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  1. Re: Can you run an 8 frame hive with a single brood box?

    Vigorous queens during a great nectar and pollen flow will have a hard time staying in there. We occasionally pull brood from those great ten frame hives to keep them in. I am sure you can do it in 8...
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    Shipping one queen.

    Hey all I am familiar with shipping a couple dozen to 100 queens at a time but I have never shipped just one or small quantities. Does anyone here have experience or insight on how to ship one...
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    Re: Mites Won't Stop! Using OAV.

    Thanks juhani for the compliment on the videos but I totally wouldn't put myself in the same sentence much less the same catagory as Palmer and Oliver. Both of them need to get some more YouTube...
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    Re: Mites Won't Stop! Using OAV.

    I think this thread has been very healthy. Showing the variables and also that what makes sense for one person does not make much to another. Apivar is expensive but healthy hives can make alot of...
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    Re: Tennessee

    Snowflower flow is the start of our honey flow here! April 7th thru 21st is it's typical bloom dates here https://youtu.be/NVgfgctNbFg
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    Re: Mites Won't Stop! Using OAV.

    I'd throw in some apivar. Thanks for sharing this goes along with what I have found myself. OAV is a very short lived treatment. Some say it kills with a great kill rate for days but I have seen...
  7. Lighting a smoker for Beginners

    Lighting a smoker should be fun!

    Here Laurel and I test out 3 different fuels in 3 different Dadant smokers and explain how we keep our smokers going literally ALL day.
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  8. Re: Recommendations for a ventilated suit with a round veil?

    Kelleys has their round veils that I use and love. Best visibility that I have seen on the market. Jesinda is the girl I deal with at Kelleys and she is great and knows the veil I use.
  9. Re: amazingly stoopid mistake; so, can I kiss my honey super's harvest adieu?!

    I wouldn't sell it but I would totally eat it myself. I eat tons of Oxalic acid everyday in my green drink and smoothies
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    Re: Tennessee

    Caught a swarm on accident https://youtu.be/LnsDkqa8TZk
  11. Re: Sugar Syrup Dispensing - Hose Type and Length

    I use a fuel nozzle for feeding at this point. Here is a picture of the setup. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10216031538517646&set=a.10203124243643341&type=3&theater

    I plan to do a...
  12. Re: Sugar Syrup Dispensing - Hose Type and Length

    I have my pump pulling out of the bottom of the IBC tote. then I have 2 inch PVC coming out of the pump and running up the side of the tote where I have a T. One side runs a 2 inch pipe back into the...
  13. Re: Sugar Syrup Dispensing - Hose Type and Length

    Using 2:1 syrup or thinner will be easy for a 2 inch honda pump. We run a 75ft 1in hose and have excess pressure. Make sure you have a bypass for the extra syrup to recirculate when your pumping and...
  14. Re: Will glue survive 250 degree wax dipping temps?

    Very true it does look like curdled milk after a night sitting out in freezing temps and is ruined at that point. A little separation does occur in gallons that have been sitting for a while even in...
  15. Re: Will glue survive 250 degree wax dipping temps?

    Yeah I think for the price/ease of use and cleanup Titebond glues are hard to beat. 375? that is awesome
  16. Will glue survive 250 degree wax dipping temps?

    I hadn't seen anywhere sayin wether glue could survive the wax dipping process or not so I thought I'd test it out. https://youtu.be/AWwg0gdsFG8
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    Re: Beekeeping at the equator

    Cool! There is nothing like your first honey harvest! Way to hang in there and take it like a crazy beekeeper!
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    Re: Acorn frames

    Acorn is my favorite for sure. I have 6000 sheets of them. Nick is easy to work with.
  19. Ultrabee patties on sale at Kelley's

    Hey guys Ultra bee pre made patties is on a big sale at Kelleys. They are 55.95 for 40lbs. You can go to their page and check it out or check it out on my Facebook homepage...
  20. Re: How to keep honeybees alive and thriving.

    I guess you were right and so was Laurel but I just hope the videos help overall and I hope I can find the time to do a good job on them this year.
  21. Re: How to keep honeybees alive and thriving.

    Well, I expect over time to switch to mediums. Another 40 years of deeps will have me in bad shape. Besides, Laurel says we are going to switch so that is that! Maybe I can talk her into letting me...
  22. Re: How to keep honeybees alive and thriving.

    Thanks Psm 1212. We love the beekeeping community that has helped shape us and if we can give back a little that is the least we can do.
  23. How to keep honeybees alive and thriving.

    Laurel and I keep 300+ colonies. We both kept bees before we were married and struggled in the early years with consistency and having large amounts of healthy hives year after year. Here are a...
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    Re: Chinook

    Wow that is some extreme weather! I have a hard time trusting the predictors of our climate it was just in the 70s they were yelling an ice age is coming. Hope your season turns out better than last...
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    Re: Hello, from North mid TN!!

    Welcome back. Tennessee and beekeeping it doesn't get much better than that!
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