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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Has anyone heard what the price will be for blueberries in Eastern NC?
  2. Thread: Orange bloom

    by Poptart
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    Re: Orange bloom

    Looking good! Hope the rest of spring is like that!
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Herb for dark fall honey I think you did good! Wholesale for amber in the Mideast is $1.40-$1.75 per pound as stated in the new ABJ.
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    Electric Fence Controller

    If you had to suggest an Electric fence controller which one would it be!
  5. Released and headed to North Carolina Blueberries!

    Is anybody released from there almond contracts and are headed to North Carolina for blueberry pollination! If not, where is the next stop for your bees!
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    Strong hives for sale

    Any commercial operation coming to NC to pollinate blueberries. Looking to buy 75 or so strong hives that are ready to split. Would prefer them to be located around Va, NC, SC, GA maybe eastern TN....
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    Re: Release time on Bees

    If you read the Blue Diamond report, it pretty much states everything is pretty much in the jacket from North to South. I have heard of several loads of bees already released! Time will tell I...
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    Release time on Bees

    What is the estimated time that the growers will start to release bees to head back east.
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    Re: Aquarium heater

    Just thought I would update for future reference. I did get a tote full of HFCS 42. I added a gallon of Honey B Healthy and a gallon of Honey B Healthy amino B to it with 25 gallons of water. First...
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    Re: Aquarium heater

    Sorry, I left out that this is HFCS 42. Closest supply to me! If you add water to it will it also help with crystallization!
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    Aquarium heater

    Has anyone tried an aquarium heater to keep corn syrup from crystallizing. I'm using a 275 gal tote and was wondering if it would keep it warm enough if you had it inside a building. :s
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    Hive placement!!

    Just a helpful hint! based on your pics, you need to move the hive to where it is touching the tree right above the cone. Don't worry about where the end of the coe is. The bees are fixed on...
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    Requeening frame!!!

    Just thought I would through this into the mix. Brushy Mtn. has a requeening frame item #274 on page 32 in the catalog. I had my doughts about this but I gave it a try. It works. Order a queen in a...
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    Caution!!!!

    It is hard to tell from pics but what I think I see is sunken cell caps and perferated caps. This is sign of possible American Foul brood! Take off a few of the caps that are sunken or perferated...
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    Starline queens

    Is anyone breeding the Starline bees. Or is this just a lost line!:scratch:
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    They will only start a new queen if they have...

    They will only start a new queen if they have eggs to do it with. You said that it was all capped honey!! If your not sure where the queen is and don't want to tear the box apart, might be a good...
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    Strawberry honey is a medium to dark amber,...

    Strawberry honey is a medium to dark amber, sometimes a reddish tint with a hint of strawberry after taste!!!!! Great topping for pancakes um um um goodddddddddddddddddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111:p
  18. Are you sure they are dead! I checked my hives...

    Are you sure they are dead! I checked my hives yesterday and thought it looked like one hive was dead. I started to go through the hive and after a few minute they started to quiver. After a few...
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    Nectar in hives

    Got a chance to go into some hives yesterday! To my suprise, there was nectar in several of them. At one yard I've got 4 hives set up for pollination of strawberrys. All four are very strong and...
  20. Thread: Swarms

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    If at all possible, give your friend a hive that...

    If at all possible, give your friend a hive that is ready to go. I mean with a frame or two of drawn comb and foundation in the others. Don't forget to give him an entrance screen. Then you don't...
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    I bought some splits from him six or seven years...

    I bought some splits from him six or seven years ago. Good guy and they were good bees. I imagine they still are. What is he getting for a package!!!!;)
  22. Thread: Empty Hives

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    At this yard there are eight hives. Well, seven...

    At this yard there are eight hives. Well, seven now! I had checked about three weeks ago.One of the hives in question was full of brood and bees and had fair amount of pollen and honey. They all had...
  23. Thread: Empty Hives

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    Empty Hives

    I went to check one of my bee yards today!! I noticed that two of the hives had no action happening around them. When I approached the hive, I noticed a pile off bees on the ground in front off both...
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    If you can not get a mite count, Look very...

    If you can not get a mite count, Look very closely at your bees. Just like looking at the family dog for ticks. I have not treated my hives for over ten years with anything. I may see a mite or two....
  25. Thread: Honey prices

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    Pints in case lots to my vendors $6 which they...

    Pints in case lots to my vendors $6 which they sell for $8. 1Lb jars with flip tops I get $4 per case, They are selling for $7. Cut comb pints are 6.50 . I am not having any problem moving my...
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