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    I have generic italians. I don't get to check...

    I have generic italians. I don't get to check them often, but plan on checking them over the holidays to get a more accurate count/assessment. Last time I was concerned because I saw several SHB...
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    This is my first year keeping and I am worried...

    This is my first year keeping and I am worried about my hives making it through winter here in South Carolina. The number of bees is low compared to what there was mid summer; I am wondering about...
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    I have been trying to get the law straight in...

    I have been trying to get the law straight in Savannah, Ga and have found this information. I am posting it so it is easier for keepers to find the information on the internet. Comments? It looks...
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    Just an update in general, and a few questions. ...

    Just an update in general, and a few questions.

    I went throught the hive to get them ready for winter. I installed mouse guards and counted the honey. My first hive has about 7 capped frames...
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    I guess y'all think I am an idiot... ...

    I guess y'all think I am an idiot... http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif

    I wasn't sure what other small scale hobbyists did. Sell to grocery stores, just put a sign in the yard, make mead,...
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    I have two hives and expect to get the average of...

    I have two hives and expect to get the average of 65 pounds per hive next year. That is more than I can handle.

    What do YOU do with all that harvested honey?
    Give away?
    Actually use it all!?...
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    I just read about having two queens per hive at...

    I just read about having two queens per hive at http://www.pugetsoundbees.org/03-2003.pdf

    The theory seems to be that there is a syneregy that lets a 2 queen hive be better than 2 one queen...
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    Thanks for the replys. In South Carolina the...

    Thanks for the replys. In South Carolina the flows start as early as Janurary, hit peak in April, and people pull supers in June. From what I am told, the fall flow is hit and miss. Since I got my...
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    I find it interesting that the other posts say...

    I find it interesting that the other posts say the stinging should stop in a few minutes with treatment, or the itching will stop in a few days...

    Now I have only been stung twice when I was...
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    The honey flow is off for the rest of the year...

    The honey flow is off for the rest of the year and I am trying to encourage the bees to draw out some foundation I just added in preparation for winter, but mainly for next year's flows. I am...
  11. I just got some new frames with the plastic...

    I just got some new frames with the plastic foundation. The foundation has perforations in the bottom corners that you can punch out to make "communication holes". I have never seen this in any bee...
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    The forest actually has a powerline through with...

    The forest actually has a powerline through with some misc. plants, but I am not sure I have seen too many flowers there. When I started in April or so, we had a million briar plants with a white...
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    I am considering an observation hive as it seems...

    I am considering an observation hive as it seems a very practical learning tool. Are there any recommendations for a good home (nontraveling) setup? I don't want to build my own, I prefer to have...
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    Thanks for all the help. Keith- I am a member...

    Thanks for all the help.

    Keith-
    I am a member of the local beekeeping association. I actually took the beginners class earlier this year at the extension office and I believe you were one of the...
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    I was just reading a post from someone in...

    I was just reading a post from someone in Atlanta, Ga that was saying that the nectar was pretty much already done for the year. Does anyone know about the flows in Columbia, SC? I would guess that...
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    I am glad for the incouragement. On my hives,...

    I am glad for the incouragement. On my hives, what I mean to say was that they are drawing out the comb on a shallow super that I intend to leave the bees. The common setup here is to have a deep...
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    I have my first two hoves this year from...

    I have my first two hoves this year from packages. They have filled the brood box and are now working on drawing out the first super. I want to make a split/a nuc/ or an observation hive. (I don't...
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    I am getting ready to buy some more supers and am...

    I am getting ready to buy some more supers and am trying to figure out if I should go with only using mediums or if I should stay with the traditional deep brood/shallow supers. I have 2 hives right...
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    The flowers in my areas have reduced...

    The flowers in my areas have reduced significantly, and they haven't been drawing out the new supers I put on so I decided to put the hive top feeder back on. I put the syrup on yesterday and today...
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    So I forgot one "M"! It is a tree farM! I am...

    So I forgot one "M"! It is a tree farM!

    I am getting ready to go check the hives right now, but it sure is hot!
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    I have just started this year with two new hives...

    I have just started this year with two new hives with Italian bees. It has been going well so far. It is a little bit akward since I can only visit them on the weekend; I work in Savannah, Ga and...
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