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    Re: Hi from Kentucky

    Welcome, what part of KY are you located? Warm winter has got the girls moving early this year. Good luck with your bees.

    Tim
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    Re: West tn new bee question

    I'm going to wait until next weekend and the temperatures are pretty much above freezing at night. I am an hour or so north of you guys. Of course it will depend on what I see during inspection...
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    Re: Getting seeds for what bees like

    Jcummins - you might try Phelps Farm Store in Paducah, that is where I got my Buckwheat and clover. You also have a Rural King at Marion and Paducah, TSC at Paducah and Ballard Co-op at LaCenter KY,...
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    Re: Hello from Harrodsburg, KY!

    Welcome from Western Kentucky. Shaker Village sounds like a great weekend adventure for my family! Good luck with your bees this year, things are about to start getting fun with the weather...
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    Re: Kentucky

    42053
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    red maple
    purple dead nettle
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Record breaking 73 today, conducted a hive inspection on all eleven hives, all beginning to grow. Average two frames with brood sealed and eggs visible. The workers were very busy today bringing in...
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    Re: ...so whats being done about hive theft?

    Good point, a metal conductor to ground would short it out in short order.
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    Re: ...so whats being done about hive theft?

    Do you have schematic available somewhere? Would like to build my own, I have bought so many at the local farm outlets that burn out after 6 months or so. Hard to keep the horses and goats in the...
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    Re: virus warning

    I too have gotten warnings from MS Security Essentials over the past few days.

    Exploit:JS/Axpergle.CF
    Exploit:JS/Axpergle.BW
    Exploit:JS/Axpergle.BM
    Exploit:HTML/Axpergle.AH

    Sorry i don't...
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    Two queen / colony divide pondering

    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, it deals with creating queens but also a management technique.

    I've been reviewing the two queen systems and comments about the extra work involved in managing...
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    Re: making queens

    I have witnessed this technique unintentionally a few years ago in attempting to get some foundation drawn and moving a deep of what I thought was all honey above a medium box of foundation. There...
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    Re: Making Extreme Spilts with 2 Frame Nucs

    I have tried 2 frames splits several times and yes it will work. The best time is after temperatures are very warm and chilled brood is not a big issue (I don't even attempt this until late...
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    Re: Kentucky

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    Dandelion
    Random blooms due to abnormal warmth
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    Re: making queens

    That was my understanding too...
  15. Re: How's everyones bees doing over this crazy winter?

    Nice looking bricks, what did you mold them in? I used muffin tins for bricks for my nucs. The little block fits perfectly where the feeder jar normally sets then put a telescopic cover over the...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Wow I'm 300 miles north of you, we got to 65 today, I expect we will be seeing something coming in within the next week. Sure hope our extreme cold is over. Keep us updated, looking so forward to...
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    Re: Its 50 out and bees are everywhere. ...

    It was 65 here today in West KY according to the National Weather Service. Lots of cleansing flights, housekeeping and even a robbing in a dead out.

    No pollen coming in yet, looked closely at the...
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    Re: Number of frames in a trap?

    Yes thanks for the information, sounds like I will have to rethink that idea of the starter strips. I certainly can attest to them building on the roof or top of the box. Hived a swarm a couple...
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    Re: Number of frames in a trap?

    Steve good luck with the traps. I have caught some swarms over the years using empty nuc boxes with a piece of old brood comb laying on the bottom and lemon grass oil. Once used a copier paper box...
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    Re: Getting Mating Nuc Foundation Drawn

    http://www.michiganbees.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Mini-Nucs_20150130.pdf

    Nice article
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    Re: BeeCam suggestions for 2016?

    Sounds like a neat idea, wonder if there is someway to build an enclosure for an old cellphone with wifi and put a solar panel on it in the beeyard. Sounds like a fun project to research and build....
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    Re: Poplar lumber

    Thanks Peter, appreciate the information.
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    Re: Poplar lumber

    Revisiting an old thread and asking a question about various woods. I have access to some old trees 30-50 years since cut, large nice trees on my families farm. I have a neighbor that has bought a...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Got up in the 50's today here in West Kentucky. 11 of the 12 hives looked like Mid Spring with the ladies taking cleansing flights, clean out the hive flights and hauling water. Good to see after...
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    Re: 'Sugar block bread' or 'Beez MRE'Z'?

    Thanks Lauri, great observation. I had wondered about this very question eaten or stored. Curious to see if they will start to buildup on this or do they need 1:1 syrup. Enjoy your pictures and...
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