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  1. Thread: Tennessee

    by Slow Drone
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    Re: Tennessee

    4/25/19 Dickson TN Black Locust, Tulip Poplar, Paulownia, Black Berry, Honeysuckle blooming.
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    Re: II breeder queen sources

    Honeyhouseholder sells carniolan breeder queens he's a Beesource member Mikes Bees and Honey does custom insemination and sells breeder queens, jcase is a Beesource member also he sells AI breeder...
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    Re: Gamble on early split

    I've had drones for a few weeks now. You can split right now if you have mated queens but I'd give it a couple weeks for better flying weather for queens to get mated if you're raising your own...
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    Re: Bon Aqua Springs

    Better quality and cheaper to go to Zooks.
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    Re: WHERE are the real treatment free beekeepers?

    I can only imagine myself GregV. Use of excluders helps is my understanding to be one of several methods. He says hive manipulations are tricky and can cause them to vacate. He would give anything to...
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    Re: WHERE are the real treatment free beekeepers?

    Read up on African honey bees it's the nature of the beast. Some commercial operators keep Capes some keep African and some keep both the latter struggle.
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    Re: WHERE are the real treatment free beekeepers?

    I have a friend who is a commercial beekeeper in Southern Africa. He states the reason African honey bees can exist with varroa mites is when the mite population gets to high they swarm and his swarm...
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    Re: any tips on forest beekeeping?

    :thumbsup:Isn't that the truth.
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    Re: I am thinking about switching to all deeps

    I run all 10 frame deeps and I'm 65 just saying. Days I'm just not feeling so chipper I pull a couple frames out to lighten it up.
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    Re: Incubator queens?

    :thumbsup:Virgin queens usually don't live very long without nurse bees.
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    Re: Need Help With Queenless Hive

    Looks queenless to me probably rolled her. In your location you might be able to let it play out unless you can find another queen. When inspecting pry the first frame away from the next frame and...
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    Re: Yemeni honey

    The most expensive in the world is Yemeni Sidr honey very rare. Sidr trees are among the oldest trees in the world and only grow in that part of the world. Proper etiquette in Yemen to a new guest is...
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    Re: Immigration, bee style.

    Ports of entry is what needs to be addressed. 70% illegals fly into this country only 30% come through the border. AHB don't walk across the border they fly just saying.
  14. Re: Are the bees in S. Africa "aggressive"?

    A friend of mine is a commercial operator down towards the Cape his bees are extremely defensive however he says bees in parts of Eastern Africa are gentle.
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    Re: Immigration, bee style.

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Immigration, bee style.

    I thought this forum was supposed to be free of political and religious discussions. I guess all of the forum rules left with Barry.
  17. Re: How many days does a queen stop laying before she swarms?

    The answer to both questions is yes. Just because you don't see drones in your hives doesn't mean there are no drones.
  18. Re: How many days does a queen stop laying before she swarms?

    Supercedure swarms are when a queen is superceded the original queen will eventually leave with a small amount of bees. It's not uncommon to have more than one laying queen after a supercedure I have...
  19. Re: How many days does a queen stop laying before she swarms?

    Sounds like a supercedure swarm.
  20. Thread: Queens

    by Slow Drone
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    Re: Queens

    Ridgetop has excellent queens but good luck ordering any he's always booked up.
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    Re: Number of boxes ?

    I run single brood chambers not much different than Roland honey production is high, swarming is none to zero, and I'm not in my outyards daily at least not the same ones. Honey bound and swarming...
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    Re: Cleaning beesuits

    The rare instance I wash a bee suit I use plain baking soda but prefer to just hang it outside for a day when it's sunny.
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    Re: Single Brood Box Keepers?

    Thanks Honey Householder!
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    Re: Single Brood Box Keepers?

    Thanks AR:thumbsup:
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    Re: Single Brood Box Keepers?

    Thanks for joining in on this thread AR! Yes understood a food box above the brood chamber for overwintering. I may be misunderstanding post #20 but I think he is referring to a food box during a...
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