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    Re: Greetings from South Carolina

    Welcome from Hopkins, So.Car.
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    Re: subtle differences in bee suppliers

    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:
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    Re: No ice for bee sting

    Google English Plantain, or go to Youtube Fat bee man,,,It works for me:
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    Re: Ultimate hot weather bee suite

    I use the Coghlan's Mosquito Head net from Walmart @ $2,50. I will look for the jacket, a lot cooler. Thank You
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    Re: First year hives will not swarm?

    If they keep making queen cells-move the old queen to another box-make a split.
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    Re: Upper entrance ?'s

    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..
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    Re: nuc sales profit margin

    $25.00 for the equipment [ box and frames ] ??? What kind op top and bottom do you put on them?
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    Re: First bar of comb

    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
  9. Re: Colony Losses In The Southeastern States

    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...
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    Re: rheumatoid arthritis

    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
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    Re: rheumatoid arthritis

    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...
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    Re: Getting started in South Carolina

    I agree with Woodchip & Welcome
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    Re: screened bottom boards

    I get my #8 from the oldest hardware store that I could find. They had it on hand ..
  14. Thread: BEE Addict

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    Re: BEE Addict

    Addiction, I have no addiction---------I have to go and build some more hive bodies:
  15. Re: Hey there you guys! I am from Columbia, SC!

    Hi Redbug--what part of Columbia? I 'm in Hopkins, 29061. Good to have you here..
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    Re: Hello from the Low Country, SC

    Welcome from Hopkins, S.C. 29061.@ 15 miles east of Columbia
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    Re: foundation: wax or plastic???

    I started with wax. Year 2 tryed plastic, year 3 took plastic out. The girls could not get to the beetles in the cracks
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    Re: installing a package (newbee)

    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..
  19. Re: My shopping cart(s), give me your opinion(s)

    Queen catchers are help a lot--You may need to get more than one-They brake
  20. Thread: New From SC

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    Re: New From SC

    Welcome from Hopkins, S.C.
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    Re: Hello from SC newbee

    Hi SC newbee, its good to have more bee keepers in SC. This is a grate forum and even better people:
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    Re: Check those prices before buying!

    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...
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    Re: Where Do They Find This Stuff...?

    We have a lot of red here in Hopkins, I watched them @ 2:00pm today- red, yellow and white
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    Re: Where Do They Find This Stuff...?

    My girls have been doing the same, here in Hopkins, don't know what or where. They have been working hard.
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    Re: Don't let your Bee's STARVE!

    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...
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