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    Re: Bees in Cherry Trees

    Unfortunately these trees only provide for the bees, not for the humans. These are ornamental Cherry trees.
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    Bees in Cherry Trees

    Was making a batch of home brew beer yesterday and decided to check out my Dad's cherry trees. They were covered in bees from my two hives located about 100 yards away. Enclosed are two pics from...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Tulip poplar and cherry
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    Re: Small Hive beetle

    I put a small amount of apple Cider vinegar in the small section of the trap. I read somewhere that that would help attract the beetles. I haven't conducted a controlled experiment to test that...
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    Re: Cotton

    I had very good luck with cotton honey this season. I only have two hives with only one of them strong as of last August so I only put a honey super on one hive when I saw the first cotton blooms in...
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    Where Do They Find This Pollen...?

    Enclosed are some pictures of my girls bringing in red and yellow pollen on Christmas day here in South Carolina. From what I can see, nothing is blooming but they are finding pollen from somewhere;...
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    Cotton Honey

    First year bee keeper here; started with two nucs in May, 2013. Both hives are Italians and are doing well. I placed a honey super on the strongest hive on August 2nd when I noticed the cotton...
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    Moved a hive

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    I finally came to the point that I figured I had to move my purple hive. The location I initially selected did not have as much time in the sun as I thought. As you can see from the...
  9. Re: Bees throwing larvae out the front of the hive!

    Thanks for the tip regarding care in placing traps. I suspect you are correct in that spilling oil on brood cells would cause the housecleaning crew to start over. I placed my traps on the outer...
  10. Re: Bees throwing larvae out the front of the hive!

    I noticed the same thing today. Yesterday I installed some SHB traps on the brood super because I noticed a few SHBs the last time I inspected. Today I went back to the hives to watch the bees...
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