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  1. Re: Tennessee Very Light Honey Early Now Very Dark Honey

    locust. light honey blooms around the beginning of may
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    Re: Removing cells from plastic foundation

    last year I removed 10 nice cells from plastic I made some cages and all 10 hatched in the cages
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    Re: A mini queenrite starter-finisher

    Cloake Board is the closest we got to that. the article says their method works best with Africanized bees which I believe are more swarmy
  4. Thread: I'm done

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    Re: I'm done

    a lot of people have gottin into beekeeping for all the wrong reasons in the last 5 years. they join the save the bee crusade which in fact could be causing more harm with spreading pests and disease...
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    Re: Vsh grafting this time....

    he's a pro how could he not know? so where did you get your special breeder queen from?
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    Re: Robbing in midwest

    I've had a couple of incidences this year usually in the morning before the dew or rain dries out. rain can wash nectar out of flowers and it can take a bit of drying before it starts up leaving bees...
  7. Thread: Tennessee

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    Re: Tennessee

    east side of the Cumberland Plateau Scott County 1200' clover going strong but they are still working privet for another week blackberries fading
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    Re: What's the guarantee on a new queen?

    hey flower power why does your profile say you have zero experience keeping bees?
  9. Re: Cluster under bottom board after install- pic included

    [QUOTE=PepperBeeMan;1422076]I've read a ton on this. The more I read, the more confused I get. I'm starting to believe that we over complicate things.

    ya think
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    Re: Best swarm control method w/o splitting?

    the nuc gets the old queen. did you put a frame of honey and enough bees in the nucs that you starved? and it's unlikely the queenless hive will starve during a honey flow. they got all the stores...
  11. Re: Use just a Frame with Queen Cups, without Nicot cage?

    never mind it didn't work
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    Re: White Clover Quetions

    bees go to the nectar source they like not the one you think they should like. they know better what is available.
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    Re: Genetics question

    when they say mix they mean they don't know. the majority of bees in America are mixed or mutts if you prefer. it' like dogs people are always guessin what breed their mutt dog is and if they get a...
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    Re: Photos of larvae at the "right stage

    maybe Lauri Miller has some good photos
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    Re: Photos of larvae at the "right stage

    and a fresh hatched larva is smaller than a egg. look for just a tiny spit of royal jelly and you can slice the face of the comb back to make it easier to see and work
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    Re: Palmer Nucs vs. Deep 10 Frame

    grow zone 6b got drones here if you got enough equip (I don't). I would move them up to reg. double deeps. I got 13 nucs that made it thru winter most are very strong I only have enough equip. to...
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    Re: Dividing a 10 frame deep question.

    screw a piece of 5/4 or even a 2"x3" along the top edge of the 10 frame deep on both sides and just use a piece of plywood for the top. ply could be a one and half inches bigger than the 2 nucs...
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    Re: Temps for first split.

    got drones Cumberland mts. north east tenn. zone 6b
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    Re: Sharpie Oil based for marking queens.

    walmart23566 dries fast lasts at least a couple of years
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    Re: Is beekeeping for me?

    I did not say beekeeping is not right for them I said they have a lot more to learn before they can answer that question. there are a lot of people that join the save the bees crusade and then they...
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    Re: Need larvae identification

    can't tell nothin from that pic. got a better close up from different angels?
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    Re: Is beekeeping for me?

    my interested in bees started when I was around 12 yrs old when a swarm came off a tree that I was fishing next to and I never asked my self if beekeeping was right for me. if you ask yourself that...
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    Re: Is using swarm cells a bad thing?

    I don't want my bees swarming i'm to old to chase bees in trees I would rather manipulate my bees and make nucs or splits instead of chasing swarms.
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    Re: Is using swarm cells a bad thing?

    so then if it's an outstanding colony and they build up strong and fast and they make a lot of honey and you were thinking maybe i'll graft out of that colony then it's ok to use swarm cells from...
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    Re: Is using swarm cells a bad thing?

    I don't think so. are they swarming because they have gone gangbusters and they are packed with bees and they filled the hive with nectar and honey? I think that's the kind of bees I want and its up...
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