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    Re: Incredible flow in SE Tennessee right now.

    blackberry, and locust could've contributed, poplar is bloomed out now
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    Re: New in southwest Virginia

    Hello, and welcome from another Virginian.
  3. Re: The Foolery of Using Pallet Wood For Bee Equipment

    I get what you're saying, but some people have more time than money, and might look at the free material for the boxes and such as their only way to expand, rather than saying I will only have a...
  4. Thread: Nuc deadout

    by ShrekVa
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    Re: Nuc deadout

    misread date, disregard
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    Re: Diagonal/vertical TBH??

    Try a google search on anastasia hive, might be what you had seen.

    Gus
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    Re: Very dark, very tasty early honey

    just a thought but redbud was worked hard this year I walked by trees that I could hear several feet away buzzing, even when autumn olive was in bloom. I do realize that red bud doesnt typically...
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    Re: Do bees like elderberry?

    bees work the elderberry trees on my property and seem to favor them at the time theyre blooming.

    Gus Mitchell
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    Re: Cutting out Queen Cells?

    I did a few in late april, i dont usually cut em out till a day or so before they wouldve emerged and then i pick the nicest ones to me and cut out enough comb at the top to pinch together for ears...
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    Re: Cutting out Queen Cells?

    I have had good luck with it, especiall using new comb, maybe you handle the cells to roughly?
    Gus
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    Re: New-bee from KY

    Good luck you're not to far away from me I'm just over the mtn in Va
  11. Thread: buying swarms

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    Re: buying swarms

    Pretty common in our area, usually around 35 bucks, alot of old beekeepers here sell swarms in spring then honey later, from a handful ive met none practice any swarm prevention, and think it natural...
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    Re: Virginia winter pollen?

    bringing in a pale colored pollen here in southwest Va. also.
  13. Thread: Cheezer32

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    Re: Cheezer32

    good guy to deal with, made my items to order shipped quickly, ill definitely do business with him again.

    Gus Mitchell
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    Re: Hived my first swarm today!!!!

    thats awesome shane, i brought a super home last week and had a few hundred bees on it when i came back out chewin the comb to bits, there wasnt anything in it but dry comb, are you close to the...
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    Re: Anyone know this plant?

    shane i cant see the pics but were close in location the only purple weed mine are working now is queen of the meadow
  16. Thread: Getting stung.

    by ShrekVa
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    Re: Getting stung.

    smoke helps alot ive used some tobacco on hot hives and found it helps considerably
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    Re: Walter Kelly Queens 2012

    mine were italian, i corrosponded with someone in customer service via email, friendly but no replacement, though i did not ask for one.
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    Re: Walter Kelly Queens 2012

    had 3 from them this spring one is left doing mediocre the worst was a package that came full of comb complete with drone layer problem never excepted that queen
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    Re: Moving hives for sourwood flow

    im in southwest va, got 60 acres, we could arrange somthn.
    Gus
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    Re: Found my cutt out queen today

    here is the other half of that cut out and the queen they raised.
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    Re: Greetings from Eastern KY

    hey mike, im bout 30 mins from pike county and just on the other side of the mtn of harlan county, in big stone gap va, good luck with your bees.
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    Re: Russell's Apiaries

    I recently purchased a few queens from Mr Russell, he was prompt and very friendly, great customer service, hard to get a hold of but afterwards very attenative, two thumbs up.
    Gus Mitchell
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    Re: Worried about saved hive

    my sister to your hive will slow down and pick up i noticed darrell make me think i lost the queen then lay like crazy, i dont know, i just let that one do its thing mostly.
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    Re: What do you think is it worth it??

    yep :D
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    Re: Package Queen Not Laying

    had a similar situation recently, with a few more variables, anyways i waited her out and now shes laying nicely.
    Gus
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