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    frame orientation

    Someone please help an old man. I was taught that when you take a brood frame or a honey super frame to exaime, you must place it back in the same direction that it was originally facing. a local...
  2. Thread: Drawing wax

    by pamlico
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    Drawing wax

    I am having trouble getting the girls to draw out comb foundation. Another bee keeper told me that I was putting new wax foundation over a queen a excluder and that was the reason they would not draw...
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    Re: transporting eggs

    Yes Steven, in my first post, I related the time would be this Spring. I have never tried this method and I am trying to get as much information concerning transporting eggs. I will have the nuc in...
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    Re: transporting eggs

    no grafting
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    transporting eggs

    I want to make splits this spring using queen cells made from eggs. To keep from interbreeding, a friend that lives 20 miles away has agreed to give me a frame of eggs to raise queen cells. I plan to...
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    Re: Looking for air compressor and nail gun ideas

    I did a lot of looking. Finally went to harbor freight company and purchased a small compressor and a cheap stalper/brad gun. I am very happy. Harbor freight has many choices to choose from.
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all members of beesource!
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    Re: How did ya'll come up with your handle?

    It is the best place to live!
  9. Thread: mold

    by pamlico
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    mold

    I am new to the idea of no chemical treatment for my girls. It is hard for me because I don't like the idea of letting the weak die.(bleeding heart) However I believe chemicals are increasingly a...
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    Re: Hive splits design

    Jack that is a good idea(feeder-Divider). Have you ever split one hive and added a new queen to the queenless side, or have you split one hive and added two new queens?
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    Re: Hive splits design

    I have 2 hives that are one box but full of bees. The winters are mild here and I thought I could split the hives in early Spring making 2 five frame nucs out of each hive. If and when the five frame...
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    Re: Hive splits design

    I thought I would save money by using this method. I was not sure how to construct the split without some bees going over the top of the partition. As far as drifting, I thought I could shut-up the...
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    Hive splits design

    I want to make several splits this Spring. I want to take an existing hive and partition it to make a 5 frame nuc on each side. I would limit the queen to one side and introduce a new queen to the...
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    Re: Emergency Winter Feed

    What kind of sugar should one use, white cane, brown, xxxx suger as for making cakes, beet sugar?
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    Re: Bear In the Bees!

    Sheri has a good idea. I lost 3 hives in two nights. The NC State biologist told me to bait the lower fence wire (about 2 feet above the ground) with strips of alum. foil 6 inches long stuck together...
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    Re: Lost my mother-in-law tonight

    Sorry for your lose, we are praying for you.
  17. Thread: user name

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    user name

    Will someone give me direction on how to change my user name on besourse.
    Thanks
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    Re: Landowner agreements

    Anyone have a written copy of a land agreement they can share with us?
  19. Thread: Winter feeding

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    Re: Winter feeding

    I am not far from you, and I use screened bottom boards. This type of board allows for good ventilation. As close as we live to the ocean, freezeing is not a problem for the most part. I use the...
  20. Thread: Bear advice

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    Re: Bear advice

    anyone with a picture and instruction on how to construct an electrial fence yard of about 40 feet by 40 feet? I am very pleased with the advice but lack applicable practial experience with the...
  21. Thread: Bear advice

    by pamlico
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    Bear advice

    I had two large hives and two splits in a wooded area in a small community. Something pulled the splits a part, ate all the comb and honey, busted several frames and one deep. It scattered the frames...
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    Low Honey Harvest

    I have 10 hives and was hoping for a good honey harvest. Today I went into my hives and found very little production. I mean by that, honey for harvest. I live in Eastern North Carolina and I wonder...
  23. Thread: What ya learn?

    by pamlico
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    Don't go into your hives every day.

    Don't go into your hives every day.
  24. Thread: Photos

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    Photos

    Any bee geeks out their that can explain to me how to include a photo in a thread? I can turn the computer on and get to bee source and that is about it. I would love to include a picture of my bees...
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    bee yard

    Grimbee how far away are you moving your hives? I am making a my bee yard bigger and moving my hives 30 yards away. I took my 8 hive, loaded them in a truck and moved them 10 miles away while...
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