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  1. Re: Success Rate of Queen Cells in Early August

    I'm south of you in Piedmont NC. We consider that there are drones around for mating until September. I just put queen cells into 6 splits 2 days ago. Place them near the top of a frame of sealed...
  2. 6 frames, correctly spaced, in a 9 frame deep

    What are the drawbacks of hiving a split on 5 or 6 or 7 frames (because that is the correct size for what it can occupy) in a 9 frame deep. In my location and starting this time of year, it may not...
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    Re: Can packages be bought without queens?

    That's what I would want them for. I'm happy with my genetics and definitely do not want to bring in genetics that would come with packages. I would shake them thru an excluder to be able to...
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    Can packages be bought without queens?

    Are they "price of queen" cheaper?
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    Re: New in Eastern North Carolina

    Welcome from the western piedmont.
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    Re: Best time to cut out queen cells?

    Just cut out & moved queen cells into 8 splits. One or two or three in each. A few had not been capped. There are still 2 good and a few dubious cells left. Hope to requeen an aggressive hive...
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    Re: Best time to cut out queen cells?

    So its ok to cut out and move them to nucs after having ben capped for one day? I checked a cell builder this afternoon and there are 4 capped and about 10 uncapped. Would you guys advise making...
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    Re: When to bring in new blood

    If I lived near either of you, I would try to get some of your genetics for my location. You guys are fortunate. Try to keep it going and hope a beekeeper who treats and has a lot of hives does not...
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    Best time to cut out queen cells?

    What is everyone's opinion of when the least chance of causing damage? Should they be cut out and moved as soon as they are capped before the pupae develops or the day before she is to emerge? ...
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    Re: My Evodia Tree First Bloom

    How well are bees working it?
  11. Re: Hello from the Sandhills of NC...looking for addl contacts/mentor

    Welcome from western piedmont.
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    Re: Hello from Poland, south of Warsaw

    welcome
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    Re: Using a UV light to clean up combs

    2 hours of UV light kills 90% of nosema spores.
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Flow- North Carolina

    I did good on poplar. The freeze didn't effect mine and poplar flow ended about 3 weeks ago. Sourwood is probably blooming now but we have so few here that the flow from it is usually...
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    Re: Just a thought I've always had in mind

    I'd like to put out bait hives on forest service land where there are no beekeepers for miles around. I should get some great survivor genetics.
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    Re: Just a thought I've always had in mind

    I'd rather place hives on public forest land than on private property. Not as many chances of being sued by neighbors who get stung or the bees being subjected to pesticide and fungicide exposure.
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    Re: Baiting a swarm trap - your methods.

    When I get rid of old dark comb, I cut out the comb leaving about an inch at the top. I use them in bait hives. Wax moths don't seem to destroy it and when a swarm moves in, they will quickly draw...
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    Sticky: Re: treatment free member listing

    Shouldn't the map and list be just for those experienced keepers actively selling treatment free stock?
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    Re: plant nector production: I don't get it

    What I've experienced and others in my area agree with is that in the Piedmont, Sourwood only produces a crop once every 4 to 6 years or so. And you need a lot of trees. Bees work white clover but...
  20. Re: hello from Yadkin county NC at the foot of the blue ridge mountains

    Welcome from down the mountain.

    What they're doing is normal. They'll spread over as they grow.
  21. Re: Supercedure cells everywhere... Need Advice Please

    Instead of Caribbean, I'm sure you meant Mediterranean.
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    Re: Thermosolar Hive; the new silver bullet

    The Russians or Primorskys are a European honey bee Apis mellifera)-not Asian (Apis cerana).When Russian settlers moved east into the Primorsky region around 250 years ago, they brought European...
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    new hive could save bees: kills varroa

    Have you seen this?

    http://feedstuffs.fcmbl.com/main.aspx?ascxid=cmsNewsStory&cmsSid=142430&cmsScid=169
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    Re: New Beek from NC Mountains

    Welcome from down the mountain
  25. Thread: Queen cells

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    Re: Queen cells

    If I understood how you described the hive correctly, with no honey supers, they swarmed because they were overcrowded.
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