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    Re: Hello From North Carolina

    Welcome to another Tarheel.
  2. Re: best way to merge queenless swarm with new package

    I caught a swarm from one of my hives on 3/25/12 and placed them in a nuc box. I was fixing to combine them with another hive because I thought they were queenless. I checked them today and she had...
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    Combining Swarms

    I had two hives swarms after my best attempt of preventing it. Like the saying goes, education is expensive no matter how you get it. I caught both swarms and placed them in nucs. I would like to...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Early for us. I checked the other hives and removed a queen and brood because of a swarm cells. I supered the other hives on Thursday and went back and looked to see if they were drawing it and one...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Farmer called today and said that something is going on with the bees. Got there as fast as I could but they did not settle where I could find them. They were from a swarm I caught last year. My zip...
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    Re: Suit or Jacket

    I have both but use the jacket 95% of the time. I wore the suit when I first got started along with gloves. Now I just wear the jacket and veil.
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    Re: Do you dilute Lemongrass Oil Concentrate?

    I dip a Q tip in the bottle and rub in around the entrance and then place the Q tip in a zip loc bag and leave it partially open in the bottom of the box. This method has worked for me.
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    Cut Out advice needed

    A friend called me about removing a hive of bees from an abandon homeplace. The bees are in the wall and they appear to be between two studs and go from about two feet off the ground to about six...
  9. Re: Winter Survival Musings - year to year variability and how are yours doing?

    Four for Four here in Concord North Carolina. Checked on them today and all of them were bringing in pollen. Peaked in on them and everything looks fine. Good luck to everyone and Merry Christmas.
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    Re: Half my hives dead already!

    The inspector said we were dealing with Nosema Ceranae. They explained that you would not see very much spotting on the hives. We decided as a club that the club would pay for the treatments and...
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    Re: Half my hives dead already!

    We had our monthly club meeting last night and members are reporting a 25% loss already. When they check the hives there are plenty of stores but there will be few bees to none. Sometimes there will...
  12. Thread: Api Var Life

    by Todd Eury
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    Api Var Life

    I am a first year beekeeper and on the advice of the gentleman that has been helping me, I treated my four colonies five days ago. They all are in two deeps. I was able to go back today and check the...
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    Re: Night Bearding

    Mine have been staying out on the front of the hive all night for the past couple of weeks. I inspected them today and everything is fine.
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    Re: Round-Up Around Areas Where Bees Frequent.

    I use roundup and spray in the evening just before dark. I am usually spraying grass. I have not seem any problems and the bees are doing very well.
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    Hived Swarm Question

    I caught a small swarm several weeks ago. The queen started laying soon after. They did not take much sugar water and the flow is almost over here. The problem is that they are slow to draw comb. I...
  16. Thread: Storing Comb

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    Storing Comb

    A friend of mine did a cut out and gave me some comb. I am going to use some of it in swarm traps. How should I store the rest of it until I need it.
    Thanks
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    Best Way to Change out Black comb

    I installed 5 frame nucs and they each had two frames of older brownish black comb. after they move into the upper deep, can I change those frames out. What is the best way to do this. What do I...
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    Re: Foundationless going great!!!

    I caught a swarm this week and left in the trap on one frame of drawn comb and four frames with no foundation just a starter strip. When I put them hive after five days, they had drawn out two frames...
  19. Thread: Good Bee Day

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    Good Bee Day

    Worked the nucs that I installed on 4-22-11. I placed a deep on one of them last weekend and they have drawed out three frames in the upper. I placed the a deep on the other one today. Both hives...
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    Re: How long before checking a caught swarm

    I assume that it is from a feral hive. Other than my two hives, which have not swarmed ( new Nucs) the closest hive that I know of are about two miles away.
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    How long before checking a caught swarm

    I placed a D. Coates nuc box out as a swarm trap on Sunday. It had one frame of black comb and 4 foundationless frames with a starter (popsicle stick) with beeswax on them. I put it 10' up in a tree...
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    Re: Moving NUC's IN SUV

    I brought two nucs home in the back of a Toyota Highlander. We ran the air and had no problems. No bees escaped the box. Wife was nervous but everyone behaved.
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    Re: First Inspection/ Rookie Mistake

    I am using a hive top feeder and after the inspection , I placed the feeding area at the back of the hive. The hives are sloped to the front so the sugar water was running away from the screened...
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    First Inspection/ Rookie Mistake

    It has been 8 days since I installed 2 nucs. Everything looked great. My wife took picture of both queens during the inspection and both had eggs with capped and uncapped brood. I placed a second...
  25. Thread: Moving Hives

    by Todd Eury
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    Moving Hives

    After placing my hives in what I thought was the best location, I think they would be better suited about 50 yards from where they are currently. Can I move them now or is it best to leave them where...
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