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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...
  2. 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:)
  3. 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...
  9. 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.
  14. 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!
  16. 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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    Re: Nurse bees from starer to finisher

    I add the starter bees with the graft right above the excluder. I also put all capped brood below the excluder and open brood pollen and honey in the top with the grafts.
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    Re: Bending aluminum for telescoping covers?

    I use one of these, its a hand seamer...
    https://www.acwholesalers.com/Malco-HVAC-Tools/S5R-Redline-Hand-Seamer-with-5-Die-Cast-Zinc-Jaw/12683.ac?gclid=CJrH7-Plpr0CFVFp7AodU2MA_Q
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    Re: Electric fence components

    Nice info...I do have copper to fence wire connections. I will most likely fix that this weekend. I have a smaller 6 volt unit from ebay. It works okay. The battery is an exit light type. Not sure...
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    Re: Electric fence components

    Would anyone care to share there diy set up?
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    Re: Will #4 Hardware Cloth Work?

    Would a standard window screen work? I have lots of the older aluminum screen in broken frames.
  22. Thread: Loans

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    Re: Loans

    There are some crowd funding sites out there to help people with good plans raise money. One that helped me raise money is Kickstarter.com
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    Re: Hoop houses for overwintering nucs?

    I dont think its a good idea. A sunny day in my hoop house can get the temps into the 80-90* range even when outside temps are in the 20-30* range. The bees would fly out to cold doom.
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    Re: cell starter deaths

    Thanks, my first run was similar 6 outa 6, not as many dead bees but I did not pack as many in.After hatching out two queens never made it back. I suspect birds. I also run the deep 5 nuc with the an...
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    cell starter deaths

    Is it normal for a high number of bees to die after being placed in the swarm box for first 24-36 hours? I lost about a baseball sized bunch. I gave them water and placed them in the shade. The end...
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