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    Re: Greetings from Mid-Tennessee!

    Welcome from just north of you.
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    Re: nucs and packages

    :popcorn:

    I hate to be called a troll also but... Why would you swap frames between two hives that are doing well? And why should you kill queen #2? If you squish a bumblebee to expose the...
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    Re: Sign of a Swarm?

    Without seeing what the inside of the hive looks like that looks just like typical "bearding" to me. Bees will do that as the weather warms up. Its a way for them to help regulate the temperature...
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    Queen(s) Question

    Last year I cut out a hive that was in a fallen tree on a golf course. Lightning had struck the tree and at some point the tree fell. The course employees thought the hives were actually yellow...
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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    Just simply good stuff.

    Always remember this "up" while you are traveling through the next "downs."
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    Re: Death by Ziploc

    Just place the inverted jar directly over the hole on the inner cover. I've not had any problems. The larger jars, not sure the size but they are larger than the quart jars, is what I use. An empty...
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    Re: Two colors of honey in one frame

    That looks more like where brood was placed at one time or another and now the bees have filled and capped it with honey. The remnants of cacoons will make your frames appear darker when held up to...
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    Re: Nuc expectations?

    I'm with kaizen on this one. I would not have been happy after opening that one up. Did you call the seller and let him know he forgot to add some bees/comb? Doing business like that will cause him...
  9. Re: Please, could you help me "read" my one month old hive for the first time?

    I'm with Andrew Dewey on this one. The very first photo appears to have some queen cells hanging down from the top. They are the long looking "hangy down" things with an open, or closed, bottom...
  10. Re: Need expert advice. Wild swarm. Pictures

    We have those nest in and around tobacco barns here. They are not friendly creatures to me, especially when hanging tobacco. In line with yellow jackets for me.
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    Re: Pictures of second inspection

    I can't make out much by the pictures other than seeing bees and open comb. Did you see any brood (capped & uncapped), pollen, nectar/honey?

    I may be missing something but that looks like a lot of...
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    Re: cinder block stands

    I use one layer. Two stacked up would be too tall for me lifting supers off of during the summer. I also turn the openings up/down. I've had wasps build in them otherwise. But, I'm sure there are...
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    Swarm Traps - Distance

    I have located two, possibly three, trees close to me that have bees living in them. My question is how close (distance) to these trees should I place my swarm traps? I know that the bees in two of...
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    Re: to late to get bees?

    I'm not so sure about being able to get bees "about any time from spring till fall." You probably could but they will cost more and be set back on building up for winter (depending how late in the...
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    Re: Hello from Tennessee

    Welcome
  16. Re: Where to buy bees near northeast Mississippi?

    Not sure about the hauling distance but one benefit to Quietman's bees will be that they're locally raised.
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    Re: My Mating Nuc pics in progress

    Any worries of the bees, or queen, walking around the dividers near the top (i.e. Where the frame top ends rest on the hive body, the frame rests)? There seems to be a gap between the dividers and...
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    Re: Mouse in hive, now what?

    I second what Vance said. You could also throw a mouse trap, or two, on or near the landing board (entrance). He will likely come out on the warmer days, hopefully lured by some fresh cheddar. :D
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  19. Re: Interested in beekeeping in middle TN area

    Welcome, from just up the road.
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    Re: When to buy a breeder?

    Sounds like you are doing well. I say keep rolling with what you got unless you are just wanting to inject something new. Good job!
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    Re: Upset/Disappointed/Confused/etc.

    Thanks for the sarcastic input, GusK. I guess this means we are both "newbies" since this is my fourth year keeping bees. I understand that TF is not the answer to all things. It was just something...
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    Re: Upset/Disappointed/Confused/etc.

    Thanks squarepeg and Talon. I will check for those tomorrow. But there were no bees emerging or even stuck on any of the frames. No brood in any stage.
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    Re: Upset/Disappointed/Confused/etc.

    I understand that mites are a huge factor. My concern, as stated by someone else, if it were mites would I not find brood in various stages remaining in the hive? And more dead bees on the bottom...
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    Re: Upset/Disappointed/Confused/etc.

    I have my entrances reduced on all of my hives. Normally when I have had a hive robbed out I will see signs of chewed comb where they are opening up the honey stores. I saw none of that. These two...
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    Upset/Disappointed/Confused/etc.

    I lost two more hives, three total, this fall. All seem to have the same end result...vanished. A couple of months ago I had a strong single deep nuc started from a swarm. They were building up and...
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