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    Re: Bottom Boards Loaded with Sugar

    On the mountain camp style feeding, sometimes the bees will take the sugar and put it on the bottom boards, I have seen it several times with my hives. I do believe some of it gets eaten though. On...
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    Re: foundationless frames

    Don't need to wire them and you don't need a started strip, IF the empty frame can be placed next to a drawn out one. If starting a box with just empty frames, the bees will need some type of guide...
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    Re: Making a split from Lang to Kenyan?

    Go with Raders or Erics suggestion. I did a cut and chop method a few years ago, moving a Lang to a top bar hive. What a mess! Honey, brood, and mad bees everywhere. I will never do it again,...
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    Re: Amazing feral brood pattern

    I caught a feral swarm from a bee tree last season. It is my strongest hive, and will be one of my breeder queens this year. Finds like the one you have, is like someone just giving you free money....
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    Re: How did my bees survive ! ?

    It's possible that your queen last fall got superceded for some reason or another, and when you inspected, you might have missed the queen cell, or the virgin queen. Virgin queens are really hard to...
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    Re: Whiten up the comb--how to?

    This is an April Fools prank, right? Right? Good one. It is a joke....isn't it?
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    Re: Concerned about the weather

    I am sure others will disagree, but there is no need to spray! There will be plenty of food in the can, and hiving them on Sunday will not hurt a thing. I am really not sure why people say to spray...
  8. Thread: Your toolbox

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    Re: Your toolbox

    I use one of my old tackle boxes I was going to throw out, that is what I carry around the hives. I also have the luxury of being able to drive right up to my hives, so most of my stuff is in the...
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    Re: Funniest bee question ever asked

    Ok a little of topic but I had this conversation last season;

    Me answering the phone: Maple Leaf Bee Farm

    Nice Lady: Do you sell bees?

    Me: "Yes mam five frame nucs for $150"

    Nice Lady:...
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    Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    QUOTE=Margot1d;1239883] I only want to make about 8 cells and it will be a one off.

    Margot,
    If you only need eight cells, there are easier methods than grafting and cell staters and cell...
  11. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

    by Matt903
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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Thank you David. I believe you articulated that better than I could. And thanks everyone else for your thoughts. Look folks, I never claimed to be an economics major, like is said, I am just a...
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    Re: Who's got drones

    Finally have some capped drone brood in South East Tennessee.
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    Re: beekeeping requires thinking ahead

    I heard it from both groups. The funny thing was, most of the buyers who questioned the price, ended up buying nucs.
  14. Re: Why top bar hives don't require queen excluder?

    Usually, and I say usually, a full bar of capped honey will act as a queen excluder in a top bar hive. With my top bars I let the brood nest expand to about 15 bars or so, then later in the season,...
  15. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Full disclosure I am a small sideline operation, not selling hundreds of nucs per year. But, I set my price in January and stay with that price all season. There is something that sticks in my craw...
  16. Thread: Want to Expand

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    Re: Want to Expand

    Speaking from experience, be careful about putting nucs in the same yard as strong hives, they can get robbed to death quick. Trust me..I know. :(
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    Re: To glue or not to glue?

    I'll comment on the top entrance. No, snow is not a problem here in TN, but mice are. If you run bottom entrances, you will need some type of mouse guard for the winter. They will ruin a several...
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    Re: Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    What an awesome idea! I think you just changed the way I raise queens this season.
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    Re: beekeeping requires thinking ahead

    I got two nuc orders yesterday and I don't sell nucs. Think I should charge as much as I can or go with the market average? I can hear the angle on one shoulder saying charge them $175.00 and the...
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    Re: Double deeps for the southerners?

    I run all deeps, but actually winter in single deeps. Right about now I am thinking about adding some.
  21. Re: walkaway split more successful during a nectar flow?

    In my limited experience, everything is more successful during a nectar flow.
  22. Re: What does Solid Drone Comb Mean? Should I get rid of it. **Picture**

    If you remove it, they will just make more:)
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    Re: Sugar to water ratio

    I mix the water and sugar in five gallon buckets. If it looks thick enough I feed it. Sometimes it looks thin. I feed it. In the fall I use less water, in the spring more, but I am not real...
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    Re: Is an outyard worth the risk?

    I have two yards, with several more lined up for future expansion plans. I will never put a hive, where it can be easily stolen or vandalized. Not saying it won't ever happen, but I reallly try to...
  25. Thread: Natural bottom

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    Re: Natural bottom

    It was Phil Chandler, and after watching the video, I think he was just kicking the idea around also, nothing definite.
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