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    Re: 2015 YTD Sting Count

    I guess my count for the year is a little over 100. I got (had) a hot hive that gave me 56 in the hands before I could get away from them. When I came back to finish working that hive I had on ...
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    Re: ANYTHING I do makes my bees go crazy

    Sorry to hear about your dog Acebird.
    I lost my best friend and buddy "Sarge" about a year and half ago. He succumbed to cancer also. It was one of the hardest things I have ever experienced. I laid...
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    Re: Are SHB a Problem in Your Area?

    Hey Michael,
    My info is as follows:
    State:North Carolina
    Town: Bayboro, Pamlico County ( coastal area)
    Soil Type: Mix of Sandy and light topsoil
    Temperature: Normal Coastal Temps
    Effect of...
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    Re: My Son born today

    Congratulations!!!!!!!! If you don't already know, Life as you know it has changed. But for myself 10 years ago my life changed in this way and it has been the best change I could ever hope for....
  5. Re: Make 15 year old help with sideline business?

    My Dad always said," If you try to drag a mule, in the end who is the most tired, you or the mule?
    Making a child of that age (especially a son) just wears you out and causes them to pull harder...
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    Re: Storying Full Suppers

    Bob,
    ;):thumbsup:
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    Re: Storying Full Suppers

    Bob,
    Not meaning to get into an argument but CAPPED honey cells do not gain moisture. UNCAPPED cell will gain moisture. The bees cap cells when the moisture content is around 17-18% on most nectar...
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    Re: Funny honey label

    I had a guy come up to me while I was selling some honey to a lady and said, "Ya know ma'am that honey is nothing but bee puke". she looked at me with a disgusting look on her face and I told her,"...
  9. Re: How to calm down a crazy hot hive? Requeen?

    Going in when it is dark is :eek:one thing that will set them on kill mode:D.
    If you can't get closer than 100 feet from the back of the hive then I would suggest re-queening.
    I have a hive that I...
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    Re: Storying Full Suppers

    Greg,
    That time frame should not pose a big problem.
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    Re: Storying Full Suppers

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    If the honey is capped it will not absorb moisture. You can store them like you said but it is a good idea if you are going to be a while before you are going to extract to do...
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    Re: Honey Pricing

    I don't mess with a lot of sizes but I used to sell pint mason jars. Pints hold roughly 1 1/2 lbs. so for every jar you sell you are giving away roughly 1/2lb of honey. I sell 1lb containers measured...
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    Re: Honey Pricing

    I have gone from $9.00 lb. to $10.00 lb. No complaints yet, except from one old man that said, "That's to much I can buy a quart jar for $3.00". His wife told me that he lives in the past and she...
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    Re: Smoke or no smoke

    Just remember they are FEMALES, they are unpredictable.;) It is better to have it lit and not need it than to need it and not have it lit. Like has been said before some days I need little to no...
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    Re: New from NC

    Welcome to the site
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    Re: Swarm on a bush

    17900 this is a possum on a gum bush :D
    No seriously that is a good looking swarm Barry.
    I got one last Friday.
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    Probably around 2 1/2 pounds.
  17. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Michael,
    Sounds like the voice of experience.:D I tripped over a concrete block due to a helper placing it behind me and me not knowing it. I had a brood box in my hands and fell on top of it....
  18. Re: What are your thoughts on queen excluders

    Acquired one years ago, don't ever use it. Well I did one time when I was having trouble finding a elusive queen.
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    Re: What is your "Regular Hive" setup?

    10 frame deeps for brood and shallows for supers. This old boy ain't as young as he used to be when I could heave all deeps. I'm thinking about going to all mediums for ease of having just one size...
  20. Re: Feeding Question (At a distance away from the hive)

    michkel, I have open fed my bees for years and the feeders are at a distance from the hives. It will not in most case robbing, robbing when feeding usually takes place when the feed is "too close" to...
  21. Re: Feeding Question (At a distance away from the hive)

    Are you in a Nectar Flow? If there is Nectar for the bees to gather they will ignore the sugar water. Distance will not deter them it's like the old saying, "Build it and they will come", if you put...
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    Re: Meals on Wheels

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    Re: Hello from NC - How to get started

    Welcome to the forum
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    Re: epipens?

    My Doctor refused to write me a prescription for one. He said, they are expensive and they have an expiration date. He also said, You are not allergic and you would be better to take a double dose of...
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    Re: inner cover

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