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  1. Re: When should I be concerned with Queen Inbreeding:

    Shotgun brood across what % of your hives would indicate inbreeding in your opinion?
  2. Thread: Tennessee

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    Swarm #18 (6/15) - in the loblolly pine tree. Got...

    Swarm #18 (6/15) - in the loblolly pine tree. Got back in town from vacation late Saturday. Glad I decided to walk up to the bee yard that evening. I shook them in a box with 10 frames of comb taken...
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    Laying worker article and pondering

    I thought this was a pretty good article:

    https://badbeekeepingblog.com/2019/06/03/at-least-one-of-these-bees-is-a-laying-worker/


    After watching the video from the UK beekeeper I got to...
  4. Re: Does a queen stop laying eggs completely at end of life?

    That may be what was happening with one of my hives. I watched a queen walk around and stick her rear end in several cells. Even saw an egg get discharged as she was walking across some cells. But...
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    https://www.facebook.com/TNBeekeepersAssoc/

    https://www.facebook.com/TNBeekeepersAssoc/
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    I like/follow the Tennessee Beekeepers...

    I like/follow the Tennessee Beekeepers Association facebook page and saw it there.

    Mike Studer told me a couple weeks back that if you are registered with the state and within the x mile radius...
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    Tennessee beekeepers - AFB cases confirmed

    “The following Urgent Message on American Foulbrood Cases was just received from Mike Studer, State Apiarist:

    Registered or unregistered apiaries in the following counties: Weakley, Stewart,...
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    Re: Ugh. The Mann Lake Monopoly

    Too bad, maybe it was your accent :D. I emailed him on 5/13 with quantities desired and he emailed me back on 5/14 with pricing.
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    Re: Ugh. The Mann Lake Monopoly

    Just for future reference and I can't guarantee that the pricing will remain in effect - I ordered 320 medium wooden frames assembled and 100 deep wooden frames assembled. With shipping included to...
  10. Old girl was doing everything but laying eggs

    I had a hive being robbed out last weekend. I pulled all the frames for storage in the freezer. I found the queen on the last frame walking around alone. I had another hive that was queenless, so I...
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    Re: One messed up queen

    She was from a frame of eggs that I placed in the hive after discovering that it was queenless. Incidentally, this hive sits next to another hive that was queenless at the same time. I placed a...
  12. U can listen to the podcast about the app if u so...

    U can listen to the podcast about the app if u so desire
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    One messed up queen

    Had a hive begin replacing their queen about a month ago. Checked this past weekend to confirm that they were queen right. Saw a couple of frames of nothing but drone brood. Then found the queen.
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  14. Does a queen stop laying eggs completely at end of life?

    I understand that a queen may run out of sperm and become a drone layer.
    I understand that a queen may reduce her egg laying rate as she ages.

    But will a queen ever stop laying eggs completely...
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    Sticky: Me with my mentor. He tells me that he is now my...

    Me with my mentor. He tells me that he is now my “consultant” and that he’s still waiting on that first commission check from me.
  16. Thread: Tennessee

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    Swarm #17 (5/3) in the loblolly pine tree. Came...

    Swarm #17 (5/3) in the loblolly pine tree. Came home from work early to grill chicken as requested by the wife. Guests coming over to eat got a nice treat watching me shake them in a box. Couldn’t...
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    Deleted due to pic rotation.

    Deleted due to pic rotation.
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    The Honey Bus by Meredith May

    Listening to the audiobook. Bought a hard copy for my wife. Of course I was interested in the story due to the honey bee aspect, but the story is awesome. We’ve probably all had a little of her life...
  19. Re: Quality Equipment- Brushy Mountain replacement?

    Hudson Valley Bee Supply in New York had some BM items a few months back. Might give them a call.
  20. Thread: Tennessee

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    Swarm #16 (4/27) in the loblolly pine tree. I was...

    Swarm #16 (4/27) in the loblolly pine tree. I was mowing the adjacent field and saw them head towards the pill bottle. Shook them in a nuc box due to size of swarm. Moved them to a stand this morning.
  21. Thread: Tennessee

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    Marion/Hamilton Counties

    Autumn Olive is in full bloom (been that way for a week).
    Clover is starting to cover the ground.
    Poplar trees look like they have oranges hanging off of them.
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    Swarm #15 (4/22) off the bluff. On a horizontal...

    Swarm #15 (4/22) off the bluff. On a horizontal limb so I was able to use a bucket and pole to get them. Saw the queen go into the box while it was on the ground. Set on some blocks until tomorrow.
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    Swarm #14 (4/21) wrapped around a trash tree. ...

    Swarm #14 (4/21) wrapped around a trash tree. Ended up using a strap and tractor to pull the tree over enough to shake into a bucket. Caught the queen in a clip and gave them a frame of eggs to...
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    Swarm #13 (4/17) on a hedge thicket where I had a...

    Swarm #13 (4/17) on a hedge thicket where I had a swarm last year. Glad they are staying down low! Just shook these in a 5 gallon bucket and poured in an 8 frame hive.
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    Swarm #12 (4/17) on the hedge thicket where I...

    Swarm #12 (4/17) on the hedge thicket where I hung another pill bottle with swarm commander inside. May be my largest to date.
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