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    >i went to a beekeeping seminar taught by les...

    >i went to a beekeeping seminar taught by les crowder last night. he is making and using hives made from plastic 55 gal barrels. he's cutting a 4" strip all the way around the long way making 2 hives...
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    >there's a LOT of people in the bahamas with very...

    >there's a LOT of people in the bahamas with very little experience

    I can testify to the truth of that statement. smile.gif
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    Coyote, It really doesn't take long to...

    Coyote,
    It really doesn't take long to learn. I wouldn't go to a sailing school unless you just have alot of money that you don't know what to do with. If that is the case, for a very large...
  4. Unfortunately, Berkeley is a little far for me to...

    Unfortunately, Berkeley is a little far for me to travel for a 2 hour talk, but maybe someone who does attend could give us a run down after. Does Les use his TBH's in the almond groves? It was my...
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    >Mississippi (with the exception of a small...

    >Mississippi (with the exception of a small corner in the southwest adjoining Texas), Louisana, and Alabama are still supposedly AHB-free.


    Last time I checked, Louisiana was still between...
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    We've had almost no winter weather here so far....

    We've had almost no winter weather here so far. The last couple of nights it got down to about 18 degrees, but it was back up to 68 today. I've seen crocus and tulips blooming already. Go figure ...
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    Michael, I'm happy to hear that your nucs...

    Michael,
    I'm happy to hear that your nucs are over-wintering well. When do you anticipate them being ready for sale? I could come pick 1 or 2 up and check out your bee yard at the same time ...
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    Hello, MB, thanks for the invite. I would...

    Hello,
    MB, thanks for the invite. I would love to come up there sometime and see your operation. How are the nucs doing?
    Jim, I have joined the NEOBA and been to a few meetings. I haven't...
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    Hello all, I was wondering if any of you...

    Hello all,
    I was wondering if any of you are located in Oklahoma and could use some help this spring with your hives? After reading every post on this forum, I am now a virtual storehouse of...
  10. Thread: Swarms

    by Beesplease
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    Hello all, Do feral colonies generally...

    Hello all,
    Do feral colonies generally throw off swarms every year, and if so, what time of the year is most common? There is a colony of bees in an old hollow tree near where I work and I...
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    I'm interested. What hive dimensions did you use...

    I'm interested. What hive dimensions did you use this year?
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    Hello all, Has anyone tried using 16"...

    Hello all,
    Has anyone tried using 16" or 18" pvc for a TBH? I think I'm going to try splitting an 18" X 4'pvc pipe,use some 3/4" material for the ends and 18" topbars. Maybe conduit for the...
  13. Thread: Thanks!

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    Hello all, I'm new to beekeeping and...

    Hello all,
    I'm new to beekeeping and have only posted once or twice to this forum. Everytime I think of a question to ask, I do a search and find out my question has already been answered....
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    Let us know how it works out.

    Let us know how it works out.
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    Thanks for the reply. Do you use one of the...

    Thanks for the reply. Do you use one of the commercially available swarm traps? I was thinking of using a small TBH, then when the bees start drawing comb, transfering to regular TBH.
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    Hello, Has anyone tried using a TBH as a...

    Hello,
    Has anyone tried using a TBH as a swarm lure?. Maybe half size of normal TBH?
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