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  1. Re: 7D nails for supers and hive bodies (Galvanized vs hot dipped, vs electro-galvani

    We stock 7d nails here at the Farmer's Coop where I work.
  2. Re: 2,4-d herbicide application during the nectar flow

    Just a few thoughts and observations...

    From the standpoint of one who works with a fairly large crops oriented farm supply company, a few recent trends in application methods may in fact be safer...
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    Re: Aggressive hive question

    That has been my experience as well. Also their level of defensiveness ebbs and flows through the course of the year.

    Another thing to consider is that you may be inadvertently triggering their...
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    Re: I sustained an injury from beekeeping.

    Anyone who hand carries double deeps, I call Sir. Or maybe I call a surgeon who specializes in hernia repair for them...
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    Re: Mosquito control in backyard apiaries??

    If possible, eliminate any standing water. Poorly drained gutters. ANYTHING that can hold the most insignificant seeming amount of water is habitat for mosquitos. Any of the BT products for...
  6. Re: How far in advance can I split before queen arrives?

    That's one theory, but in many, many species of animals, loss of genetic diversity leads to loss of vigor. I am establishing a new apiary in an area where there hasn't been beekeeping in a while. ...
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    Re: Bees and Spraying Fruit Trees?

    Personally, I wouldn't place any hives there unless it was a temporary situation for pollination of the fruit trees. The land owner shouldn't spray for at least a week to 10 days before you bring...
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    Re: Electric fence components

    We've been selling solar fencing units for years and have found them to be very reliable. Personally I would go with the self contained unit for their simplicity, compact size and the fact that the...
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    Re: Crimson "Dixie" Clover

    It is pretty much the standard crimson clover variety in the Southeast though there are some newer ones. Bees should love it...
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    Re: Ideas for hive numbering.

    This is totally inaccurate. I have worked at a farmer's cooperative for over 25 years and have never seen numbered ID tags that have an insecticide in them. Both Allflex and Y-Tex make such tags in...
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    Re: Ortho Max to kill SHB ?

    http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/TOOLS/PNAI/pnaishow.php?id=14
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    Re: Small Cell Bees

    We're up I-24 from Nashville, a few miles off the interstate at Exit 4.
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    Re: Small Cell Bees

    We stock small cell foundation at Montgomery Farmers Coop in Clarksville TN. Depending on where you're at in Nashville, you're probably 30 mins to an hour away.
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    Re: Gentle Bees...what kind to get???

    I've come to the point that the temperment of my bees is a minor consideration. I'll take some attitude on their part if it means that they are more defensive about pests and good producers!
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