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    Re: Hands off Beekeeping.....for the most part.

    That would be nice.
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    Hands off Beekeeping.....for the most part.

    I see people talking about weekly inspections, about rotating boxes
    and it makes me wonder, does everyone
    do this? Is there anyone else out there
    that operates on the principal of just
    leave...
  3. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    We really don't have to worry about Africanized bees here in East Tennessee, so that is a non issue.
  4. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    I for one am not doing anything to prevent mine from swarming. If
    they swarm I will lose some production it is true but I will gain more
    bees. If you split them all you are doing is making a swarm...
  5. Thread: MAQS failure

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    Re: MAQS failure

    it states right on the instructions that it kills male and female.
  6. Thread: MAQS failure

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    Re: MAQS failure

    You are not supposed to put them on top per directions, the go on top of the brood chambers.
  7. Thread: MAQS failure

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    Re: MAQS failure

    I see no where in the directions where it states to add extra ventilation. You add them on top of the brood chamber
    and leave the bottom entrance completely open, no reducers, no mouse guards. You...
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    What ventilation are you talking about? The only ventilation I have is an unrestricted bottom entrance the width of the hive.
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    And yet another really useful comment. I have used Formic and have no issues.
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    Re: OAV and Brood damage

    I cant place it(sorry 3 hours of sleep in the last 36...It haunt season), but some were there was a study showing FA contaminated the honey more the OA, penetrating the cappings and all that… 3 hours...
  11. Thread: Mite Treatment

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    Re: Mite Treatment

    I would like to see a source for that , from what I can find thermal kills about 80 percent, another treatment 12 days later another 80 percent of remaining mites for a total kill of 95 percent. I...
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    Re: Beginner Question (Emergency...maybe?)

    Something to remember. The bees aren't your friends, they don't know you, they are not pets, and they can be mild one day and the next day they can light you up.
    Also, I have know proof of it but...
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    Re: Check out this nuc

    I know this was started a long time ago, but you didn't get
    a nuc. You got what probably was a 2 pound package in a
    nuc box.
  14. Thread: Bee Hive

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    Re: Bee Hive

    I have the deep frames, medium with foundation is
    25.00. I don't think I want to paint Cyprus.
  15. Thread: Bee Hive

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    Bee Hive

    A45959

    Found these online about 3 hours away. Quite a drive but they are complete except for frames. Almost forgot, 69.00.
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    Re: Swarm in February??????

    I am between Lafollette and Middlesboro , KY. We are out in the county and have no restrictions either. As far as I can tell.
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    Re: Swarm in February??????

    I never have seen any laws concerning the number of hives. What part of Tn are you in I am in East TN myself.
  18. Thread: Swarm Trap

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    Re: Swarm Trap

    This is true, I used lemon grass oil, my swarm commander hasn't arrived yet.
  19. Thread: Swarm Trap

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    Swarm Trap

    I am thinking it is too early but just got through hanging a swarm trap. My mother said she had a honey bee flying around so I thought worth a shot. We will see what happens.
  20. Thread: Pollen Patties

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    Re: Pollen Patties

    What I was wondering about was where people say pollen doesn't cause build up unless there is nectar coming in also. Then again, if they are bringing pollen in there is probably nectar available also.
  21. Thread: Pollen Patties

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    Pollen Patties

    I have been reading and see people saying pollen patties cause brood build up . Then I read and see it stated that brood build up won't occur without a nectar flow and until days lengthen. This seems...
  22. Thread: Adding Super

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    Re: Adding Super

    I am sorry, I should have stated that I am assuming the brood box to be full. They have over wintered in just a single deep. They have been eating sugar patties all winter.Iwill be checking before...
  23. Thread: Adding Super

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    Adding Super

    I am still new at this and I am trying to determine when would be the best time to add a super to a single deep brood box. I am in hardiness zone 6 b. I am thinking in Mid March or I may add as soon...
  24. Thread: Sissy Bees?

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    Re: Sissy Bees?

    There are not any commercial bees around me....to the best of my knowledge. The nearest bees around me I think are about 10 miles. No one here has any bees, I am hoping to be able to catch a couple...
  25. Re: When getting 1st hives they should come with a warning label

    Oh my Lord what have I done? I didn't think about it, but I have been building nucs, mini nucs, regular deeps.... it's like quick sand isn't it? I have 10 swarm traps ready to go and my wife is...
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