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    Re: SHB Anonymous

    I found this while reading an interesting article the other day, and kept it to paste around my apirary. 12869
  2. Re: late summer brood box swap and drawn comb

    sorry -

    Yes, the D was meant to mean "drawn but empty" and not "undrawn" empty frames.

    guest I fat-fingered another one.. :)
  3. Re: late summer brood box swap and drawn comb

    Thanks for the update -

    I suspected that either reversing or manupilating the hive, especially at this time of the year wouldn't be a bad thing to do since there's still time for them to...
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    Re: nuc split and new queen issues ..??

    oops - double posted.
  5. Re: late summer brood box swap and drawn comb

    Wow - first time I didn't get a lot of responses. Don't know if this is good, or bad.

    I think I'll 'steal' some drawn comb over the next couple of weeks so I have it ready for my nucs. I guess...
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    At least somebody, in Government, has recognized that GMO crops are bad. Not being in the discussion phase, and actually "doing" something about it is a great first step!

    Notice I said "First"...
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    Re: Nematodes control SHB

    I agree that once the SHB get a foot hold, it's hard to get rid of them.

    That said, I was able to reduce my SHB problem by about 75% by adding nematodes to my arsenal. I still have to use traps...
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    nuc split and new queen issues ..??

    Hello.


    I made up 3 nuc splits Sunday a week ago in preparation of receiving some new VSH queens I'd ordered on Thursday. The queens were sent out and I received them on Wednesday and all 3...
  9. Re: A question on the progression of cells -> mating nucs -> customer.

    After a year or 2 ... everybody thinks they can do it.
    I tried this year, for myself and out of 24 graphs - ended up with 4. This isn't a good average, but the 4 I have are doing really well. The...
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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    Ouch !!!! I've been a member of the SC and Midstate bee club here for 2 years and know "allot" of the local guys - but there's no way I'd pay that kind of $$ for what I know about their stocks. Not...
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    Re: ? Bee Watering

    I've found that 'my' bees like my bird bath probably more than any other water source. They especially like it if I don't clean it out. I only pressure wash it about once a month now and have...
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    Re: Do worker bees toot

    I have a friend in Lexington that experienced a 'piping' noise twice within his hives this year. Both times were experienced while he was looking at capped queen cells whenever they were about to...
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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    In the central SC area the pricing is going anywhere from $90 to $125.

    $250/nuc ... LOL
  14. late summer brood box swap and drawn comb

    Hello all.

    I have a couple of questions, hence the 'dual' title and hope there's some good advice :) out there...

    My hives are doing well now in SC and I've already pulled my honey. Not as...
  15. Thread: Hydrangeas

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    Re: Hydrangeas

    Hopefully some of this information will help ..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_crop_plants_pollinated_by_bees
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    Re: top, middle, or bottom entrances

    Thanks for all the advice. I'll try top hive entrances and see how well they do - or how well I seem to handle them. Ha Ha.

    I was worried about a couple of things, but think I got all the...
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    Re: top, middle, or bottom entrances

    Have you been 'in production' with this or just getting started with this method? I think that the existing bees will be able to remove any dead one's and do their normal 'clean out' without any...
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    top, middle, or bottom entrances

    Hello all.

    I started last year and have managed to overwinter 3 out of 4 hives. I've made most of my boxes and 'succumbed' to the bottom entrances and they've worked w/o any issues. I only use...
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    first overwinter and feeding thoughts -

    Hello all,

    As a new beek I've managed to keep 3 out of 4 hives alive all winter and feel good about that. I lost 1 due to the small cluster and below 20 weather. I ordered some MegaBee and...
  20. Re: I need advice on how many brood boxes where i live and any more advice.

    I'm still new with this being my 2nd year - but I'm going to be using 2 deeps here in SC. I tried to do this last year, but had so much trouble with SBH that I had to combine to keep from loosing 2...
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    Re: Get a swarm or get a nuc/package

    I haven't had a chance catch any swarms as I was able to keep mine from swarming last year, but am looking forward to that chance. weird, ??? With the almost inevitable 30% loss of hives yearly,...
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    Re: Starting a new package

    I agree. Feed Feed.

    One thing I learned whenever starting packages and from reading is that you never know what is in the package - nurse bees, 'flyers', guard bees .. .?? With the life...
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    Re: Overwintering and surplus concerns ?

    Thanks r_hayden for your comments, and it seems like others are in the same 'state of mind' as me, being new beeks.

    I've been reading some more and think it's important to have 3-4 frames of...
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    Overwintering and surplus concerns ?

    Hello all.
    This is my first over winter and so far I have managed to maintain my 3 out of 4 hives - and feel fortunate about that. I've spot checked the 3 hives over the last couple of weeks...
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    Re: february panic

    I'm sure Michael Bush can comment better, but from what I've read if you keep double deeps (?) for brood and wintering, then at some time in the spring, you'll need to reverse the boxes so that the...
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