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  1. Re: Pollen coming in Feb 1 2016 Sale Creek TN.

    Check for swamp maple or silver maple. Most likely found in creek bottoms or wet areas. Which side of 41 Hwy are you?
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    Re: 2.5 lb packages vs 3 lb packages

    Give them a frame of brood and a frame with wax and they will take off and out perform the 3# by a mile.
  3. Re: Wild bees, distance from bait per minute round trip.

    I'm open feeding Pro Bee right now and you can see the bees coming and going out to 35 yards. They are almost white when they roll the protein mix, I'm sure during this time of year a pollen sub...
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    Re: Nuc box as tool box?

    20 gal plastic boxes at Walmart works well for me, waterproof and has a snap on lid that won't blow off.
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    Re: Help With Spring Management

    Or try starter strips in some brood chamber frames, since you have more that five hives you could steal one frame of each hive and replace with a starter strip frame. Do this once you see white new...
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    Re: Help With Spring Management

    #1 Swarm Prevention,
    Number 1 is give the production hives lots of space come late March and checkerboard the feeder super to expand the brood space. So you need to have lots of honey supers with...
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    Re: no cook sugar brick is a joke

    SHB don't fly this time of year or move up from the soil, so any in the hives will just run around till they find your protein patty and then you have problems if you don't change the patty out after...
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    Germany Carnica breeding program?

    Does anybody know the specifics on what the Institute for Bee Research Hohen Neuendorf Germany is doing?
    Read a short chapter in "Queen Breeding and Genetics - How to get better bees" by Eigil Holm....
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    Re: North American Honey Bee Forage Map

    "Table produced by George S. Ayers and Jay R. Harman, both of Michigan State University, and provided in Chapter 11 (Bee Forage of North America and the Potential for Planting for Bees) of the book...
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    Re: Dry Bee-Pro Feeder?

    Place Bee-Pro out about 25 yards away from your hives and they will find it on warm days (> 55 degree F). Don't let it get too much rain on the pile and they will come and get it if they need it....
  11. Re: Its going to be a good year or its going to be a bad year!

    Well it all depends on decisions. With above average temps for the first half of winter, high population numbers in most of my hives compared to last three years, most hives have good stores, and two...
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    Re: What an odd season...

    Silver Maple/swamp maple will be blooming within a week in Tennessee, now let's see if the weather holds and the sun shines enough to generate some natural nectar flow.
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    Re: Winter weather, what's winter?

    So far it's been cold/cool on West Coast, rocky mountain states get snow and anything east of Denver is getting the southern jet with gulf air and lots of rain. I've started putting on the sugar...
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    Re: Tennessee Beeks

    Put dry sugar on one sheet of newspaper on top of frames if you don't make sugar bricks. Just for kicks you could open feed protein powder to see if they will take it and maybe start raising some...
  15. Re: Need help to buy Bee package in Sarawak Malaysia to start beekeeping

    Maybe from New Zealand?
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    Re: Elephants are NOT bears and vice versa

    Those yellow black banded bees look nasty hot.
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    Re: Queen troubles in September

    It may have more to do with no fall flow the further south and east you get. I've got five hives in Trion Ga above Summerville, 25 hives below Lake Carter off US411 south of Chatsworth and a few in...
  18. Re: Lost half of hives and it's not even winter

    Waiting this long to treat the mites is a death sentence. Not checking your queen's restarting brood laying during the September flow is also a death sentence if you have queen problems. I've lost a...
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    Re: Plans for 2016... am i missing anything?

    If you could get 3 lb packages in early April, you could likely split them with queen cells within 45-60 days. So 10 new packages could be split if feed heavily through the first half of the honey...
  20. Where did all this honey come from (tougue in cheek)?

    Ok I've been storing my spare honey supers on the hives and since July nothing major has been blooming but every one of the boxes with full wax combs are full of honey. No major acres of aster or...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Lake Carter, Ga.
    Clear and sunny, Temp. about 70
    6:00 PM
    softball sized way up in tree,
    Not worth the trouble of cutting the tree down, if they want to live they will move to a empty hive body...
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    Re: How long and what

    Less that a day and more likely within two hours it should be cleaned up if all the cappings have been cut off.
  23. Queen/worker diet differences, a new view point...

    Study identifies chemical in diet that determines a honey bee’s caste
  24. Yes you can buy a gallon bucket of Goldenrod at Home Depo, $5, get planting!

    In Jasper Georgia and a bumblebee was harvesting pollen off the plants while I walked outside the garden center. Shameless. I'm in the wrong business.:scratch:
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    Re: Hiving a 5 over 5 nuc

    I did this today with 5 over 5 over 5 medium nuc, into two 10 frame mediums setup.
    I didn't breakup the brood pattern but I did put empty fully blown wax frames on each side of the brood. So the...
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