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    Re: Hello from NW Georgia

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hi from Central South Carolina

    earthguy,

    Welcome!
    I am in the same situation with the Associations. It is an hour to the closest group.
    I have the advantage of growing up with bees around and having gone to Clemson and take...
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    Re: Please identify this flower.

    Beekeep1756,
    The plant in the picture looks like Cichorium intybus L. or “chicory”. It is hard to tell without seeing the flower and leaves more closely.
    Here is a link to an information page on...
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    Re: Hello from Aurora Apiaries!

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hello from Nebraska

    Welcome!
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    Re: Please don't call ASPCA on me!

    Cindi,

    I can only agree with and echo what Andrew said about the bees themselves.
    As to nectar flow, I am in South Carolina. However, I grew up in Texas and Arkansas and learned to keep bees...
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    Re: Anderson County South Carolina

    Thank you Henry!
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    Re: Anderson County South Carolina

    Brooklyn, thank you!
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    Re: Brood in the super...

    devdog, sounds good!
    I am probably going to take off the excluders if nothing else to make my life easier. I got used to having them working with someone else.
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    Re: Brood in the super...

    devdog,
    I am not that far north of you; We are less than two hours north of the Mall of Georgia. I like the two brood chambers for the space it provides the queen and the early build up. I am...
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    Re: Anderson County South Carolina

    Neal, I did not realize what honey was going for these days.

    I know about the treatments for SHB, I worked for a while with M.Hood at Clemson on his trap.

    Since the end of the first study on...
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    Re: Brood in the super...

    Here is my longer answer, I had a couple of things to do before it got unbearably hot.

    I use a modified two brood chamber system. My grandfather would use two brood chambers and no queen excluder....
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    Re: Anderson County South Carolina

    Mike, thanks and I hope that I can contribute a bit as well.

    Neal, if things continue as they are I may have to start trying to go "commercial" here. Horticulturists are not being hired and...
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    Re: Supersedure or swarm...?

    Sounds like a plan.
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    Re: Supersedure or swarm...?

    With that info, feed.
    It will increase, or should, the number of "wax producing" bees and the rate that they are producing.

    How is the precipitation situation?

    The amount of rain the native...
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    Re: Brood in the super...

    The short answer id let them build it out.
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    Re: Supersedure or swarm...?

    It sounds like a supersedure cell, the small brood and little storage. What are the bees collecting? It they are not collecting much nectar or pollen then go ahead and feed.

    Also, put put the...
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    Re: Anderson County South Carolina

    Neal, thank you and welcome also.

    There is a great deal of information here!
    I have referenced the site for a while now; just not joined or posted to the forums.

    How long have you been keeping...
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    Anderson County South Carolina

    Hi all:

    I have been around Honey Bees since I was twelve. I did not start to actively keep bees until 2003 when I inherited my maternal grandfather's colonies and equipment.
    I am a...
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