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  1. Thread: Dead Bees

    by twlankford
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    Dead Bees

    I found several dead bees on the ground in front of my best hive. It had the most bees and produced the most honey this year and was one of the few that did not swarm. I even took a split from it the...
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    I use two 8ft 4x4s across concrete blocks. I set...

    I use two 8ft 4x4s across concrete blocks. I set one hive on each end. This elevates the hives about a foot off the ground. This gives plenty of room for ventilation and plenty of room to work...
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    Help with Bee Tree

    I received a call lastnight from a lady that has had a swarm of bees in a hollow tree for about a month. She stated her husband was severely allergic. No one wanted to help her without a hefty fee...
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    I checked a hive yesterday that seemed to be...

    I checked a hive yesterday that seemed to be thriving a few weeks ago, and there was not one single be in the hive. It was full of bees in two brood boxes. Wax moths had already moved in, but not so...
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    I place eyelets in the top and bottom holes on...

    I place eyelets in the top and bottom holes on the outer aspects of the frames on both sides. I then run wire through one of the top holes crossing the frame diagonally to the opposite bottom hole....
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    I live in Middle Tennessee and this will be my...

    I live in Middle Tennessee and this will be my third spring beekeeping. I started with packages, installed four nucs last year, and would like to do splits this year. I would like to add four more...
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    It was 65 degrees today and I had 3 supers full...

    It was 65 degrees today and I had 3 supers full of fall honey still in the garage. The fall crop surprised me and I was not prepared nor did I have the time to extract it. I just knew that it had...
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    I extracted my first honey this summer and placed...

    I extracted my first honey this summer and placed the supers back on the hives for the bees to clean up. Between working and going to school at night, the supers were left on until 3 weeks ago. I was...
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    Daisy. Your response to this particular post is...

    Daisy. Your response to this particular post is completely inappropriate. I don't understand where this burr up your butt came from, but it is completely out of character for you. Most of us...
  10. Thread: Bee memory

    by twlankford
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    No that doesn't happen. A bee's lifespan this...

    No that doesn't happen. A bee's lifespan this time of year is only about 46 days. None of the bees in the hive now were there 6 weeks ago; except for the queen of course. Bees are bred for desirable...
  11. Thread: Dead bees

    by twlankford
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    The extent of a bee's life is only about 46 days...

    The extent of a bee's life is only about 46 days this time of year. They simply work themselves to death. Some will die outside the hive and some will make it back to the hive and die there. The...
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    It is recommended in my area that one site can...

    It is recommended in my area that one site can support 20 to 30 hives. Bees can forage up to a radius of 4 miles from their home site;so you never no exactly how many other beekeepers there are in...
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    High Fructose Corn Syrup is sold in 5 gallon...

    High Fructose Corn Syrup is sold in 5 gallon buckets or in 55 gallon drums in Walter Kelly Supply Catalog. I have heard of many people feeding corn syrup to their bees. I have never heard of anything...
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    If you are looking for a wetter consistentcy, how...

    If you are looking for a wetter consistentcy, how about white corn syrup.
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    If they have plenty of stores in the brood areas...

    If they have plenty of stores in the brood areas then it is not necessary to feed them. Your nectar flow may be over for the year. If you want them to draw out the foundation for a possible flow this...
  16. Yes,wait until 7 or 8 frames are completely drawn...

    Yes,wait until 7 or 8 frames are completely drawn out. If you add another super too early the bees will move up into the added super and stop drawing out the frames in the bottom super. Bees have a...
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    I installed this particular hive on April 15 from...

    I installed this particular hive on April 15 from a Nuc. I somehow lost the Queen a week later, but was able to supply them with a Queen cell. I seemed like it took forever to start seeing eggs and...
  18. Thread: honey flow

    by twlankford
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    What are your opinions on what is being worked in...

    What are your opinions on what is being worked in my area now and how much longer can I expect them to contiue bringing in nectar.
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    I live in the Middle Tennessee area. How long can...

    I live in the Middle Tennessee area. How long can I expect my bees to continue to bring in nectar.At what point can I be sure the supers are as full as they are going to get?
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    I installed 2 packages last year and didn't have...

    I installed 2 packages last year and didn't have any drawn comb for the honey flow this year. As a result I have very little honey stored this year. I installed 4 Nucs about four weeks ago and I am...
  21. Thread: MOLD????

    by twlankford
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    I think the mold is due to the moisture created...

    I think the mold is due to the moisture created under the inner cover from the hive top feeder. I have this happen to me occasionally but it never has created a problem.
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    I installed my first two packages last year and...

    I installed my first two packages last year and by August they had both swarmed. They came through the winter great. Now,one has already swarmed again and the other has many queen cells built. How...
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    I am sure this has been posted before but does...

    I am sure this has been posted before but does anyone have a good Thymol source for small quantities. I have six hives and don't want to buy in bulk. A link to the source site would be appreciated.
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    A year ago after many heated debates with my...

    A year ago after many heated debates with my wife; I installed my first two hives. She didn't want them anywhere on our property (11 acres). I kept telling her that I would put them on the backside...
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    You should open on a day when temperatures are at...

    You should open on a day when temperatures are at least in the high 50s and even with this temperature you should minimize the time you keep the hive open. Reserve your thorough inspection days for...
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