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  1. FACEBOOK has new FORUM for BEEKEEPERS

    If you are already a member or Facebook or want to be, you can also join the new forum for Beekeepers.
    The Facebook forum is called BEEKEEPERS UNITE.
    Jason
  2. Clarksville, Tennessee Montgomery Co Beekeeping Association

    The Montgomery County Beekeeping Association (MCBA) has our meetings on the first Saturday of each month (EXCEPT January and July) at the public libary on Pageant Lane in Clarksville, TN at 10 AM...
  3. COMBINING SWARMS by setting hive on top of another

    I have caught several swarms this past week and wanted to combine a couple into one two-queen hive.
    I was going to do a newspaper method with a queen excluder.
    I put the one hive on top of the...
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    BAN BEEKEEPING in CLARKSVILLE, TN??

    Do any of you have any documentation about how to beat efforts to ban beekeeping within city limits?
    Or perhaps a WEBPAGE ADDRESS that has info about beekeepers WINNING such an attack?
    THANKS!...
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    FINALLY, A SWARM...30+ feet up.

    Well, finally got a call for a swarm. First of the year...30_ feet up in a tree.
    After a dozen or more attempts resulting in the swarm falling then reclustering they moved to a lower branch on...
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    That comment is a bit...

    That comment is a bit condescending...presumptuous...supercilious.

    No, our state has not experienced CCD to the extent that other states have.
    Instead it probably has to do with the early warm...
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    SWARMS?? Where did they all go??

    It is nearly 2 months into the swarming season and I have had absolutely NO calls for swarms and I am on every list in our county and even outside the county. I usually get calls from locals, state...
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    Honeybee / Swarm Removal Service

    Hi All,
    I live in Clarksville, Tennessee near Nashville and I often receive calls from people who have swarms or colonies of bees ( honeybees), wasps, hornets, and yellowjackets in or around their...
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    I forgot to add that we are going to try to give...

    I forgot to add that we are going to try to give away one complete set-up with bees and all equipment for the winner of the essay contest.
    I would think that part of the essay would be that they...
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    Our beekeeping association would like to create a...

    Our beekeeping association would like to create a greater awareness of honeybees and beekeeping and the sad plight of bees in our area/state.
    We have decided to sponsor an essay contest among the...
  11. What will happen if I combine a strong...

    What will happen if I combine a strong queen-right hive with a weak laying worker hive?
    Will the queen right hive take care of the laying workers?
    Jason
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    Hey, thanks for all of the ideas. Since I have...

    Hey, thanks for all of the ideas. Since I have seen bees re-enter a cone through the hole as small as the ones on the red pre-made escape cones I figured I needed one just large enough for them to...
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    Hi all, I have an old brick building from which...

    Hi all,
    I have an old brick building from which I am trying to remove bees with the cone method.
    I placed a working/queenright hive right under neath within 6 feet in a window.
    The problem is that...
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    I have done several extractions from walls,...

    I have done several extractions from walls, ceilings and floors. I have done them high up on scaffolding and on the floor I was stanging on. I usually charge a standard flat rate and then an hourly...
  15. Yes, one of our members in our association is...

    Yes, one of our members in our association is using an all permacomb hive in a styrofoam hivebody.
    He says it is going very well.
    Jason
  16. I was contacted to remove some bees from an old...

    I was contacted to remove some bees from an old brick building where the bees have found a small entrance hole and I suspect are building in the cavity of the cinder blocks behind the red brick...
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    I have a large amount of high fructose corn syrup...

    I have a large amount of high fructose corn syrup that has crystalized / solidified. What is the best way to re-liquify it?
    Thanks,
    Jason
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    I have a fellow beekeeper who is very close to...

    I have a fellow beekeeper who is very close to finishing his washing machine extractor.
    He has called three different bee companies including Dadant and Kelley's to find out what RPM he needs for...
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    I HAVE FOUND THAT SEARS CARRIES A SMALL 5 INCH...

    I HAVE FOUND THAT SEARS CARRIES A SMALL 5 INCH HIVE TOOL (NAIL PULLER) THAT WORKS GREAT FOR ME.

    HERE'S THE TRICK. I never LOSE MINE BECAUSE I ATTACHED IT TO THE END OF ONE OF THE METAL SPRING...
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    Yeah, when feeding with capped honey I don't have...

    Yeah, when feeding with capped honey I don't have any problems either. I just close the doors and windows, get a knife, tupperware tray and start cutting and eating! smile.gif
    Jason
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    HANDS DOWN, THE BEST BOOK with the WORST NAME is ...

    HANDS DOWN, THE BEST BOOK with the WORST NAME is
    BEEKEEPING FOR DUMMIES!
    Jason
  22. Thread: Bee Log

    by Jason Groppel
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    I have heard that turning the beegum (log) upside...

    I have heard that turning the beegum (log) upside down, the combs they have made will be unusable and they will want to move up into your hive on top(bottom).
    Jason
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    What i wonder is, when you take a sample how...

    What i wonder is, when you take a sample how would you be sure you are getting a good sample.
    For example, the density might be greater near the surface due to ultra fine particulates...etc.
    Jason
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    Even if you do let it drain for a while, the bees...

    Even if you do let it drain for a while, the bees will probably come back as they are used to coming there...even if the water dissapeers for a few days/weeks. Supplying an alternate source of water...
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    Is it very difficult to acquire collections of...

    Is it very difficult to acquire collections of old bee journals in GOOD to EXCELLENT condition.
    If so, how much do they usually run?
    For example, ABJ for the last 20-30 years?
    Jason
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