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  1. Re: Plastic Frame Height - Burr comb - Bee space problem.

    A very good point! The fix needs to be for each frame because they will indeed be changed and moved. Thanks so much. I'm going to add a shim as H Mitchell suggested. Hubby can cut these for me...
  2. Re: Plastic Frame Height - Burr comb - Bee space problem.

    That was a solution I thought of first but wasn't sure if contact cement was ok .. Going to measure tomorrow.. I have a sheet of super thin wood in my cellar but it might be a tad too thick. Will...
  3. Re: Plastic Frame Height - Burr comb - Bee space problem.

    Thanks for taking the time to work with me on this problem, Frank I know there is a solution... my ultimate goal is to go foundationless but that's a little ways down the road and for now, I just...
  4. Re: Plastic Frame Height - Burr comb - Bee space problem.

    Frank, The box and wooden frames that I used are standard ( from Brushy Mtn ) but these plastic frames aren't sitting right. The bees built burr comb to the top of the nuc box and now inside this...
  5. Plastic Frame Height - Burr comb - Bee space problem.

    I got my nuc about 9 days ago and it came on black plastic frames. When I opened it the bees had built burr comb on the lid and it was a bit of a mess getting the box open but I managed through it.....
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    Re: Hi from Tennessee

    Hello from SW Tn. :D
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    Re: Almost a newbie from Memphis, TN. :)

    So much has happened in the last month! I received the hive I purchased (fully assembled and painted) and I rec'd the hive kit I won and we've assembled the box and 10 frames. The 2 nucs of bees...
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    Re: Almost a newbie from Memphis, TN. :)

    Tonight will be the first time I can attend our local beekeeping group. I have so many questions but think this will be a very large group so I'll just listen and learn the set up. Nearly 200...
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    Re: Broke-T Queens (Johnny Thompson)

    Calling today!

    gg
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    Re: Newbie from Georgia

    Welcome from another newbee. My hubby is from GA and we might retire there some day... Have you got your hives set up ? We get our first hive in March and then the bees are to come in May.. that...
  11. Re: Capatured a swarm - honeycomb is pure white

    How very exciting!!! Welcome to the forum from another NewBee.

    gg
  12. Thread: joe

    by GardenGal
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    Re: joe

    Welcome from another new member. :D

    gg
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    Re: What did I learn my first year

    I'm going to try for some mite resistant bees for my 2nd hive. I'd like to be part of the solution if I can. It's not about skipping steps (inspecting and treating)because I will be inspecting and...
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    Re: What did I learn my first year

    Was a very good read indeed!!

    You know when you are watching a horror film and the babysitter starts going upstairs because she hears something?? I feel like I just went up those stairs. :O...
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    Re: What did I learn my first year

    You wrote:

    "The main thing is DO NOT underestimate the force and devastating effect the varroa mite can have.
    Come up with a plan of attack and deal with it early."


    So as a newbie or...
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    Re: Taking the plunge & saying hello!

    Sounds wonderful !!! Why did you decide to go with the 3rd set up as a top bar? Those looked most tempting and I hope to find a local Beek that will let me see it up close.
    Welcome from another...
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    Re: Jumping In! NW Arkansas

    I won my deep bottom box in a start up kit but am afraid to go with any more deeps due to the weight of the filled boxes. Like you, I've done a lot of reading but mostly on the size of the boxes......
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    Re: Almost a newbie from Memphis, TN. :)

    Thanks you guys! By any chance are you members of the group that meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the agri-center? I look forward to going and learning more.

    gg
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    Re: Jumping In! NW Arkansas

    Hey! I'm new as well. It's all so exciting. Can't wait until my hive arrives. What kind are you going to use ?

    gg
  20. Thread: newb in TN

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    Re: newb in TN

    Hey! New here as well. Good luck with your swarm traps. How soon will you set them and where will you put them when/if you catch a swarm? I had a few dozen bees 2 weeks ago getting into my...
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    Almost a newbie from Memphis, TN. :)

    I've been studying a free online course from perfectbee.com that was offered over 3 months.. a lesson each day and had learned a decent amount. Last weekend I went to a local, one day short course...
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