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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    I called Rory about a refund on 4/11 and was told i'd have it back in my account by the end of the day. When friday 4/15 rolled around and i still hadn't seen it I filed a dispute with my credit...
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    Re: Sourwood and no bees question.

    Mine are making sourwood honey like crazy. I checked yesterday and already have around 15 supers full just waiting to be capped. One hive in particular has already made nearly 3 supers full.


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    I've seen lots of bumble bees this year... most...

    I've seen lots of bumble bees this year... most of them dead in front of the hives so apparently they're doing a pretty good job keeping them in check. I've also noticed a lot of yellow jackets...
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    We got a decent crop, but we didn't have near the...

    We got a decent crop, but we didn't have near the bloom we had last year. We took off our last supers this weekend, and this time last year we still had about 2 weeks of sourwood bloom left. Not...
  5. Thread: 2 queens

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    Sounds like a split would be the best solution so...

    Sounds like a split would be the best solution so that's what's I'll do this evening. Thanks for all the great advice!
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    that thought crossed my mind... was a little...

    that thought crossed my mind... was a little concerned it was to late in the year to do a split right now.
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    2 queens

    Yesterday I decided to go through a couple of hives I had requeened recently to make sure the queens were doing ok. One hive I went through a few frames and spotted the marked queen I had...
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    I can agree with that... I've seen some honey that was definitely not sourwood labeled as such...... Most beeks I know(myself included) take off all honey supers and start with new at the beginning...
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    Looks like we've got about 2 more good weeks of...

    Looks like we've got about 2 more good weeks of sourwood here. How's everybody else looking?
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    Interesting.......

    I received some queens yesterday and went to my yard to pinch some heads getting ready for them. One hive had been queenless for a while and I was sure they had a virgin in there somewhere as I had...
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    Shouldn't be a problem at all fellas. I'll PM...

    Shouldn't be a problem at all fellas. I'll PM you my e-mail address and you can check back in with me around the end of July.
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    Just starting to bloom here in extreme western...

    Just starting to bloom here in extreme western NC. From what i've seen it looks like it's going to be another great year for sourwood honey.
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    that's exactly what i'm doing with one of mine...

    that's exactly what i'm doing with one of mine today. i found the virgin queen and marked her last week. checked her yesterday and she's starting to lay so i'm going to give her a little boost and...
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    Must have been a really good day for swarming...

    Must have been a really good day for swarming yesterday. My brother and I both lost swarms yesterday. That makes 4 i've lost off of 20 hives this year. No matter how hard I try I can't kill the...
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    If I wasn't so busy at work I'd run up and help...

    If I wasn't so busy at work I'd run up and help you get 'em Cyndi. I've lost 3 swarms myself this year. Seems like we've had such a good flow there's been no way to stay ahead of them. I've got...
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    There was an article in Outdoor Life many years ago about this exact subject except they were referring to snake bites instead of bee stings. Can't remember what exactly it was that it did to the...
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    Cold Front

    I asked last week about a hive I have that I found swarm cells in. Anyway I got them split up. We are having an extreme cold front move in and my question is will my queen cell be alright? Lows...
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    Sounds like a plan. My only concern is we are...

    Sounds like a plan. My only concern is we are supposed to have some extremely cold weather for the next week. Would it be better to put the old queen in a nuc w/ 4 frames of foundation(just for...
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    Swarm Cells!!!!

    We have had some unseasonably warm weather for the last 2-3 weeks and my bees are really enjoying it. I started out with 6 hives coming out of winter and added 2 packages Mar. 31. Last week I took...
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    Very interesting Barry. Like you, my hives are...

    Very interesting Barry. Like you, my hives are all around 1-2 feet apart. It sounds like a little experiment is in order this year.
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    I can't wait. I just really hope we don't have a...

    I can't wait. I just really hope we don't have a late freeze like we did last year. Lots of stuff blooming right now and looks like it's going to be a great spring.
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    Sourwood... hands down the best! :)

    Sourwood... hands down the best! :)
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    Packages are here

    Just turned my cell phone on and had a message from the USPS... Your packages have arrived. Looks like i'm gonna be having some fun today!
  24. If you already have the tools then building hives...

    If you already have the tools then building hives yourself is cheaper and more rewarding. I can buy a 12' 1"x12" pine board for $14. It takes approximately 72" of board to make a hive body, so a...
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    I have no complaints with Ridgid tools either. I...

    I have no complaints with Ridgid tools either. I have a Ridgid Joiner/Planer I use to make my rabbets and it does a great job.
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