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  1. #1
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    Dec 2012
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    Warren, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Saying hello from middle Tennessee

    Just checking in. Had bees for 2 years and have often read posts from this site. Still seems I am mostly learning by making mistakes. Thanks to those of you who share your experiences. Last summer and fall I had a lot of trouble trying to control robbing. Hope to do a better job next year.

  2. #2
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Saying hello from middle Tennessee

    Welcome to the site from a newbie looking to learn.

    Happy New Year!

  3. #3
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    Feb 2011
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    Auburntown, TN USA
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    Default Re: Saying hello from middle Tennessee

    Welcome Joe. I'm just down the way from you in Cannon county. Hope your bees are wintering well, and I hope you enjoy the site.

  4. #4
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    Belpre,Ohio, USA
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    Default Re: Saying hello from middle Tennessee

    Hey Joe, welcome and I look forward to you sharing your experiences as well.
    Bill...in Southeast Ohio

  5. #5
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Saying hello from middle Tennessee

    Welcome Joe!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

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    Default Re: Saying hello from middle Tennessee

    Welcome from Meigs County, TN!

    I don't know if you've looked at associations, but there is a TN Beekeepers Association:

    http://www.tnbeekeepers.org/index.html

    and a local one there in McMinnville:

    Highland Rim Beekeepers:

    http://www.tnbeekeepers.org/locals.htm
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

  7. #7
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    Lexington, Kentucky
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    Default Re: Saying hello from middle Tennessee

    What do you mean by robbing?

  8. #8
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    Warren, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Saying hello from middle Tennessee

    When one colony starts to "rob" the stores of another it is called robbing. It doesn't happen if there is plenty of nectar to be gathered but once the summer heat and loss of clover bloom comes, the strong colonies will start to attack the weaker ones. My mistake this summer was that I did not reduce my entrances enough and soon enough. I had hived a couple of swarms in April and they were building up nicely but fell victim to the robbers before I caught on to what was happening. I actually did reduce the entrance but not enough.

    Thanks to everyone for the welcoming comments. I enjoy the exchange of information. If you want to contact me directly the email is laurelcove@blomand.net or also www.shangriladaylilies.com or www.littlehouseontheriver.com
    Joe

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