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    Re: A sad day in beekeeping

    I'm ok equipment wise, but a few frames were found all pulled out. The frames found were fully in tact. Proof you don't need to use glue!
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    Re: A sad day in beekeeping

    My beekeepin friend made me a nuc and my family bought me new equipment. They knew how much I loved the bees. Radioactiveman, yeah it's been crazy, some people lost a carport with a car in it and...
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    A sad day in beekeeping

    My county flooded and my beehive disappeared. The cinderblocks it was sitting on are also gone. First time beekeeper bad luck I guess. The guy they talked to lives on the road my bees were on.
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    Re: when to add second DEEP

    When 7-8 frames are drawn out
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    Re: NC beekeepers- questions! /overwintering

    Well im glad my post was useful for someone lol
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    Re: NC beekeepers- questions! /overwintering

    Is there a chance i could pull any honey off now and they would still make enough for themselves? I would be putting the frames back in without foundation if that makes a difference..
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    NC beekeepers- questions! /overwintering

    New beek here and im wondering about overwintering in double deeps. How many frames per deep should be filled with honey? should i arrange the frames with honey to the middle of the boxes before...
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    Re: Hello from Durham, North Carolina

    howdy Capps, Wilkesboro N,C here.
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    Re: Feeder refill question

    Entrance feeder i assume? i just shake the bees out and refill....easy work.
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    Re: What kind of stand?

    New beek here, but i use cinderblocks and all the beekeepers i know use cinderblocks.
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    Re: Educate me on swarms

    Has anyone had any luck putting up ads on craigslist for swarm removal? I want free bees :D
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    Re: How to control vegetation around hives?

    weed eating in the bee line is always fun.
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    Re: New package feeding question

    The new queen came Friday but it has been rainy all weekend, hopefully installing her tomorrow. The hives still taking sugar like crazy.
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    Re: New package feeding question

    I ment in the package a Virgin queen with the normal bees. The only bee dead in the queen cage was the queen. I think maybe another queen got mixed up with the normal bees. It's on another thread I...
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    Re: New package feeding question

    4 4lbs of sugar 1:1 mix. They still have some. The package came with a dead queen, I suspect there's a virgin queen with the normal bees. Thanks for input everyone.
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    Re: New package feeding question

    Should i quit feeding when the queen arrives? ive been told to feed for 2 months but i dont think theyd need that much...?
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    Re: New package feeding question

    Ok im new...i read as much as i could and still didnt read up enough. sorry for clogging the website with threads by me lol. Their just taking off like crazy. 5 bags of sugar gone already. I just...
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    New package feeding question

    I got my package and installed it April 19th. (For those of you who know my situation im sorry you have to read this over) Anyway, dead queen with the package, new one on the way, maybe a virgin...
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    Re: first time installing a package and....

    I showed them the dead queen and i told them about the idea of a loose queen in the package, they understood wait 10 days and if no brood then order one and theyll reimburse me. They actually wanted...
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    Re: first time installing a package and....

    Ive read up more, im not going to try it. Thanks for all the input everyone, im good now.
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    Re: first time installing a package and....

    Could I make a split out of a 3 lb package? I have a nuc....
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    Re: soon to be beek needs advice

    New queen on the way from supplier, just had to pay shipping which miller is going to reimburse. Great people.
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    Re: first time installing a package and....

    So you all think I should wait? I have no use for another queen...I only have one hive at the moment. Should I rubber band the cage to a frame like I originally did? My grandpa use to install queens...
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    Re: first time installing a package and....

    I think waiting a week to get another queen might not work. Ill get her and keep her in the cage until i know theres no other queen in the hive. Thanks everyone. Would it hurt if i went in the hive...
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    Re: first time installing a package and....

    I also looked for brood when i went into the hive for the first time, no luck. If theres a queen in there thats not laying and i stick another queen cage in what will happen? There wasnt many dead...
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