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    Re: glorybee bee jacket

    I bought one last year, cheapest one that I could find. It is still in one piece and keeps the bees out :-) I Would recommend them.
  2. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Count me in.
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    Re: Michael Palmer Nucs

    Thats it, I appreciate your help.

    Isaac
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    Re: Michael Palmer Nucs

    Thanks for the link, but I was wanting to find the thread where he went in depth on his system of raising and overwintering nucs.

    Isaac
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    Michael Palmer Nucs

    In the past I remember reading a large thread that Mr. Palmer posted explaining his nuc rearing procedure in great detail. I have tried but I cannot seem to find it again, Does anybody on here have a...
  6. Re: Prices of nucs - shockingly wide variation

    Works even better when you can get between $8 and $10 per pound from direct sales.
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    Re: Bee Hive Plans

    Here's the link to a "photo tutorial" on making your own frames. I did it with just a table saw (a batch of around 700 frames), but a router table would make it a lot easier (and safer).
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  8. Re: Bees trapped in greenhouse... suggestions?

    Bees trapped in greenhouse... suggestions?

    Let them out!!

    (sorry just had to say that :)

    In all seriousness though, from my experience working in greenhouses, (the farm i work on raises...
  9. Re: How many beeks on here are under 25 yrs old?

    I am 19 year's old, have 11 hives, second year beekeeping, plan on expanding as fast as money allows. Want to have 100-150 withing 5 years
  10. Coated or uncoated plastic foundation

    Does it make a difference to have your plastic foundation coated, and if so how do you go about doing it yourself?

    Thanks
  11. Re: I need tips for selling honey at farmers market

    My farm is a mid sized vegetable "truck" farm. We raise Certified Naturally Grown vegetables to sell at area farmers markets. This year was the first year that I had any extra honey after what I ate,...
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    Re: Fatbeeman classes

    Hey folk, I did not mean anything insulting by what I asked, just wondering if anybody had been to any of them and what they thought about it. Pardon me if I wasn't politically correct.
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    Fatbeeman classes

    Has anybody on here ever taken any of Fatbeeman's classes . what do ya'll think about them.
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    Re: Exciting 2nd year hive

    Hey, the more the merrier right?
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    Exciting 2nd year hive

    I have a hive that I started last year from a 5 frame nuc, this spring it was fixing to swarm so I made 3 splits out of it (I left 10 frames in the parent hive). Since then I have preformed a cut...
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    Re: How to combine two splits.

    Bump
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    How to combine two splits?

    I made a 3 way split on a hive that was about to swarm 2 or 3 weeks ago. 2 of them in the hive body's and another in a 5 from nuc. One of the hive body splits aperently was unsuccessful in raising a...
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    Re: Strawberries

    We have 25,000 plants out this spring. See bees on them all of the time.
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    Lost a Swarm

    Did an inspection of my hives today. One hive had swarmed, and two others that have swarm cell's built, I split them and wished that I had checked my hives 4 or 5 days sooner.
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    Timeing of a cutdown split

    When is the proper time to "preform" a cutdown split.
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    When to check on a split

    I made my first split today. Was wondering when that I should check on it, and what I should look for.
  22. Thread: New Hives

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    New Hives

    Bought 4 double deep hives yesterday. Got them hauled up the mountain and set up. Really looking forward to this season. Hopefully I'll turn at least a small honey crop his year.
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    Re: Swarm trap placement

    Thanks Rader
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    Re: Amount of beetles

    The hive is weak (or at least weaker than my other hive) located in full sun (when the sun is shining) deep sandy loam topsoil and since the hive is in East Tennessee this spring it is very very damp.
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    Swarm trap placement

    I live in the mountains of East Tennessee. Fields mixed in with trees everywhere (mostly trees, predominantly oak). I was wondering where would be the best bet to put a swarm trap?
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