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    Re: NC Foothills Harvest 6/23/12 - Questions

    Well don't know the elevation where you are at, but here that last freeze we had right after the apple trees bloomed, bit them and the tulip poplar trees, so nobody around here has harvested any...
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    Re: Blackberry melomel woohoo

    I started a 1 gallon batch of this Sunday night, and it took off like a rocket with D47, next morning it had spewed all over the table I had it sitting on lol!
  3. Re: The best reasons to have a hand cranked extractor...

    Love it! Good post!
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    Re: Swarm that Changed its mind!

    Finally got around to splitting this hive today after pulling honey. Far as I know they hadn't tried to swarm again. Tons of bees, and around 4-6 queen cells. Caught myself with not enough...
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    Re: swarm out and back to hive

    I just had the same thing happen yesterday! I had been mowing earlier, but had been like maybe an hour since I had stopped, and decided wasn't going to mow around my beeyard/garden area. So, yeah...
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    Swarm that Changed its mind!

    Was out in the driveway yesterday, which is clear on the other side of house from where my bee yard is, when I heard the buzzing like iv'e never heard before! Looked in that direction and saw a...
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    Re: Is there such a thing as organic bee keeping

    A very good book indeed! I own a copy myself!
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    Re: harvesting first timer

    Not sure about your part of North Carolina, but here in the mountains of course we have Sourwood bloom that is coming on now. And usually we have an abundance of white clover most of the summer. I...
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    Re: Just can't win.

    Stand your ground, stay strong, LOL!
  10. Re: Renegade Bees Ignore Foundation, Prefer Garden Hive "Attic"

    2 of my 4 hives are these exact same hives and I use the Brushy Mtn wooden top feeders. When i have the feeders on, I just put them on top of the super, and no inner cover at all. Just put the...
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    Re: Harley Ridin' Beekeeper

    I ditched the beesuit for a long sleeve light gray Harley shirt myself hehe....Best not to wear the black ones around the hive!
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    Re: Piping from my package

    I made a split from my "piping hive" a few weeks back. Installed the queen on Sunday. It was either Saturday or Sunday of following week when I checked back. There was still about an 1/8th of an...
  13. Re: ANYONE IN or AROUND SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE?

    When will you have your hives, or do you already? I'm not from there, but going to NH around Memorial Day weekend with the wife to visit her Mom and see the place see bought there last year. Not...
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    Re: Piping from my package

    I wouldn't get to concerned. One of my hives that made it through the winter, just about every time i've been in it this spring, I hear the queen piping. Guess she's a vocal one, and have only seen...
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    Re: no drones

    I have drones in Macon County...so dunno
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    Re: Sugar syrup question

    Depending on the size of your hive, might be time to refill. I have top feeders from Brushy Mountain that hold 2 gallons, and one hive that will empty it within that time frame.
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    Re: A great bee day

    mmmm mead... had me some tonite too hehe!
  18. Re: tangelo honey, light color, light taste, low moisture, fragrant

    Yup, and thats a great looking frame of honey too!
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    Re: At the landing board

    I was sitting in front of my hives today for a bit. Here lately have noticed some carpenter bees buzzing around close to the hives. Just thought they were curious until today when one landed on...
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    Re: Captured a swarm

    Just my opinion, but I would make 2 hives. I started 2 last year, lost one middle of march, split the other one today and back to 2. Plus 2 nucs on the way later this month for 2 more hives. If...
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    Re: shb attack in GA. today

    Yeah one thing I need to invest in is a deep freezer. Not enough room or permission from the wife for that matter, in the kitchen freezer!
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    Re: installing a package in the wind

    Just wondering how it went? In NC as well and was crazy windy here today, but sunny and in 60's. Found out from an email and voicemail that my queen would be here tomorrow instead of Thursday. Was...
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    Re: Questions about using all medium langs

    Or like I do, 1 deep 8 frame and 2 mediums...then there's no prob on the nucs
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    Re: Left over honey.

    Yup, me too! And not understanding how some people think fall honey is to strong. But different strokes for different folks I guess!
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    Re: Time to super in east texas?

    I'm thinkin if the elders are saying that, you might be running a lil bit behind. I'm in North Carolina and threw one on last weekend due to space. Hive is booming and didn't want swarming to be in...
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