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    +1 for the cedar shavings...fill my smoker 2/3...

    +1 for the cedar shavings...fill my smoker 2/3 full, light with torch and fill to rim with more cedar shavings. Nice, pleasant, cool smoke that stays lit for hours. Easiest way I have found keep all...
  2. Thread: Buckwheat

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    I've been planting buckwheat for about 5 years....

    I've been planting buckwheat for about 5 years. Plant 1/2 my garden with veggies, the other 1/2 with buckwheat. Rotate places the next year. Also plant winter rye after the garden is cleaned up for...
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    I'm in Morganton...nothing in my 12 hives, didn't...

    I'm in Morganton...nothing in my 12 hives, didn't even see my bees working the blooms. Just nothing there. Most of the beekeepers around here that I have talked to are all saying the same thing....
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    Very nice pics! Well composed! Got me a new...

    Very nice pics! Well composed! Got me a new desktop background now! Thanks, beautiful!
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    I am just a small producer at best with 12 hives...

    I am just a small producer at best with 12 hives this year. When sourwood comes in bloom here, I remove all supers currently on hives that are not filled and put on 1 of my weakest hives. Then put...
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    Sourwood question?

    Don't see my bees working the sourwood on my property, quite a bit of it....Maybe not open enough yet? Does sourwood not produce some years? I've been checking those trees everyday for the last week...
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    Bees are just starting to work the sourwood here....

    Bees are just starting to work the sourwood here. Just at the beginning stages of opening up. Next couple weeks should tell. Got all 12 hives ready and waiting!
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    I'm still working on an old bag of cedar shavings...

    I'm still working on an old bag of cedar shavings (dog bedding). Very pleased with it! Will buy more if I ever finish the bag I have!
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    This is my 4th year if I remember correctly....

    This is my 4th year if I remember correctly. Beeyard seems to change everyday! This was a couple of weeks ago. Still putting up a few swarms. You can see a little pine on the ground that I cut down...
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    Sticky: 4-17-08, 2 swarms went into one, saw 2 queens in...

    4-17-08, 2 swarms went into one, saw 2 queens in box. One was real large, other was smaller. Both in 1 box now....I guess they will figure it out. Went from downed tree to a small dogwood and then...
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    Sticky: Wednesday April 16 around 2:00, large swarm....

    Wednesday April 16 around 2:00, large swarm. Captured and in box! Look to be doing well! Area code 28655
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    Well, mine turned out easy! Bees cooperated by...

    Well, mine turned out easy! Bees cooperated by first landing in 1 downed pine and then took off but landed in the other downed pine! Now safe and sound in a box. Hope if I have any more that they do...
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    I might just get lucky! Have a swarm in the air...

    I might just get lucky! Have a swarm in the air right NOW! Seem to be wanting to settle in the top of the tree that I just cut down a couple of days ago. At least the majority of the bees for now are...
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    Hi, I'm down the road a bit in Morganton. Have...

    Hi, I'm down the road a bit in Morganton. Have had the same problems. Last 2 swarms lit in small pines about 40 feet off the ground. All the trees around my hives are mature and big. These were the...
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    Sticky: 28655 on 04/09 , nice swarm, think they came from...

    28655 on 04/09 , nice swarm, think they came from a neighbors hives 2 houses up, 2nd to come to my beeyard. Don't think mine have swarmed yet...
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    I just put a huge swarm in 1 Medium yesterday....

    I just put a huge swarm in 1 Medium yesterday. Had a 2nd empty medium (no wax) above to be able to shake all the bees in. Removed 2nd empty medium today and they seemed just fine. Just left them with...
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    Sticky: First swarm April 1, 2008 in NC 28655....about 40...

    First swarm April 1, 2008 in NC 28655....about 40 feet high in small pine tree. Cut tree down and hived swarm!
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    I get at least 2 crops a year here. I have a...

    I get at least 2 crops a year here. I have a large garden. Each year I plant 1/2 in garden and 1/2 in buckwheat. And switch sides the next year. And each fall I plant the whole thing in Winter Rye....
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    Perfect timing for this thread! Just setting up a...

    Perfect timing for this thread! Just setting up a small woodworking shop since I retired. A friend gave me a Delta Contractor Saw and I just put a new Beisemeyer Fence on it. Have a Powermatic 6"...
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    I use a black rubber stock waterer, probably 50...

    I use a black rubber stock waterer, probably 50 gallon. Bought one of those styrofoam round pool floats that kids use(.99c).and cut it into 2" rings. Filled the rubber stock waterer with a layer of...
  21. Thread: Buckwheat

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    I keep a large garden area. 1/2 is planted with...

    I keep a large garden area. 1/2 is planted with buckwheat. Usually get 3 crops a year and then plant annual rye for the winter over the entire garden. I rotate the buckwheat each year to the other...
  22. Thread: Hive stands

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    Well, I definitely have ant problems when using a...

    Well, I definitely have ant problems when using a top feeder. The big black ants love that syrup. They don't bother the mouth feeders. I'll try the cinnamon around the hives. They are on a wood frame...
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    The grey dot beside the user name means that user...

    The grey dot beside the user name means that user is offline....green dot means that user is currently online.
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    1st Free Swarm of the year ...

    My beekeeping buddy just called. He hived the 1st swarm of the year for me next to his beeyard. Landed in some honeysuckle vines near his yard. About 4 pounds of bees he said. Easy catch. I had left...
  25. I am a 2nd year beekeeper. Did well I thought...

    I am a 2nd year beekeeper. Did well I thought this year. Have 6 hives and plan to expand to a total of 12. Have been collecting my cappings and was wanting to put them to use. I am considering...
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