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  1. Re: Mold on inside of telescoping cover top feeder

    I tried top feeders last year and ditched the idea. Some of them leaked down in the hive causing mold and one even leaked to the extent nearby hive began robbing them. I ultimately lost that hive,...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hived large swarm yesterday here in lower SC. Sunny afternoon. Also, hived a swarm Saturday, 3/29/15 middle of day. My brother has hives nearby and has caught two this past weekend. Hampton, SC...
  3. Re: Any other newbie getting frustrated with their new hive?

    You have received a lot of good advice and all good! 1) too much space if a fact, the bees can only protect a certain amount of space and if there is extra room the hive beetles take over; I have...
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    Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Hampton Regional Medical Center, used to be Hampton General.
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    Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    That's interesting, I am a Physician Assistant and worked at the hospital since the early 70s.
  6. Thread: Odd hive

    by BuckH
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    Re: Odd hive

    I have never had much luck with the plastic frames and foundation. I have six hives that I purchased last year and am in the process of replacing the plastic frames & fountation. Stick with wood...
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    Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Great! Are you a member of the Edisto Beekeepers? We have a meeting in Orangeburg either this week or next week. Great group with a lot of usable experience.
  8. Re: First ovewinter beekeeper in South Carolina. GO TIGERS!! AND HONEYBEES!!!!!!!

    My brother uses them with good results. I tried the screened bottom without the oil and found trash drops through the screen and builds up on the board. There is a beek in Luray who uses screened...
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    Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Lower SC, draw a line between Beaufort, SC and Augusta, GA and we are about half way.
  10. Thread: Possible swarm?

    by BuckH
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    Re: Possible swarm?

    Did your queen have her wings clipped? If they cannot fly the swarm may stay on the ground.
  11. Re: First ovewinter beekeeper in South Carolina. GO TIGERS!! AND HONEYBEES!!!!!!!

    Glad to see other SC beekeepers on the site. This is truly a great hobby! If I can only beat the SHB pest.
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    Hi I am Buck from SC

    I have been around bees (my brothers) for around 30 years. I purchased four packages a year ago for myself and now have 9 hives. My plans are to expand to 20 this year, with 10 packages scheduled...
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    Re: When is SPring flow and swarm season?

    Here is lower South Carolina it has apparently begun. I had a large swarm leave one of my hives this past Sunday. Unfortunately, it spent a short time in a pine then headed west!
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