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  1. When can I treat for varroa, and what would be best this time of year?

    I went to the bee yard and checked on my hives today. I have four hives, each in double deeps. Of the 4, 2 are booming, one is moderate, and the other only fair as it was a late season split. I...
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    Re: Unlimited Brood Nest

    Michael, just a couple questions...this seems like something I could do this year to practice swarm prevention, since I have essentially no drawn comb or other resources to use to checkerboard.

    I...
  3. Re: So what can I do with limited resources and experience to practice swarm preventi

    Thanks! How many hives did you have? And what do you mean by "decent"?
  4. Re: So what can I do with limited resources and experience to practice swarm preventi

    Many thanks to everyone who has responded. Keep the advice coming...I can use all the help I can get...
  5. Re: So what can I do with limited resources and experience to practice swarm preventi

    Thanks Mike. Was pretty much what I had figured. I guess I had better just resign myself to the fact that my hives are probably going to swarm,. Maybe it's not such a bad thing for me as I can sell...
  6. Re: So what can I do with limited resources and experience to practice swarm preventi

    I read that a few days ago, and right now that may be my best option other than making splits...
  7. Re: So what can I do with limited resources and experience to practice swarm preventi

    Not yet as a beekeeper, but I have seen them before.
  8. So what can I do with limited resources and experience to practice swarm prevention?

    Hi...only my second question here on BeeSource. I seem to be able to find the answers to most of my questions simply by reading or doing a search...i really like this site!

    I am currently going...
  9. Question about winter stores and feeding pollen with fondant candy

    Hi

    I'm a newer beek, got my first hives in April of this year, so this is my first winter. We had a really warm day here yesterday, 65 and mostly sunny with no wind, so I took the opportunity to...
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    Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    WMcguire..Good luck! I went back to school myself as a non-traditional student...one of the best decisions i ever made. And healthcare is a good field, but long hours...

    We don't really live the...
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    Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    I looked a bit on the website last night, and the link to the beekeeping classes was interesting...will look if i can sign up for the newsletter on there...am also going to be buying packages and a...
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    Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Ralph's is reason enough for me...incredible donuts. Personally, Edwards' Feeds in Lebanon is the best around...I drive the 60 miles there anytime I need feed or supplies. Tim Edwards knows his...
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    Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Hi Gunter - I sleep when I'm not doing things around the place or working in the local hospital...so...very little really :)...I know Auburntown...pass by there on my way to Murfreesboro from...
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    Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Hello to all. My name is Joel, and I live on a farm with my wife and 3 kids near Cookeville, Tennessee. I currently have 4 hives, Langstroth type, and I run 2 deeps. I have been a newbeek since...
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