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    If you decide on the lower elevation area, be...

    If you decide on the lower elevation area, be aware that low lying areas can flood very quickly and with diasterous results. I have made that mistake once.
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    Seems like a fine time to do a hive inspection to...

    Seems like a fine time to do a hive inspection to see if supers should be added. If after removing the inner cover, the top frames being covered with bees, one or two honey supers should be added.
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    When you have sufficient brood activity in the...

    When you have sufficient brood activity in the brood chamber that yields lots of young bees, I believe you'll see comb drawing and filling activity in the upper super.
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    Poll: Here in coastal carolina, my vote goes for...

    Here in coastal carolina, my vote goes for ventilation. Good luck on the final design and I hope in time for the summer/fall 07 season.
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    When did we start using labor as a consideration...

    When did we start using labor as a consideration factor in beekeeping?
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    A donut style ring of granulated sugar around the...

    A donut style ring of granulated sugar around the hole of the inner cover provides some good mid-winter insurance. It is generally readily available to the upper clusters.
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    Ihave saved many hives by keeping granulated...

    Ihave saved many hives by keeping granulated sugar on the inner cover around the vent hole inlate winter through early spring. No added moisture.
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    You also have the advantage of only one size...

    You also have the advantage of only one size equipment, everything is interchangeable.
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    Camelis's are blooming here and the girls love...

    Camelis's are blooming here and the girls love them when its warm enough to fly, In the upper 20's and low 30's here at night.
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    Maybe the light at the end of the tunnel is not a...

    Maybe the light at the end of the tunnel is not a train. Thanks Clint for sharing.
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    You mentioned maybe trying to raise some queens....

    You mentioned maybe trying to raise some queens. Breeding Super Bees by Steve Tabor and Queen Rearing Simplified by Vince Cook are two suggestions.
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    Be aware. SHB loves pollen patties.

    Be aware. SHB loves pollen patties.
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    Not from either county, but if you'll contact the...

    Not from either county, but if you'll contact the county extension agent, they may well have the info you seek.
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    If you hived them from a swarm in June, I would...

    If you hived them from a swarm in June, I would guess they a have the deep hive body pretty well full of brood and stores. To be sure they have plent y stores for winter, I would place a shallow or...
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    Where you're located, be sure they have plenty of...

    Where you're located, be sure they have plenty of feed in contact with the cluster all winter. Watch the vent hole for any obstructions.
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    Be aware that the SHB prospers on pollen patties.

    Be aware that the SHB prospers on pollen patties.
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    You want to stick with the USP application.

    You want to stick with the USP application.
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    You can buy swarm lures much cheaper than a new...

    You can buy swarm lures much cheaper than a new queen. I have wintered successfully bees in a 5 frame nuc. Remember that it takes young bees in a nector flow to produce comb. Might be that you need...
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    BjornBee- That's the weights I use on my labels.

    BjornBee- That's the weights I use on my labels.
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    Don't think you'll have a problem, but a queen...

    Don't think you'll have a problem, but a queen excluder above the inner cover would have taken care of the situation. Good luck.
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    Don't know how you fine tune perfection but I'm...

    Don't know how you fine tune perfection but I'm sure sharp minds will prevail. I have been exposed to the honeybee in excess of forty years and did not realize how much I did not know before I...
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    You'd be much better off with nucs if there's...

    You'd be much better off with nucs if there's not too much difference in the price. In addition, nucs would put you closer to your expansion goal much sooner.
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    There's always 07.

    There's always 07.
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    by Hanginin
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    When I use a guard, a piece of drywall corner...

    When I use a guard, a piece of drywall corner molding can be cut and used a bunch cheaper than the supply houses charge.
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    Good point Tia- You can't duplicate feel and...

    Good point Tia- You can't duplicate feel and taste encouragement.
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