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    Re: healty hives that refuse to store food

    Are you sure they are not getting robbed? I have tried to feed small hives using top feeders. Robber bees just go in the front door and take the syrup. No fighting to speak of.
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    Re: Queenless and broodless hive, need help

    If they have rejected twice you supplying them a queen, it would suggest that the bees think they already have a queen. Either there is a queen in the box or laying workers. Instead of capped brood...
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    Re: Mixing a few (5-12) gallons of syrup

    I make 2:1 in 5 gallon buckets. I buy the Wal-Mart bags of sugar @ 25lbs. Pour one bag of sugar in the bucket and then add 1.5 gallons of water.
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    Eastern Tiger Swallowtail or Tersa Sphinx

    Maybe neither. Found them on my bee bee trees. They bleed green. Pics attached.
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    Vine identification

    This is growing over the bushes and starting up the side of a building. Bees seem to be working it. Tennessee.
  6. Free shipping on 5 gallon buckets - maybe more items!

    I needed some 5 gallon buckets along with some other items and put together an order on Dadant's website. Their 5 gallon buckets are marked as not eligible for free shipping. When checking out, no...
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    Re: Frames with drawn comb

    Say a 5 frame nuc is $175.00
    Subtract $10 for the box
    Subtract $125.00 for the bees (i.e. package)
    Subtract $10 for food & brood
    Divide remainder ($30) by 5 frames

    Answer would be $6 per frame...
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    Polyethalyne tank for honey storage

    The specs state this is food grade. Granted the bottling may be a be tricky straight from this tank. The price is what has my attention. Has anyone ever used something like this?
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    Tennessee counties under AFB quarantine

    Link is to notes on a recent beekeeper association meeting. It mentions a possible tool to combat AFB.
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  10. Re: When should I be concerned with Queen Inbreeding:

    Shotgun brood across what % of your hives would indicate inbreeding in your opinion?
  11. 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...
  13. 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...
  19. 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...
  21. 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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  23. 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.
  25. Thread: Tennessee

    by Spur9
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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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