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    Re: Swarm catching question

    I caught 3 swarms out of 4 bait hives this year and still I am not an expert by far. I found fence rows work well morning sun only if possible pointing south to southeast. From 5 to 8 feet in the...
  2. Re: Odfrank's Observations - Bees Inhabiting Potential Nesting Sites

    I have noticed in my recent bait catches that yes sun does make a difference. Had a bait hive in a tree in the wide open with no sun, but by it being in the open still had a lot of light no takers. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught 2-3# swarm in bait hive yesterday 6/4/2013.
  4. Re: New Beekeeper First TBH Management Questions

    I usually leave my 1st bar alone but it doesn't really matter. The main thing to remember is keepem' busy. Now that you are seeing how fast they can build comb you will know when to put bars in. ...
  5. Re: New Beekeeper First TBH Management Questions

    Add new bars in front of the follower. A couple or so at a time they will do the rest. Just remember not to give them too much room or you could demoralize them and they will slow down. So a couple...
  6. Thread: New from TN

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    Re: New from TN

    Welcome from Smith County. Second year Beeks. Enjoy.
  7. Re: Help! bees building comb in gabled roof of top bar hive

    I would take the bees in the top and put them back in the hive, they seemed to be confused. It is a little difficult to find the queen until she has a little comb to run over and the bees are spread...
  8. Re: Bee Loss: could Fukushima be playing a role?

    Couldn't be cell towers, maybe North Korea has already sent a slow releasing nuc over here. We sure would never know it, just take a look at what happened with Benghazi.


    Just Guessing. Have...
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    Re: Lemongrass Oil lures - How to make them?

    Mr. Ben I set several swarm traps a year with q-tips. About 2 drops on one end and rub the q-tip around the inside of the box and along a couple of the top bars, then I throw the q-tip in the...
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    Re: Newbee from Port Townsend, Wa.

    Welcome, I like your attitude of learning, that is what keeps us young. Good luck.
  11. Re: Texan wishes he could sell warm weather to Yanks.

    I'd take some warm weather as well. I've got out around 20 swarm traps out, it is a might early I guess. Last year it was already in the 80's this time of year and bees were swarming like crazy. ...
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    Re: Purple Martin?

    Anyone seen any martins yet, I've seen 4 so far but then it cooled down and they left. Don't seem interested in nesting in cool weather. Well for sure they follow food and there are not many bugs...
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    Re: New Beekeeper in TN

    Welcome, good luck on the adventure don't forget to learn.
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    Re: Hello from East Tennessee

    Welcome, got in-laws in Meigs County or is it out-laws JUST KIDDING.
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    Re: Middle Tennessee Newbee...sorta

    We have all made mistakes, a wise person learns from their mistakes. There is LIGHT in each and every living thing even if someone cannot see it, a wise individual instinctively searches for the...
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    Re: Freezing temperature on splits

    I would not do splits right now it is too cold. Opened my a few hives a couple of weeks ago had some capped workers and very few drone. A good formula for disaster and the colonies you pull from...
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    Re: Need some advic

    Don't worry about them so much you will be surprised how easy this is they do all the hard work. They will stop taking the syrup and I mean completely when they find other sources and they will. In...
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    Re: Newbee from Tennessee

    Welcome Friend,

    May God Bless you and yours. I made 8 of 9 top bar hives they are very easy to make and you can too. If I get enough hives built I'm thinking of taking and permanant furlow.
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    Re: How many combs should I expect ?

    The brood will mainly stay toward the entrance just make sure to keep the brood chamber opened up with empty bars and if you were to start noticing alot of honey in say the first ten frames start...
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    Re: How many combs should I expect ?

    I have 9 tbh's installed a package of bees on March 20th last year and learned many things the bees drawed out 13 full combs in 7 weeks swarmed caught the them placed in another tbh and that hive...
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