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  1. Thread: Hello from KY

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    Re: Hello from KY

    Hi Welcome Bardstown Here
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    Re: OUCH just learned a lesson the hard way

    Man I would requeen for sure. I work my hives in shorts and a tee shirt and have never been stung that many times at once. :doh:
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    Re: Kentucky helps the bees

    Don't get me wrong. I think mountain top removal is horried! I do like the idea to reclaim as much as possible with bee friendly plants.
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    Re: Kentucky helps the bees

    Wow! That is great! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Hello from Bartlett, TN

    Welcome! I was raised right next door in Raliegh. I live in KY now. Have fun with the addiction.
  6. Thread: Black ants.

    by bobbees
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    Re: Black ants.

    My hives are on stands that I built out of scrap deck lumber. I cover the legs with marine grease and the ants don't cross it. I am afraid of ant baits, if the girls take some in a hive you could...
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    Re: Mowing Yard With A Beehive Present

    I mow and weedwack around my 5 hives in shorts and a tee shirt without a problem. I am careful to blow the grass away from the hive entrance and I try not to stand right in front of the entrance....
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    Re: Various plantings

    I planted squash last year and the bees loved it.
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    Re: Lawn Alternative

    I planted about a half of acre last year with diffrent types of clover to see how it would do. The red got to high and stalky for me but I liked the yellow and white clover. I think it will do well...
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    Re: Rookie Questions

    Man I do not think you have a clue how much work is involved. I started 5 new ones last year and it was a lot. Just building frames, boxes painting etc. Building up to 50 or more is not unreasonable...
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    Re: Anyone using Stethoscopes to listen to bees?

    I just came in from putting my ear up to the hives to listen. I do almost everyday. I can hear them and it is soothing and reassuring to me. A sethoscope would be great!
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    Re: Trees to plant for bees

    Thornless locust and crabapple do well for me
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    Need Plans for Queen Rearing Nucs

    I want to have the local high school shop class build some nucs for queen rearing. Does anybody have any drawings.
    I looking for the ones that have several openings for queen rearing.
    Thanks
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    What do you think? Moving a weak hive inside

    I have a very weak hive that I am thinking of moving into the barn while it is so cold for the next week or so. The barn is not heated but will block the wind and has a light that provides some...
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    Re: Installing packages

    Late afternoon early evening is the best. They will settle in quicker and have less drifting.
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    Re: Where to buy Bees?

    Nothing is wrong with Kelly's they give good service. I would like to get some Russian Nucs that do not offer plus I did have a couple of queens last year that didn't do very well, Maybe just bad luck
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    Where to buy Bees?

    I live in Bardstown KY area and I am not real happy with the Quality of bees I recieved form Kelly's last year. Don't get me wrong I love Kelly's I would just like another source that is not too far...
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    Re: Does anyone know a miracle cure????????

    Bynadryl will help
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    Baskin Robbins Simple Syrup

    My wife found some bags of Baskin Robbins Simple Syrup at a food thrift store. They are 46 oz pouches that look like they would be perfect to lay on the inner cover and makes some slits to feed. I...
  20. Thread: Windbreak

    by bobbees
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    Re: Windbreak

    You can make a easy one with a few bales of straw stacked on one another.
  21. Thread: Adding Hives

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    Adding Hives

    I have 4 hives 3 Italian, and 1 feral swarm I caught (very dark, the queen is almost solid black) . Anyway I want to add another hive or two in the spring. I am thinking of Russians just to have...
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    Re: How to dust qith powered sugar

    Thanks
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    How to dust with powered sugar

    What is the easiest way to dust with powered sugar? I would rather not buy anything.
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    Re: Help with hives

    The two types should be OK. I have combined several different kinds after catching small swarms or other situations similar to yours.

    Set the weak deep on top of the stronger one with a sheet of...
  25. Thread: My Two Hives

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    Re: My Two Hives

    I have four hives of Italians and fed them the entire first season until they had drawn out two deeps. There are different opinions but I think it pays off to feed until they have fill two deeps....
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