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  1. Thread: Dead Larvae

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    Dead Larvae

    I have one hive that doesn't seem to be as strong as it was earlier in the spring. Also I have noticed dead larvae on the landing board three different times. Only one or two each time. Anyone have...
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    Package How Long

    I am picking up 3 packages Sat. I was wondering if it would be okay to wait till Monday to install them?
  3. Thread: Winter Move

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    Winter Move

    I have recently moved and was wondering if I can move my bees now during cold weather or if I need to wait till spring. About 1 hour drive.
    Thanks
  4. Thread: Wet Supers

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    Wet Supers

    Well things are doing well. Have 2 new nucs and a package and all seem to be building up fine. 2 hives that made it through the winter have 4 shallow supers of honey on each one. Tomorrow I plan on...
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    Supers with Brood

    Keep adding supers and Queen keeps moving up. One deep brood, three supers with brood. Added another super today. Any suggestions?
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    How much lemon grass oil and where do you put it?...

    How much lemon grass oil and where do you put it? Can you use foundation or should it be drawn comb.
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    Little Cranker

    Here is one I have been thinking of getting. I only extract shallow frames so it would work for me. Four shallow at a time and it is a radial so you do not have to turn the frames it extracts both...
  8. Thread: Nuc & SBB

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    Nuc & SBB

    Made it thru our mild winter with all three of my new hives doin well. Bees flying and lots of pollen being gathered. Now for my question. I am going to pick up a five frame nuc in a 10 frame box in...
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    Tom, I guess you are right. Anyway I may have set...

    Tom, I guess you are right. Anyway I may have set a new record for putting a hive back together!
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    Lesson Learned Hard Way

    This is my first year keeping bees. Have 3 hives now and have been feeling pretty good about myself checking supers without gloves or long sleeves.

    Today I checked supers on 2 different hives...
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    Nectar flow pretty much over with except for a...

    Nectar flow pretty much over with except for a little golden rod coming in. Also in the middle of a drought. Just trying to build up for the winter which is mild here in the south. Thanks!
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    Brood in Super

    I was told as a new beek that for my area I needed to leave a shallow super on a single deep to get the bees through the winter. Three weeks ago I checked and the supers were full of uncapped honey....
  13. Thread: Wintering

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    Wintering

    I tried this with the title to SC Beeks without any response. So now I am asking anyone who will respond. How much honey do I need to leave in my hives in upstate SC in order for them to get through...
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    Question on Wintering

    I live in Liberty, SC which is in the foothills of the upstate. How much honey should I leave the bees for the winter?
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    Bees in downed tree

    I just recieved a call from a man who said he cut down a tree that was full of honey bees. Asked if I wanted them and I said sure. I have 3 hives and would like to have some more. My problem is I am...
  16. Thread: Thick Honey

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    Thanks for all the replys!

    Thanks for all the replys!
  17. Thread: Thick Honey

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    Thick Honey

    I just extracted my first super of honey!!! I had placed the hive where a lot of sourwood was blooming and not much of anything else. I have been told that sourwood honey was light colored. What I...
  18. Thread: What Magazine

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    What Magazine

    What magazine would you recommend a first year beekeeper to order?
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    I would also like to know if Guinneas will eat...

    I would also like to know if Guinneas will eat bees and if not will they eat fire ants?
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    Queen dead Thurs. will check for eggs Mon. If...

    Queen dead Thurs. will check for eggs Mon. If their are no eggs could I just order a Queen and introduce her to the hive. Or do I need to give eggs from other hive and hope they raise their own...
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    To answer a couple of questions. I have one hive...

    To answer a couple of questions. I have one hive next to this one. My third hive is in a different location.
    It looked like an old queen.
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    Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

    Any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
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    Urgent Queen Kicked Out

    One of my hives which is a swarm that I recieved about a month ago has kicked out their queen. Good strong hive, brood box full, added super a week ago. Went out to check this morning and noticed a...
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    Thanks for the info. Still not sure where it is...

    Thanks for the info. Still not sure where it is worth it to change to SBB at this time. Maybe as I learn more. Only had these hives for a little over a month. A lot to learn!
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    solid or screen bottom

    I have read many posts and searched for evaluation on screen bottom boards. I am new and I only have have 3 hives and all three have solid bottom boards. Will some of you older beekeepers please...
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