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    HAS annual meeting

    Does anyone have any idea why the meeting got moved from Nashville to Bowling Green, KY?
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    Wax moth don’t like the light. They look for dark...

    Wax moth don’t like the light. They look for dark areas.
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    I use the freezer for a month then put them in a...

    I use the freezer for a month then put them in a rack that gets lots of air and light.
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    Thanks I was looking at that model. Looks cool.

    Thanks I was looking at that model. Looks cool.
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    Incubator selection

    Question how did you select the incubator that you bought? I’m looking at buying one for next season. I’m looking at raising 300 queens next year and expanding to 1000 in the next couple of years....
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    Thought I would share a little video of a varroa...

    Thought I would share a little video of a varroa walking around on board. Hopefully you can view the link.
    https://instagram.com/p/BlicExpnOrL/
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    If they are bearding smoke em in

    If they are bearding smoke em in
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    Thank you all for the inputs. I’ve never been one...

    Thank you all for the inputs. I’ve never been one to just blindly take a prescribed treatment. I’m not a know-it-all but do come from a long line of genius!! Seriously though, thank you for you input...
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    OAV

    Question for the world. For those that use this treatment how do you deliver the acid? I have been using oav for a few years and I have had recently gotten mixed feedback from others. I deliver the...
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    Dipping muth jars in bees wax

    Does anyone dip the cork in bees wax to seal the bottle?
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    Crush and strain is perfect for 2-3 hives

    Crush and strain is perfect for 2-3 hives
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    Re: Queen attendants

    Why not buy nucs?
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    Re: Packing bees into a suitcase . . . .

    Thatís a nice case. You gonna use it? Lol
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    Donít feed milk to bees. Sugar only.

    Donít feed milk to bees. Sugar only.
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    Treatment free in Nashville area

    Iím looking for some help. Iíd like to talk with someone who is tf in the Nashville area that has 25-50 hives.
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    They are bringing in a ton in middle tn as well....

    They are bringing in a ton in middle tn as well. I have not done full inspections but they seem to be early this year. But I am concerned about all the rain. Itís been so much that they only get a...
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    Nicot question

    For those that have used this system with success this question is for you. I had some small success with this method last year. This year Iím going to step it up. My goal is to raise 100+ cells. I...
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    FlirOne for my iPhone. It is awesome

    FlirOne for my iPhone. It is awesome
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    I?ve always used foundationless frames. I never...

    I?ve always used foundationless frames. I never run any wire. I only use Kelley fstyle frames. Seems like too much work.
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    I haven?t bought queens that had to be shipped. I either raise my own or buy from another beekeeper. I know there are several guys in east tn that raise queens. Depending on where you are at you may...
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    Spreadsheet

    Hey does anyone have a spreadsheet that will work on an iPad? Iím going to be using my iPad in the field and if someone has on that works that would be awesome
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    In addition to the last comments the solids that...

    In addition to the last comments the solids that are not digestible can cause gut disorders like dysentery. Brown sugar is not Bee food. It can kill your bees. Now there are always people that feed...
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    The barnyard guys usually insert a queen cell....

    The barnyard guys usually insert a queen cell. One frame of bees can?t in my opinion make a good queen unless you provide the pollen needed and nectar.
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    He?s been working a bunch and playing Santa!!

    He?s been working a bunch and playing Santa!!
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    Don?t worry about it. Cell sizes don?t matter. If...

    Don?t worry about it. Cell sizes don?t matter. If you use foundationless frames they will draw what they need. Size doesn?t matter.
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