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    Re: Results of Opening the Sides of the Broodnest

    Lots of good information here
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    Re: Early Spring Hive Management for Newbie

    Lots of reading there for sure
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    Re: Dead out came back to life once it warmed up

    Well I probably jumped the gun on mine yesterday, I checked a double nuc that had no sound to it at all so I opened them up and found the bees clustered around on a couple of frames and yes the queen...
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    Re: how cold is too cold to move bees

    I moved 4 double nucs yesterday in 25 degree weather but I only moved them 1 mile to my garage where they will be for the next couple of weeks due to this record cold that our area just doesn't see....
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    Bringing in Pollen Today

    I live in the shadow of the Brushy Mtns. here in NC and today it got into the mid 60's, I saw bees bringing in a very light tan material and some bright yellow on their pollen sacks now I cannot...
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    Re: Feeding Jarred Honey??

    Many thanks to these great responses and the advice will be well utilized I assure you
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    Feeding Jarred Honey??

    I recently had a friend give me several quarts of some old dark crystallized honey, my question is can I or should I feed this back to the bees this time of year and any suggestions on the best way...
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    Re: Feed bag as crown board

    I can only add that I have used the white "deer corn" bags for the last couple of seasons and actually placed several handfuls of dry leaves in them and then stuffed them down inside of an empty...
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    Re: Artic blast

    Could you please explain what type of "sacks" you put the sugar into.

    Thank you
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    Re: Anyone have DIY plans for a uncapping tank ?

    Excellent
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    Re: Bees have vanished

    so sorry to hear this for you, wish i had an answer for you
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    Great information
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    Guanine Deposits

    So I was checking some of my brood comb from a recent hive that went from booming to 500 bees and a queen now this hive was in a double deep with a super and just suddenly went downhill. I do keep a...
  14. Re: What flowers are supplying the polen in NC now? (northwest Piedmont)

    I am seeing the same thing here in the Brushy Mountain region of northwest NC,bees bringing in pollen however my bees are using so much stores right now with these spring temps, gonna be a long wait...
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    Re: Can I Move My Hives 150 Yards At One Time?

    Could someone please post the thread on this particular issue for me

    Thanks
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    Hive Top Insulation Question

    I read alot about insulating the hive top, so where does the piece of insulation actually go over the inner cover or actually outside on top of the hive top??

    Thanks
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    Thanks to everyone who has offered advice and opinions on my problem. We had a decent sourwood flow in the Brushy Mtns. this year and I made sure to leave at least a full super on everything I had...
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    Thank you for this valuable information and THANKS to everyone who has offered me some opinions and advice on this matter.

    So approximately how much water is 8 ounces in weight??
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    No Stores Going into Winter

    I have several hives that I have found to have no stores at all even after pouring a 5:3 sugar ratio on them since Sept.
    I did pull honey from them in late July and our goldenrod apparently just had...
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    To Manipulate or Not??

    So my bees have decided to configure their hives the way they want to, stores heavy to 1 side versus the other, should a beekeeper move things around such as honey stores and place the brood...
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    Re: They Killed their Swarm Queen

    Thanks for all replies and I apologize to any one who I offended with my 3 letter acronym, there was not intent to cause harm
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    They Killed their Swarm Queen

    So yesterday I watched a swarm happen within 10 yards of me while cutting wood, the cluster was small about half the size of a football. I quickly boxed them into a nuc box with some drawn comb and...
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    Re: North Carolina NewBee

    That is great to hear as we weren't considered very good last time we hosted the meeting
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    Re: North Carolina NewBee

    Welcome to the world of bees, we are glad you are here, I am 10 minutes from Brushy Mtn Bee Farm if you are ever in the area and wanna chat bees
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    Re: They Killed Her Majesty

    Michael,

    I searched for all of the above signs and none were noted. I split this hive 3 times this season as the original queen mother was superb and so have her daughters been too but since the...
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