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    I didn't get a drop of sourwood here in McDowell...

    I didn't get a drop of sourwood here in McDowell county either. Too hot and dry I guess.
    Beewhisper
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    I am starting to see a few bees on the sourwood...

    I am starting to see a few bees on the sourwood in my backyard. I am hopeing for a good flow here in Glenwood N.C.
    Beewhisper
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    Hi JordanM! I will not try and tell you what you...

    Hi JordanM!
    I will not try and tell you what you should or shouldn't do, their are people on here with lots of more experance than me. I would like a little more information though. What type of...
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    Who has, or where can I get some Tupelo honey? ...

    Who has, or where can I get some Tupelo honey?
    Beewhisper
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    Hi Hativecraft! Sourwood should start to...

    Hi Hativecraft!
    Sourwood should start to blooming here in a week or so. I hope to collect five or ten gallons of it. I would like to trade some for some Tuplo honey if anyone has any.
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    4181 that depends if you are using fondation or...

    4181 that depends if you are using fondation or drawn comb. If it's drawn put both of them on at once. If you are useing fondation only put one on until it is 75% drawn then put the new fondation...
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    Hi Broev ! I use all mediums. It works great for...

    Hi Broev !
    I use all mediums. It works great for me. If you are useing eight frames you might have to use three high for the brood chamber. So it might be best if you keep your hive stand close to...
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    Hi Surveyor! I am fairly sure that very little...

    Hi Surveyor!
    I am fairly sure that very little is coming in . I have partily filled suppors on now for two weeks and they are not filling them at all. I use slated racks and I have very little...
  9. Hi Mr Green Thumb ! I also put my frames in the...

    Hi Mr Green Thumb !
    I also put my frames in the freezer that I plan on using for cut comb honey. I herd that the freezer is a good place to store honey long term.
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    Strengthening a Hive.

    Other than requeening, how do you strengthen a hive? I am not sure if I should switch positions with my strongest hive. That is a lot of work, and I don't want to weaken it or should I give it a...
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    Hi J-Sin ! I have two hives with one large and...

    Hi J-Sin !
    I have two hives with one large and one medimum brood chamber. They work fine..for the bees. If I had it to do over I would use all medimums. In N.C you don't need more than two large or...
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    Two years ago I got three supers from each...

    Two years ago I got three supers from each hive.That was starting with fondation on each super.
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    How Long will the flow Last?

    I just took three supers off of my hives today.I extracted five gallons of Poplar honey. It looked, and tasted great. It looks light colored for Poplar. I was glad to have it after getting nothing...
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    Hi Simpleman! I hope you enjoy beekeeping.I am...

    Hi Simpleman!
    I hope you enjoy beekeeping.I am unsure why you would want to split a nuc. It shouldn't take a nuc but a couple of weeks to fill a single brood chamber.
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    I use them in my hives.I was wondering though do...

    I use them in my hives.I was wondering though do you think they would increase you small hive bettle count?
    Beewhisper
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    Hi Peggjam! Thanks for the info.I believe the...

    Hi Peggjam!
    Thanks for the info.I believe the boxs I use are ok. They arn't green. I use card board, burlap, and poplar wood chips. I get it all at work.
    What is a SQKCRK ?

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    Hi Peggjam! What is Chinesee cardboard? I guess...

    Hi Peggjam!
    What is Chinesee cardboard? I guess I am like everyone else and use what is available..for free. I am a parts clerk and have plenty of free cardboard boxs. It works real well for me...
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    I like your stand also.I was thinking of makeing...

    I like your stand also.I was thinking of makeing one like that but with a hive on each end. I like room to work also.
    May your supers bee full
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    Hi Barry! The hat I use is the Cabela's River...

    Hi Barry!
    The hat I use is the Cabela's River guide canvas breezer hat for 29.95. I have used it for almost three years. I have one of the jackets with a hood I use alot but when it gets hot a long...
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    Hi Johnny! If your hive has swarmed twice half...

    Hi Johnny!
    If your hive has swarmed twice half of your bees are gone. your hive will only be half as active. If it were my hive I would check on it. You might think about some type of swarm...
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    I went ahead and put a supper of drawn comb on...

    I went ahead and put a supper of drawn comb on each hive. when I see this Mostly filled I will add supers of foundation. I hope we have a great beekeeping season this year.
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    .The hat I use is a wide brimed, olive drab hat...

    .The hat I use is a wide brimed, olive drab hat with a typ of mesh netting on the sides and a solid top. I have had it a few years. I just put my veil over it and it works fine.
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    When to Super?

    I was wondering how soon I should put supers on in Western N.C for the Poplar flow? I have hers to do it early but I am not sure when to do it. I have not seen any blooms.
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    I use a trout fishing hat from Cabela's. I hate...

    I use a trout fishing hat from Cabela's. I hate the plastic hats to. I have never had a bee sting through it.It is a lot cooler to.
    Beewhisper
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    Hi Hillbilly! I have been thinking of doing one...

    Hi Hillbilly!
    I have been thinking of doing one of these hives also. I think it would be a great hive for producing comb honey. I think it was Mr Bush or the bee wrangler who has plans for one.
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