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    Re: Mean, MEAN, MEAN!!

    Does a hive just one day become that way or did they get progressively worse over time. This is my second spring and I have been wondering about that. I also live in a neighborhood with my hive about...
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    Re: Nectar flow this year

    I inspected my hive on 3-6 for the first time this year. They overwintered in 3 mediums. I fed them a few times on the warm days because they didn't have much. It was full of bees. A friend who is...
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    Re: Nectar flow this year

    I am in Fairview and my one hive have been really busy bringing in lots of pollen. I am also worried about a late frost killing everything. I have a patio peach tree and it is just starting to bloom....
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    Re: Hi from Middle Tennessee

    Welcome. You will probably spen alot of time on this site. I am in Fairview.
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    Re: open frames vs foundation frames

    Joseph,
    Do you use wire or fishing line to help support the comb? I didn't see any in the pics but wanted to make sure. I am planning on trying foundationless this year.
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    Re: Recipe needed for Thyme Essential Oil

    First let me say that this is my first year so I am not pretending to know anything. I am not promoting or defending anyone's information just thought it would help. I may be wrong but even though...
  7. Re: Preparations for Winter in the Treatment-Free Apiary

    It is used in beetle blasters which are inside my hive. It seems to have worked ok so far and I guess there is no way of knowing if any bees have died from it but SHB and ants have. I used oil first...
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    Re: Recipe needed for Thyme Essential Oil

    Check out www.wolfcreekbees.com and go to organic management then click treatments.
  9. Re: Preparations for Winter in the Treatment-Free Apiary

    Well, I bought my first two hives in May so this will be my first winter. I had a few queen issues and will be going into winter with one hive. I did a newspaper combine in early August and it went...
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    Re: Bee sting reaction

    Can your allergy to stings change? I thought if you were allergic at the dangerous level then you had to carry an epi-pen and if you weren't allergic then you were ok. I guess everyone has some kind...
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    Re: Weak hive needs help....

    So you take frames out of the split and put those into the weak one and the ones you took out of the weak one, you put in the split? Do you have to put them in the same spot in the other hive. For...
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    Re: Weak hive needs help....

    does it matter what frame you swap as long as it has brood? Do you have to keep them in some certain order? Are you going to put a frame with just foundation back in the strong hive or put whatever...
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    Re: wat wood to use for bee equipment

    well my uncle has several boards that he let me have. They are either 1x8 or 1x6. I planed them down to 3/4" thick and was going to make a 5 frame nuc from the plans on one of the threads here. I...
  14. Thread: Honey so far?

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    Re: Honey so far?

    That's May. Everyone says not to expect any thr first year and I guess that is a good expectation to have especially with the issues I have had.
  15. Thread: Honey so far?

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    Re: Honey so far?

    Bad. First year and started on 5-5. It just hasn't been my year.
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    Re: wat wood to use for bee equipment

    so cedar is ok to use for any part that makes up a hive(super, covers, bottom boards)?
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    Re: Requeen or Combine?

    Well, I haven't combined the hives yet. I am waiting to see if someone with more experience than myself can take a look and help with that. I did go back through on Friday. Didn't see the queen and...
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    Re: Requeen or Combine?

    Neither of my hives are strong but one is slightly better than the other. The queen cell I was talking about is in the first picture a little right of the middle about half way up the frame. The 4...
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    Re: Requeen or Combine?

    Here are some pics from when I inspected last. I didn't post them because they aren't too good. I plan on going through the weak hive when I get home this afternoon. I may go through both. I sure...
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    Re: Requeen or Combine?

    So does anyone have any advice on whether I should requeen or combine? Is there more info that needs to be posted? Thanks.
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    Re: Requeen or Combine?

    I was unclear. There is a larva inside the queen cell. What I meant was that the first time they made a queen cell they didn't have any eggs. I don't know if stupid is the right word but obviously...
  22. Re: How close would you put a swarm trap to a bee tree?

    how did you find those hives? I would like to locate some and try to catch one next year. Thanks.
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    Re: Requeen or Combine?

    I am trying to get someone to come out and lend a hand. There isn't much in bloom right now, I don't think. They do seem to be fairly active coming in and out of the hive so I guess they are finding...
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    Requeen or Combine?

    I am having a tough first year. Got two 3lb packs on 5-5. I requeened both on 5-23 because there were no signs of either queens. Who knows what happened. Everything was looking better. I am using 8...
  25. Thread: Inspection Pics

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    Re: Inspection Pics

    They have been bringing in quite a bit of pollen. I will check on the stores in the next day or two. I think it is ending. I am not really sure how to answer that. We had a dry spell a few weeks ago...
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