Welcome from Hopkins, So.Car.
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Welcome from Hopkins, So.Car.
Yes! Buy local, know what you are getting. Look first before you pay!! I teach people a little before they take bees home that they get from me, make sure every one is happy :gh:
Google English Plantain, or go to Youtube Fat bee man,,,It works for me:
I use the Coghlan's Mosquito Head net from Walmart @ $2,50. I will look for the jacket, a lot cooler. Thank You
If they keep making queen cells-move the old queen to another box-make a split.
I drill a 1 1/8 hole in the top and use water bottle cap to plug when needed. When I need it smaller I cut the center out of the cap. Keeps the bees in when moving the hives..
$25.00 for the equipment [ box and frames ] ??? What kind op top and bottom do you put on them?
I start taking bars out of the honey end where I can move an empty with out any comb and work to the brood nest. If you have a long bread knife you can cut the comb off the walls to take it out
Sorry to hear about your losses. The weather was to cold for some of our girls. I lose 4 of my hives here in Hopkins SC. I think is was a mite thing. The other hives are all doing strong. I don't...
Most people don't know the other good thins honey bees are good for. I have it in my hands too, 1 bee will help it.Honey bees are not just for honey
You may think I'm crazy but it is ok. I have it in my right arm, when it get to bad I take 3-4 bees an have them sting me in the joint. I can then work with my bees with very little pain for about a...
I agree with Woodchip & Welcome
I get my #8 from the oldest hardware store that I could find. They had it on hand ..
Addiction, I have no addiction---------I have to go and build some more hive bodies:
Hi Redbug--what part of Columbia? I 'm in Hopkins, 29061. Good to have you here..
Welcome from Hopkins, S.C. 29061.@ 15 miles east of Columbia
I started with wax. Year 2 tryed plastic, year 3 took plastic out. The girls could not get to the beetles in the cracks
slam and dump--BAD-be nice to your girls--take the time-be bad to your girls and they will be gone the first time they get a chance..
Queen catchers are help a lot--You may need to get more than one-They brake
Welcome from Hopkins, S.C.
Hi SC newbee, its good to have more bee keepers in SC. This is a grate forum and even better people:
grumpyone--You are right. people say find wood on the side of the road or where ever..i have worked with wood for over 50 years, i have built my own hive boxes, i do build my frames. at the price of...
We have a lot of red here in Hopkins, I watched them @ 2:00pm today- red, yellow and white
My girls have been doing the same, here in Hopkins, don't know what or where. They have been working hard.
I was feeding my hives fondant on paper or wax paper, they ate it with no problem, so I gave them more. After a few days they plugged the entry trying to get the paper out . Will they do the same...