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    Re: Leftover Full Supers of Honey

    I am for certain that at least 2 of the supers are from our summer sourwood crop we finally had last year. So it seems that the best plan is to extract and let them refill.

    Thanks to everyone for...
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    Leftover Full Supers of Honey

    So I have made it through the winter and have several hives that still have a full super of honey over the brood nest.

    Anyone have any suggestions or ideas of what I should do with this? Save and...
  3. Re: What is considered "enough" for spring stores?

    What if my shallow super over the brood chamber is still full, do I need to feed any??
    Thanks
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    Re: Bees Not Foraging

    Well I found my problem with this hive, late season queen loss, so I just combined the couple of hundred bees with another hive
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    Re: Bees Not Foraging

    I will hopefully get to do that on Sunday when this cool rainy weather disappears

    Thanks
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    Bees Not Foraging

    So here in the heart of the Brushy Mtns, we are having our red maples and daffodils beginning to bloom out.

    I have a nuc that has survived the winter but they are not foraging for any pollen at...
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    Re: Publications on nucs

    Excellent material
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    Re: Results of Opening the Sides of the Broodnest

    Lots of good information here
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    Re: Early Spring Hive Management for Newbie

    Lots of reading there for sure
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    Re: Dead out came back to life once it warmed up

    Well I probably jumped the gun on mine yesterday, I checked a double nuc that had no sound to it at all so I opened them up and found the bees clustered around on a couple of frames and yes the queen...
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    Re: how cold is too cold to move bees

    I moved 4 double nucs yesterday in 25 degree weather but I only moved them 1 mile to my garage where they will be for the next couple of weeks due to this record cold that our area just doesn't see....
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    Bringing in Pollen Today

    I live in the shadow of the Brushy Mtns. here in NC and today it got into the mid 60's, I saw bees bringing in a very light tan material and some bright yellow on their pollen sacks now I cannot...
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    Re: Feeding Jarred Honey??

    Many thanks to these great responses and the advice will be well utilized I assure you
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    Feeding Jarred Honey??

    I recently had a friend give me several quarts of some old dark crystallized honey, my question is can I or should I feed this back to the bees this time of year and any suggestions on the best way...
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    Re: Feed bag as crown board

    I can only add that I have used the white "deer corn" bags for the last couple of seasons and actually placed several handfuls of dry leaves in them and then stuffed them down inside of an empty...
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    Re: Artic blast

    Could you please explain what type of "sacks" you put the sugar into.

    Thank you
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    Re: Anyone have DIY plans for a uncapping tank ?

    Excellent
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    Re: Bees have vanished

    so sorry to hear this for you, wish i had an answer for you
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    Re: Lets talk labels

    Great information
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    Guanine Deposits

    So I was checking some of my brood comb from a recent hive that went from booming to 500 bees and a queen now this hive was in a double deep with a super and just suddenly went downhill. I do keep a...
  21. Re: What flowers are supplying the polen in NC now? (northwest Piedmont)

    I am seeing the same thing here in the Brushy Mountain region of northwest NC,bees bringing in pollen however my bees are using so much stores right now with these spring temps, gonna be a long wait...
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    Re: Can I Move My Hives 150 Yards At One Time?

    Could someone please post the thread on this particular issue for me

    Thanks
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    Hive Top Insulation Question

    I read alot about insulating the hive top, so where does the piece of insulation actually go over the inner cover or actually outside on top of the hive top??

    Thanks
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    Thanks to everyone who has offered advice and opinions on my problem. We had a decent sourwood flow in the Brushy Mtns. this year and I made sure to leave at least a full super on everything I had...
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    Thank you for this valuable information and THANKS to everyone who has offered me some opinions and advice on this matter.

    So approximately how much water is 8 ounces in weight??
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