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    When to add super in Middle Tennessee

    Spring is upon us and the weather is fluctuating anywhere from in the upper 30's to the mid 70's. The bees are very active and everything around is blooming. This is year #2 and I currently have 1...
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    Re: Tips needed on hive inspection

    Sorry for not getting back sooner. My mentor came over and we did a thorough hive inspection. We did find some worms and lots of beetles, but there was no damage. We ripped the hive clean down to...
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    Re: Tips needed on hive inspection

    Amen, good thoughts, keep em' coming.

    Jack,
    How do they put a tray of veg. oil under the hive? Does it slide in where that card board bottom used to be? Curious.
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    Re: Tips needed on hive inspection

    Thank you for the encouragment.

    Erin, I do have a Master Beekeeper he is coming over Monday afternoon.

    FishStix, I only saw maybe 5 or 6 bettles coraled around my sugar water jars ( I have 3...
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    Tips needed on hive inspection

    I am trying to get ready for winter and have discovered I have a growing hive beetle problem and wax moth/worm problem as well. As I started removing frames to investigate...boy!...were those bees...
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    Re: question about SHB and feeding

    Dave said:



    Could someone expound on this? I am having a SHB problem right now (wax moth/worm also,) and would like some organic remedies for these problems. I am new to beekeeping. Thanks....
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    Re: Holes in some of my wax foundation

    Thank you, friends. I didn't see anything out of the oridnary besides the holes. Besides that, they seem to be drawing out comb like crazy ( I guess there getting ready for cold weather.) I get...
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    Holes in some of my wax foundation

    Upon checking my hive the other day, I noticed some holes approx. 3/4 inch by 3/8 inch here and there on some of the wax foundation. I have noticed some hive beetles, but the bees seem to coral them...
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    Lamentations of the father

    If you have, had, or know someone with children and are familiar with the King James vernacular, you'll love this.

    Ben


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    Two mediums or one?

    Two mediums or one?

    Let me explain, I am new to bee keeping, and (as they say) if the Lord's willin' and the creek don't rise, I'll be getting my first package this coming Tuesday!:D Anyways, I...
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    Natural Selection

    Tecumseh said:



    I made bold the remarks I wanted to "cull" from the herd. There are many "theories" about who or what the original "author" is. It may be "natural selection," or there may be...
  12. Tom asked: O.k., Tom, here's how it...

    Tom asked:



    O.k., Tom, here's how it went...

    First we renamed the box with the name of an infamous Old Testament diety, Dagon, (half human, half fish, like the Little Mermaid.) Then we...
  13. We executed ours! : )

    In 2000 after continually refining our video collection we decided as a family that we (personally) would be better off if we got rid of t.v. and video (at that time no dvd.) We taped the screen up...
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    Thank you BeeAware, that sounds like the book for...

    Thank you BeeAware, that sounds like the book for me!:)

    Hey, KQ6AR are you by chance a .... ._ _ _ (ham)?

    Ben
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    Good Beekeeping Books

    Hey,
    I am looking for a good book on beekeeping. There are several out there. Tell me which one you like and why. Which one is more organic in its instruction.

    Ben
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    Bee Stings and Arthritis

    I have suffered with chronic arthritis for the last 24 years. Several years ago, I was openning a trailer we own (we kept junk in,) and I fealt something tapping on my hand. It was dark and I...
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    Hi Holts!:) I know where Martin is, but we...

    Hi Holts!:)

    I know where Martin is, but we have never been there. And...yes indeed, as my wife and I find neat bee info we'll pass it along. this is new and exciting.

    Ben

    P.S. What is...
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    Middle Tennessee here

    Hi Friends!:)

    Ben here from Middle Tennessee. My wife and I have talked about becoming beekeepers and we jumped in this (past) weekend. We are very excited and are looking forward to learning...
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