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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Hived large swarm yesterday here in lower SC. Sunny afternoon. Also, hived a swarm Saturday, 3/29/15 middle of day. My brother has hives nearby and has caught two this past weekend. Hampton, SC...
  2. Re: Any other newbie getting frustrated with their new hive?

    You have received a lot of good advice and all good! 1) too much space if a fact, the bees can only protect a certain amount of space and if there is extra room the hive beetles take over; I have...
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    Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Hampton Regional Medical Center, used to be Hampton General.
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    Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    That's interesting, I am a Physician Assistant and worked at the hospital since the early 70s.
  5. Thread: Odd hive

    by BuckH
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    Re: Odd hive

    I have never had much luck with the plastic frames and foundation. I have six hives that I purchased last year and am in the process of replacing the plastic frames & fountation. Stick with wood...
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    Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Great! Are you a member of the Edisto Beekeepers? We have a meeting in Orangeburg either this week or next week. Great group with a lot of usable experience.
  7. Re: First ovewinter beekeeper in South Carolina. GO TIGERS!! AND HONEYBEES!!!!!!!

    My brother uses them with good results. I tried the screened bottom without the oil and found trash drops through the screen and builds up on the board. There is a beek in Luray who uses screened...
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    Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Lower SC, draw a line between Beaufort, SC and Augusta, GA and we are about half way.
  9. Thread: Possible swarm?

    by BuckH
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    Re: Possible swarm?

    Did your queen have her wings clipped? If they cannot fly the swarm may stay on the ground.
  10. Re: First ovewinter beekeeper in South Carolina. GO TIGERS!! AND HONEYBEES!!!!!!!

    Glad to see other SC beekeepers on the site. This is truly a great hobby! If I can only beat the SHB pest.
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    Hi I am Buck from SC

    I have been around bees (my brothers) for around 30 years. I purchased four packages a year ago for myself and now have 9 hives. My plans are to expand to 20 this year, with 10 packages scheduled...
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    Re: When is SPring flow and swarm season?

    Here is lower South Carolina it has apparently begun. I had a large swarm leave one of my hives this past Sunday. Unfortunately, it spent a short time in a pine then headed west!
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