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    To Split or not to Split

    Well, after wondering about why I was finding Queen cells I now have something new to worry about.

    I inspected the strong hive again, found the old Queen (barely any paint left on her). She was...
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    Re: Swarm Cells / Queen Cells ? - TN

    First, Thanks for the advice.

    I did a bit more research and am fairly certain I have Swarm Cells, they were all located at the bottom of one frame in the lower super. I did not look at all the...
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    Re: Swarm Cells / Queen Cells ? - TN

    Understood, the population seemed to be OK but not overly abundant. So, let's assume they have swarmed.

    Should I order a new Queen immediately?
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    Swarm Cells / Queen Cells ? - TN

    Hey Gang, second year Beek here with my first dilemma of this season. I have a strong hive that I inspected today (made it through the winter fine). I saw at least 2 capped Swarm/Queen Cells...
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    Re: Greeneville,Tn

    Hey, I'm over in Kingsport. If the hive is made of paper they ain't Honey bees. :-)

    If it is a swarm of honeybees they are just passing through, the Swarm will eventually move on to another...
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    Re: EAS 2010 ... Boone, NC Aug. 2-6

    I'll be going, maybe I can get someone else from my local club to join me.

    As far as price, from what I read you need to be a Member of the EAS- Dues are $25 yr. Then the price for the short...
  7. Re: Bought out some hives from a beekeeper who passed away

    A once in a lifetime opportunity.

    I'm with MapMan - send her some honey and a nice card with some info on how much you appreciate the bees and how the equipment is very much appreciated.
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    Re: Lethargic behaviour

    Opened the hive, found Queen, eggs, capped brood, etc. Added more sugar water to feeder.


    Still noticing a general trend of this hive to be "lazy". The other hive has lots of activity even...
  9. Re: Pollen Source (to purchase) and Feeding

    BTTT

    40 Views and no suggestions?? Cmon guys
  10. Pollen Source (to purchase) and Feeding

    I am thinking ahead to later this year when I would want to provide some extra pollen. Looking for some advice on Pollen and Feeding. I have read that some bees will not take Pollen substitute. ...
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    Lethargic behaviour

    I'm a bee watcher. At least every other day I sit, sometimes in the morning sometimes in the evening and watch my bees.

    I have been working a second job over the last two weeks and it is...
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    Re: Crape Mrytle as forage.

    WE have alot of those around here but I rarely see Bees on them, mostly Japanese Beetles. I would think they would yeild something but the Bees just find other things in the area that yield much...
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    My Exp with Ray Revis - NC

    Well as a first year beek I with 18 months of research going in I had decided to start with Russian bees. I read up on using USDA Russians and found Mr. Revis in NC which is about 2 hours from me.
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    Re: New beek cool picture

    Being new, how does one "feed them into swarming"? I was under the impression that once nectar started flowing the bees would gradually reduce thier intake of syrup..?
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    First Inspection - Your Thoughts

    Well, did my first inspection on both my new hives today. Both hives were installed on Monday the 17th afternoon.

    Good
    - Both Queens had been released by the workers.
    - Both hives had quite...
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    Re: What are the best Bee books to buy?

    As a NewBee myself I will advise this, for the beginning Beek the best is;

    (1) Beekeeping for Dummies - best first book. Easiest to read and understand. Gives all the basics and is specifically...
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    I'm IN - A couple of questions

    Well, Got my first 2 Packages installed yesterday.

    Had a couple of small hiccups - did a quick panic when I found the Queen cage had dropped ot the bottom of the cage when I bumped the package. ...
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    Re: Couple of Questions

    Thanks for the info guys.
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    Couple of Questions

    Just looking for some advice as to what "most" folks do:

    - Do you use an Inner Cover on top of your Hive Top Feeder? And if so, do you Screen the hole of the Inner Cover to keep out Flies, Ants,...
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    Re: I have eggs!

    As a NewBee myself, I say Congratulations on your work!! I hope to do as well in a few weeks.
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    Re: How much sugar should I Buy?

    After reading this thread I thought I would report on the Price here in SE Tennessee at our local Wally World - a #25 Bag is $11.67

    If I have done my Math right (if not my Buddy USCBeeMan will...
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    Re: Picking up Hives

    Thanks to all for the info (except Fish stix :D)

    The gentleman I am buying from is very busy and doesn't have time to chat.

    He is calling the shots so if he wants to install the bees and keep...
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    Re: Picking up Hives

    Thanks very much.

    The Bees will be Nucs in both hives, it's just the Breeder (Keeper) wants to install them himself. I plan on leaving the Hives with him for approx one week to let them get used...
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    Re: Hive frames holder/perch

    Being the new Beek - I appreciate this tip. Worth looking into as I have wondered about the Frame Holder/Perch.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Bee Suits

    New Beek here - I think this posts summarizes some things very well. Being brand new I want to have confidence and be focused on the task at hand, I don't want to worry or be distracted so I chose...
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