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    Re: Advice on moving a hive by hand

    if i can move two hives up a slippery muddy bank in the dark anyone can. you have to want the hives.
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    Re: How's the flow going for you?

    great here. one of my 2 hives came out of winter strong. they filled 3 supers and were expanding the brood alot so i moved up some frames into a second deep and chechered lowere deep some. on...
  3. Frame and wax foundation mismatch or bad quality control.

    I ordered a box each of 100 medium frames and 100 deep frames from Amazon. They were mann lake brand frames. They have a groove at the bottom and a shim cut at the top and holes on the side. To my...
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    Re: Eggs/larvae between deeps

    Sometimes they build lumps of drone cells on the bottom of the frames or between them or around them or anywhere they can.

    If you are using foundation, it is sized for worker brood and honey and...
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    Re: Need help moving bees

    I used to have weed free st. Augustine grass in my lawn. I never sprayed or used insecticide. Used fertilizer once every other year. Lived near the marsh and felt great responsibility toward...
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    Re: The Fed's plan for bees and butterflies

    Obeemacare? I want the contract to built the queen exchange websites.
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    Re: NO HONEY EVER

    I have a friend in Jax who has hives that make lots of honey year round. Can you find an out yard there? Maybe you need some brackish water, lol.

    He and many in his area use wax coated plastic...
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    Re: Connecting plywood 90 angle joint

    Can you put a small 1x1 or .75 x.75 inch rod in the corners. This way you can nail or screw into solid wood while passing through the layers instead of between them. Or do the same from the outside...
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    Re: bee keeping in medium boxes

    I have been pondering going with All medium boxes for future purchases.

    The only negative I have found is this:

    Everyone in my area uses deep. This will make it more complicated to buy nucs...
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    Re: Anyone had AFB problem in Mid-Tenn

    You might look at the local beek association and state beek websites, or inquire with the ag. extention office.
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey in East Tn.

    In my area the spring was dismally rainy the past 2 years, this may have impacted the tulip poplar honey. Sourwood was great however.
  12. Re: Wax dipping, wood polarity, and hardening oils

    I just got finished painting some old boxes that had never been painted. First I had to clean them up a bit, and brace and screw them back into shape. The high grade paint I used soaked into all...
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    Re: Dadant vs MannLake

    I also have an Ultra breeze suit. I noticed a vented suit in catologs for less.

    I think that most use the same basic idea, a waffle foam center with mesh on each side. The waffle material...
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    Stack them like condos put the bottom of one on the cover of another.

    Or. Sell some splits and give cash to wife, then ask how many you should have again.
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    Why foundationless? Newbie questions

    I have noticed that many keep bees or intend to keep bees with foundationless frames.

    I wonder do these beekeepers save the drawn comb when doing this. Do they only use foundationless for the...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again

    silly question perhaps, and a bit late as this thread has drifted somewhat.

    how did the OP check for tracheal mites to rule them out. it is my understanding that many times this disease will...
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    Newbee questions

    I checked the hives yesterday and saw some strange cells among the brood. They looked like normal cells with a little extension on them. The detention was at opening and narrows a bit, but was...
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    Who sells plastic bird baths?

    What stores still sell plastic bird baths. Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart and Target in my area do not.

    I would like a couple of those old school plastic baths that have the hollow trunk that...
  19. Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    Why not a solar setup. I bet you could use a green house window opener to help control the temp.
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    Its all new to me as well.

    I already have a combination of foundations in my hives. There are different products that will be best for various purposes. Even within the wax products there are...
  21. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    Hobbies include: nuclear poliferation, smoking bees, operating a mating hotel, and dripless gates
  22. Starting to think beekeepers are cheap. lol

    after reading here a while, I think beekeepers just might be cheaper than average. Or perhaps they are impatient or getting a return on investment.

    Don't most folks sell honey from their hives? ...
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    Re: a little tip on sealing ply-wood boxes

    seems like it is possible to make up the difference in cost of materials, by spending on protecting the cheaper materials.

    what kind of joints do you use on the plywood bodies? seems like the...
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    Re: harvesting honey out of the deeps

    If you need honey for personal use, take a frame or two. if you think your deeps are honey bound take a frame or two from that colony. its not an all or nothing hobby. honey does not have to be...
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    Pollen Frames??

    I have seen the term pollen frames mentioned several times now and I am perhaps a bit worried.

    Are there suppose to be entire frames of pollen as there are of honey?

    I only see some pollen on...
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