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    Re: west virginia passes nice bee law

    I am a West Virginia beekeeper and I am here to tell you that I appreciate that we register the bees here. I won't get into your political rant/fight but I am glad we have competent apiary...
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    Fred Bee, I sure miss Mt Juliet too! I loved...

    Fred Bee,
    I sure miss Mt Juliet too! I loved living there but my wife's family is from WV and we wanted the kids to be around them.

    I don't know if you are involved with a local group but...
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    Fred Bee, I lived in Mt Juliet until 2 years ago...

    Fred Bee,
    I lived in Mt Juliet until 2 years ago and I never closed my screened bottom boards. Never had a bit of trouble with it...
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    I thought about the time of year contributing to...

    I thought about the time of year contributing to the issue but I have 5 hives within 1/4 mile of this one. The conditions should be similar (but of course, not exact). Only this one is really bad. ...
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    I already have a new queen in the hive...the...

    I already have a new queen in the hive...the problem is what to do until her offspring replaces the old bees...but as long as I leave them alone, I think they will leave the neighbors alone so that...
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    The queen is 1.5 years old and was not hot until...

    The queen is 1.5 years old and was not hot until this summer...even in spring she was ok. I have made peace with the neighbor (a little honey helped) and am going to just let them sit until later in...
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    Help with hot hive

    I have a question about one of my colonies. Most of my bees are in the city limits. One colony has become incredibly hot. They attack in great number when I crack the hive and will follow me for a...
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    It's hot here too and while I have seen some...

    It's hot here too and while I have seen some bearding, the odd thing I have seen 3 times now is some sort of pseudo-swarm behavior. The bees come out in great numbers like a swarm does but the fly...
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    I've had them around my apiary and they were...

    I've had them around my apiary and they were about 1.5 inches or so. They seem to move randomly and were hard for me to photograph...the pics that started this thread are awesome!

    One tried to...
  10. I was a member of a club in TN and we met every...

    I was a member of a club in TN and we met every month, same time, same place. We had talks by members as well as outside speakers. Everyone was friendly and helpful, willing to "come over and have...
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    The wood is coated with food grade paint also and...

    The wood is coated with food grade paint also and cleans off nicely like my metal extractor...just hose it out, etc. The extractor works pretty well, though hand cranking isn't sogood...I just...
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    I just posted some pics of the one I made on my...

    I just posted some pics of the one I made on my website: http://www.buzz-honey.com under the equipment area
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    I mentioned awhile back about making a homemade...

    I mentioned awhile back about making a homemade extractor. I posted some pics on my website at http://www.buzz-honey.com Look under the equipment area to see the one I made
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    Before I moved to WV, I lived in TN near...

    Before I moved to WV, I lived in TN near Nashville. I participated in the Wilson County Fair and we had the categories mentioned in this link:
    http://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/shows/honey.htm
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    You could build your own extractor. I built one...

    You could build your own extractor. I built one in a weekend out of a new trashcan and some wood/wire/etc. I hook a drill to the shaft that holds the basket I made to hold the frames...it spins out...
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    It seems like we had pollen but not too much on...

    It seems like we had pollen but not too much on honey flow so far...we got nailed by the late freeze and my bees mostly feel like they are a month behind. I am not sure what will happen this...
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    I don't think it is a redbud...the blooms look...

    I don't think it is a redbud...the blooms look wrong. I would have calle dit apple too, but not positive
  18. Thread: No Smoke

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    I never use smoke any more either. Somedays I...

    I never use smoke any more either. Somedays I don't need to wear protective clothing, some days I do. On the days that I do, I doubt the smoke would make much difference. Anyhow, I agree with your...
  19. I am in WV also and my hives all feel like they...

    I am in WV also and my hives all feel like they are a couple of weeks behind, both in buildup and swarming behavior. I hope that the flow is also behind some as you suggest. If not, I am in for a...
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    I have always done it for 2 or more days...I'd...

    I have always done it for 2 or more days...I'd rather not take the chance...but I bet 24 hours would do it...if you have the time and space, more must be better I figure!
  21. I lost three...all due to starvation from the...

    I lost three...all due to starvation from the cold. They had their heads in the cells as is characteristic. All three had tons of honey all around them...they just couldn't get to it...but my...
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    I do the powdered sugar treatment for fun. ...

    I do the powdered sugar treatment for fun. That's all I plan on!
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    I live din Nashville and had a number of hives on...

    I live din Nashville and had a number of hives on an acre with neighbors spaced about as you describe. I now live in Charleston WV and have less land but still keep some bees near the house with no...
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    I agree with RonS and George too. I always set...

    I agree with RonS and George too. I always set brood boxes (when I break apart a hive) on my overturned outer cover. You can't do that with the fancy roof of a garden hive. You probably don't to...
  25. Thread: Bee mags

    by BaldyLocks
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    I like ABJ better. It just seems to be of better...

    I like ABJ better. It just seems to be of better all-around qualitty to me. That being said, both are fun to read and have useful info
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