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  1. Re: Keeping Nuc's and full sized hives in the same spot

    As long as the nucs entrance is small enough for them to defend it should be fine. Even with a small entrance a long dearth can change that. I keep all sorts of hive sizes in the same yard and keep...
  2. Thread: Excess Sugar

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    Re: Excess Sugar

    it will turn to a solid sugar block as it absorbs moisture
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    Re: Is there a consensus on Screened bottom boards ?

    I use both and am still torn......I live in a holler on a riverside so humidity is a huge issue. Last summer it seemed that the solid bottoms cured the honey a wee bit faster.....but that's not to...
  4. Thread: ants in your hive

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    Re: ants in your hive

    I get ants from time to time here in NC. I use alot of cinnamon around the inner cover. I usually get them in hives in certain areas....so I move those hives and brush and bounce all the ants I can...
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    Re: 5 Frame Deep Mating Nuc?

    Sure use what you've got...I used 5 frame nucs with a divider to make a 2x2 set up last year then once filled moved both to its own 5 frame. Keep it simple and make your stuff universal......Its way...
  6. Thread: JZ BZ and cages

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    Re: JZ BZ and cages

    Thanks...as they say there is more than one way to skin a cat!
  7. Thread: JZ BZ and cages

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    JZ BZ and cages

    Will the hairroller type cage that is part of the Nicot system work or fit on the JZBZ grafting cups?
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    Re: queen rearing notes

    Johng ...... that's my favorite note page!
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    Sticky: Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    I believe too that Mel suggest newer fresher comb for it to increase the success.
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    Re: Feeding to prep for winter

    Here in the foothills of NC I do both syrup and dry sugar depending on the hive....the smallest hives mainly nucs, I can mix up sugar to water 2:1 during stretches of warmer weather, daytimes in the...
  11. Re: Brood nest on the edges of the hive not in the middle? Should I do anything?

    looks like you are in florida....I'd leave them bee...they know where to put the furniture:)
  12. Thread: Hive lifter

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    Re: Hive lifter

    now that is one nice dolly!
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    Re: what temp can I slip a new sugar block to them.

    If they need it bad and this is your window get it done quick.
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    Re: north alabama bees still bringing in pollen?

    I have seen some bees get into chicken feed and put on what looks like pollen baskets.
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    Re: What Books for CHRISTMAS ?

    I think I saw cc miller 5o yrs in the google digital book list ? I found this on there too...
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    Re: When do bears attack?

    I do keep my fence solar fence on but we are in a cloudy spell at the moment...guess I'll run a cord and charge it up. Here in the southeast beers don't always hibernate all winter thats why we put...
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    When do bears attack?

    I mean are there any stats that could say when most hives would be vulnerable? Would one say spring when they are getting up from there long winter nap or fall when they are tryin to fatten up or...
  18. Re: Mountain Spin-Off Method ? Has anyone tried this ?

    I like the thought of it, but in the end dry sugar right above the cluster does seem more easily accessible to them.
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    Re: Post your beekeeping Facebook page

    this is great here is ours https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bee-Kind-Family-Farm/162195373827456?ref=hl
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    Re: Air hose suggestions

    Thanks folks...looks like some rubber hose is on the list and yes Radar there is plenty o wood in these parts. I will get a some stove heat in that shop one day!
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    Air hose suggestions

    Since I do most of my wood work in the cold months I need an hose that is pliable in and around the shop. What do you all use?
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    Re: How is the sourwood so far?

    I have pulled about 60lbs so far and see lots more. Sold most of it in the first 24hours! Hide a few jars in the pantry....the overall flow has been real good so far.
  23. Thread: to much wax

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    Re: to much wax

    That would be normal....just carefully cut and pull the wax from around the cells
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    Re: Tuliptree and honey

    Here in NC we have been pulling the first of the poplar.....and yes it darker in color but the taste is great I will agree to that!
  25. Thread: Apiary ground

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    Re: Apiary ground

    I put some free tyvec house wrap on the ground and then covered it with the leftover "mulch" that the power company left after trimming the trees along the power lines.
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