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  1. Anna j

    3 dead queens and zero bees in southern TN

    After this mild winter, insulating 2 of 3 hives, treating for mites, and putting sugar “blocks” on top of frames for winter we were super excited that we should finally be in a good standing to catch the honey flow! Upon spring inspecting there just weren’t that many bees, and saw one marked...
  2. Anna j

    Not building out parts of foundation

    Hey all, Is there a reason why the bees wouldn’t use part of a frame and then have capped honey on the same frame right next to it? It’s happened on about 5 different frames in 2 different brood boxes but only in one hive. There aren’t any wires that have burned through on these, they’re...
  3. Anna j

    Robbing - interesting stuff and a nifty solution

    We have 3 hives. 2 were Nucs we got from a local guy. We’ve lost our bees the last 2 winters so this summer when we got the new ones in a timely manner we decided to split one to increase our odds. Interesting enough, the hive we split has completely taken over the other two. We waited a...
  4. Anna j

    Combining LGDs approach

    I re-posted an article after seeing ANOTHER Pyr returned to our local shelter. I’ve seen many, many Great Pyrs wandering and wounded in neighborhoods and have now read (after researching your site for the last couple months) losses and dilemmas about new dogs/pups and which breed to use. This...
  5. Anna j

    Middle TN bee winters

    I went to my first bee meeting today. Holy cow lots of information. John of Wolfcreek apiary advocates feeding Cane sugar as opposed to regular sugar and ensuring pollen feeding/supplements in the fall. I’ve lost two hives in two years over winter. I insulated this year and we know one hive...
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    New farmer?

    Hey there! We moved to middle TN Nov of 2017. We've just beat back the forest and cleared out some fences (and fences and more fences) and will soon be getting our first chickens! Which brought me to this site after seeing your link on BYchicken site! I was looking for ways to train our...
  7. Anna j

    2019 Bees - you guys still there?

    Hello all! I'm relatively new to this site, wish I'd have found it a year or more ago! We're in middle TN, moved here Nov 2017 with a hive we had for a year from AL. Lost it winter of 2017 from the extreme cold and bought two new hives spring 2018. After having two distinctive brand new...
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