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    Re: Deep to Super Deep Supers

    I did a cut out last year where the combs were around 40 inches with no support other than the top. They did have some connections between comb though. got pics to prove it too
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    Re: New Apiary in N. Tennessee

    sounds like you are in my part of the country. I'm up on the plateau.
  3. Thread: dead outs

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    Re: dead outs

    most of the combs are fully drawn out. They are foundationless hives.. two hives were all started last summer, the other was started last spring. I've got two more that were started last spring that...
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    Re: dead outs

    I was feeding dry sugar. amd these are deeps. I was pretty sure that they starved out. I had read about finding mite eggs in dead outs and I wanted to make sure that these weren't. thanks
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    dead outs

    I have 3 hives that didnt make it through the winter. in each one there was a lot of these egg looking things in there. does anyone have any ideas? thanks for your time.
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    Re: My home made extractor!

    I second this request. I've been contemplating building my own extractor and this is one thing that's holding me up
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    Is it common for a queen to switch hives?

    I have several hives that I put queen cells in and hatched queens out of. I saw one hatch out, and marked it. The others didn't hatch the same time and I didn't mark them. Anyway, the queen from...
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    Re: Do Bees Ever Move Eggs to Queen Cells

    I have a hive that I'm pretty sure is queenless. Most all the cells are full of honey. This is a swarm I got a while back. I don't know how they became queenless, but the fact remains. There were...
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    Re: hello from Grimsley,Tn

    Howdy phillip, this is josh. Glad you found this place, I've found it to be incredibly helpful.
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    Re: Michael Bush in Nashville

    Very interested in attending
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    Re: Hello from Crossville TN.

    Howdy, just a bit north of you in fentress co.
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    Re: Got my first swarm off ad

    Well, I went out today to inspect my hives and this hive was gone. I guess they absconded. There were a few bees left, but I guess they were robbers. I had been noticing that there were very few...
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    Re: Got nucs today, Comb looks bad

    David, you are right on the money with your question.

    I'm sorry, I didn't make myself clear I guess. This was several pics of 2 frames of the nuc. The other 3 frames did have bees on them. Not...
  14. Not sure if cut-out hive is queenless. Will they raise their own?

    I did a cut-out on a bee tree, and I never saw the queen. I've read that a bee vacuum will kill a queen most of the time. They have 4 frames off brood in various stages of development. If the...
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    Re: massive hive, cut out

    Lol the homeowner did tell me that because of the bees, he has to cut the grass twice a week. I didn't bother to tell him any different. Anyway, could I take some of these bees and shake them...
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    Re: Got nucs today, Comb looks bad

    These came out of west tn. It will be the last time I order anything from them. If I would have known I would be getting so many feral bees I wouldn't have ordered them. I have 2 more nucs that...
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    Re: Got nucs today, Comb looks bad

    Sorry, there were 2 frames with some brood on them, not near as full as the first one though. The first had all 5 frames covered with bees, this only had 3 covered. there were a lot of bees loose...
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    Got nucs today, Comb looks bad

    Let me preface this by saying I'm a first year beekeeper. I don't really know much about anything. I have hived a swarm and a bee tree, but that is all the experience I have with bees. Anyway, I...
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    Re: massive hive, cut out

    the only problem with this would be the fact that this is an hour away. Don't you have to check swarm traps pretty often? I did show the pic to a beekeeper around here and he said that it would...
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    massive hive, cut out

    I got a call off of an ad I have about a hive in a wall. The lady said that the hive has been there since they bought the house 6 years ago. They have small children and they would like to get rid...
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    Re: Bee Tree Cut out

    I did a bee tree cut out for free and it wasn't really all that bad. I made a robot bushkill bee vac and it worked great. It was a really great learning experience.
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    Re: first cut-out, bee tree

    Here are some of the other pics.

    This was when we first opened the tree
    http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j234/thecelestialworkshop/bees/IMG952012041995133224.jpg

    using the bee vac...
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    first cut-out, bee tree

    Well, went today to do my first cut-out on a bee tree. When we arrived, there were a lot of bees going in a crack in a tree that extended about 6'. I made a Robo type bee vac. It worked great. ...
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    Re: Got my first swarm off ad

    Actually just got off the phone with the landowner and I can cut out a section of the tree to get the brood. And I'm just a paramedic, during my time I was 11b
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    Re: Got my first swarm off ad

    Lol, I actually was just informed about a bee tree by someone's hunting spot today. I'm supposed to be going to look at it on Thursday. Got to research doing a trapout between now and then. Can't...
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