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    I was just wondering about this because I hear...

    I was just wondering about this because I hear how people have found neglected hives that have been on their own for years and gone feral. I know that the comb wouldn't be straight and pretty inside....
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    Since not all of us have the money to buy the...

    Since not all of us have the money to buy the expensive foundation and the skills to junp into small cell size breeding, I was wondering how many years of natural cocooning by bees on brood comb...
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    I harvested just 7 quarts of honey from 3 hives...

    I harvested just 7 quarts of honey from 3 hives this year. I blame the low yield on the large amount of rain we've had in this area for the past few months. It started raining heavily just when the...
  4. Hi Dee, Your description of larvae appearing...

    Hi Dee,

    Your description of larvae appearing black or gray describes a brood sample that I sent off to Beltville. I have not received the results but I was afraid that it was AFB exept that there...
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    Hi again. I have just found some dead adult pupae...

    Hi again. I have just found some dead adult pupae in cells, some with the heads protruding out of the cells, just like they died as they were emerging. All the pupae were fully formed. They are not...
  6. I may try two broods on one of my hives next...

    I may try two broods on one of my hives next year. The drawback that I see is that deeps full of honey could get too heavy for a small woman like me to manipulate. Also, people selling bee supplies...
  7. I am from the Greenville area and all beekeepers...

    I am from the Greenville area and all beekeepers that I have encountered all use 1 deep for the brood chamber and shallows for honey. This observation was confirmed by a Clemson extesion agent, Danny...
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    People here use 1 deep for brood and shallows for...

    People here use 1 deep for brood and shallows for honey supers. I personally use a deep and a shallow with 10 frames and then a queen excluder and then 9 frame honey supers on top. The bees then...
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    Most everyone here seems to use double brood...

    Most everyone here seems to use double brood chambers exclusively. In my locality, upper state SC, I never see anyone using double brood chambers, and I know a lot of beekeepers. I did a search and...
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    Yes, CSA is the Confederate States of America....

    Yes, CSA is the Confederate States of America. The eleven states legally succeded from the USA and Fort Sumter was only fired upon because the officials were illegally taking tariffs for the USA from...
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    I always thought that one would want to add an...

    I always thought that one would want to add an undrawn super to the bottom over the brood nest to that the newly emerged brood would come up and build comb ,but only during a honey flow or when I am...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I may try the...

    Thanks for the suggestions. I may try the surgical gloves on one of my gentler hives but I don't think I will ever go veiless and most certainly not topless!
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    Hi Everyone! I am a lady who keeps bees in SC and...

    Hi Everyone! I am a lady who keeps bees in SC and have enjoyed reading topics in this forum. I have a question. Even though I have been keeping bees for a number of years, I still do not handle them...
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