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Offline forrestcav

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Newbie in middle TN
« on: April 04, 2011, 05:43:40 PM »
Hello all. Soon to be new bee keeper here in middle TN. Kinda behind the eight ball as my bees won't be here untill may. But I am making preparations and reading everything I can on them.
Just a beek trying to get ready for winter.

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Re: Newbie in middle TN
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 06:25:44 PM »
Welcome! Enjoy your new addiction! :-D

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Re: Newbie in middle TN
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 07:01:17 PM »
Welcome to the site!

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Re: Newbie in middle TN
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 03:50:16 AM »
Good luck.  I'm just starting myself a little bit south of you.
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Re: Newbie in middle TN
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 11:52:39 AM »
Thanks all. I'm looking forward to it. On a side note; my crabapple was covered in honey bees yesterday and I don't know where they came from. I had read feral bees were all but extinct in TN and I don't know anybody around here with bees.
Just a beek trying to get ready for winter.

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Re: Newbie in middle TN
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 12:53:32 PM »
Thanks all. I'm looking forward to it. On a side note; my crabapple was covered in honey bees yesterday and I don't know where they came from. I had read feral bees were all but extinct in TN and I don't know anybody around here with bees.

Nows the time to start putting your swarm traps out then  :-D

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Re: Newbie in middle TN
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 03:40:54 PM »
I haven't got my first package hived yet. let alone thinking about swarm traps
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Re: Newbie in middle TN
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 04:10:10 PM »
I haven't got my first package hived yet. let alone thinking about swarm traps

Not much to think about. Throw a couple of them together, place 5 frames in there, bait with lemongrass oil, hang in a tree and there ya go. Kinda like fishing for bees

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Re: Newbie in middle TN
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2011, 07:28:24 AM »
Great to see another newbie on this forum.. I hope we can learn lots together.
I sometimes try my hand at blogging at: Benefits of Honey. Although its a honey blog not a beekeeping blog (i'm a total newbie when it comes to beekeeping)

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Re: Newbie in middle TN
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 04:52:13 PM »
i've discovered reading that you ask five peoplethe same question and you get different answers
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Re: Newbie in middle TN
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2011, 11:53:28 AM »
i've discovered reading that you ask five peoplethe same question and you get different answers

Yup, welcome to the wonderful world of beekeeping.

The key is to find out what works for you and stick with it.

 

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