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    Empty Hive Swarm Trap Entrance Size

    Hi I have a couple of swarm traps made for this spring but I have an empty 10 frame deep I wanted to bait with some old brood comb and LG oil. If I did this what size entrance reducer would I put on...
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    Re: Swarm

    In my case last year I had a hive with lots of room but the bees stopped drawing out comb. There was a population explosion by summer the bees backfilled the brood nest with nectar. There were tons...
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    Re: Building up single deeps

    So put on a medium above a shim with a top entrance? Do you close off the bottom? MsBeHaven thanks not trying to hijack I had the same questions.
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    I have been told that vegans will eat honey from China since it isn't really honey
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    Re: are swarm traps part of swarm mangement?

    Swarm traps for your own hives I think are a crap shoot if your bees swarm chances are they won't go to one of your traps (didn't work for me). What is more likely I think is a swarm from somewhere...
  6. Re: Already ordered a nuc for spring, but now in love with top bar hives...

    I agree with trying both a lang and a top bar so keep your nuc and get a package also. I started last year with a single package i put in a top bar hive. I now wish I had bought a nuc for my lang...
  7. Re: New Beekeeper Looking for Information on TBH's in Central Illinois

    I built the one pictured in Michael's link at the top this time last year and it served me well. I did add a window and so glad I did I would highly recommend it as I have learned so much. With the...
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    Re: chickens

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    Re: Packages or 3 frame nucs?

    Hey e-spice can you PM me? I live in Knoxville (well close) and I know of someone that has 5 frame deep nucs for sale at pretty much the same price this spring. I think I know your 3 frame nuc source...
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    Re: Apiary Location/Stand Question

    Here is my TBH and Lang sharing a stand in hilly East TN. I just leveled the ground a bit on this flattish spot threw cinder blocks down and layed some scrap wood across it.
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    Re: 10 frame double deep or single?

    I think it depends on your area. In East TN most folks use only single deeps and mediums according to folks in my club but I am sure there are some that use doubles though it seems to be the...
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    He doesn't have legs on his (neither do I) here are some pics of his:

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    I just set mine on a hive stand I made that I also have a lang on.
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    Wyatt Magnum operates a migratory TBH operation.
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    Re: Should a new beek start with langs?

    I started with a TBH this spring. Reasons were it interested me, I could utilize a viewing window, and it was cheap to build. I did learn a lot it was like drinking from a fire hose though. I still...
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    Re: An opportunity

    I am a beekeeper and have spent much of my free time over the last 7 years hiking every trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near TN/NC. I was convinced there were no feral bees up there...
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    Re: smaller space = warmer bees?

    Janne I was going to make some sugar bricks then going to suspend it from a top bar or two over the winter by wrapping it in some cheese cloth and stapling to the bar (like an improvised sling) or...
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    Re: what to do with apples from my apple tree?

    In my experience deer prefer their fruits and vegtables cubed as opposed to sliced. Here is a nice cuber you can get on Amazon for only $150: ...
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    Re: One source during a dearth

    Sure Harley I can send you some. This stuff is all over our back yard and I just thought it was some kind of invasive or something. There are probably about 10 good size trees of it. I cut down a...
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    Re: One source during a dearth

    Thanks Rusty I looked it up looks like it is called Winged Sumac! Bees love it thats for sure.

    Hi Manda!
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    One source during a dearth

    Wondering if anyone has any idea what this tree is. Most of them in my yard are short but some maybe 20 ft tall. The bees and other pollinators are all over it since it is the only thing around right...
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    Re: Hives crashing, SHB?

    Alright Ed that makes sense thank you for the theory/explanation.
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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    I keep seeing this one in my area on craigslist $1250 for one hive with bees (2 deeps one super) and if you don't want to work the bees seller will come work them for you for a honey split. Seems...
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    Re: Hives crashing, SHB?

    How does full sun help against SHB I have always read people say that here but never saw an explanation of the mechanism. Would it be warmer inside the hive?
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    Re: Open Feeding What Happened?

    Thanks for the replies I thought it must be robbing I did see some fighting near the feeder now that I think back. The bees that were all flying around away from the feeder and harassing me would...
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    Open Feeding What Happened?

    I am new and just have one hive which was a package I installed back in April. I fed it for a week after install and it went well. Haven't fed any since then. Today I decided to put a jar of sugar...
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