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    Re: Where to start in Bee Keeping?

    Read "First lessons in Beekeeping". Buy a copy of American Bee Journal and read it and look at the ads. Surf this forum. Join a bee club. Get your equipment ready this winter and order a package or...
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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    For those looking to buy a few plastic containers (around 100), I have found Betterbee's bulk packaged bottles to be a good deal. I just received 100 1 lb plastic queenline squeeze bottles with caps...
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    Re: Split ten frame nucs and entrances

    If your not going to be mating queens in these, I don't think the entrances will be a big problem. Drift will work both ways. My entrances are close, and I don't see any real problems. If I am trying...
  4. Re: Anyone treat their home with Fipronil/Termiodor?

    Thanks for the question Leafcutter. We have been having similar trouble here and have decided to hire an exterminator. I have serious misgivings, but am hopeful our problem can be solved with as...
  5. Re: Will leaving an empty super on my new hives cause problems?

    I did what you are asking my first year. Added a box of foundation and... nothing. Week after week I would check and no activity. Then middle of September and whamo! Drawn and full in a week....
  6. Re: Frustrated, did you all go this slow on the learning curve???

    These bugs can make us all doubt ourselves from time to time. Sounds like you've got a handle on making increase and overwintering, now you need to figure out swarm control and honey production. Lots...
  7. Re: Why I decided not to put my hives out in the sun

    I like mine in the shade. Morning sun is nice, but afternoon shade makes working them bearable. Winter they get full sun most of the day.
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    Re: No honey yet...should I be worried?

    Unlikely to see honey from a mid-May package in Tennessee. It's not impossible, but extremely unlikely. Better chance you will need to feed sugar syrup just to get comb drawn. Good luck and have...
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    Re: Let me know if I did it right please!

    I assume that by "checkerboarding" your friend meant for you to place undrawn foundation between frames of drawn comb. That is fine up to a point, but not really necessary. Checkerboarding has a...
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    Re: my honey press pictures

    Nice job!
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    Re: TN first timers!

    Glad to have you. Welcome!
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    Re: Uncapping with an electric carving knife

    The one I'm using has about 8 inch blades. Probably a little short for deeps, but works great on my mediums. I uncapped 4 boxes without heating or dipping in warm water. I just let the blades cut and...
  13. Thread: Purvis Queens

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    Re: Purvis Queens

    He was in Tennessee for a while, but he sold most of his equipment and moved to Colorado I believe. I got 4 queens from him in July 2 years ago.
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    Uncapping with an electric carving knife

    I was just wondering if anyone else had tried it. I used one this weekend and thought it worked great. The one I used we have had laying in the cabinet for years. Don't know how long it would last,...
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    Re: Bottom Board Building

    You can do it exactly like that. No magic to a bottom board!:)
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    Re: last years potatoes, what a great meal.

    Fresh Taters! Yum!!:thumbsup:
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    Re: Most Effective SHB Control?

    I second the vote for entrance reducers. I also find migratory tops are better than telescoping covers with inner covers. Match population and real estate. That helps too.
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    Re: Honey difference in 2 weeks...

    Around here at least, flows from a single floral source won't usually last more than a couple weeks. Different sources yield different honey.:)
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    Re: Quick multiplication questions

    I like the two story better. I think it gives the cluster the best chance of staying in contact with food. Like I said, I have successfully wintered a r frame medium nuc, but the cluster was small,...
  20. Thread: Nuc Start

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    Re: Nuc Start

    Tim,
    Your best bet would be to find the queen in your best hive and move her and 2 or 3 frames into a nuc. Your good hive will make a nice new queen, and the current queen will quickly populate...
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    Re: Quick multiplication questions

    Wholesomedirt. It can be done. If you can get your packages built up into 2 full boxes by the end of June, and you have the queens available, do an even split. Singles can overwinter here. I have...
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    Re: Are eyelets a must for wiring frames?

    You can use wide crown staples set just above or below the hole to stop the wire from biting into the wood. I've done that, used eyelets, and done without any protection for the frame. Never really...
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    Re: Master Beekeepers

    Well said shinbone! I love learning new stuff, just never got very excited about certificates.:)
  24. Thread: Checking In

    by gunter62
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    Re: Checking In

    I don't really know your area, but I would be inclined to leave things as they are, at least until the end of June. Things can become a lot clearer over time.
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    Re: scale for honey

    I don't know the moisture content of my honey. All I know is it is capped before I extract it and none of it has ever accidentally fermented.

    I also don't know the exact weight of the honey I have...
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