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  1. Re: Memphis Area Beekeepers Association - West Tennessee Shortcourse - Feb 11th 2012

    We have several beekeepers in eastern Arkansas that will be in attendance. Look me up when you arrive I look forward to meeting you!
  2. Memphis Area Beekeepers Association - West Tennessee Shortcourse - Feb 11th 2012

    The annual Memphis Area Beekeepers Association will be holding a workshop for new beekeepers on Feburary 11th 2012. Cost will be $12.00 for the shortcourse and lunch will be included in cost. ...
  3. Thread: Hive starved

    by ronnyclif
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    Re: Hive starved

    It sounds like they went queenless in the fall. Did you have brood on your fall inspection?
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    Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor

    I have the maxant 20 frame and the only thing I will change will be the outlet. From 1 -1/2 to 2 inch. If you have a frame blowout it will stop up the 1-1/2 outlet verses 2 inch which I have seen...
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    Re: Shipping queens

    You can cut the shipping bar to fit your box.
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    Re: Remove supercedure cells???

    If you are persistent on keeping your old queen; locate her and take a frame of bees & brood place in nuc and move to new location. Let the supercedure cell be your new queen. You'll add another...
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    Re: stung by eye what to do

    last year i got stung on the tip of the nose and both eyes swelled shut. I would expect swelling on the face, but ok everywhere else, take some antihistime as stated.
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    I would rahter be patient and get a well mated queen, rather than get a queen likely to be a drone layer due to poor weather conditions. It is not just the day that you catch the queen but rather...
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    Re: Beekeeping, dogs, neighbors, and lawsuits

    I have seen hives upon roof tops. This would take care of the dogs and kids if you have a somewhat flat roof.
  10. Memphis Area Beekeepers Association - Shortcourse, Sat. Feb 12th

    MABA will be holding short course Saturday February 12, 2011 at AgriCenter International Building #C ,from 9am-1pm. Cost = $10 & includes luch. This course will be an introduction for new...
  11. Thread: MegaBee

    by ronnyclif
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    Re: MegaBee

    I personally have not used it, but you may talk with Clay @ Dadant in KY. He said he used it and he said his hives exploded.
  12. Re: need help/input! (colony may have lost queen)

    look for multiple eggs per cell - if so this is a sign of laying worker

    if it is not laying worker give them a couple of weeks and see all eggs are drones if so you will have to start over next...
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    Re: Open Feeding Barrel - Tip

    I use the big pine bark nuggets. (Not shredded mulch) It just creates floating chips. The bag at home depot said Pine Bark Nuggets $2.50 bag. I open feed about 75 yds away to prevent robbing. Use...
  14. Thread: RE: Russians

    by ronnyclif
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    Re: Russians

    get you a full suit and extra supers b/cthey will fill them up. I split in April and avg 75 lbs of honey per hive.
  15. Thread: CBS News

    by ronnyclif
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    Re: CBS News

    missed it, but got this email today maybe related
    A More Concise

    Explanation of CCD-

    Iridescent Virus and

    Nosema ceranae

    New technology finds pathogens that may reconcile contradictory...
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    Open Feeding Barrel - Tip

    I have been open feeding out of the barrel and found that using about a half bag of pine bark nuggets in each barrel keeps drowning down to a minumn. I have seen straw, pine needles, grass, etc.,...
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    Re: Screens for straining Honey?

    I use a $2 noodle strainer from Freds & wrap a nylon paint strainer over the strainer for 5 gal buckets(Sherwin Williams). Get you a couple so you will have one on standby. You can slide the bucket...
  18. Re: How much honey can fit into a 1/2 pint Mason Jar?

    11 oz of honey will be the correct term for your label.
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    Re: swarm collect gone wrong?

    I would seal them up for 2 days and 2 nights, as long as you have screen bottom board. Give them plenty of syrup and put them in the shade for the 2 days, then move them where you want them before...
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    Re: Kelly and Maxant

    yep......
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    Re: queenless hive

    They may have just superseded and you have a virgin not laying yet. It may take another 10 days to know for sure. - If your bee numbers are up I would place one frame of eggs in the center and mark...
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    Dadant - Frankfort, KY

    I had an experience with dadant - Frankfort, KY and wanted to share this bit of information. People are qucik to jump on their bad experiences and I just had a shocker of a good one. I ordered a...
  23. Re: Can a hive be queenless but working/foraging?

    yes, they will work until they die out. I find queenless hives will put honey in every cell. Not good. I would take a frame of eggs from the other hive and insert into the queenless hive. (Flip...
  24. Thread: queenless

    by ronnyclif
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    Re: queenless

    This year has been tough in our region, most beekeepers I am talking to are running 30% queenless right now. It should staighten out in the next couple weeks. I do not feed when i am queenless. ...
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    Re: Stimulating Combs build

    Feed them weekly until you get the wax drawn out. It will also help to move a frame with foundation between the brood as needed. This will force them to get to work. Just make sure your evening...
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