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  1. Re: For the beekeepers in the south east - What are you planting this summer and fall

    African Blue basil and mountain mint are both excellent nectar sources.

    In fact my bees work the African Blue basil more than anything else I have seen.
  2. Types of wood to use or NOT use for hive bodies.

    A local craftsman asked me today what kinds of wood were ok to use to build hive components, and if there were any to not use.
    He said he had been told not to use a certain kind of pine.

    I, not...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2010

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    Re: Honey bees on TV

    It was coming on at 11:30 pm on Fridays.
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    Re: Honey bees on TV

    Sweet! I tried the DirecTv search function and typed in "Bees" and found several upcoming shows!
    Thanks!
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    Honey bees on TV

    Does anyone know of a site that list when Honey bee related shows or specials will be on TV, and on what channel?
    Does anyone know of any upcoming specials or series?
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    Do honeybees pollinate grape vines?

    There are a few vineyards starting to pop up in my area, are these potential customers for pollination?
  8. Thread: open air hive

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    Re: open air hive

    Here is a link to pictures of the open air hive.
    http://s860.photobucket.com/albums/ab164/mswaf100/
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    Re: open air hive

    Yes, i got pictures, but I don't know how to post them in this forum. Tell me how and I will post them.Or send me a private message with your email and I will send them to you direct.
  10. Thread: open air hive

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    open air hive

    I just pulled a hive of bees off the outside of a tree.
    I'm not talking about a swarm, these bees had literally built comb just hanging off the bottom of a branch in a pecan tree.
    I didn't know...
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    Mineral oil treatment for mites

    Have any of you tried the mineral oil treatment for mites, particularly using a propane powered fogger?
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    Painting hive bodies and supers

    What kind of paint do you use to paint hive bodies and supers, oil based or latex based?
    Do you use primer? If so, what kind?
    Can you use a clear coat of some kind? To show the natural wood.
    Does...
  13. Thread: Mooresboro NC

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    Re: Mooresboro NC

    Thanks for the welcome Ski.
  14. Thread: Mooresboro NC

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    Mooresboro NC

    Hello all ! I am from Mooresboro NC. This is my second year beekeeping.
    Anyone else here from western NC?
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