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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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    6

    Default Newbee from Tennessee

    I originally started in beekeeping with a few Langstroth hives back some years ago. Unfortunately career and family left no time for the pleasures of spending time with the ladies of the hive and I had to give them up.Now that I'm old and retired I'm getting energized about bees again and have a top bar hive on order. I would prefer to start with two or more colonies but sequestration is dictating that I make cuts in my discretionary spending!!
    I'm looking forward to getting to know the members of this forum.

    Alan

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from Tennessee

    Welcome to Beesource!

    It is possible to make an inexpensive Top Bar hive with a few tools. Here's one example:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beestopbarhives.htm

    And if you set out an empty box with some top bars in place, you just might have a swarm move in for free. Two hives are always better than one.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Whitleyville, tn USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from Tennessee

    Hey there, good to see another fellow from TN hanging out here.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from Tennessee

    Welcome Alan!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  5. #5

    Default Re: Newbee from Tennessee

    Welcome and enjoy your stay!

    You may want to contact and/or join the local Knoxville association.
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from Tennessee

    I've been trying to hook up with Knox club but have been problems with the links on the website.

    Alan

  7. #7

    Default Re: Newbee from Tennessee

    Quote Originally Posted by pastorals View Post
    I've been trying to hook up with Knox club but have been problems with the links on the website.

    Alan
    The "About" page lists the officers and contact information.
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Newbee from Tennessee

    Welcome to the site!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Newbee from Tennessee

    Thanks for all the warm welcomes...I think I'll like it here.

    Alan

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Carthage ,TN, USA
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    Default 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.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Portland, Tennessee, USA
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    222

    Default Re: Newbee from Tennessee

    Welcome friend from another TN beek. Have langs & tbh. Like Graham said, very easy to build and swarms are always free.
    Beeman
    All things may be lawful; but not all things are advantagous.

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