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  1. Enjoy the swarms, trapouts and cutouts forum

    I'm a 2nd year beekeer. l've been lurking around here since last fall. I made up 8 swarm traps and they are out. I live in nw Tenn. I hope I can post a successful catch too! Keep the posts coming!
  2. what outside temp for full hive inspection?

    I am a second year beekeeper and I live in new Tenn. I have a 10 frame langstroth with two deeps. What is a good outside air temp to do a full hive inspection?
  3. Re: What could the bees be bringing into the hive this time of year?

    ty for the replies and link
  4. What could the bees be bringing into the hive this time of year?

    I have one 10 frame hive with two deeps I started last year in march 2013. Appears to be doing fine so far. The weather finally warmed up to the low 60's today and sunny. The previous two days have...
  5. Re: Only have one hive and considering Hogan style trapouts or split my only hive

    Ty for reply David. Makes sense.
  6. Re: Only have one hive and considering Hogan style trapouts or split my only hive

    Thanks for the reply. I really would like to not split either but prevent swarming. I was reading some Michael Bush info about swarming and prevention. Yes, this is my 2nd year and I have been...
  7. Only have one hive and considering Hogan style trapouts or split my only hive

    My 10 frame lang hive with two deeps is so far making it thru winter. I want to have a couple more hives but try and keep my only hive strong. When I first started beekeeping last year I didn't know...
  8. Thread: prep for winter

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    prep for winter

    I have a 1st year lang 10 frame hive with two deeps and one med honey super still on top. It's a strong hive and the med super has 3 frames of fall honey. The rest of the frames are plastic...
  9. Like what I have read about how Michael Bush manages his bees

    I started beekeeping in the spring with a package of italians. I have a 10 frame langstroth hive with 2 deeps. They have wood frames with plastic foundation. The hive is strong and healthy right now....
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    Re: Late summer beekeeping question

    thanks for info cause im a new beek too
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    Re: Central Mississippi - Introduction

    Welcome! I'm a 1st year beek and am 55. You seem to be starting out right and this site is a good one.
  12. Re: Any other newbie getting frustrated with their new hive?

    I'm a 1st year beek too. This is a good place for info. I work shift work too and it's hard to make it to a bee club for me too. You are in the right place. I started with 2 hives from packages and...
  13. Re: 1st year beek considering tree trapout. Is it too late for trapout?

    Thanks for replies. I like the plan about maybe they can draw out some foundation. Also have entrances ready too.
  14. 1st year beek considering tree trapout. Is it too late for trapout?

    I started 2 lang. hives in early spring. One of them has 2 deeps now and is doing very well. The other was started a few weeks later and abscounded on me a few days after the queen came out of cage....
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    Newbie from nw corner of Tennessee

    Hello all, this seems like an excellent place to learn my new hobby of beekeeping. I will have one package showing up latter this week and another end of month. Starting out with 2 10 frame hives....
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