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  1. Thread: Moving a hive

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    I made a split back in July amd moved the split...

    I made a split back in July amd moved the split about 50 yards from my main bee yard (2 whole hives). Well I finally put a cover on and moved this back to my main bee yard. Well Evidently I closed it...
  2. Thread: Queen Cells

    by GaryC3
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    I had a very strong hive that had a deep and 2...

    I had a very strong hive that had a deep and 2 medium supers with brood so I decided to do a split. I looked for the queen but did not find her. I made the split and of course moved the queen to the...
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    I am in my first year of beekeeping and have...

    I am in my first year of beekeeping and have learned a lot. I was looking for the queen one day and having trouble finding her so I removed the veil. Laid it down and turned around and knocked over a...
  4. Thread: A comp soon

    by GaryC3
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    Hey Joe, I was unable to come to your...

    Hey Joe,
    I was unable to come to your competition this year. First one I have missed since 2001. Hate I missed it because I had a sweet mead take 1st and a pyment take 3rd and these were my only...
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    Had hives a couple weeks and removed the veil...

    Had hives a couple weeks and removed the veil while looking for queen. Then kicked over a frame that was leaned against the hive stand. Got zapped right above the left eye. Could not see out the left...
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    Thanks Andrew, I read your post and went ahead...

    Thanks Andrew,
    I read your post and went ahead and moved the 3 frames with brood to the center and 2 new frames - one on each side and removed two of the frames of honey. There are 2 supers on top...
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    I have a hive that lost the queen. They finally...

    I have a hive that lost the queen. They finally have raised a queen and I have 3 frames of eggs, Larvae and capped brood. However, the remaining frames are pretty full of honey and pollen. Is this ok...
  8. Thread: No Queen

    by GaryC3
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    Checked my 2 hives last Sunday and saw no queen....

    Checked my 2 hives last Sunday and saw no queen. There were several queen cells. There was no eggs or Larvae but lots of capped brood. Went in today (Friday)and some of the queen cells were open but...
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    Eye still shut this morning but putting ice on...

    Eye still shut this morning but putting ice on it. I have made a stand to put frames on when they are removed. Just painted it a while ago. Check my web site in a day or two and I will have a pic...
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    I have been a beekeeper for just over two weeks...

    I have been a beekeeper for just over two weeks and I was out at the hives looking for the queen. Could not find a queen in the first hive. It does have several queen cells. Went to second hive....
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    Well I am a brand new beekeeper and got 2 hives...

    Well I am a brand new beekeeper and got 2 hives just 8 days ago. I put 1 gallon of water in a pot and bring to 160 and mix in 5 lbs sugar. Let it cool and that is what I have been feeding - They are...
  12. Thread: New Beekeeper

    by GaryC3
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    Thanks for the advise guys - Will make another...

    Thanks for the advise guys - Will make another and do a test to see how much weight it will hold.
    Bees were out flying and doing great this morning !
  13. Thread: New Beekeeper

    by GaryC3
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    I am officially a beekeeper ! ! ! I picked up 2...

    I am officially a beekeeper ! ! !
    I picked up 2 hives today (March 30) and set them up in my backyard. I am a definite novice and have a lot to learn. I have several Mecklenburg Beekeeper...
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    I will be getting a couple hives within the next...

    I will be getting a couple hives within the next week or two. A friend from a long time ago has hives and I saw him at a local club meeting. He had me over and we were going to go into a hive - My...
  15. Thread: Newby Question

    by GaryC3
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    I have known this neighbor for 15 years and never...

    I have known this neighbor for 15 years and never knew he had bees. I will catch up with him and look over his setup. Thanks for all the info. I will continue to become a soon to bee - beekeeper
  16. Thread: Newby Question

    by GaryC3
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    Hello everyone. I am looking to getting into...

    Hello everyone. I am looking to getting into beekeeping and actually went to Brushy Mtn Bee Farm here in NC and bought a Bee Suit, the beginners kit and a book about Hive Management. I have got the...
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    The Carolina Brewmasters in Charlotte, NC are...

    The Carolina Brewmasters in Charlotte, NC are having a Mead Day Session. We will be making the Mead Day Recipe, have beekeepers on hand, will be checking the aroma and flavor of 17 different...
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