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    Re: What to do with SHB Slimed Combs

    I have just rinsed the frames and comb off with water and reused after letting them dry. Let the water fill the cells and give a shake to get it out , couple of times. It has always worked for me ,...
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    Re: Handling an II breeder queen ?

    Thanks gentlemen! This is the info I was wanting.
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    Handling an II breeder queen ?

    Any info that I should be aware of about introducing and maintaining an II breeder queen. I was wondering about what size colony should I shoot for to keep her in.

    I already know that I don't...
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    Re: How To Build the Ideal Beeyard?

    I second the good windbreak. Only after you have more than one apiary do see the difference it can make.
  5. Thread: Bee decals?

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    Re: Bee decals?

    Thanks Rader! Thinking of putting some on a new trailer, not sure how these will hold up. Might try them.
  6. Thread: Bee decals?

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    Bee decals?

    Anyone have a source for a 24 inch or so honeybee decal?
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    Re: New Beekeeping Association Guidance

    I sent you a private message with a portion of a document that I had sent to another person starting an association. Maybe some of it will give you some ideas.
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    Re: Insurance For Club Officers

    In TN we have a little protection for us as a beekeeper. See TN COde Annonated section 44.15.125. I would think it might cover a club event on ones property and cover the host but not the club BOD.
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    Re: Small Hive Beetles in TN/KY Area

    Delight in seeing them fall and hope they all go.
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    Re: NWC Carniolan good for zone 7?

    Seymore, I have been running some nwc from Strachan for a couple of years. I liked them and have been mating with the locals. I can't see anymore swarming as compared to the other types. I think they...
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    HAS Conference

    This is just a reminder about the Heartland Apicultural Society conference July 11-13 at Tenn Tech University in Cookeville,TN. Early registration ends June 19. It will save you some dollars.

    This...
  12. Thread: Old Frames

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    Re: Old Frames

    They will clean them out.
  13. Re: Person wants their swarm back - Would you give it to them?

    Since she is a newbie I would probably give it to her and help her out. However if you decide to keep it I wouldn't t think hard of you either since you did capture it. There will be other swarms to...
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    Re: Question for you guys in TN

    I believe I remember TN state apiarist, MIKe Studer,saying that sourwood needed to be at least 1800 ft to be a good nectar source. I was talking with him about a guy wanting to put some bees on my...
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    Re: Anyone making splits in KY?

    I am in upper northwest TN about 15 miles form KY line. I caught a swarm yesterday and talked to another club member who caught one last week and knew of another one. I found swarm cells in one hive...
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    2013 conference

    Jim Garrison told us at the TBA conference today that the 2013 HAS conference would be July 11-13 in Cookeville ,TN!
  17. checker boarding seems to have worked for me

    http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae123/woodyardtl/087.jpg

    This is a photo of the hives in one of my apiaries and since then I had to add another box to each hive. I think I have only had one...
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    Unorthodox swarm retrieval

    http://i964.photobucket.com/albums/ae123/woodyardtl/081.jpg

    This is how I got a swarm a few days ago. One of my nucs swarmed and was about 4 ft off ground in a peach tree. I put a box up...
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    Re: Cone Swarm Trap - Help

    I take the back off and shake the bees into a hive. If they have comb with some eggs and brood I cut it out and rubber band into a empty frame. I use an empty hive body on top to act as a funnel and...
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    Re: Checkerboarding verses Opening the Broodnest

    Gentlemen, I must say this has been one of the best discussions I have ever seen on the forums. It was kept very civil and mostly on topic. Very educational. Thank you.
  21. Re: How soon is too soon to collect queen cells

    Here is a link to a very handy tool for queen rearing. www.thebeeyard.org/queencalendar.pl?month=3&day=28&year=2012
  22. Re: Conflicting reports: does scouting begin pre-swarm of after the swarm has issued?

    In my experience with swarm traps that I have placed along my rural mail route that I can view daily, I have noticed a few bees checking them out nearly everyday. Then maybe even up to 2 or 3 weeks...
  23. Re: question for north TN and southern Ky bekeepers

    I would probably keep the syrup going to build comb. In my experience they might slack off of the syrup a little ,but seem to still take a considerable amount.
  24. question for north TN and southern Ky bekeepers

    What are your observations about this current nectar flow? I am in Northwest TN and it seems everything has busted loose blooming at the same time. Locust is in full bloom and the tulip poplar...
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    Re: Bees outside the hive at night...in March?

    The calendar may say March 14, but the temps and humidity we are getting are saying it is summer. They are responding to the conditions since they are probably heavily populated. I just hope the...
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