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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I removed my feeders and did my 3rd OAQ treatment today. I will add 2 supers of drawn comb to try to get some of the goldenrod flow. I've never tasted goldenrod honey. I usually just leave it for the...
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    Got a good whif of it today. I think it smells great.
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    Re: I probably shouldn't tell this......

    I was a little concerned when some bees got in my veil. When one crawled in my ear I really got worried. Didn't get stung though, and it backed out on it's own. My grandson really got a good laugh,...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Goldenrod
    Just starting to open.
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    Re: Foundation pics

    Update. The bees drew those frames out just fine. Thanks for all the reply's.
    My grandson and I extracted 10.5 gals of honey off of 3 hives. we sold it all and could have sold more if we had it.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Lots of pollen coming in. I love the way the hives smell. I have 2 nucs with queens that should be making mating flights. Did oav treatments on my 3 established hives, and I will treat the nucs...
  7. Re: The shortest time you've seen a queen raised and laying?

    I've seen eggs on ay 24.
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    Goldenrod in Cades Cove

    My wife and I went for a ride In Cades Cove in Smokey Mtn. Nat. Park in Tennessee. We saw goldenrod starting to bloom. The elevation there is approx. 2,000 ft. Looking around here in Greenback Tn I...
  9. Thread: WHAT IF !

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    Re: WHAT IF !

    I had some shallow frames of honey last year that I scratched the caps off of and put them on top of an inner cover, it set off a bad robbing event. If you do this, be sure to put on a robber screen...
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    Re: Everything is blooming at once

    With everything blooming here I would not feed if my stores were low.
    If the bloom (or flow) had not started, I would put in 1 pint of syrup per hive, if they take it, give them 1 more pint then...
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    Everything is blooming at once

    I'm not complaining, just wondering. Poplar, locust, clover, blackberries, wild roses, and all kinds of wildflowers are blooming or just starting to bloom. Will it be one massive honey flow and then...
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    Re: Foundation pics

    It's good to hear from a neighbor. My grandson in Loudon wants to get into beekeeping. I am going to set him up with a couple of hives.
    Thanks to all for the replies
    Larry
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    Re: Foundation pics

    I have some frames with fresh foundation made up. I think I will alternate new and old and see how that works.
    Thanks to all.
    Larry
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    Foundation pics

    This was last years foundation that didn't get drawn out and a frame that was dropped while frozen. Will the bees draw them out or should I just put new foundation in these frames?
  15. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    Here in Greenback Tn. I noticed a few Tulip Popular blooms opening on April 21 which is (I think) about 2 weeks early. I saw the locust in full bloom on April 24. My bees see to be way behind where I...
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    Re: I wish That I hadn't seen this

    Here is an up date on this post. I checked these 2 nucs today and I found the queen but no eggs yet in one of them, so I think this one will be ok. The other one I couldn't find the queen and I...
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    Re: I wish That I hadn't seen this

    Thanks Jim for your input. I will let everyone know how things turn out when I check for eggs.
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    Re: Queens in the grass

    Don't you wish you hadn't seen that. It just gives us something else to think (worry) about. Let us know how things turn out. In my situation there weren't any bees with the queen, she was all by...
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    Re: I wish That I hadn't seen this

    I hope that is the reason. I was worried that she was injured and wouldn't be able to make it back to the hive.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    37742 Greenback Tn
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    Wild Cherry
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    Re: I wish That I hadn't seen this

    Thanks Jim. I will post an update when I find out. I do remember that nuc had 2 queen cells next to each other.
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    Re: I wish That I hadn't seen this

    1716917170Here are a couple of close up pictures.
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    Re: I wish That I hadn't seen this

    Thanks Rader Sidetrack and Cyan for the resizing info. This queen was on the ground. She would climb up a twig and try to fly but she would just flutter back to the ground. She finally did get air...
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    Re: I wish That I hadn't seen this

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    I'm trying to attach those pictures
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    Re: caught my first swarm today

    It's good to hear of swarming starting in Tenn. I am on some swarm lists myself and was wondering when the fun was going to start. I hope you catch many more.
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