Beekeeping forum: built my supers and my queen has hatched

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Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jun 30, 2015 11:07 AM CST
My friend Roy is apprenticing me. Got my frames and foundation, built my supers. Building my top entrance lids this week. Bringing frames and foundation to Roy's today. Should have my first swarm early next week.

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Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jul 5, 2015 6:09 PM CST
Built waiting on wife and kids for paint.

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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
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Mindy03
Jul 5, 2015 8:13 PM CST

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Looks great. Be sure to show off the paint job when they hget finished.
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jul 28, 2015 6:20 AM CST
2 coats of fence and siding paint. Primer would have helped a lot with the finish. But primer stinks and is not good for bees.

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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Mindy03
Jul 28, 2015 8:50 AM CST

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Looks great. Good job.
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jul 28, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Thank you vm Margaret. If you know anyone in driving distance or will pay shipping. I can give a great price for these to my ATP friends
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Jul 29, 2015 7:33 PM CST
I might be interested in a couple of beehives depending on the price. I have been wanting to go to the bee meetings so that I can get the grant forms to get some bee hives. But due to my current work hours I haven't been able to. I'm not sure if I'm with and driving distance to you because I don't know where brayton is. Let me know what you think.
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Jul 30, 2015 8:04 PM CST
40 minutes north of Chattanooga off hwy 27. $120.00 for 4 medium 8 frame super hive. Includes lid, vinyl roof, inner lid liner, bottom. $30.00 more if we paint it. Also I switched to a pneumatic stapler so no exposed screws. All you need now is frames.
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Aug 2, 2015 10:18 AM CST
That is a good price. And it would be a fun day drive for my wife and me. But right now we are saving for a Disney and Orlando vacation in November. But after that in the winter I would probably be interested in getting two of them...Thanks
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Aug 2, 2015 10:24 AM CST
That's fine with me. Winter is my slow time. So a day in the shop would be a bonus. Chattanooga has some great stuff to see;
A world class aquarium
Nice local zoo
The towing and recovery museum
Chicamauga battle field
Just to name a few ways to spend a day.
Name: Jerry
Rio Rancho, New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: Texas Beekeeper Bee Lover Region: United States of America Plays in the sandbox
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jamyers59
Nov 15, 2015 12:35 PM CST
Nice BEE CASTLES HOMESHOW!!! I have always wondered how Bee Hives would fare with old fashioned White Wash. Any thoughts?
Up to my elbows in the dirt while being on top of the dirt is a great day!
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Nov 16, 2015 2:19 PM CST
No idea Confused
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Mindy03
Nov 16, 2015 3:50 PM CST

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I did some searching and read that whitewash was used back when that was what was used to paint houses.
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Nov 18, 2015 11:43 AM CST
Any painting needs to ne exterior only and months ahead of occupancy.
Name: Jerry
Rio Rancho, New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: Texas Beekeeper Bee Lover Region: United States of America Plays in the sandbox
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jamyers59
Dec 5, 2015 7:44 PM CST
The White Wash we used was Lime (calcium oxide) Salt and Water. Worked as a great, vapor free alternative to paint as well. AND very cheap to use too.
Up to my elbows in the dirt while being on top of the dirt is a great day!

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