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  1. Thread: October swarm

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    Re: October swarm

    drlonzo, I suspect that this swarm came from a nuc that is 3 boxes high and has lots of bees. Not sure though. I have 2 full size hives that also have lots on bees, but the nuc is the most crowded.
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  2. Thread: October swarm

    by skidmld
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    October swarm

    I caught a softball sized swarm on 10/13/14. I put it in a 5 frame nuc that had 2 frames of empty comb and 3 frames of foundation. I put a pint of syrup on top and plan to feed as long as I can. I ...
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    Re: Robber screen questions

    Thanks for the responses. I think I am going to have to feed again, so I will leave them on for a while longer, then probably take them off when colder weather arrives.
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    Robber screen questions

    Should they be taken off for the winter? And it seems to me that they prevent bearding during hot weather. Would not bring able to beard add to the chances of a swarm?
    Thanks
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow to the max!

    I saw the first goldenrod blooms on July 30 here in East Tn. and was looking forward to an early flow. It didn't happen. Those blooms I saw must have just been in the perfect location for blooming...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    37742 Greenback Tn
    7/30/14
    Goldenrod
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    Re: Robbing sucks....

    "Newbie, here. I was just wondering how the bees remove dead bees when there is a robbing screen on the front. Do they carry it up and over the top? "

    I only have about 50 posts, but I have been...
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    Re: Summer Splits in Tennessee

    Robbing has been my biggest problem, the only way I got it stopped was with robbing screens. Cutting down the entrance so only 1 bee could get through didn't help. Build you some robbing screens and...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    37742
    5/21/2014
    sumac, persimmon
    East Tennessee
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    37742 Greenback Tn
    5/1/2014
    Blackberry
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

    37742
    04/28/2014
    tulip poplar
    Greenback Tn
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    37742
    3/1/2012
    Peach
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

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    dandelion
    2/16/2012
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2012

    37742
    Mahonia
    Lots of bees visiting. Temp about 60
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

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    9-5-2011
    goldenrod
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

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    3/23/2011
    Apple
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

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    3/7/2011
    Crab Apple
    Blooms starting to open
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

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    2/22/2011
    red maple
    Just starting to open
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2011

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    02/21/2011
    Mahonia
    Juat starting to open. The bees are already checking it out.
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2010

    37774
    08/22/2010
    gpldenrod
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2010

    37774
    05/06/2010
    wild roses
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2010

    37774
    03/13/2010
    maple
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2010

    37742
    03/06/10
    Mahonia
    Wonderful fragrance
    The bees love it
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    From my limited experience, 2.5 gal from a...

    From my limited experience, 2.5 gal from a shallow super seems VERY good.
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    Benton, thanks for the tip about the...

    Benton, thanks for the tip about the yellowjackets. I'll watch out for them.
    I wondered if I should try to wet the area down and try to dilute or wash away the syurp. I decided to let it alone. I...
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