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    Re: Caught a Box Turtle today.

    I have found 9 this year the most that I've seen in almost 30 years. On two seperate occasions I walked up on females digging their nest and laying eggs in my yard. I'm trying to keep a eye on them...
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    Drone Yard

    I'm planning on jumping into Queen raising next year and I need some advise on setting up good drone yards. I have a couple of out yards as well as my home yard to work with but I just can't get my...
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    I use the plastic bottle traps with the bait...

    I use the plastic bottle traps with the bait listed by RayMarler. They work for moths, yellow jackets, european hornets, and SHB. I don't know if the EH are attracted to the bait or the captive meal...
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    Check out the For Sale section of this forum....

    Check out the For Sale section of this forum. There are several queen breeders on this forum to chose from. I live just outside Chattanooga and I haven't heard of any local queen breeder except for...
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    I've used the sandwich traps sucessfully on top...

    I've used the sandwich traps sucessfully on top of the bars as well as the botton inside. I've also slid them in under sbb when there's room.
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    Poor Man where did you get your bees? Contact...

    Poor Man where did you get your bees? Contact Alan Buckley at mountainvalleybees@yahoo.com he can set you up.
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    Jim and Fred I'm also signed up to attend maybe...

    Jim and Fred I'm also signed up to attend maybe we will run into one another. I've been planning to do this for 3 years now.
  9. I haven't cut down any of the plastic drone...

    I haven't cut down any of the plastic drone frames but I have cut down the black frames. They work fine as brood frames but I haven't tried any in the extractor. Michael is right about the burr comb...
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    I did my first cutout for the year Saturday the...

    I did my first cutout for the year Saturday the temp. was around 60 and windy. These bees were so gentle that we didn't even use smoke. We ended up with three medium frames of brood, around four...
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    A one gallon zip lock bag 3/4 full pook a few pin...

    A one gallon zip lock bag 3/4 full pook a few pin holes and lay it on top of the frames. You might need to add a shim to raise it up enough for the bees to access the holes. Cheap, quick, and can be...
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    I use 19" so I can put them in my Lang hives and...

    I use 19" so I can put them in my Lang hives and also use Lang frames for splits in my TTBH. I sometimes start the bars in strong Lang hives also. I have one built for this year that I can use as a...
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    All of mine are on sbb and I don't close them....

    All of mine are on sbb and I don't close them. This year I have a TBH on sbb we'll see how the do open.
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    Survivor-Honeybee with your host Micheal Bush....

    Survivor-Honeybee with your host Micheal Bush. Sound good to me, I'd watch.
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    I've been using the bait mixture in my shb and...

    I've been using the bait mixture in my shb and wasp traps. I'm catching moths, yellow jackets, and bald faced hornets in the wasp trap. Sad to say I'm not have as much luck with Sonny and Mel's trap.
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    $4 - 1/2 Pint, $7 - Pint, and $15 - Quart.

    $4 - 1/2 Pint, $7 - Pint, and $15 - Quart.
  17. The worst pest imported to date has been the...

    The worst pest imported to date has been the White Europeans.
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    Their website doesn't give the price but I...

    Their website doesn't give the price but I believe Mann Lake is offering them for around $40 each.
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    Convient probably but very expensive.

    Convient probably but very expensive.
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    Works for me.

    Works for me.
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    I have several that hang out all night on my...

    I have several that hang out all night on my front porch and the breeze way between my back door and garage. They eat bugs all night and leave me reminders that they have been there. I have a couple...
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    I' m good now.

    I' m good now.
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    Mann Lake Plastic Frames

    Mann Lake is selling their PF520 6 1/4 frames for .85. They're still listed in the cataloge at the original price, but I called and their doing a clearance sale on this item. They usually sell for...
  24. I haven't extracted any yet but my supers look...

    I haven't extracted any yet but my supers look almost white. The sourwood is still blooming here I hope this hot weather doesn't ruin it.
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    I havent been able to post responces.

    I havent been able to post responces.
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