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  1. Re: How far in advance can I split before queen arrives?

    That's one theory, but in many, many species of animals, loss of genetic diversity leads to loss of vigor. I am establishing a new apiary in an area where there hasn't been beekeeping in a while. ...
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    Re: Bees and Spraying Fruit Trees?

    Personally, I wouldn't place any hives there unless it was a temporary situation for pollination of the fruit trees. The land owner shouldn't spray for at least a week to 10 days before you bring...
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    Re: Electric fence components

    We've been selling solar fencing units for years and have found them to be very reliable. Personally I would go with the self contained unit for their simplicity, compact size and the fact that the...
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    Re: Crimson "Dixie" Clover

    It is pretty much the standard crimson clover variety in the Southeast though there are some newer ones. Bees should love it...
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    Re: Ideas for hive numbering.

    This is totally inaccurate. I have worked at a farmer's cooperative for over 25 years and have never seen numbered ID tags that have an insecticide in them. Both Allflex and Y-Tex make such tags in...
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    Re: Ortho Max to kill SHB ?

    http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/TOOLS/PNAI/pnaishow.php?id=14
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    Re: Small Cell Bees

    We're up I-24 from Nashville, a few miles off the interstate at Exit 4.
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    Re: Small Cell Bees

    We stock small cell foundation at Montgomery Farmers Coop in Clarksville TN. Depending on where you're at in Nashville, you're probably 30 mins to an hour away.
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    Re: Gentle Bees...what kind to get???

    I've come to the point that the temperment of my bees is a minor consideration. I'll take some attitude on their part if it means that they are more defensive about pests and good producers!
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