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  1. Re: observation/question about bees not touching syrup

    I left SC back in '97 but still go home as often as possible. I really don't know the temps this time of year in your area. Here are my thoughts:

    1) Too early to put foundation on for the bees to...
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    Re: Held over honey supers

    I hadn't thought about some honey for using his electricity. Will give that a shot once we close or get to meet them.
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    Re: March Madness Sale Monopoly

    Yes, Albert. Albert took over the sales about 3 years ago. They really built him a nice shop and whare house. I started out buying from his dad, Mose. Some years back. Mose is more friendly...
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    Re: March Madness Sale Monopoly

    HoneyGuy,

    I know it is a distance for you to travel, but beeks in middle TN and upper middle AL can make the trip to Lawrenceburg, TN. The county is on the AL/TN line.

    There is a Amish...
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    Held over honey supers

    Do to my wife's illness I couldn't leave her alone much of the last part of last year. Things are not going to get better. I can no longer take care of the farm. I can't afford to fix broken...
  6. Re: super-propolized frames -- how can I avoid destroying the hive bodies!?

    Depends on if you had a fair amount of SHBs in the summer and fall. SHBs will live all winter in the cluster with the bees in what seems to be harmony. I am not talking about 5 or 10. The cluster...
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    Re: 10 frame to 8 frame

    I have cut down 10 to 8 in the past. The handles shouldn't be off center much. I cut 1 side off just over the 8 frame size. I then do a second cut on the side that I removed so that when I put the...
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    P.S. Always get the next size up if you are no...

    P.S. Always get the next size up if you are no sure. The have great customer service!!!
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    Never purchased a ML. Have always purchased...

    Never purchased a ML. Have always purchased Ultra Breeze. First one was a complete head to toe suit. Hot, snagged a lot and zipper was sorry. Also very heavy. 2nd was the a jacket. Some...
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    Sticky: Re: pdf version of walt wright's manuscript

    It saddens me to hear that Walt has died. When did it occur. I tried to contact him via this site and his cell phone months back but got no replies. I haven't been down to see him in at least 2 or...
  11. Re: Running out of equipment! How do you manage so many hives once you stop killing t

    I have hives in M'boro, TN. Just a 1/2 mile from the down town square and also hives on my farm. I have plenty of supers but I have run out of drawn frames (med & shallow). I came out of the...
  12. Thread: Bad Nectar

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    Re: Bad Nectar

    Same SW that I had on the other hives. I put HBH in my SW to keep it from fermenting. I have been taking the SW off the hives because all of them had quit taking it. The nectar flow is on and they...
  13. Thread: Bad Nectar

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    Bad Nectar

    Had a hive swarm over a week ago so I was on the look out for any more swarm activity. Last Sunday I was going to check a few hives that are in the sun all day. I have never had any problems with...
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    Re: What happens to bees left behind?

    You missed my point. The swarm didn't care if all of the bees made it safely to their new home. If the swarm doesn't care, it's not a problem, it's just natural. Sure I care, but can I do anything...
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    Re: What happens to bees left behind?

    Why should I care about some bees that I leave behind. I have been called out to swarm sites to only find the swarm has left. I have never been to one of these that there wasn't any scout bees...
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    Re: Selling Swarms

    Last year I caught a swarm on a fence. It filled up my 8-frame deep. Had to smoke to keep the bees inside the box. By the time I got home and remembered to put a queen excluder on the bottom to...
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    Re: Nectar flow predication for the North east?

    I misspelled the name, it's Saskatraz. Go to OHBEES.COM
  18. Thread: angry bees

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    Re: angry bees

    Too much smoke will make them defensive. Use just enough to get them to move down.
    Is the smoke too hot. Pump it on your hand or arm to see. Use a ball of green grass at the top to keep smoke...
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    Re: My bees have kidnapped my backyard!

    I think you have night predators. Coons, skunks, possums. All other options have been tried and failed. Since you have moved the colonies they should gradually get milder if predators were the...
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    Re: Hands sting....gloves not cutting it.

    At times I go glove free. But I make sure I am using smoke. Sometimes it doesn't matter how slow and gentle you are in the hive. You are going to get eaten alive by a highly defensive hive that is...
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    Re: Use for shallow supers

    Cut them into 1" "slices" making sure you don't cut through nails. I use these as shims for winter feeding dry sugar. If you use plastic juice bottles to top feed your hives, put some thin wood on...
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    Re: Preventing a large hive from swarming.

    I use an 8-frame setup. I usually start swapping the bottom two boxes every week to 10 days as needed to keep the hive thinking it has room to move up. I start this in mid March here in middle TN. ...
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    Re: Nectar flow predication for the North east?

    Last year here in Middle TN we had an early nectar flow which only lasted 10 to 14 days. Thank goodness for a large privette flow later on. But as a whole, last year was a disaster. We had huge...
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    Re: Tennessees Honeybees

    Welcome. I live just outside of M'boro with a Rockvale, TN address.
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    Re: Selling last Season's Honey

    My reply was only to inform, so that others that sell honey would think twice about nuking their crystalized honey. When asked about nuking honey I always advise my clients to not do it. Most of...
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