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  1. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Count me in too!
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    Re: Question for you guys in TN

    Thanks for all the responses! I think I have a spot picked. A logging buddy of mine has several sourwoods on his property right at the foothills of chilhowee mtn. Gonna try it this summer and see...
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    Question for you guys in TN

    I recall my grandfather taking his bees to Cades Cove for sourwood in the summer years ago. My question is, at what elevation is optimal for the sourwood flow? I was considering moving a couple...
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    Re: Newbie from nw corner of Tennessee

    Welcome from the other side of the state.
  5. Thread: First swarm

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    Re: First swarm

    Funny you said this. Not an hour after you posted my wife called to say there was another swarm. This one was much bigger. They were 4 ft up in a tree. Just propped up a box, brushed a little and...
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    Re: First swarm

    I had actually split this hive last month and in doing so had moved the queen. The hive had made new queen cells. Two of them emerged yesterday, one resulting in the swarm. Now I know I am...
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    First swarm

    I was working around the house yesterday right up to dark. I was about to go in for the night but decided to check out the bees before heading in. To my surprise, there was a baseball sized swarm...
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    Hello from East Tennessee

    I have been reading from this site for some time now and finally joined the group. I went into winter with two hives and came out with one surviving. That hive was so strong, I was able to make two...
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    Re: Freezing temperature on splits

    I have had drone flying from my hive since the first week of March if that is any indicator for you.
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