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  1. Re: looking for copy of Bee Culture article

    I've already gone through their archives and couldn't find it. Thanks anyway.
  2. looking for copy of Bee Culture article

    Somewhere around 2005, Bee Culture had an article on winter feeding with candy. It was a combination of two guest writers sharing their recipes and methods. One used a board feeder and the other...
  3. question about paraffin/rosin woodenware treatment

    Thanks for all the info. Michael, as far as waiting for the bottoms to grey, then dipping them, they are made from ash lumber and my husband doesn't want them to deteriorate any faster than possible....
  4. question about paraffin/rosin woodenware treatment

    Thanks, Michael. Have you heard anyone say whether you could add a dye to the paraffin mix? The reason I'm asking is that I've found a good shade of green stain that I'm using on all my woodenware,...
  5. question about paraffin/rosin woodenware treatment

    My husband and I are thinking of treating a new batch of bottom boards with paraffin wax and gum rosin, and were wondering if you could stain or paint them after the mix dried? He made them with...
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    I'll give Jack Tapp a call and see what he has. ...

    I'll give Jack Tapp a call and see what he has. I hadn't considered the soft drink places, Pepsi and Coke both have businesses not too far away. I think there was a sugar company in Charlotte that...
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    source of sugar syrup in NC

    Hi,
    I'm hoping the NC beekeepers here can help me locate some sugar syrup. I need to feed my bees to get them ready for winter, and I'm getting tired of mixing my own. After hearing about all the...
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    I got started when I married my husband 13 years...

    I got started when I married my husband 13 years ago. We worked together to build up to 4 hives, then his work began taking too much time so I fell in and took over primary care. Once I got...
  9. I'm experiencing the same honey boom, Tia, but I...

    I'm experiencing the same honey boom, Tia, but I haven't had a whole lot of rain since May. I'm in the center of NC, and most of the rain keeps going around us. I've pulled 11 1/2 supers off 5...
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    I just checked Brushy Mountain's description for...

    I just checked Brushy Mountain's description for the 9-18 extractor and it says, "You may extract 9 9-1/8" frames radially by putting 2 frames on the outside and one in the middle of each 5 frame...
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    No, to my understanding, deeps won't fit in it...

    No, to my understanding, deeps won't fit in it radially. You have to use the frame baskets to extract deeps. When I used them to extract my deeps tangentally, it worked great.
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    They are for extractiing deep frames. You put...

    They are for extractiing deep frames. You put them into the extracting reel tangentally with the "hooked" part to the inside and on the bottom. I've got one of their extractors, and have used those...
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    I bought a bottle of blue honey from an eastern...

    I bought a bottle of blue honey from an eastern NC beekeeper a couple of years ago. He said it was made from eastern sourwood, but didn't know the botanical name. It was delicious, but a little...
  14. Thread: NC?

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    Well, one hive out of 6 went queenless. Combined...

    Well, one hive out of 6 went queenless. Combined it with the next strongest hive in a rescue attempt. I made a split out of another hive to make requeening easier. That hive has the meanest...
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    So far, so good. Brought 6 hives into winter,...

    So far, so good. Brought 6 hives into winter, looks like I'll be bringing 6 into the spring. I'm hoping to do some splitting and double our number this year.
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    According to the NC State professor that spoke at...

    According to the NC State professor that spoke at the Chatham Co. beekeeping class the other night, they are picking the bees up from a breeder in Louisiana and trailering them up in April. Both...
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    There could be. We're in a very rural part of a...

    There could be. We're in a very rural part of a farming county, so there are small salad patches scattered all around us. It may also be witchazel, as my father-in-law has a couple hundred acres...
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    I took advantage of the warm weather this week to...

    I took advantage of the warm weather this week to check the girls. I saw several bees in each of 5 hives bringing in loads of light greenish-yellow pollen. Does anyone have a suggestion on what...
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    My husband and I both went through the old hive...

    My husband and I both went through the old hive twice together after I checked it the first time. The only bee we saw that even remotely resembled a queen was two worker-sized bees with suspiciously...
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    Well, I'm about ready to rip up one of my hives...

    Well, I'm about ready to rip up one of my hives and divy everything out among the others. I bought 3 NWC queens in late May(1 to requeen a Buckfast hive that swarmed, 2 spares). The requeened hive...
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    Thanks so much for the information. We'll try to...

    Thanks so much for the information. We'll try to get up with the metal plant this week. The tank looks like it's galvanized, so we'd already planned on getting the cam coat. I'll see if I can get...
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    As far as we know the only thing special about it...

    As far as we know the only thing special about it is my dad found it at a local auction and got it for us, along with the bottling tank; he won't tell us what he paid for it, we just have to keep him...
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    Does anyone have any information about Woodman...

    Does anyone have any information about Woodman Co. extractors? I aquired a large one this past weekend in what looks to be great shape, with a motor that works well. My husband and I would like to...
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    My father just gave me an extractor he found at...

    My father just gave me an extractor he found at auction this weekend. It was made by the Woodman Co. Bee Supplies. Can anyone tell me some info. about this company's extractors? This one looks to...
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    The lousy weather last month ruined my...

    The lousy weather last month ruined my requeening. Only 1 out of 5 virgin queens got bred properly. I had to order 4 queens to save those hives. I received 4 queens from R Weaver last week and...
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