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  1. Re: Greenhouse / Bee compatability question

    I have only a couple of hives but have quite a few honeybees get trapped due to not being able to find the exit. They keep flying up even though that is not the way out. I have since quit using the...
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    Re: ground wire on a bear fence

    I think you need to get a voltage tester and see how many volts your system is putting out. Otherwise how do you know its even working or how well it is working? You probably need a minimum of 6...
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    Re: ground wire on a bear fence

    Just curious but how many volts are your " bear" fences charging to? I have a 3 wire anti deer electric setup around my vegetable garden. The perimeter is about 1000 lineal feet. I have just one...
  4. Re: When a hive doesnt make it post swarm

    No way to take pictures as the hive has died out completely and been disassembled. Is a neighboring hive at peril now?
  5. Re: How can I get my queen to increase egg production, before Fall arrives!

    Feeding sugar syrup. I believe in a 2 parts water one part sugar ratio will encourage laying.
  6. Re: When a hive doesnt make it post swarm

    For some reason I can not retrieve either of your links. No I do not have pictures unfortunately. Id say the brood was spotty enough that if the whole side of a comb had brood only about 1/5 would...
  7. Re: When a hive doesnt make it post swarm

    My hive that swarmed that I am talking about, I actually stole 4 frames from in the spring and made a successful split with the aid of a purchased queen. They rebuilt themselves back up and swarmed...
  8. When a hive doesnt make it post swarm

    One of my hives swarmed this past spring. The old hive made a new queen and she was laying but her patterns seemed a bit spotty. I thought that was probably due to the spring flow having ended. ...
  9. Re: Fall flow in central North Carolina?

    I would guess you have goldenrod and asters.
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    US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    only in wildlife refuges. I guess for the rest of the wildlife and bees on 99% of US land, its business as usual.



    more here

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    Re: Price of Nucs in your area ?

    This guy was from your area.
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    Price of Nucs in your area ?

    I texted and left a message with someone advertising 5 frame nucs on Craigs list. They finally texted me back with the price. $ 250 . I thought of about 100 snide replies to text back, but as I...
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    Re: Did we miss tulip poplar this year?

    I grew up in the eastern panhandle of WV and never realized black gum grew that far north - come to find out it grows up into New England.

    I have a lot of tupelo here at my place and it is one of...
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    Re: Michael Palmer The Sustainable Apiary

    I watched Mr. Palmer's video on the sustainable apiary late this past winter and am inspired to stop being a victim of weak/dead colonies and scrambling around in late winter - early spring to get...
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    Re: Question about hive that swarmed ?

    Thank you for the reply blessed farms

    I had not heard of that before.
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    Question about hive that swarmed ?

    Today I inspected my hive that threw the swarm 4 days ago. There was a fair amount of capped brood, but absolutely no uncapped larvae. I also found about 5 empty queen cells and one that was...
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    Thanks Jim cant wait to hear how it goes - when are you getting your queens?
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    Re: will a swam stay over night

    had one stay up in a tree at my place out of reach last night - was 65 degrees - they didnt leave for over 24 hours.
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    I am interested in hearing any more experiences folks have had with the new B Weavers. I was contemplating starting a couple of nucleus colonies with their queens.

    I got my start in keeping...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Killerbee-

    thanks for the information -I thought there might be some other way rather than a climb that high - no way in hell a swarm of bees is worth the risk of a fall off a 24 foot ladder to...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I had a swarm from one of my hives that I spotted yesterday just as they were balling up high in a tupelo tree. this was yesterday about 2pm and today over 24 hours they are still there - about 30...
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    Re: Split of a Colony

    Most folks will tell you to take the split at least 2 or 3 miles away from the parent hive to keep the bees from going back to the parent hive. I split a hive and left the split right next to the...
  23. Re: what type of honey is made in late winter, early spring?

    My bees are working my crimson clover already.
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    Re: sudden cold spell

    I always cover my hives bottom screens with ply or cardboard if the temp gets below about 40.
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    Re: sudden cold spell

    I have a split I made 2 1/2 weeks ago and supplied with a new queen - they are probably at their low point right about now and when I checked them 4 days ago there was a lot of uncapped brood and...
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