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  1. Thread: When to split

    by AdamBeal
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    Re: When to split

    I agree about looking for the first drones in your hive then split. I didn't see one here in East TN until April 10th last year and we are just 2 or 3 week behind you guys I think. The first drones I...
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    Re: Walt Wright temporarily out of commission

    Very sorry to hear about that Roy thank you for letting us know. Will be praying for a good recovery for Walt he has personally helped me on here and I along with many others are grateful to him for...
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    Re: Quick Deep Divider to Make 2 Nucs

    I do have some of those coroplast signs I may try this. Can you explain the spacer thing more or have any pics? Doesn't the bottom of the election sign just rest on the bottom board?
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    Quick Deep Divider to Make 2 Nucs

    I have a few 5 frame nucs but this spring in addition to using those I want to take a deep and divide it in half with some sort of division board to make two 4 or 5 frame nucs out of it. Is there...
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    Re: Hive maintenance.

    I started with 1 hive my first year redsnow wish I had started with at least 2. Last year I went to 4 hives and going to 12 this spring (never thought I would get more than 2). For me I spent about...
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    Re: What to do with Big Bucket of Wet Wax

    Thanks Michael, Tenbears, and Sky. I am going to try and process it this weekend with some water in a large pot that I can dedicate to wax stuff.
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    What to do with Big Bucket of Wet Wax

    A friend gave me a 5 gallon bucket full of wax cappings that they didn't want to process. The bucket is very heavy not sure how much wax is in there but when I opened it up the cappings were still a...
  8. Re: How quick can a honey super with plastic foundation get drawn/filled?

    Last year was my second year and I had 3 hives draw out plastic foundation honey supers. Here is what I found. I put the supers on when the flow started here but they still didn't even start drawing...
  9. Re: How's everyones bees doing over this crazy winter?

    Hives still alive here in TN it has gotten pretty cold the last week or so was about 15 here this morning finally killing off the grass. My maple trees started budding and a couple bloomed a bit in...
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    Re: What Leaves to put in a Smoker?

    Maybe someone will let some lose in Michigan then they will become invasive of course and you will have to spend all your free time getting rid of koalas :)

    I use pine shavings that I get for my...
  11. Thread: Making Splits

    by AdamBeal
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    Re: Making Splits

    Yes the parent hive did end up with a queen that was mated and the hive thrived despite the 2 swarms. The swarms were a few days apart also. One was a small swarm that ended up in a bush in our front...
  12. Thread: Making Splits

    by AdamBeal
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    Re: Making Splits

    I did the exact split that Tenbears describes last year moving queen and a couple frames of brood and one of pollen/honey into a new nuc. That nuc really took off and grew fast making me some honey....
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    Re: Checked 70 hives today

    Yeah e-spice mine have been flying most days lately like its spring also. I was stunned at the amount of pollen coming in yesterday. Very strange indeed. Looks like it will all be over for a while...
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    Re: Checked 70 hives today

    I checked mine this weekend Matt and one was a bit lighter than I would like it. I put candy boards on them all and they were all over that. I noticed maples in my yard all had buds on them and I...
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    Re: What Beekeeping Goodies did Santa Drop Off?

    It was a great Christmas I got 2 dozen empty honey bears to fill next summer. My son got a pellet gun which he really wanted.
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    Re: Apiary Management Challenge!

    I agree the goals long term will drive the short term goals and how the $1000 is budgeted. Will this be a one time expansion? How many colonies do you want in the future? If you stop at 4 hives then...
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    Re: Foundation question?????

    I used tin snips to cut some rite cell last year which worked fine
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    Re: Grey water source

    Ha you must miss it. You probably won't get many racy emails on here at least.
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    Re: Grey water source

    Our grey water from washing machine empties into yard where I live and it hasn't harmed my bees as far as I can tell so far. Is that you Peyton? I didn't know you had a house in Sevierville.
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    Re: Questions about Adding Supers in the Srping

    Wow thanks JW I didn't realize how the empty super might affect them. If I understand you correctly you are saying to get them to draw out comb honey foundationless medium frames during the flow by...
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    Re: Questions about Adding Supers in the Srping

    Ok thanks for the replies a lot to think about here. Last year I put foundationless in once they drew out the foundation frames and didn't have too much of a wonky comb problem but did fight it a...
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    Questions about Adding Supers in the Spring

    In case one or two of my four hives make it through winter I have a question on adding medium drawn out supers. Last year my bees built up on new foundation and I didn't have much drawn comb to give...
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    Re: Sugar block....don't do this!!

    Last year I put my sugar blocks in the oven and just turned the oven light on overnight. The light by itself will keep the oven plenty warm but not hot enough to start a fire. By the next day the...
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    Re: 2015 YTD Sting Count

    about 25 this year with 4 hives. Last year 12 or so stings with 1 hive. I do wear gloves along with bee shirt and veil usually. Most stings I got when I didn't smoke thinking I didn't need to. My son...
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    Re: Comb Honey and SHB or Moth Larvae

    Thats good to know sterling. I wonder if its "possible" to have it hatch out in comb honey. I am guessing most comb honey suppliers must freeze the comb for a couple days before cutting it out. I may...
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