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  1. Re: Got drones? In East Tn it's getting hot and heavy!

    Drones in some hives last weekend here.
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    Re: Setting out swarm traps

    Probably not that early for your area. It will give the bees plenty of time to find and investigate your trap.
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    Re: Queenless in early March

    Karrus Queens in Hawaii might help you out if you contact them Monday.Shipping cost might be prohibitive for one. I talked to him last week about some and he indicated that he might have some extras...
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    Walt was one of my mentors without ever meeting him. Been reading his stuff for a long time. Got to see him at the TBA fall conference about three years ago I think. I made a point to go to all of...
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    Rader, Mike has some paid part time inspectors now. I am not sure if they got things rolling until latter in the summer of 2014. He announced that at the TBA spring board meeting but it took some...
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    Re: Wind break a must?

    When I expanded to the point of having several apiaries it became very clear how much difference a good windbreak can make.
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    I wondered about that for the winter up there. It might appeal to him though, something to experiment with.
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    I have one suggestion for Mr Ace that he might consider that would save his back and thus maybe help to increase his number of inspections. You might consider using a modified top bar hive that use...
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    Re: Bees and Shipping

    I saw something in an email the other day from one of the companies that ship package bees and they said they had a 90 percent success rate with the USPS I believe. I work for the USPS and that...
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    Re: What to do with SHB Slimed Combs

    I have just rinsed the frames and comb off with water and reused after letting them dry. Let the water fill the cells and give a shake to get it out , couple of times. It has always worked for me ,...
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    Re: Handling an II breeder queen ?

    Thanks gentlemen! This is the info I was wanting.
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    Handling an II breeder queen ?

    Any info that I should be aware of about introducing and maintaining an II breeder queen. I was wondering about what size colony should I shoot for to keep her in.

    I already know that I don't...
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    Re: How To Build the Ideal Beeyard?

    I second the good windbreak. Only after you have more than one apiary do see the difference it can make.
  14. Thread: Bee decals?

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    Re: Bee decals?

    Thanks Rader! Thinking of putting some on a new trailer, not sure how these will hold up. Might try them.
  15. Thread: Bee decals?

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    Bee decals?

    Anyone have a source for a 24 inch or so honeybee decal?
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    Re: New Beekeeping Association Guidance

    I sent you a private message with a portion of a document that I had sent to another person starting an association. Maybe some of it will give you some ideas.
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    Re: Insurance For Club Officers

    In TN we have a little protection for us as a beekeeper. See TN COde Annonated section 44.15.125. I would think it might cover a club event on ones property and cover the host but not the club BOD.
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    Re: Small Hive Beetles in TN/KY Area

    Delight in seeing them fall and hope they all go.
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    Re: NWC Carniolan good for zone 7?

    Seymore, I have been running some nwc from Strachan for a couple of years. I liked them and have been mating with the locals. I can't see anymore swarming as compared to the other types. I think they...
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    HAS Conference

    This is just a reminder about the Heartland Apicultural Society conference July 11-13 at Tenn Tech University in Cookeville,TN. Early registration ends June 19. It will save you some dollars.

    This...
  21. Thread: Old Frames

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    Re: Old Frames

    They will clean them out.
  22. Re: Person wants their swarm back - Would you give it to them?

    Since she is a newbie I would probably give it to her and help her out. However if you decide to keep it I wouldn't t think hard of you either since you did capture it. There will be other swarms to...
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    Re: Question for you guys in TN

    I believe I remember TN state apiarist, MIKe Studer,saying that sourwood needed to be at least 1800 ft to be a good nectar source. I was talking with him about a guy wanting to put some bees on my...
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    Re: Anyone making splits in KY?

    I am in upper northwest TN about 15 miles form KY line. I caught a swarm yesterday and talked to another club member who caught one last week and knew of another one. I found swarm cells in one hive...
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    2013 conference

    Jim Garrison told us at the TBA conference today that the 2013 HAS conference would be July 11-13 in Cookeville ,TN!
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