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    Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    I buy mine at www.sailorplastics.com. You buy in bulk but save in long run. been very happy with them so far. Sometimes I have other beekeepers go in together to help with shipping.

    David
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    Re: Harvesting Honey

    I have used the Natural Honey Harvester for two years now and love it. I just make sure that it's a sunny day and spray a few pumps on the fume board and give it about five minutes. You will never...
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    Using queen cells.

    I have a queen that I am going to get rid. I also have a nuc that I removed the queen to use in a hive that was queenless and now the nuc has several nice looking queen cells built. My question is...
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    Rotating old brood comb

    Wanted to know how you all rotate your brood comb out. Do you pull from the center and moved them to the outside and wait until all the brood has emerged and then remove them or what. I want to get...
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    What to do first?

    Next year will be my third year in beekeeping. This year I did pretty well with honey extraction and now I have about twelve supers of drawn comb to put back on ten hives next year. My question is...
  6. Thread: porter escapes

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    Re: porter escapes

    I used Fishers bee quick. It worked great and it doesn't stink, or at least I didn't think so. It takes about 15 minutes per super and it needs to be a sunny day. I did 9 hives and the bees hardly...
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    RHB-90ATC Refractometer

    was wondering if anyone who owns this or are familar with this Refractometer could help me. I have searched the threads but did not find what I was looking for. My question is the directions states...
  8. Honey Flow for Midlands area of South Carolina

    Anyone from the Midlands area of South Carolina that can give me an approx. on the honey flow here. I live in Saluda, SC and was wondering if the flow has stopped in June. I have searched the net...
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    Re: What constitutes mean?

    MSbeekeeper, I think you already know the answer. If you feel uncomfortable while working them then they are too mean for you. What is too mean for me may be nothing to someone else. I have three...
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    Re: Average age of a beekeeper

    39 here and not ready for 40 yet.:no:
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    Re: Do you ever hesitate?

    I like Grant's answer. Very well said. I think at some point we will all be in that situation and many will fade away when they get a taste of what it's like during the hottest part of the summer or...
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    Re: Italians vs russians

    The website to the Russian Bee Breeders Assoc. is http://www.russianbreeder.org/

    I purchased my Russians from Dwight Porter who lives in Pickens Co. South Carolina his website is...
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    Re: Italians vs russians

    I love my russians. I have already ordered two nucs for this year. They had a very calm temperment and worked hard all day and into the dark around 9pm. I would recommend you look at the russian...
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    How to manage Russian Bees?

    I would love to hear from anyone who keeps Russian bees. This is my first year with two Russian hives that I purchased as nuc's from Dwight Porter in Pickens Co. South Carolina. I loved them! The...
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    Re: A Connecticut drone in December ?

    Just checked my 3 hives today here in south carolina. Two are russians and the other is a wild hive from a cut out. Both the russian hives had drones but not the wild hive. Fou
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    Re: Need advice on extractors

    Brushy Mt. is offering free shipping. I just purchased their 9 frame advanced radial extractor kit for under $600. comes with uncapping tank, heated knife, cappings scratcher, and 5 gallon bucket...
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    Re: Russian management

    I purchased two Russian nuc’s this year. I received them in April and have been very satisfied. They built up quick and I was amazed that I actually made about 60-70 pounds of fall honey (golden...
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    Re: Dwight Porter farms

    I picked up two hives from Dwight on June 27th and they are doing great. I will buy from him again next year.
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    Re: Hey from South Carolina!

    I'm buying my bees from Donald Porter from porterfarmbees.com. He is located in Easley SC. He came and spoke at the Mid-State Beekeeping Assoc. He is a great guy and loves to talk about beeking. ...
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    Hey from South Carolina!

    I'm new to beekeeping and will start with Russian bees this spring. Hope to learn alot from everyone here.
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