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  1. Thread: Newbee from NC

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    Re: Newbee from NC

    Welcome! Also from Greenville.
  2. Thread: Purple Martin?

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    Re: Purple Martin?

    I keep both on my 1/2 acre lot with no problems ...since 2005. :)
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    Re: close hives using burlap?

    I like the hardware cloth idea. I need to find some in town. Thanks everyone!!
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    Re: close hives using burlap?

    The hives are 30 feet away and part are facing the new building. The problem is the contractor says if it one person gets stung they are packing up and leaving. We all know there is little chance of...
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    close hives using burlap?

    I am having having a new building built on my property. The building will be built close to my hives. I do not expect problems but the contractor would like for me to restrict bee activity for the...
  6. Re: First Inspection of the Year in North Carolina...

    The 15 day forecast indicates somewhat mild weather to the 17th. I will reassess in two to three weeks based on how the weather actually turns out and the 15 day forecast as it is updated. :)
  7. Re: First Inspection of the Year in North Carolina...

    Hello Riff Raff! It is nice to see someone else from Pitt County. I usually put honey supers on in early to mid March. Today I was wondering if I can put them on even earlier this year. I will be...
  8. Re: Will Brushy Mountain have their usual "sale" this December?

    Has anyone heard if there will be free shipping again this year ?
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    Re: Purple Martins and Honey Bees

    I have martins and bees on a 1/2 acre lot in a small neighborhood. Sometimes I see bees chasing the Martins and sometimes I see the bees buzzing other birds on my bird feeders.....no other problems...
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    wintering in mediums

    I have been using mediums for a few years now and usually let the bees winter in three medium supers. I harvested today and one of the hives had so much brood that I left them with 4 mediums. Now I...
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    Re: Small Scale Extractor-Advice--motor

    I have the motorized Maxant 3100 and only keep on average 5-6 hives. The greatest benefit to me is being able to spin frames while uncapping the next batch of frames. That is going to come close to...
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    Re: What constitutes a "hot" colony?

    Waiting till spring is probably a good idea if you do the "divide and conquer" method because you can add a new queen to each box when the hive is split and they will have all summer to grow the...
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    Re: What constitutes a "hot" colony?

    Pug,

    I've seen his page on requeening a hot hive and was thinking of trying it. I will have to decide how to time the purchase of queens with dividing of the hive. I guess I will have to try it...
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    Re: What constitutes a "hot" colony?

    Nabber86 said:

    Well then. You have a hot hive and I recommend squishing the queen........

    .......hence, that is why I posted on the first page of this thread about how much fun it will be...
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    Re: What constitutes a "hot" colony?

    My hot hive is a swarm I caught last spring. It was more defensive all last summer, hot last fall, hot this spring and hot every time I lift a box or frame this year. It is not a nice hive... I have...
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    Re: What constitutes a "hot" colony?

    I have 6 hives. 5 are very easy to work and 1 is hot! I harvested honey this past weekend and the hot one was too much to deal with. There were 7 medium supers on it....brood and honey supers. I...
  17. Re: Hobby Extractor advise needed, Datant or SAF or ?

    I ordered my 3100P this morning. It was easy to make the decision to buy it after a short discussion with Jake. I am looking forward to trying it out.
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    Re: Swarm Temperament

    I plan to requeen these hives after spring harvest. I enjoy getting swarms, free bees and interacting with folks that want someone to get the swarm off their property. I am wondering how many swarms...
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    Swarm Temperament

    I picked up a few swarms last spring and noticed they were more difficult to work when I harvested honey in the fall. This spring they are considerably hotter than my other non swarm hives. They are...
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    definitely eggs the day the frame went in...in...

    definitely eggs the day the frame went in...in fact I was amazed how many eggs were on that frame. There were larvae of various sizes also.
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    egg and bee math

    I picked up a swarm last Wednesday morning the 29th and around noon put in a frame with lots of eggs on it. Now here is the bee math part....I looked into that hive Sunday May 3rd and saw more eggs...
  22. Thread: caught a swarm

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    I just finished checking the hive and found no...

    I just finished checking the hive and found no new eggs. The frame of brood I put in earlier had mostly capped brood and and open larvae the day I put it in. There was what looked like a closed queen...
  23. Thread: Nice swarm

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    That was huge swarm and a great video.

    That was huge swarm and a great video.
  24. Thread: caught a swarm

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    Thanks for the reply. Today is supposed to be 65...

    Thanks for the reply. Today is supposed to be 65 degrees so I am going to take a quick look this afternoon.
  25. Thread: caught a swarm

    by dorado
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    caught a swarm

    How soon does the queen begin laying once a swarm has accepted the their new home? Of course, that is assuming I did get the queen. I would think laying would start quickly since they need to build...
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