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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Thanks. Never had luck with packages.
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Jan 21st right here in Florence, Pee Dee Bee keepers meeting. Thanks everyone for the help. I think I have found direction.
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    All set. Actually contacted a pest control guy and wala, he has several acres he is willing to share.

    sc-bee, do you sell nuc's? I can only find them in NC
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    8-10 weeks is short???? 3-4 weeks in Vermont!!!!!
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Thank you for the inspiration. That means this year MUST be a good one. :>)
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Thanks. This is the site I was referencing as well and there is no reference to Williamsburg. I am a little concerned that Florence, for what ever reason is not a favorable place to bee keep. ...
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    South Carolina Beekeeping

    I am new to South Carolina, Florence to be exact. This will be my first year in The community

    I can not find a local association. i check Florence county and all the surrounding counties. ...
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    Re: New to South Carolina.

    Thanks, I look forward to meeting everyone locally!
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    Re: New to South Carolina.

    I will keep this in mind lol
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    Re: New to South Carolina.

    Thanks. I am looking forward to all the new issues. I am located in West Florence. I am currently trying to locate a source for three nuc's. I was successful selling all my nuc's in Vermont, so I...
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    New to South Carolina.

    I am new to South Carolina having started my bee keeping venture in Northwestern Vermont. I have been in South Carolina for a month and have yet to spot one hive in any field, back yard, out yard or...
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    Re: Nuc's not building up

    Thanks. Of the original 10, I am down to 7 for various reasons. I will play out the fall flow for now and reevaluate mid sept.
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    Re: Nuc's not building up

    Now you do. Do you have anything else to help?
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    Re: Nuc's not building up

    Yes sir, all ten.
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    Re: Nuc's not building up

    Sorry, I didn't give proper specifics.

    I made them in July, July 19th to be exact. When I say weak, what I should have said is the weakest of my three. Each original two frame nuc had plenty of...
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    Nuc's not building up

    Heres the situation. I made 10, 2 frame splits from a week hive, added queens that I successfully reared (Yea me, first time) and they are just now (within the week) getting through their first...
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    Re: How many boxes do you winter your bees in ?

    Now see, this illustrates why it doesn't matter how many boxes or frames. What does matter, as other have said, is whats in the boxes.

    Keep the inside dry and ventilated, have a healthy queen and...
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    Re: Graft Acceptance.

    Thanks. I will do that in the future.
    It was so cool to see those eggs for the first time queen rearing!
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    Re: Graft Acceptance.

    My first attempt at rearing has been a success! My two cells that took have successfully mated.

    But how do I find the queens? I looked and looked for what seemed like forever before finally...
  20. Re: Old Beeks: Have you built up any immunity to stings?

    My wife is a first year bee keeper and I am a second year. This weekend we went to the yard to do a few things. I got stung a couple of times on my thighs through my jeans and she did too. The...
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    Re: Graft Acceptance.

    Checked my first time grafts (3 took) on Wed, day 4 after grafting. They were all capped. I didn't expect that till Day 5, Thursday. Does that mean anything?

    Virgin Queen is going to be...
  22. Re: Any videos on actual grafting? 5 attempts, 3 takes, 1 mated queen...

    I found it really easy my first time this past weekend. I simply came in from behind the larva and scoped it up. If you can't get the "Angle" with the grafting tool, tear down one side of the cell...
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    Re: My First time grafting experience

    Thanks everyone for your input. Did a quick check last night and it looks like the three with royal jelly originally are the only one that are going to make it.

    Thats fine. as I said this was a...
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    Re: Graft Acceptance.

    We are in the middle of our main flow right now.

    Edit. My finisher is over a queen right deep with a excluder between and there is a flow on
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    Re: Graft Acceptance.

    AWESOME. First time attempting this over the weekend. I had 9 of 14 cells with wax around the edge and three of those has royal jelly in them.

    Gonna do a backup this coming weekend
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