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    Re: For Southern Climates-Turnips

    My dad always sowed turnip seeds in the tobacco patch. He also grew the most lbs per acre in the state, of burley 2 years in a row in the late 60,s. I can picture him pulling a turnip and cutting it...
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    Re: Thrown into the Fray!

    Hot dang! I got an excellent from Michael Palmer. I will be grinning for days.:-)
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    Re: Thrown into the Fray!

    [QUOTE=rweaver7777;1209316]I ran across a fellow demolishing an old house this afternoon, and the house has a bee colony in it. Total demolition will occur in probably two weeks. So I have time to...
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    Re: comerical beekiping in ky

    Lyon county is starting beekeeping classes. I think Kent Williams is involved with the classes. He is a commercial beekeeper in Wingo,KY. Might be worth going and finding out. I think the classes are...
  5. Re: From a 1905 bee journal: How many colonies...in one location

    I was at Lincoln's birthplace in Harrodsburg, KY last year. Part of the display is a panaromic photo of the ribbon cutting in the early years of the last century. Not a tree in sight. Today standing...
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    Re: Best robber screen designs?

    I made some 4" long w shaped screens. They did not help much, longer is better for those in my experience.
  7. Re: Have not even started and already discouraged...

    No need to be discouraged in my opinion as a 2 yr inexperienced beekeeper, I love having bees that I have to treat as I work TOWARD treatment free bees. Trying to start off get bees from a source...
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    Re: Best robber screen designs?

    The screen one is what I use, except I only open 1" or so at the top. I got 8 stitches from my tablesaw this spring so these let me avoid that.
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    Re: Best robber screen designs?

    I made a "box" out of screen cut a 1"opening at the top and stapled it to the hive cheap, easy and quick. the size was about 5"x6".
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    Two weeks ago I did the sugar water in the comb. Worked great as I instantly had 6 combs with sugar water stored in the hive. They did move it around some over the next few days. This particular hive...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    [QUOTE=Acebird;1174504]One eye is 20/30 and the other is 20/40 my prescription is not as powerful as it should be because I want glass lenses for longevity. If I get poly carbonate they will be...
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    Re: Nuc suppliers in Tennessee

    Mr. Hogan, do you sell queens? I would like to add minn. hygienic to my bees. Kent Williams sells nucs in Wingo Ky which is southwestern Ky.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    I went to O'Riellys and told the parts guy I wanted the cheapest glow plug they had. Of course he asked for what vehicle. He looked at me funny when I told him it was for a vaporizer for treating...
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    Re: Reduce the weak one to 5 over 5 nuc?

    No you do not have too. But a pretty good shake leaving a few nurse bees is how I have done it. That makes it easier to visually check for a queen. And a mostly capped brood frame has less chance of...
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    Re: Reduce the weak one to 5 over 5 nuc?

    You could steal a frame of brood from the strong hive.
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    Re: Large Beekeepers and Treatment Free

    A western Ky beekeeper who runs a few hundred hives is treatment free. I believe that he plans for a 30% loss each year. And keeps nucs as replacements and then sells what he doesn't need. I also...
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    Re: Annual end of extraction brewing.

    Ok that all makes sense. Thanks. I have 4 gallons in the bubbling stage right now. 2 gal of JAOM one of raspberry and one cyser.
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    Re: Annual end of extraction brewing.

    [QUOTE=Vance G;1166864]SG is 1.125. I dumped in a half pound of trapped pollen.
    Why the pollen? I have not seen any meade recipes that use it. I am curious about the effect on the final product.
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    Re: Need advise? bees have to go!

    Yeah, if possible . If it is just one 16" wall section, take a sawzall to it and remove wall section as one piece.
  20. Re: Ongoing Conversion to mediums... have question.... and Early Autumn report

    I have been cutting my boxes and frames down for awhile now......I thought it was just anyone with half a brain could figure it
    out.....I'm proof! If you do not plan to extract, there is no need...
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    Re: Goldenrod is starting to bloom in Kentucky

    I am west of Paducah, can I expect much of a flow from this type of goldenrod. It is blooming here too.
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    Does cotton bloom this late in the year?
  23. Re: Which perrenials are you planting this fall?

    I sprayed roundup this am on 3 acres. I will plant white sweet clover and yellow sweet clover in about 3 weeks. Needs lot of lime. I am across the river in western KY.
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    Re: Bottom Board Building

    Google... Georgia bees top bottom board...John Pluta has a video for a combo top/bottom board. Very simple and versatile. so far I love them.
  25. Re: I need a hayfield sprayed for briars/wild blackberries...

    Oh and once you get the weeds controlled frost seed some clover in Febuary or rent a seeder and seed it.
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