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  1. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    I don't think he was saying it was acceptable as much as he was working the whole state of Tennessee, inspecting hives everyday early spring that were probably seeing the same thing. I'm sure he has...
  2. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    The way our state inspector was acting like efb was pretty common here in all of Tennessee. Just said to requeen or wait for flow and if that didnt fix it I could get a vet to prescribe otc if it was...
  3. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    I find it goes away as soon as the honey flow starts. I saw efb In 75 percent of my colonies this spring. Now all have soild patterns or a new queen but most just cleared up on its own. I called our...
  4. Re: Formic Pro or no? What's the best treatment?

    It all depends on the temp and what your trying to achive. Do u want to use organic treatments (oav, formic or thymol) or sythetic (apivar. I personaly wouldnt worry about buying a wand for oav. If...
  5. Re: Let's just be honest: This spring is historically early.

    I think we are about right on time maybe a little milder year. We havent had these late cold snaps near the red buds like we normally do but that should be a good thing. I have always seen the maples...
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    I buy 1inch by 1foot rough cut white pine from a...

    I buy 1inch by 1foot rough cut white pine from a guy about 30 minutes from me with a wood mizer. some boards are a little thicker and where there are knots they bulg out a little cuz the mizer blade...
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    I didn't have much luck with the Russian packages...

    I didn't have much luck with the Russian packages I bought in 2018 I bought 3 or 4 russian packages from Walter t kelly 2 or 3 superseded in a month and the only one I took into winter that year the...
  8. I have been using globel patties and ultra bee...

    I have been using globel patties and ultra bee and will continue too just thought it was something worth saving tho
    https://youtu.be/ZVCXYklaYpk
  9. 1. 125 lbs. Sugar (Add water and keep wet. Should...

    1. 125 lbs. Sugar (Add water and keep wet. Should be a little thicker than pancake
    batter.)
    2. Add either 3 cups citric acid or 4 quarts of lemon juice, (this is to put the ph at 4
    to 5)
    3....
  10. I watched a presentation online hackenberg gave...

    I watched a presentation online hackenberg gave and he was saying the dried eggs were a better protein for them and that most commercal sold sub is mostly soy flour and was more of a filler than...
  11. Took this pic on the 12th or 13th of this month...

    Took this pic on the 12th or 13th of this month hundreds or thousands of trees blooming along side road . American witch hazel im in east Tennessee the second picture i took on the 23rd of October...
  12. I think they will be fine they are defiantly not...

    I think they will be fine they are defiantly not strong but we have a short winter and maples bloom by feb 14 most of the time . Looks about average.We had really dry late summer and fall. As long as...
  13. Smokey Mountain Honey Company may be...

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    Smokey Mountain Honey Company may be another one of David Winter's operations. See this page where he is doing business as "Smokey Mountain Bee Farm". ...
  14. Not sure either to me it just made me think thats...

    Not sure either to me it just made me think thats not their honey and just buying and relabeling. But i dont think anyone would notice until after they bought it or if they would noticed at all its...
  15. Thats what it sounds like to me to, had just...

    Thats what it sounds like to me to, had just never seen it or noticed it on any of thier honey before.
  16. This isnt for a store it says packed for or by...

    This isnt for a store it says packed for or by smokey mountain honey companyand they sell the honey under that name at every gift shop in town
  17. What does Packed for or by on label mean?

    Someone that sells honey to almost every gift shop in my town has on every label in small print it says "packed for or by them". So what does that mean? Ive never seen that on a jar before until now.
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    It looks like mites and looks like they had a...

    It looks like mites and looks like they had a little food. i had a hive a few weeks ago had a bad patten and diying larvea looked like efb or pms but they were just starving and a few gallons of...
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    Re: Liquid form of BT Aizawai

    https://www.forestrydistributing.com/xentari-df-biological-insecticide-omri-listed-valent
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    Re: Liquid form of BT Aizawai

    Btk isnt what you want. You need bta. just get the powdered form. You know you still have to mix most liquids too it isnt pre mixed most chemicals come in concentrated form and you mix it in oz per...
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    Re: Sourwood is lookin' good!!

    49921 that was a pic on june 6th. Ive seen nectar coming in since then. Its either from the dutch clover or that ive seen them working both. Im hoping to get all my honey off soon.
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    Re: Tordon 22K

    I wouldnt worry about it ive sprayed atlot of herbicide this year at my work. Chato and cornerstone plus mainly for weed control around thornless blackberries had to spray it right over top of bees...
  23. Re: Questions about nectar flow, harvesting, extraction, and honey

    I think we are seeing the same things we are about 2 hours apart you look like your close to the mountains. I still have sourwood and sumac to bloom here and i see bees working white clover...
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    Re: Old hive photo collection

    Found these pics in a book about the history and family's that lived in the Gatlinburg area.4798147977
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    Re: Still building comb?

    They should draw wax from now till late July and August. I've had trouble my fist 2 years getting them to draw much wax we will see how this year shakes out. My colonies are alot stronger and more of...
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