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  1. Re: I think I have a medical disorder or maybe I'm just stupid.

    You never know when an anaphylactic reaction will take place after a sting. You can be fine, and then one day the body decides to overreact. Not telling you ho w to inspect your bees. You know what...
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    Re: Using Black Walnut as Hive materials

    Thank you all. I think I will be selling it and buying some pine.
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    Using Black Walnut as Hive materials

    I inherited a pile of lumber. Much of it was rough cut pine. I am about out of that now and was wondering if anyone had used black walnut to build hives. It is all that I have left. Would it cause...
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    Re: When is it too late to make a split?

    I did it last year about this time. I fed the snot out of them and they are now one of my stongest hives.
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    Re: Big ant problem, don't know what to do

    I use Terro. This works better for me.

    One little comment on the bearding of the hive... I see that you are in GA. I know that in TN we have been having hot and humid conditions. I have 4 hives,...
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    Re: When to pull honey?

    Thank you so much, all.
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    When to pull honey?

    This is just something I am debating within my own brain. When do I pull my supers? Could I pull the honey from the spring flow or should I leave it for the dearth and then pull in the fall? It would...
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    Re: Split gone wrong?

    GREAT! Thanks for the quick response!
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    Split gone wrong?

    Ok.... I had a hive with two deeps strong that was making queen cups. I waited until I saw queen cells either completed or filled with Royal Jelly, and then found the old queen, moved her to a new...
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    Re: I had a swarm March 27 in TN

    I live in upper NE Tennessee and found swarm cells in my hives yesterday.
  11. Re: Has anybody had a negative experience with checkerboarding?

    I think my biggest issue is getting the extra drawn comb. How do you accomplish this?
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    Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Hi there Mustrum!

    I am a second year beek, and you are doing exactly what I would like to do (only do it in Upper East TN). I have decided to go back to school to get my BSN and RN, and my wife...
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    Re: Fall Flow, Upstate SC and North Georgia

    In the foothills of Northeast TN, I have been seeing mostly goldenrod of late and some winged stem pollen (that's what I assume it is). About a month ago, I was seeing the girls bring back a lot of...
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    Re: Various colors of honey ----- RED???

    Do you have any pics? I've seen tulip poplar that has a red tint, but it is kinda hard to judge because color is rather subjective.
  15. Thread: SHB Question.

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    Re: SHB Question.

    Thank you for such a quick reply!
  16. Thread: SHB Question.

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    SHB Question.

    This is the first year that I have been able to rob my hives. While doing the crush and strain method, I found 1 SHB running around and killed it. The hive I pulled this from has a lot of girls...
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    Re: What do you think of ants?

    I just have an irrational hatred of ants! Primarily because they make my wife nuts and therefore make my life a general h3!~!

    When I saw them in my hives, I just made a hive stand with scrap...
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    Re: blackberry honey

    I'm fairly new to beekeeping (< 2 years), and had a friend that has been in it for over 60 years tell me that they will not work Blackberry blossoms...... Is it a certain type of Blackberry they will...
  19. Thread: Honey Lock???

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    Re: Honey Lock???

    Thank you so much.
  20. Thread: Honey Lock???

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    Re: Honey Lock???

    It appears that only one frame in the deep super has brood and the rest seem to have honey. The hive body is full of brood frames, and the queen has been active in the past few days with a fairly...
  21. Thread: Honey Lock???

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    Honey Lock???

    Ok.... I have just over wintered my first hive, and installed a new package in my second. My first hive came from a feral swarm. Actually, it came from two small swarms from the same tree. I just...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake?

    I'm loving it!!

    I'm sitting here at work just itching to go home and inspect the hive!
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    Re: Did I make a mistake?

    Thank you for the feed back! I'm somewhat of a worrier and haven't built my self confidence with this yet.
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    Did I make a mistake?

    I got my first hive in May. I noticed that 70% of the frames in the hive body had been drawn out, so I added another deep hoping that this would complete my brood chambers. So far I am seeing about...
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    Re: Started a trapout today

    Wish I lived close enough to help. Too bad...I live like 5 - 6 hours away.
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