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    Re: North Carolina

    This is the first year I have seen honey bees on the Red Bay - it sure is a sweet smelling flower - it reminds me of citrus blooms - whether or not they make any surplus honey from it I don't know. ...
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    Re: North Carolina

    Brunswick County

    Wild holly trees have been going for about a week now and yesterday I noticed some of the larger gallberry in sunnier locations are starting to open flowers.
  3. Re: Petition: Stop Billy Bee from diluting Canadian Honeey

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sockpuppet_(Internet)
  4. Re: Petition: Stop Billy Bee from diluting Canadian Honeey

    I think I would petition the government for better truth in labeling laws. The government works for you. Mckormick foods doesnt.
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    Re: North Carolina

    Brunswick County

    Red Bays ( Persea borbonia ) are blooming and my bees are working them. First noticed blooms starting 3/29
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    Drawn comb or foundation first ?

    I have 6 hives this year but only 5 mediums of drawn comb for honey. Should I put the drawn comb on my hives first or should I put the mediums with just foundation on first during the early days of...
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    Re: Giant bug - what???

    Don't mean to be snarky here, but wow. Giant bug ?
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    Re: Staple Gun for Frames

    You guys who bought the harbor freight staple gun had better luck than me. When my old senco stapler quit I bought one of the HF narrow crown staplers and it will not shoot any staples over an inch...
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    Re: USDA Pollinator Program

    Is there a link to this program for more information ?
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    Re: When to Rotate Hive Bodies

    Are these the feral swarms that I catch in my traps ? :D
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    Re: Re-Waxing Plastic Foundation

    Does this method help the bees draw duragilt ? I made the mistake of buying some duragilt a couple years ago and I cant seem to get them to draw it.
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    Re: Carniolan queen? SE Indiana

    I requeened one hive last year with a Carniolan. It is my first experience with them but yesterday when I opened up my hives the Carnys were going gang busters - about ready to bust out of the deep...
  13. Re: Full Foundation Sheets vs Partial Sheets

    That seems like a lot of drone comb to me. I for one discourage drone comb building. Do you routinely remove this as your varroa control method?
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    Re: Selling nucs.... Contract or not?

    This sounds like an excellent answer.
  15. Re: Normal to be more confused going in to second year than first?

    It may help to make up a bee keeping calendar of events for yourself. Dates you want/need to have various manipulations done. I find the most confusing thing for me is remembering everything that...
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    Re: 10 for 10 in Michigan

    Hey Vance


    Can you point me in the direction of the information that apivar is no longer effective control for varroa? I did a search here on the forum and wasn't able to pull up anything but...
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    Re: 10 for 10 in Michigan

    So far 6 out of 6 of mine have survived and appear strong. I did 3 oav treatments back in late fall - and fed plenty of sugar syrup and tried sugar blocks for the first time about mid January. The...
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    Re: Wood Glue

    I use 2 part epoxy on hive body joints and water resistant wood glue on my frames.
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    Re: Shark Tank Last Night - Bee Free Honee

    There is nothing wrong with folks who make what they think to be ethical food choices. That is their business and they have the right to do so. I myself have been a pescatarian for about 20 years. ...
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    Re: North Carolina

    Brunswick County - Red maple

    First noticed swelling buds about 2/5/16 - now fully open on some trees 2/17/16.

    Most of the trees on my property are too tall for me to see the blooms close up,...
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    Re: Shark Tank Last Night - Bee Free Honee

    I feel like a bee keeping organisation or a number of them should band together to fight this sort of fraud on the general public and let them know what is what. And how there are many who advocate...
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    Shark Tank Last Night - Bee Free Honee

    Their pitch was that it helped honeybees made me about want to hurl something at my television. How does fake honey made with a little apples and sugar save honey bees? Unfortunately 3 of the...
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    Is this new news concerning DWV ?

    I find it difficult to keep up with the news these days and thought that this was already pretty much established as fact.



    http://www.dbtechno.com/science/2016/02/07/european-honeybee-virus/
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    Strange ad in local craigs list

    Strange in more ways than one.

    http://wilmington.craigslist.org/grd/5357513346.html
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    Re: Woods burn off

    A good primer on prescribed burning of southern forests here.

    http://www.bugwood.org/pfire/reasons.html

    I dont do huge burns but do an acre or two of my place every winter. I have also burned...
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