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    Re: 9 Frames in 10 Frame Super

    I have lot`s of them, but am trying to get away from them in my deeps makes a big hassel out of trying to swap frames around. in my med`s that are strictly honey supers they are ok.
  2. Thread: Failing Hives

    by dleemc1
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    Re: Failing Hives

    if you only have two hives losing one is a big deal that`s 50%. if you have 50 hives one is not a big deal. I make more by mistake any more than I have kept in the past. was trying to change out...
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    Re: Nantahala, NC & Atlanta, GA

    welcome from Hendersonville nc
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    Re: Strong Hopelessly Queenless NUC

    sounds like they have a queen, she may not be laying yet
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    Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    yes my queens last longer,most at least a year, some 2years a few longer
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    Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    I have 50 hives, raise my own queens from swarm cells, sell some nucs, and a few double deeps each year, have not had any problems.
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    Re: Northern Queens

    honey run, I have some of their queens I am very happy with.
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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    I still put all mine up in glass-pint,s and quart jars mostly ball- I have several local stores who want all I make- I never have enough to go around. it,s sold before the bees can make-it I might...
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    Re: How Do You Spell Honey?

    GOOD YEAR SO FAR_ and if this weather holds like it is till the sourwood flow is over it will be the best year of the last 20 possible more
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    Re: Inner cover hole

    I am thinking about buying the same one you have, the next time I go to brushy mountain I may come home with it.
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    Re: Tired of the nasty tempered hive.

    I will let a hive by with being mean once, they may have a reason I don,t know about. if they are mean consistently, I requeen them out of a hive I like. I usually keep a few queens in nuc boxs
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    hi all the sourwood flow is on here at my house, even tho thay have room had two swarms today7-4-14 Hendersonville, north Carolina, 28739
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    Re: My bees HATE platic frames and foundation!

    this is my third year using wood frames and plastic foundation, I have made some mistakes and had some learning to do on the bees reaction to plastic verse wax and even duragilt over the years I...
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    Re: Raising fall queens?

    why wait so late? I raise what fall queens I want in july, here where I am the sourwood flow is in july, and the summer solstice is in june. june 21. do you have a honey flow where you are after june...
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    Re: will a swam stay over night

    they will stay at least until the sun hits them in the morning.
  16. Re: Failure before launching - don't know what I am looking at yet

    they swarmed
  17. Poll: Re: Are nails/staples enough for frames or do they also need glue as well.

    I was trying to pick the box up when it was pulling the bottom bars off
  18. Poll: Re: Are nails/staples enough for frames or do they also need glue as well.

    I was working for some one else treating their bees for them they had the plastic queen excluders under there supers, pulled a lot of bottom bars off were the bees glued them to those excluders, wish...
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    Re: shaving dowm comb

    ar beekeeper that sounds like a great idea, wonder if my ritecell will work? I,am a gone try it. thanks
  20. Thread: Native Bees

    by dleemc1
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    Re: Native Bees

    if they swarm and I put them in a hive they are in my apiarie, if they make it across the road and go in a tree there a feral hive. same bees. just the way I see it.
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    Re: Queen questions???

    we have had a pretty good honey flow going on since back in the later part of march, I had my first swarm april the 5th, I bet they swarmed. for some reason it seems like I have had small swarms this...
  22. Thread: New from WNC

    by dleemc1
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    Re: New from WNC

    hi allen welcome to bee source. I am in Hendersonville, but grew up in Pisgah forest and lived in balsam grove most of my life. have bees here and balsam grove. again welcome:applause:
  23. Re: Researchers find key to treating deadly Cancer in the Varroa Mite

    I fell for it. lol and I have had cancer, I am smiling at my self
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    Re: Varroa in a 2 week old hive

    I rember when the varroa mites got here, I had 70 stands of bees in the small community where I lived, in the mountains not far below the blue ridge parkway, it was early july and the sourwood was...
  25. Re: Can I store hive bodies with undrawn foundation frames in my basement?

    I had wax moths get in foundation and brand new hive bodies- I had drawn comb stacked right beside it. made a terrible mess. from then on I use paramoth
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