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    Re: dinner with a fork

    If it please the court and with all due respect...I just hived this swarm two days ago. My other fully developed hives are very occupied with the exceptionally rich nectar flow that is going on at...
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    dinner with a fork

    Non conventional method of feeding. Simple, effective and cheap.
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    Re: New guy in Southern Ohio

    Hey Tony! Looks very good...The trick is to keep the bees going without working too hard!
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    Re: Jumping into Beekeeping.

    Welcome Ray! Best of luck on this new venture.
  5. Thread: New from Indiana

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    Re: New from Indiana

    Welcome Jenny....Your enthusiasm and interest is more important than how your new hive works out. Beekeeping is one part Art and one part Science. Develop your own beekeeping system that is best for...
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    Why feed anything during the spring flowering?? I doubt they even want artificial.
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    Re: Laissez Faire Beekeeper

    My honey is un-regulated with no government inspection. I store the honey in glass mason jars.

    Sort of BootLeg-ish!!!
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    Re: Laissez Faire Beekeeper

    Its a pretty good deal...Two unregulated hives in Tennessee. No written local civil ordinances except the bees can't cause any trouble which they never do. I have a no cost Tennessee apiary number...
  9. Thread: New hive care

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    Re: New hive care

    I never used top bar hives but sounds like all is Okay. I don't know California to well either but if the spring blooms are going on then your bees will want the real nectar and pollen instead of the...
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    Re: Is this from wax moths?

    If it was wax moth you would know right away!!!!!
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    Re: Laissez Faire Beekeeper

    The $150 was for two over-night delivery queens and new foundation for the supers.
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    Re: Laissez Faire Beekeeper

    Exactly! this is my 11th year with the bees. i haven't had a hive fail in about 5 years and that was due to wax moths and a worn out queen around 2010. The re-queening solves a lot of issues because...
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    Laissez Faire Beekeeper

    Greetings All...This is a great time of year for all of us beekeepers!

    Myself, I open my bees three times a year.
    1) to super
    2) to pull honey
    3) to re-queen

    I re-use wood frames and hive...
  14. Thread: New from Memphis

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    Re: New from Memphis

    Congrats! Beekeeping seems to be part science and part art. It's analytical and intuitive at the same time. Do what you think is best and live with whatever happens! Memphis makes good honey!
  15. Thread: Help!

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    Re: Help!

    Everything might still be OK. i have seen this before, especially this time of year when things start winding down.
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    Re: Moths flying out of bee box

    i would be moderately concerned especially if the queen is older or the numbers of workers has diminished. However, if everything is good, maybe the workers pushed the moths you saw up into the cover...
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    Re: To panic or not to panic

    I have seen this before and things turned out OK, i would not worry. Is everything else OK?
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    Re: Requeened-not accepted again- help!

    I think you are fortunate to have supesedure cells. I would let them rear their own queen. She will out perform the mail order queen. The fattest supersedure cell will likely be your best queen....
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    Re: Registering hives with the county

    In TN, there is no fee...and for my registration this year, they will give me the same registration number for the next 3 years.

    However, I think they can fine someone up to $500 (per offense) for...
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    Re: Registering hives with the county

    I register with TN...don't have to with county....yet.
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    Re: Can You Feed Fermented Honey Back to Bees...

    Fermented honey is used as feed so i think you can absolutely yes. I'm not sure about whether they can change it back into honey...so no i dont think they can change it back.
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    Re: to late to split in pa

    I'm guessing that long-range weather cast is based on climatology. If you split today...it would be around Sept 25 before your new queen started laying...about Oct 14 before new workers took their...
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    Re: My First Year Progress....Opinions??

    I use to worry about ventilation, but I'm pretty sure it's OK to cram the bees into their boxes. Especially this time of year. -They're not going anywhere! Here in TN it is good to keep them crowded...
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    Re: Lots of activity today - w/ Video

    A swarm would almost always occur in spring. You would first see the phenomina known as "bearding" then all the buzzzing would get noticeably steady and louder, on the swarm day 50-60% of the hive...
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    Re: Beginner looking for some advice

    You can take the honey in the mediums and perhaps along the outside frames of the deeps. Then feed 2:1 sugar water. They will also store the fall flow. Don't panic about mites unless you have them...
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