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  1. Re: High Volume OA Vaporizer for under $70 and it kicks butt! Make your own, it's eas

    Im in the sit back lets see group
  2. Re: Hot Weather and Inspections - How Hot is too Hot?

    I'm in my fourth year and it is very hot and humid here in upper northwest Tennessee too. Has been awhile now. Brutal that is. I have seven hives in my yard at home and a few more elsewhere. They...
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    Re: Report On New IPM (Wet) Bottom Boards....

    I forgot to add with that many beetles and mites the oil tray isn't the fix. Find out what's going on in hive.
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    Re: Report On New IPM (Wet) Bottom Boards....

    Oil trays work very good for me too. I keep a small level and wood shims with my take along beekeeping stuff.
    I add some water to my tray after the oil spreads out all way across pan. Deeper sided...
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    Re: upper entrance, yes or no?

    I also have notched inner covers inch and a half. The bees use top, bottom and both on my Lang ten frame hives.
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    Hot weather and capping honey

    Here in upper NW Tennessee it's been in the high 90's temperature wise the past couple weeks. Heat index supposed to be around 110 tomorrow. The humidity horrible. It's like Aug weather is upon us....
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    Re: Traps for Small Hive Beetles

    Homemade oil tray traps have been working very very well for me. Even made some for my nucs. Plans on internet. I'm partial to the DIY ones from greenbeehives.com.
    The ones that fit between frames...
  8. Re: Swarm moved in but lots of flying bees still

    Nice catch!
  9. Thread: Trap hive plans

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    Re: Trap hive plans

    Also fill rest of boxes with frames with a starter strip for foundation. I'll put a few foundation frames on outside but have starter strips in middle with drawn comb.
  10. Thread: Trap hive plans

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    Re: Trap hive plans

    Word auto correct got me a couple times above on the word Nucs which went to nice
  11. Thread: Trap hive plans

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    Re: Trap hive plans

    I had no luck with 5 frame deep nice I made to use for traps but could also use as much boxes a couple years ago. But when I doubled the 5 frame nucs to two stories with a drawn comb up top...
  12. Thread: Entrance Size

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    Re: Entrance Size

    Big enough opening for my oxalic acid vaporizer to fit in. I'm two for three for baithive catches so far. I wait till they bring in pollen before I bring them home. Next early morning I vaporize them...
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    Re: Great year for swarms

    Same here in NW Tenn. I'm two out of three on swarm traps. Plenty for me. Now a guy three miles from me in his second year who got started after hearing about bees from me put out fifty traps. So far...
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    How to store wet supers?

    This was asked a couple times on another thread about what to do with supers after extraction.
    How do you store wet supers to keep ants and bugs out of them?
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    Re: Swarms due to being honey bound?

    This is my fourth year with bees. I went through the same in my second year. So glad I made it through winter with one hive. My second one abscounded in first year.
    Going into my second year I split...
  16. Checking for swarm cells during flow quandary

    I'm a fourth year hobby beekeeper with five double deep ten frame hives supered for honey flow. Have a couple double five frame nucs for support and comb building.
    I follow the David Cushman site...
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    Re: Hi, I just got registration from Iran

    Welcome
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    Re: SHB control suggestions please

    Strong hives in mostly full sun. Don't give bees too much space. Oil trays.
    There's a DIY oil tray on Greenbeehives.com site. I don't care for the beetle trays (beetle blaster) that fit between...
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    What do you do when bee(s) in veil?

    How do you all get honeybees out of your veil if they found a way in while working your hives?
    I'm embarrassed about my first year episodes and would like to hear some stories and solutions. I ran...
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    Re: Divide and conquer to find a mean queen.

    Thanks for the post and videos. Enjoyed and very informative.
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    Re: San Francisco/Peninsula Bait Hive Challenge

    How's the Challenge going lately?
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    Re: New from Memphis

    Welcome to BeeSource
  23. Re: KY Beeks: warm enough for splits or checkerboarding?

    I'm below you in Tn. I would leave the broodnest alone. Maybe open sides of broodnest as Matt Davey on here talks about if you think they are starting to draw some comb.
  24. Re: Bee package installation - put in all drawn comb or save some for splits

    I agree with John and Enj. Just get the packages to build up this year. Next year would be perfect for what you want.
    Most of the time packages will supercede a package Queen. Also don't have a...
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    Capped drone brood early this year

    I live in the upper corner of northwest TN. Yesterday I checked some of my hives for presence of queen and food stores. A couple of them had some drone brood and also capped! Normal amount compared...
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