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  1. Re: Heartland Apiary Society conference pre reg dedline in 2 days.

    I'll be there David. Hope to see you at HAS.
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    Re: New "Bee Haver" in East Tennessee...

    Welcome from a fellow beekeeper in north central Tennessee (Springfield, TN). It's ok on waiting till next Spring to get another hive. Just take good care of the one you have and let the bees teach...
  3. Beekeeping Institute at Young Harris - May 10-12, 2012

    Info on the 2012 session of the Beekeeping Institute at Young Harris is found at the link below.
    http://www.ent.uga.edu/bees/young-harris/index.html
  4. Re: question for north TN and southern Ky bekeepers

    Here in north TN (Springfield, TN) the flow has been strong for some time already. It appears to me that we are about 4 weeks ahead of schedule. My best hive is in double deep brood chambers and I...
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    Re: Hello from Cookeville, TN!

    Welcome...its always a great thing to see another Tennessee beekeeper coming on board. Best wishes on your into to beekeeping. I'm sure there are some good local beekeepers in Cookeville to help...
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    Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

    Welcome fellow Tennessee beekeeper! Check out the TN Beekeepers Association online and especially the educational papers available for you to read there. Best wishes for the coming New Year!
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    Re: Wildflower Wheat

    Nice pics Barry. Is this a mead or an ale? I have several one gallon batches of mead brewing right now, some in primary and some in secondary. Now...just need patience! :)
  8. Thread: Mead recipe's

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    Re: Mead recipe's

    I don't remember where this recipe came from and I have not tried it yet. All my honey here in middle Tennessee is Wildflower variety. I may use my own honey instead of the Orange Blossom Honey and...
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    Re: Water Question

    I use inexpensive "Spring Water" that can be purchased at the grocery in gallon jugs. I like the taste and it seems to work just fine.
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    Re: adding a second deep

    I generally do so when I have 7 or 8 frames drawn and covered with bees. If you add a second deep hive body of foundation, there needs to be a nectar flow on OR you will need to feed them to draw...
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    Re: Questions about Mean Bees in a big hive

    I agree...requeen that hive if they are too testy.
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    Re: New Beekeeper in Middle TN

    Always good to have another TN beekeeper...best wishes from the Springfield, TN area. The folks you mentioned you are getting bees and equipment from are good folks. Again, best wishes.
  13. Re: 2011 Young Harris College / UGA Beekeeping Institute

    I plan to be there!
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    Re: WOOHOO! My boxes from Rossman arrived!

    Good for you...have fun getting it assembled and even more fun with the bees that you house in that hive. God bless!
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    Re: Moving hives and keeping the bees inside

    You'll probably be ok.
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    Re: Spring Supering Question?

    Around here folks start to add honey supers about mid April. Entrance reducers can be removed a bit before that.
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    Re: Dismembered Bees

    Could also be a skunk!
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    Re: Hello from East Tn.

    Well, I am not from East TN but I am in the state. Welcome and enjoy!
    Fred
    Springfield, TN
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    Re: Hello from Kentucky

    Welcome and enjoy the bees!
    Fred
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    Re: cranky after winter

    Yep! And seems winter bees venom is a bit more "stout" than summer bee stings!
  21. Thread: Bee Parts

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    Re: Bee Parts

    Sometimes sign of a skunk if the parts look chewed up and spit out.
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    Re: Hello, from S.E. Wisconsin

    Glad you bee with us!
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    Re: Advantage of 4# versus 3# packages

    I used a 4 lb package to start a new hive on undrawn foundation. I felt that they drew foundation faster or better than some 3 lb packages I have used. Just one personal observation. That said,...
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    Re: New Illinois Beek

    Welcome! I met Dave at Long Lane when I was teaching a class at HAS last year at TN Tech University. Nice guy! I trust he has you off to a good start with your bees. Best wishes from Tennessee!
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    Re: What do you set your Langs hives on

    I use 2 pressure treated 4x4 landscape timbers set on top of a concrete block on each end. Works good for me. And this set up will hold two or three hives or more depending on the length of the...
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