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Welcome,

Washboarding always fascinates me. Almost like busy work for the kids!
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Welcome. :happy:
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Good speech, thanks for sharing.
Jim
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DISEASE & PEST CONTROL / Re: when it rains it more like a flood.
« Last post by divemaster1963 on July 22, 2016, 11:34:35 PM »
The bees are flying but there getting water from the birdbath and fountain like they did last week. Weather has been same pass three weeks. Foliage is still shrivelling up. P!ants on deck showing lot of stress.

Wife and I OK. One day at a time.


John
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: My new package bees swarmed?
« Last post by sawdstmakr on July 22, 2016, 11:26:24 PM »
Flex,
I have several swarms move into my traps, in my apiary, that I have watched come in from the west of me. They were not from my hives. They were so large that in two weeks time they filled 2 medium boxes of foundation less frames.
Jim
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Welcome to Beemaster Opster.
What you are seeing is called washboarding. Some say they are really not doing anything but I suspect they are sanitizing the hive.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Follow the Bloom 2016
« Last post by JojoBeeBoy on July 22, 2016, 10:14:54 PM »
Here in the mountains of middle TN, the main volume of nectar is sourwood right now (I think). We have a wildflower mix around our yard which they are pollinating (zennias, sunflowers, etc.) and several acres of mostly purple liatris and sumac.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Making Foundation
« Last post by steadybrook on July 22, 2016, 09:59:11 PM »
What is the best and economical way to make foundation ?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Bees "sweeping up" the landing board
« Last post by opster246 on July 22, 2016, 09:53:14 PM »
I'm new to the world of beekeeping - so today I noticed quite a few bees hanging out on the landing board of the SBB.  The weather is quite warm (low 90's and humid).  While I understand the bees congregating outside, I noticed quite a few are fanning-but the vast majority seem to be cleaning the SBB landing area by "sweeping" with their front legs and their heads are down.  Just wondering if they are collecting dropped pollen or propolis or if they are just bored and very tidy?  This is my first post to the forum and I am looking forward to all the info to be found here!
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DISEASE & PEST CONTROL / Re: when it rains it more like a flood.
« Last post by folieadeux on July 22, 2016, 09:16:40 PM »
How's things looking today John? The bees ... the vegetation ... you guys (!) :/
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