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    Re: How and when to set up bait hives

    I had 12 traps out last year from first of april to about end of june. I kept putting them out after moving the caught ones out. I finished with 23 swarms last year that I caught in my traps. I took...
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    Re: How and when to set up bait hives

    I place mine alot of different places. In eves or windows of old houses are good places. I have some bout 6 ft up in trees and have even caught a couple in my backyard with traps sitting on a couple...
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    Re: How and when to set up bait hives

    You can go ahead and put them out. I'm in eastern nc and have been catching swarms since the first of april. 9 total since the first. I use a 10 frame deep as the box. Mediums and especially medium...
  4. Re: Looking for the best reviews for swarm box lures

    I totally agree with hambone. the lures for sale by different companies are a waste. I put out 11 traps last year and caught 23 swarms in totally after resetting them. I bought a 1 ounce bottle of...
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    Re: Swarm Trap: how empty should it be?

    Just my 2 cents. I had an excellent year this year catching swarms with my bait traps. I caught 24 swarms with my traps. When I first began doing the traps I put a dark comb frame on each side and...
  6. Re: Interested in bee keeping from Holly Ridge, NC

    Welcome brad. Like the others have stated, find a supplier and buy your bees NOW. Most places sale out fast and if you wait until next spring it will be hard to find anything to start up. The NC...
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    Re: Pollination of soybeans

    As a farmer myself, I do not see soybean pollination as a business that will ever get going. We make money off soybeans but we usually place them where the land is not a fertile as others and it is...
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    Re: Moisture in nucs: prevention

    Glock do you put granulated sugar in 2in top box?
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    Re: Preparing equipment for next spring

    I'm in Eastern NC so we have had some warmer weather still before the hard winter gets here. Last year I started to prepare equipment in January when it got really cold and I couldn't get outside and...
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    How much sugar water feed?

    I'm finishing up my second year of beekeeping. Last year I started two hives and left them all their stores for the winter so I did not have to do any feeding. This year I am going into winter with...
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    i have found that when adding supers, if you are using a super with new foundation to put the super on without the excluder for a week or so and let them begin to draw it out first. Once that begin...
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    Re: I need to start beekeeping, right NOW

    Before performing your first cut out without any beekeeping experience, I would definitely try to get hold of an experienced beekeeper for assistance. They can point out alot of things you may miss...
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    Re: White ring in honey jar

    I get a white ring in my honey due to air bubbles that make their way to the top. I only get this if I bottle my honey just after straining it. I usually strain it and then allow it to sit for a day...
  14. Re: Lost hive - what happened? Photos attached

    I had the same thing happen to me this year. It was small hive beetles. A had checked it a week before and when I came back the next week I had the same SHB larvae all in the honey stores. The bees...
  15. Thread: Caught a swarm

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    Re: Caught a swarm

    Great!!!! Congratulations on your new additions.
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    Re: First time nuc question

    Sometime it takes a little while for a queen to get in a good laying pattern but if you got them the second week of May she should have by now. I would do like Ardilla said and go ahead add a second...
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    Re: In need of good book for beginner

    I have purchased numerous books and all have been benefical. As a beginner i would recommend "first lessons in beekeeping" by dadant. It is around $9. I think thats the name. It has lots of pictures...
  18. Thread: Caught a swarm

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    Re: Caught a swarm

    It must have been luck. I used old equipment and a little lemon grass oil. All the swarms i caught were in april-mid may. Ive had two out since then and no attention is being given. Good luck with...
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    Re: Caught a swarm

    The way I ended up getting the rest of mine down after the first couple ones was with rope. I configured rope around the box, pretty much like my wife places ribbon around a present, and then lowered...
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    Re: Another super question

    I would wait until they have alot of stores in the first super. If you apply another super and feed them they will fill up the first super with the feed. Once a good nectar flow starts they can draw...
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    by bassbee
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    Re: Caught a swarm

    I agree with Bevy, leave it for a few days to get them established. I have caught 14 swarms this year with boxes similar to yours and a friend of mine has caught 30. Deer stands are a great place to...
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    NC Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting

    I am attending this years summer meeting in Southern Pines and was just wondering what to expect? This is my first year going and was wondering how benefical of an experience it is and also what...
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    Re: How often to inspect?

    I am a second year beekeeper and try to inspect my hives every 7-10 days. During early spring i try to do an indepth inspection to to ensure queen is good and no swarm cells are present and to check...
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    To split or not to split???

    I have acquired four established hives in the past week from a guy that has gotten out of the business. The hives had not been looked into this year and now it is the end of April. One of the hives...
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