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  1. Re: Colony absconded and went to swarm trap NUC

    Edymnion,

    Thanks for your input.

    The honey and Pollen in the comb is in good shape.
    I'm still not sure why they switched locations...
    Im going to give them a day or two before I open the Nuc...
  2. Re: Colony absconded and went to swarm trap NUC

    StanVick,

    No Im not sure that the queen is with them.
    No there is no open brood in the comb.
    I want to watch and see if they are taking in pollen before I open the NUC and inspect. The honey...
  3. Colony absconded and went to swarm trap NUC

    3rd year beekeeper here. I need advice

    I did a spring inspection last Sunday. over 70 F. I noticed a lot of SHB and smashed several.
    The colony was smaller than two weeks ago when I peeked in....
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    Re: bee activity seems early

    Upstate SC is seeing dandelion and Henbit. Red maple buds are beginning to open
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    Re: New beek from Glendora California

    A.M.P.,
    Good job! survivor bees always make the best hives IMHO
    I worked at Rainbird in Glendora and Azusa for 15 years :)

    You should have lots of blooms there in the foothills,

    Welcome to...
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    Re: Brand newbee from Charlotte, NC.

    Welcome Tonysea,

    I'm in my third year. I'm in upstate SC. You will really enjoy the local American Holly honey
    Learn how to do a good split as soon as you can!

    Larry
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    Re:

    Here in Reidville SC ( Upstate) its blooming and the bumbles and honeybees are working it. It takes a while for the blooms to open up to the size where bees can work it. I dont think that at these...
  8. Upstate SC, is our flow over? time for robber screens yet?

    I see bees working the clover here in Reidville SC. Does this mean the flow is over and I should put on my robber screens?
    One hive got robbed badly last year. I'd like to prevent a repeat.:(
    ...
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    Re: What the heck!!!

    Yes , praise the Lord that you and your family are OK!

    Sounds like your dog may have ESP?
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    Re: American Holly honey

    No, American Holly honey is slow to crystallize.

    By the way, My original post about the very strong floral smell was because the first honey I took off was not fully capped. It was still partly...
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

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    Sourwood
    white bloom stems ready to start popping
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    Re: American Holly honey

    Thanks Astro. That's the input I was hoping for.

    BTW, Very nice clean website.
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    American Holly honey

    I took off my first honey a week ago. We have an abundance of American Holly trees. The honey tastes great but has an overwhelming floral smell. Is this normal for honey from Holly flowers?


    Any...
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    dead bees being flown away from hive

    Newbee question:

    During very heavy foraging, is it normal for dead bees to be carried away by workers.

    This morning I observed this and took a photo of one bee that was dropped by a worker.
    ...
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    Bee escape really works!

    I put this double Quebec (diamond shaped) bee escape together and used it today. I placed the escape board over a medium super on a work bench and left it over-night. I came home from work today and...
  16. Re: Installed 10 packages of Russian Hybrids today

    Thanks for the pictures. What will grow in the fields next to bees?

    Larry
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    Crabapple Blooms Upstate SC

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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

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    Tulip Poplar just started blooms!
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    Re: Is this robbing or orienting?

    Thanks Jean-Marc

    You're right , I took the robber screen back off and they settled down some.
    When I see that much orientation all day long I just get a little nervous.
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    Is this robbing or orienting?

    Second year beek. I need help identifying this video . Is it robbing?
    I can see no wrestling or fighting but the bees seem to move side to side, which I understand can indicate robbing?

    This is...
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    Re: New from Georgia

    Welcome from upstate SC Bobby !
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught one 4 to 5 lb swarm today 23969 Reidville, SC They're in a 5 frame NUC with 2 frames of drawn comb. Hope they stay!
  23. Re: Swarm In Tucson On My Sailshade - See Picture - Questions

    Joseph Clemons at http://russellapiariesaz.webs.com/ a beesource member. he lives in Tucson

    Good luck
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    Re: Is this Burr comb or Queen cell?

    Yes you are correct. The photo was not clear enough to see for sure. I went ahead and pulled those frames to inspect closer. They were all burr-comb, but it was getting crowded and there were a lot...
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    Re: Is this Burr comb or Queen cell?

    That's good! Thanks for confirmation.
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