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  1. Thread: Stings

    by VeesBees
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    Re: Stings

    What great stories! We need to figure out how to make comic strips out of some of them. Beekeepers are a determined breed when trying to catch bees!

    This summer, we got a call to go do a cutout...
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    Re: Our first honey harvest

    Your first honey harvest! What fun. Beautiful honey too! Congratulations.
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    Re: Going to the Orange Blossom

    What a fascinating journal of your first orange grove experience! Thanks for sharing and please let us know how it ends up.
  4. Re: 1st year honey harvest total for the class of 2012 newbees. Results?

    We started with 2 hives late last summer and harvested 13 gallons (~160 lbs) by mid July of this year. We added 4 more hives in late May and left the bees what they gathered for winter stores. ...
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    Re: Nc oct 16 golden rod and aster

    wow! I'm just up Hwy 64 from Rutherfordton closer to Morganton and have NO goldenrod or aster honey...but I've seen lots of it growing around here. Strange but congrats that your bees are still...
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    Re: I may succed at beekeeping yet!

    Congratulations! Sounds like you have good things happening with your bees. :applause: I overwintered 2 hives and added 4 in mid May. Ended up getting over 10 gallons of honey and was very...
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    Re: Feeding Honeybee on my Finger

    When my husband is in the swimming pool, the bees land on him and drink water off his skin...strangely, he enjoys this...
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    Re: Beeing Helpful

    Excellent work! Thanks for sharing. :)
  9. Re: what do you do with honey frames after extraction?

    We're new at this so sounds like we may be going to extremes...after the bees clean them up, we put them in the freezer for at least 24 hours then store them in the supers in large plastic bags.
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    Re: Honey Prices For 2012!

    I sold at a local farmer's market for the first time last weekend and did well at
    $7 - 1# queenline
    $5 - 12 oz bear
    $2 - baby bears

    I'm adding 1# Muth jars for $10 this Saturday - we'll see how...
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    Re: Harvest Honey or leave in hive

    I am only in my second year but tend to agree with TomB. I got four nucs in mid May and harvested 20 medium frames of honey from them last weekend. This left them each 5 partially filled frames...
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    Re: Beekeeping software

    I've been using HiveTracks - they just added a mobile app which makes it even easier to keep up with inspection notes. It is also FREE. :).
    https://www.hivetracks.com/default.aspx
  13. Thread: 1 deep hives.

    by VeesBees
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    Re: 1 deep hives.

    In this area that is what most people use
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    Re: Whats up with Betterbee?

    Their Facebook page says they closed for inventory and July 4th but will reopen today.
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    Re: Started beekeeping this year!

    Welcome! I'm still in my first full year - started about this time last summer. Sounds like you're off to a great start! This forum is a great resource with a lot of expertise and sharing.
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    Re: Laundry Soaps For Bee Keeper Suits

    I was advised to NEVER use bleach because the bees are VERY attracted to the smell of chlorine.
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    Re: What Do You Use to Uncap

    We harvested honey for the first time last weekend. We borrowed a hot knife but it must have gotten too hot - smoked and got burned black honey on it. We tried a scratcher and it worked much...
  18. Re: We NEED VOTES Please to become a real Manufacturing Company!!

    You got my vote - Good Luck!
  19. Re: What size hive boxes are those with bad backs using?

    Now that is a beautiful bee box!:applause:
  20. Thread: Dead Bees

    by VeesBees
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    Re: Dead Bees

    That's heartbreaking! So sorry to see that.
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    Re: Hello, I'm Rick, and I kill Bees

    Love it gmcharlie! Can't wait to tell my husband your simple solution...he does worry about mowing down the girls...;)
  22. Re: White 1" worms and sawdust in bottom of hive - what are they?

    I'll post more when I look deeper. Thanks for the thoughtful replies - this is my first year and having this forum as a resource has helped a lot.
  23. Re: White 1" worms and sawdust in bottom of hive - what are they?

    Thanks AB! Great reference article.
  24. Re: White 1" worms and sawdust in bottom of hive - what are they?

    I looked at some Google images for both wax moth and small hive beetle larvae and the ones we saw were so thin they looked more like SHB. This weekend I'll have to take a deeper look I guess. The...
  25. Re: White 1" worms and sawdust in bottom of hive - what are they?

    I wish I had taken a picture but didn't...if I see more I'll be sure to get pics.
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