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    Large clump of dead bees under hive

    So went up to do a quick knock test today and saw a large clump of dead bees under a hive. Note I said under, not in front of. There was no queen in the clump that I could see and when I do the knock...
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    Re: New from NC

    Yeah that's a weird arrangement if you ask me, cappings are yours, especially if you're paying for the space I would think. Some people don't care to deal with the whole wax process...it can be...
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    Re: New from NC

    Hey GuyDurden,
    I'm in Winston, this is my second year. If you're looking for a good supplier (other than driving up to Brushy Mtn), check out John Pledger at Triad Bee Supply...
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    Re: Dead Out?

    So i did a super quick check today when the sun was bright. Found the clustering location and eggs/larvae! Still didn't see the queen, but these eggs were laid like a queen (straight up in the...
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    Strange Winter Bee-havior

    So one of my hives does not respond to the winter "knock" test; no buzz at all. Because of this, when it was colder in Dec. I thought it had died. But much to my surprise last weekend when I opened...
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    Re: Dead Out?

    Thanks Goldprospector, I appreciate that offer. I wasn't able to get back in there to do a more thorough look for her, so it's possible she's still there and just shut down laying. After I posted...
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    Dead Out?

    So something weird is going on in one of my hives. A few weeks ago I did the knock on the side test to listen for that familiar buzz, to check to make sure they were alive. The hive in question...
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