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  1. leave partial supers on? flow is over... they need winter honey

    I have 2 hives started from NUCs purchased May first. I am in south Carolina
    both hives now have two medium brood boxes packed full of brood and stores.

    I added a honey super on each hive...
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    Re: Vsh hygenic grooming? ( video)

    Buzz,

    Thanks for your input. I was hoping that was grooming. I've had robbing, and bees removing paralysis bees etc, I wanted to be sure.
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    Vsh hygenic grooming? ( video)

    I purchased a Nuc this spring, The queen was presented as Hygenic. I attached a short video.
    For you with more experience, does this appear to be grooming?

    https://youtu.be/VWYIIrPNNWE
  4. Re: New BeeKeeper another New Issue - 22 MAY 15

    Your video looks like a large orientaion flight. Note the swirling above the hive.

    They should stop in about 30 to 45 minutes. kind of scary huh?
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    Re: What plants to avoid????

    I have a lot of mountain laurel down near the creek. ( a lot) it just sits there in bloom . Honey bees will not touch it. They just seem to know better. Bumble bees are a different story.
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    Re: first time selling nucs question

    Where I'm located NUCs are considered "local" NUC's. WE take our 8 or 10 frame boxes to our local supplier. He grafts his local queens and places the cell into your box with the agreed upon number of...
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    Re: bees are not building into the new box

    My two cents...

    I added a 10 frame medium on top of my 10 frame medium box started 6 days ago from a 6 (frame NUC). They had 50% of outer two frames started when I added the top box.

    It took...
  8. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Never use anything on the "sticky-board" that has a SCENT. It interferes with the communication pheremone in the brood boxes.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    29369
    Reidville, SC
    American Holly blossoms just popped open today.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    29369 Reidville, SC
    Tulip Poplar 04/17/15

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    Re: Who's got drones

    anybody in the Carolinas have drone yet for making Nucs?
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    Re: Bee Source Newbee!

    Welcome Charles, I'm from Dayton.
    I used to go thru Findlay every year going to Port Clinton. Best hand packed ice cream in the nation.
    Good luck
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    Re: Methods to Combat Hive Beetles

    The full screen IPM bottom is also for mites to drop and not be able to crawl back up into the hive. A lot of bees covering the brood is the best.
  14. Thread: 1/8 screen?

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    Re: 1/8 screen?

    True value keeps a roll and you can buy it by the foot.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Reidville,SC 29369
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    Dandelion
  16. Re: Colony absconded and went to swarm trap NUC

    Edymnion,

    Thanks for your input.

    The honey and Pollen in the comb is in good shape.
    I'm still not sure why they switched locations...
    Im going to give them a day or two before I open the Nuc...
  17. Re: Colony absconded and went to swarm trap NUC

    StanVick,

    No Im not sure that the queen is with them.
    No there is no open brood in the comb.
    I want to watch and see if they are taking in pollen before I open the NUC and inspect. The honey...
  18. Colony absconded and went to swarm trap NUC

    3rd year beekeeper here. I need advice

    I did a spring inspection last Sunday. over 70 F. I noticed a lot of SHB and smashed several.
    The colony was smaller than two weeks ago when I peeked in....
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    Re: bee activity seems early

    Upstate SC is seeing dandelion and Henbit. Red maple buds are beginning to open
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    Re: New beek from Glendora California

    A.M.P.,
    Good job! survivor bees always make the best hives IMHO
    I worked at Rainbird in Glendora and Azusa for 15 years :)

    You should have lots of blooms there in the foothills,

    Welcome to...
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    Re: Brand newbee from Charlotte, NC.

    Welcome Tonysea,

    I'm in my third year. I'm in upstate SC. You will really enjoy the local American Holly honey
    Learn how to do a good split as soon as you can!

    Larry
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    Here in Reidville SC ( Upstate) its blooming and the bumbles and honeybees are working it. It takes a while for the blooms to open up to the size where bees can work it. I dont think that at these...
  23. Upstate SC, is our flow over? time for robber screens yet?

    I see bees working the clover here in Reidville SC. Does this mean the flow is over and I should put on my robber screens?
    One hive got robbed badly last year. I'd like to prevent a repeat.:(
    ...
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    Re: What the heck!!!

    Yes , praise the Lord that you and your family are OK!

    Sounds like your dog may have ESP?
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    Re: American Holly honey

    No, American Holly honey is slow to crystallize.

    By the way, My original post about the very strong floral smell was because the first honey I took off was not fully capped. It was still partly...
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