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    New to mason bees

    I've started 4 honeybee hives this spring and they are all doing very well so far but been reasearching the mason bee recently and was needing some guidance on starting out with this hobby.

    What...
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    Package bees in East TN area

    I'm looking for some package bees suppliers in the east TN area or someone with local bees that would sell me some packages this coming spring. I am wanting to put the least amount of stress on the...
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    Re: Easy 5-frame nuc plans

    I went to Lowes yesterday and bought one 4x8 sheet and had them cut it into 3 sections 32" wide. They didn't charge anything for the cuts. I have a small hatchback so it's the only way.

    I got 4...
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    Best nucs for dual use

    I'm looking for medium frame nuc boxes that are great for dual use. From transporting bees from local beekeepers (and keeping them in the boxes during the transport) and swarm capture. I've had...
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    Re: Foundation nuc frames to foundationless

    I've emailed Michael Bush and he stated

    "Feed the foundationless in one frame at a time. You can put one in the
    middle of the brood nest and one on each edge of the brood nest. Any
    more in the...
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    100% natural bees wax

    I am looking for no more than a gallon of 100% natural bees wax that is from an organic bee apiary. One without any pesticides, oils, etc that has been introduced into the hives.

    I'm using that...
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    Re: Foundation nuc frames to foundationless

    Thanks for the reply.

    Usually from what I read and hear is with nucs you should place them in the hive body in the order they are in the nuc. But it would be better to alternate one of the nuc...
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    Foundation nuc frames to foundationless

    I am starting my first couple of hives next spring 2011 and will be purchasing two 5-frame nucs from a local beekeeper.

    I am wanting to strictly use the foundationless frames but the nucs will be...
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