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    Re: Hello from gastonia nc

    Welcome from just north of you. Gaston Co is supposed to have a very good beekeepers club. Beesource is great. Read and learn.
  2. Re: Bees love Echium wildpretii. (Tower of jewels)

    If you grow them for sale and if they'll make it in Piedmont NC, let me know.
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    Re: Is there a Fall Flow in the Piedmont NC?

    Hey JT. I'm in Lincolnton. I've never gotten a fall flow that could make any surplus honey. Usually there is enough of a flow for them to make enough stores to get them through winter without...
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    Re: Is it too late to split?

    Beekeepers in Piedmont NC consider September as the cut off time for splitting. That's when drones are no longer around. She will probably not be as well mated as in spring since there are fewer...
  5. When best time to transfer queen cells to mating nucs

    I want to set up a cell builder at my home yard so I can keep it watched over, fed, etc. But I want to set up my mating nucs about 10 miles away. The drive to the mating nuc location is up & down...
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    Re: Hi from Germanton, NC

    Hello from Lincolnton, NC
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    Re: Lost my 1st hive to something?

    I'd put all frames in a garbage bag and freeze them now--don't wait Freeze the wooden ware if you can or if there are hive beetle larva on the bottom board, you can burn them with a torch. Destroy...
  8. Re: interesting South Korean migratory landing board

    Never seen inner covers like that either.
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    Re: New NC keeping Bees!

    Welcome from Lincolnton
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    Re: hopkins method queen rearing

    Well explained articles. Thanks for posting.
  11. Re: What trees do you wish you had more of for your bees?

    Around here, Privet honey is considered to have a bad taste and won't sell.
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    Re: From Malaysia with love :)

    welcome
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    Re: HOW DO I "KEEP FRAMES OF HONEY ON HAND""

    Never leave honey or sugar water on a hive above an excluder in winter. The cluster of bees will move through the excluder to the stores but the queen cannot get through and will freeze to death. ...
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    Re: G'day from downunder

    Welcome don't be afraid to ask questions even if they seem nave.
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    Re: Laying workers this time of year

    thanks for your advice
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    Laying workers this time of year

    I have a five frame nuc that has laying workers. Bees are occupying about 4 frames. I feel that it's too late in the year
    to go through the process of adding a frame of larva each week until...
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    Re: New-ish Bee from Rutherfordton, NC!

    welcome from just northeast of you
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    Re: Nuc source and suggestions

    I sold several 5 frame nucs this year that I produced from my own bees. Customers seem to want 5 drawn frames and all being used, but Hungry Bear makes a good point about this being swarm level in...
  19. Re: Lactic acid bacterial symbionts in honeybees

    Do any practical beekeeping practices have an impact on the gut microbiota? For example: feeding sugar water, Honey Bee Healthy or HFCS, using chemical treatments for mites or Nosema, foraging on...
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    Re: Hello from Greece

    Welcome
  21. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    Since our queens mate with area drones, it is our own best interest that as many colonies as possible around us are also treatment free survivors. It also expands our gene pool. I believe that the...
  22. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    That's what Michael Bush keeps saying.

    I believe that we have less virulent mites. It just makes sense. It seems to be the conclusion to Tom Seeley's studies. There are some very good...
  23. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    My way of looking at it is that the amazing virulent genetics are in the treated hives. Only we treatment free beeks and ferals have the non amazing virulent genetics.

    What so you guys think?
  24. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    Good point. The ferals make very little surplus honey.
  25. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    My numbers were exagerated for effect from my current opinion but not by much. The reason I think beekeeping practices do not matter much is because of the surviving ferals in forests where there...
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