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  1. Thread: First Bees!!

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    Re: First Bees!!

    Thx guys...still getting an education at 56 yo..lol
  2. Thread: First Bees!!

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    First Bees!!

    Well I picked up my very first bees sunday and with the help of my long time beekeeper friend and counseler we managed to get them in the 3 hives yesterday after a rash of thunderstorms and the sun...
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    Re: 2nd st of Hive placement?

    I didn't know I thought that the rule of thumb was that your hives must be turned to the southeast. I know this is NOT some kind of law but that it is the best setup. I see hives back to back but...
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    2nd set of hive placement?

    Can I set a second set of hives directly behind my first set of hives? Naturally my hives are facing southeast so in order to put another set in this location due to space I would need to go behind...
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    Re: First Hives arrived!!

    Basically a beginner kit but I added a few odds and ends to mine such as extra supers, queen excluders and etc. I'm starting with 3 hives this year myself, most others went with 1-2 and some even...
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    First Hives arrived!!

    I picked up my very first hives today!! I took a class thru my county extension service and a neighbor and long time beekeeper went to one of our N.C. Bee suppliers and picked up some of the class...
  7. Thread: Hive color

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    Re: Hive color

    My very first brand new hives are suppose to be here this week. I was stuck on painting them with white exterior latex but after reading this Thread im thinking about going Woodstock lol. Thought...
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    Fruit Trees zone 8b?

    Im planning on planting some fruit trees on my farm this spring mainly for my bees. This will be my first bee season and was wondering if there was one type of fruit tree over another. I live in...
  9. Thread: Hive location

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    Re: Hive location

    Just an idea of my setup so it will clarify things a bit. Just realized in pic that I need to level the one on the left a little and lean both to the front just slightly since that will be the front...
  10. Thread: Hive location

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    Hive location

    I am going to start my very first set of hives and the more I read about hive location the more confused it makes me about the location I have designated for my hives so you guys help me. I farm so I...
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    Newbie Beekeeper, Clinton, N.C

    Hey everyone, I've been doing some research and reading about bees for some time now..,why?'.....to tell you the truth I'm not really sure. A friend of mine mentioned getting a few hives and one day...
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