT SKIN GLOVES COST ABOUT $63.00 WITH FREE...
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    Re: Split or add a third deep?

    Masskeeper, I too am a 2nd year beek so take in stride my opinion. As I have queried other beeks and the internet blogs, I find the consensus of most is if your supers are at least 70 to 80% fully...
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    Re: How long will this hive stay IRATE!

    ersatzS2, i had a similiar experience on my first inspection this year as well. last year the bees were very docile, even let my grand children sit with me and watch as close as 3 feet from front of...
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    Re: 2 hives arriving 4/30 and have QUESTIONS!

    lots of queries! first of all, DO NOT RELEASE THE QUEEN! let the workers release her. after installation, you can start feeding sugar water just to establish your hive. i do not use excluders but i...
  16. Re: how long to wait after a package install to inspect?

    you don't need to disturb the bees too often too soon. once a week or so would be ok
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    Re: what exactly is a HONEY FLOW

    acebird, i am finding that knowledge comes from being a good listener. one can learn a lot if he will ask and listen
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    Re: what exactly is a HONEY FLOW

    thanks lakebilly, i think i will do as you suggest
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    what exactly is a HONEY FLOW

    : I am a new bee and would like to know how to recognize a honey flow. I've been told to keep feeding my new hives sugar water and want to know does this interfere with honey production?
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    Re: Opinions Appreciated - Is the stealing???

    OK fellows enough is enough. Of course it's stealing when you take something that's not yours. You can rationalize all you want but stealing os stealing. If the bank holds the mortgage and the hives...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    38476 zip primm springs tenn...too early but I have strawberries and white clover starting to bloom. also the maples are opening up. dandelions like crazy. new packages to arrive 3/21/2012:banana:
  22. Thread: MannLake order

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    Re: MannLake order

    Hey guys, [I] don't want to get into a he says and they say but I have to put in my two cents worth for Mann Lake. I just made my first order from ML that totaled $111.80 and my stuff weighed in at...
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    Re: Hi from Middle Tennessee

    Dray, hi! i am glad to hear that you r in fairview. that's not too far from me (I'm only 8.5 miles from the CRA building). would like to hear more from you:applause:
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    Re: Hi from Middle Tennessee

    Hi back to you from primm springs,tn. am about to enter 2nd year as beekeeper. will add 1 or 2 more langs along with maybe a nuc or 2 as well. need to get more protective wear( don't like the stings)
  25. Thread: Swarm trap size

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    Re: Swarm trap size

    where do you place the traps? do you put them on a stand or hang them from a tree branch?
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