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  1. Thread: sourwood

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    Re: sourwood

    Coworker noticed them starting to bloom in Farmville, VA.
  2. Thread: Buckfast bees

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    More Virginians.Yeah! But the only Ringgold, I've...

    More Virginians.Yeah! But the only Ringgold, I've ever known is in GA.

    A friend got his Buckfasts from Washington State. The first queen was DOA. The second was still a Virgin. The end result for...
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    I just moved two hives 260 miles last weekend....

    I just moved two hives 260 miles last weekend. Secure the inner cover with 1.25 inch drywall screws and screen or cover the escape cutout. Do this well before dark so that you can make sure that any...
  4. Thread: new bees

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    They were deeps with bottom boards and covers....

    They were deeps with bottom boards and covers. $165

    He makes his own woodenware.
  5. Thread: new bees

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    new bees

    I picked up my first Russian hives Saturday night. I had been looking for a while, but last week Bill Bishop from Charlotte called to tell me that he would have several available.

    A 4 hour trip...
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    No soybean fields down by Gloucester? My hive is...

    No soybean fields down by Gloucester? My hive is in Brunswick and the bees have really been hitting the cornfields and the sourwood in the cutovers for the last couple of weeks. They are starting on...
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    Sometimes people have a problem with math and add...

    Sometimes people have a problem with math and add or drop an extra zero (or two).

    I was counting woodenware and quickly realized that I couldn't afford to relocate 10 million bees.

    $2562 for...
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    good comb bad location:update

    As several of you suggested, the new comb was mostly too soft to be banded into the frames. So, I lost that much brood. But, the frames are in the hive and assuming that I didn't kill the queen by...
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    Thanks for the help. We are going to have waves...

    Thanks for the help. We are going to have waves of thunderstorms and rain coming through tomorrow. So it will have to be Tuesday.

    I guess that I'm going to need to keep rubberbands and/or twine...
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    good comb bad location

    I hived my first package last saturday afternoon. I had planned to go back n Monday or Tuesday but between the rain and work, I didn't get back until yesterday.

    The good news is that the bees are...
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