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    Re: Supering question

    Actually, my farm is littered with sourwood trees.

    I guess I should get that super on so they can get it drawn out!
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    Re: Supering question

    Thanks.

    I should have been more specific. It's a ten frame hive, with a full deep on the bottom and eight frames drawn out in the top deep, and my girls are Russians, in Eastern Kentucky.
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    Supering question

    This is my first year as a beek, and my girls have been in the hive since the end of April. The second deep is pretty well filled out (8 frames) and everything is looking good.

    I have some...
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    My First Swarm!!

    Yesterday after work I drove out to my farm and found my Dad with a tree cut down, wearing his bee suit and scooping bees up into a bowl and dropping them into an open hive.

    He had been planing...
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    Everything I've ordered from Kelley's has been...

    Everything I've ordered from Kelley's has been grat quality and delivered fast.

    I really don't even think of ordering anywhere else.
  6. Thread: love the bees

    by Ky Troy
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    The other day I stretched out on the ground about...

    The other day I stretched out on the ground about four feet in front of my hive and watched the bees for over an hour! It was so relaxing!!
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    Didn't think anyone was harassing anyone... i...

    Didn't think anyone was harassing anyone... i thought it was all in fun!
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    We didn't move anything over county lines, it was...

    We didn't move anything over county lines, it was all local :)
  9. Thread: Hello from KY!

    by Ky Troy
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    Well, When they cut the tree, they cut into the...

    Well, When they cut the tree, they cut into the very top of the hive. Enough to see the top of the comb, but not bother it.

    Just this week, I built a custom bottom board with a hole the size of a...
  10. Thread: Hello from KY!

    by Ky Troy
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    Hello from KY!

    Hello all,

    My name is Troy Fields and I'm an aspiring beekeeper in Clay County, KY.

    My Father and I managed to winter over a feral hive in a sectioon of a tree we got from some loggers last...
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    Some guys I know were logging last fall, and they...

    Some guys I know were logging last fall, and they cut into a tree with a feral hive.

    My Dad and I cut out about a six foot section with the hive, and took it home. We wintered it over and have...
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