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    Re: Hi from TN

    Welcome from just East of ya!
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    Re: Early Spring Aggression

    I was popped yesterday just to the outside of my right eye. Never had a sting hurt and swell like this one. I was about fifty yards from my hives (minding my business), also prepping my garden. One...
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    Re: glorybee bee jacket

    I have one and have no complaints.
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    Re: Carniolan Queens

    The service at Honey Run is excellent, or was for me. But, my favorite Carni's came from Ebert Queens in Iowa.
  5. Re: What happened to all the nasty mean bees?

    You are welcome to any mean queens that I may come across. I had to re-queen a hive last year. They would be head butting you fifty yards away. Pop the lid on them and it was instant black-out on...
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    Re: March hive check

    The bright orange cells in the last couple of pictures just look like pollen stores to me. The close-up of the white one almost looks like dead larvae that hasn't been removed. Not sure why it would...
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    Re: l) Harvesting first honey

    All of my hives consist of double deeps. If the bees build up enough to draw comb on both deeps then I add a super (shallow or medium). I only remove, for my use, the honey frames in the supers. I do...
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    Re: m) Preparing hive for first winter

    Do I need to Feed?

    Feed if their honey/syrup stores are light. My fall hive checks consist of throwing syrup at them as fast as they can take it, provided they have room. Any excess I can always...
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    Re: Am I the only one?

    It's the new generation (x, y, or whatever we are on now). It bothers me the most to see it on job applications. And, I am actually talking about professional career applications. Shame on any...
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    Re: First Nuc Box Build

    Looks like you are well on your way with making woodenware. Good Job! Don't forget to paint the cut edges to preserve them.
  11. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    I like prizes. Count me in too.
  12. Re: What could the bees be bringing into the hive this time of year?

    I watched mine bringing in bright and dull yellow pollen today. I have a couple of large maples in my front yard already blooming.
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    Re: Dead hives

    I had the same thing happen to me last year. I stuck the deeps, including all frames, into a deep freezer for at least a week, probably longer. I wanted to make sure that all the hive beetles/other...
  14. Re: How do I determine what kind of bee I have?

    I'm guessing Italian as well.
  15. Re: First time beekeeper - East Tennessee

    Welcome from just down the road (Interstate). I would begin with a veil & suit. Getting stung will probably take the fun out of it for you. Dig through the endless posts on this site (a lot of...
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    Re: Installing new queen

    Make sure that you are positive that they have not already made/started making a new queen. If so they will kill your new queen. Two weeks queenless they usually would have made a new one.
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    Re: What type of bee is this?

    The first picture looks like a honeybee with an abdomen full of nectar. Not sure about the second pic because its blurred. JMO. How big are those flowers? That may give a little more reference.
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    Re: Elbert Honey Co

    Purchased a couple of queens form Ebert Queens. They arrived the next day and all appeared healthy. Adam was easy to deal with and providing they do well, will order from them again.
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    Re: Honey Run Apiaries

    Ordered a couple of NWC queens and arrived the next day. Both were healthy and active. I did place my order via phone and the lady that answered was very easy to deal with. I will not hesitate to...
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    Nuc Question

    Which would be best in my area for winter? A single deep nuc, double deep, single medium, or double medium? I was going to try some late increase with mated queens. Just wanting to know the best over...
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    Re: Need help identifying a bee

    I have had some just like that inside one of my hives. It was a hive that swarmed and I first saw two of these inside after the swarm cells were being torn down. I first thought that it was virgin...
  22. Re: When do I plant sweet clover for my bees?

    I've yet to see any honeybees working red clover around my place. I have heard that their tongues are not long enough to reach the nectar. Not sure if thats true or not. Any of the whites are good in...
  23. Re: When do I plant sweet clover for my bees?

    I've always planted in late winter. Clover seed is hard shelled and will be dormant until its ready to sprout. Some farmers actually mix it in with their cattle feed and let the cows spread it. I...
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    Re: NWC QUeens

    Do you still have any queens for sale? I sent you a PM.
  25. Re: Insurance for the Honey you Sell and Give Away

    Such a shame that we live in a society where we have to worry about law suits. It seems everyone is looking for a hand out on things that are usually out of anyone's control, accidental, or was...
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