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    Update

    Here is a link to yesterday's activities:
    http://imgur.com/a/amRh1

    Everything went well. Since they had only been in there 14 hours there wasn't a lot of comb so I wound up borrowing a friends...
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    First Cut-Out Tomorrow... Suggestions?

    I had a swarm today that I followed. They went to a church about 1/4 mile from my hives. There had been a feral colony in there several years before I started keeping bees that died out. They went...
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    Re: Interesting Orientation Flight Observation

    My wife gets off earlier than I do and she has noticed ours around 4pm every day, so I walked out there yesterday, and sure enough there was a cloud of bees around the entrance. It amazes me how...
  4. Re: 8 ft. Landscape Timber for the electrick fence

    On a side note for those interested, looks like HD will have these for 97 cents in most stores for their Memorial Day sale

    Link
  5. Re: going to try NITRILE EXAM GLOVES for hive inspections

    I started out with those big leather gloves, but couldn't manipulate things as well so I switched to nitrite. They offer pretty good protection, but are not sting proof. However, like has been...
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    Re: New Bee from Morganton NC

    Welcome!
    I am new as well and pretty close to ya. I hope you got to go to the state meeting last month in Morganton... lots of information and people with knowledge.
    Walter at 226 is as nice of...
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    Re: what kind of bee suit is popular

    I have the Mann Lake jacket and for the price I absolutely love it.

    I have a feeling it will get pretty hot in the summer with the Mann Lake jacket on. I hope to save the money for an...
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    Re: Mite Away in Small Colony

    I do not, all I have currently is Mite Away Quick Strips.
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    Re: Mite Away in Small Colony

    Thanks for the reply.

    Both hives have enough mites to need treatment and I had planned on treating both. However, I am most concerned about the smaller hive. The other hive is strong enough that...
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    Mite Away in Small Colony

    As I stated in my welcome post about a month back, I am new to bee keeping. I inherited my grandfather's hives which had not been tended to for several years as he was very sick. However, there...
  11. Thread: hey from NC

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    Re: hey from NC

    Hi from another newbie in NC. I am in the eastern end of Rutherford county... Only about 30 mins from Kings Mtn
  12. Thread: honey Vodka

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    Re: honey Vodka

    I second the hydrometer part... however, I have to disagree with fermenting at that high of ABV. Home distilling is about quality, not quantity. Although a newbie at bees I have distilled for a...
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    Re: Strip built Top Bar Hive.

    Very pretty... almost too pretty to sit out in the yard.
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    Re: Hello from North Carolina

    Yeah, I plan on going. It is only about 40 minutes from my house. I am excited it is so close this time.
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    Hello from North Carolina

    I am a somewhat new beekeeper from the foothills of Western North Carolina. I have a little experience with bees from helping my grandfather with bees before he passed away. I recently found four...
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