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by JGrizle
Wed May 04, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Mississippi Valley
Topic: Central Kentucky
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: Central Kentucky

That's cool! I'm in the W. KY. area so I might know who it is if you tell me his name. If not I would like to reach out to him. It's always good to know a few TF locals. You got a name and contact info for him?
by JGrizle
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Mississippi Valley
Topic: Central Kentucky
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: Central Kentucky

Glad to hear it. Did you buy from Wolf Creek again or did you buy from someone else?
by JGrizle
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Langstroth
Topic: Langstroth versatility
Replies: 40
Views: 4624

Re: Langstroth versatility

I am thinking of building a long langstroth hive. I use all mediums 8 now so I want to build it to fit medium frames. It seems everyone is building them to hold about 34 frames but that's with deeps. Do I need to make it longer to hold more mediums? You can always add supers if you build your top r...
by JGrizle
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:16 am
Forum: Honeybee Genetics
Topic: VSH and Allogrooming Bees
Replies: 33
Views: 3497

Re: VSH and Allogrooming Bees

oops this one didnt get attached with the others
by JGrizle
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Honeybee Genetics
Topic: VSH and Allogrooming Bees
Replies: 33
Views: 3497

Re: VSH and Allogrooming Bees

I have been in touch with Dr. Hunt from Purdue University now and he passed on some documents about grooming behavior that are interesting to read and also mentioned that the Purdue Beehive website is about to include a list of bee breeders that will include a list of breeders producing the "an...
by JGrizle
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Honeybee Genetics
Topic: VSH and Allogrooming Bees
Replies: 33
Views: 3497

VSH and Allogrooming Bees

As TF beekeepers I know we all understand that genetics are the bread and butter of a sustainable integrated pest management system. I'm doing all the research on it that i can right now but a lot of what i'm finding on the web is years old so what do you all know about Minnesota hygienic bees, USDA...
by JGrizle
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Mississippi Valley
Topic: West Kentucky: Looking for others
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: West Kentucky: Looking for others

Shannon Shaw wrote:With just starting this season, I would be interested in talking trade next. Provided everything over winters well for me here.


I'm located in McCracken county by the way
by JGrizle
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Langstroth
Topic: Langstroth versatility
Replies: 40
Views: 4624

Re: Langstroth versatility

Still don't get TB hives they sure don't seem to have any advantages except maybee if your building your own stuff. In nature seems like bee trees grow up and not sideways Bees can be found in horizontal fallen trees/logs and bees often choose to make nests under houses in attics or basements betwe...
by JGrizle
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Langstroth
Topic: Langstroth versatility
Replies: 40
Views: 4624

Re: Langstroth versatility

Nice! Please post success and/or failures so we can learn along with you. It looks great. I have a similar hive in the making as well, just don't think I'll be able to put bees in it this year. We'll see. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I'm in the same boat you are. I wont be able to start bees ...
by JGrizle
Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Mississippi Valley
Topic: West Kentucky: Looking for others
Replies: 3
Views: 800

West Kentucky: Looking for others

I'm trying to link up with as many TF beekeepers in hopes of diversifying my gene pool :D
by JGrizle
Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Langstroth
Topic: Langstroth versatility
Replies: 40
Views: 4624

Re: Langstroth versatility

Isn't the theory behind the long Lang to set it where you want it (like a TBH) and only move boxes during supering? Looks as though you'd add 2 supers at a time, so when supered this would be half as tall as std Lang setup. Seems like a good idea to me as long as the bees go for it. Sent from my iP...
by JGrizle
Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Langstroth
Topic: Langstroth versatility
Replies: 40
Views: 4624

Re: Langstroth versatility

Isn't the theory behind the long Lang to set it where you want it (like a TBH) and only move boxes during supering? Looks as though you'd add 2 supers at a time, so when supered this would be half as tall as std Lang setup. Seems like a good idea to me as long as the bees go for it. Sent from my iP...
by JGrizle
Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Mississippi Valley
Topic: Central Kentucky
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: Central Kentucky

Is there any chance they have more nucs?

Don't worry about the flow. Smooth sumac is about to bloom all over Kentucky.
by JGrizle
Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Langstroth
Topic: Langstroth versatility
Replies: 40
Views: 4624

Re: Langstroth versatility

I have been inspired by a looking at horizontal hives to build this base that will hold 20 medium 1-1/4" wide frames and two 8 frame medium boxes on top. I'm very interested to see how it does. I hope it is a back saver! Top entrance only. Solid bottom with a 1/4" whole drilled for a drain...
by JGrizle
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Mississippi Valley
Topic: Central Kentucky
Replies: 17
Views: 1810

Re: Central Kentucky

Hi there. I'm in West Kentucky. I am going to be building my local stock with TF bees so in the furture we may be able to help each other. If I find any other local sources I will let you in on it. How is the flow out there?
by JGrizle
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Yall, from Paducah, KY!
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Hi Yall, from Paducah, KY!

I'm a new beek from Paducah, KY. I'm starting a small homestead a bees seemed to be a natural part of the equation. So here I am, trying to learn from the worlds best and brightest! I have to hives now that I've started from nucs. My first goal is just to get them through winter.
by JGrizle
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: First Year
Topic: Help! I need encouragement!
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Help! I need encouragement!

I am in far west Kentucky and I'm surrounded by a lot of beeks who see treatment free beekeeping as an unattainable goal. It's easy to get discouraged when talking to them becàuse they are treatment fans and preach doom and gloom when mentioning small cell, top entrances, selective breeding for mite...

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