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    Re: Bees and Shipping

    I saw something in an email the other day from one of the companies that ship package bees and they said they had a 90 percent success rate with the USPS I believe. I work for the USPS and that...
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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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  13. Thread: Old Frames

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    Re: Old Frames

    They will clean them out.
  14. 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!
  18. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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...
  24. 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.
  25. 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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