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    Hive Beetle tried to get in package

    Interesting thing happened to me this past weekend while installing packages.
    Had two packages on the back porch before i took them to the bee yard. I actually saw a hive beetle fly up, land on the...
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    SHB larva in pollen patties

    Has anyone had a problem with SHB larva in pollen patties? I placed patties from Mann Lake on my hives to help wit build up this year (it workd) but when I inspected today found what looked like...
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    The main flow should go on for about three more...

    The main flow should go on for about three more weeks. However depending on your specific location you may be able to extract then resuper and get some honey from mid June - late July - (most of the...
  4. Thread: Just starting

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    Danny, Two contacts for you if you would like...

    Danny,

    Two contacts for you if you would like to get bees in Tennessee:

    Package bees, queens, nucs, supplies, etc. Ed Johnson, Goodlettsville, 615-859-7253

    Queens, package bees ...
  5. Thread: Mad Bee

    by Hugevol
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    Love the web site above... perhaps the link...

    Love the web site above...

    perhaps the link should have been posted today.....Hmmm

    April 1
  6. Thread: Just starting

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    Good Luck Danny, Most beekeepers I know in...

    Good Luck Danny,

    Most beekeepers I know in middle Tennessee use two deep brood chambers. Your goal should be to have the foundation in both broodchambers fully drawn out with at least 45 pounds...
  7. Thread: Super Problem

    by Hugevol
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    Good Evening, Thanks to a malfunctioning sump...

    Good Evening,

    Thanks to a malfunctioning sump pump I have a super problem that is not covered in any of the bee books out there. I have been on an extended business trip for most of the past six...
  8. Thread: hives

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    Three hives. I just got into them for the...

    Three hives.

    I just got into them for the first time in 2003. All are in great shape!
  9. Thread: hives

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    Three hives. I just got into them for the...

    Three hives.

    I just got into them for the first time in 2003. All are in great shape!
  10. Thread: cold flight

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    I think it is important to remember that SMR is a...

    I think it is important to remember that SMR is a genitic trait not a specific race. You could have Itailians or Carniolians that have the SMR gene.

    You may want to ask the breeder that you...
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    Friends, I am a new beekeeper having started...

    Friends,

    I am a new beekeeper having started this year with three hives. One a prime swarm from a bee friend, one a nuc from a local commercial beekeeper, and three a three pound package. I...
  12. Thread: Feeding bees

    by Hugevol
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    If you are planning on going into winter with two...

    If you are planning on going into winter with two deeps fully drawn I would feed them non stop until September. Even if there is a flow on they may use the feed at night to build up the foundation.
  13. Thread: virgin queen

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    I had a queen here in Nashville go for almost...

    I had a queen here in Nashville go for almost three weeks before I could find any sign of brood. She was a virgin queen from a early swarm in late March.
  14. Thread: Deformed wings

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    This afternoon I found a bee with deformed wings...

    This afternoon I found a bee with deformed wings in front of one of my hives. ( I am new to beekeeping this year)

    The wings appear to be shriveled up or not fully developed. I know it may be...
  15. I received a swarm from a friend that had swarmed...

    I received a swarm from a friend that had swarmed on March 31st. After two weeks I was worried that I was queenless. Finally after almost three weeks I saw eggs and larva.

    Hugh in Nashville
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    I have two small colonies. One is a one month old...

    I have two small colonies. One is a one month old nuc that is on 5 frames. The other hive started 6 weeks ago as a captured swarm.

    My concern is in regard to the swarm colony. I went for 4 weeks...
  17. Martin, Good Luck! I am a new beekeeper...

    Martin,

    Good Luck! I am a new beekeeper located in Nashville. If you need help finding equipment or bees you may want to contact Ed Johnson. Ed owns Johnson Honey Farm and is a commercial...
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    Clayton, They have drawn out some of the comb...

    Clayton,

    They have drawn out some of the comb already. In fact they have even stored a lot of the sugar water in the comb - when I inspected yesterday they had caped a small area.

    My guess is...
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    I have a new hive from a swarm that a bee friend...

    I have a new hive from a swarm that a bee friend gave me two weeks ago. It is a swarm queen - not the original. He had combined two swarms that had issued with in a day of each other and let the...
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