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  1. NC Foothills Harvest 6/23/12 - Questions

    My harvest was 22 pints from 2 hives this year. I have 10 hives total in my yard, 2 being Nucs. The only honey I was able to harvest this year was from my two newest hives which were from 3lb...
  2. Mixed bag of findings from 6/9 inspection...

    Keep in mind, all set-ups are SBB/Deep/Med/Honey Super... Honey supers have pierco plastic frames.

    First 4 hives:
    Bees are not pulling comb in honey super.<--NEED SOME ADVICE HERE

    Hive 5:...
  3. Re: I see many bees head first deep inside cells... What are they doing?

    If you are smoking them they are gorging theirselves with honey.
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    Re: Swarm 4/19 - Foothills NC

    http://s1191.photobucket.com/albums/z480/killianphotobucket/?action=view&current=2012-04-19_13-48-49_602.jpg
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    Re: What are they doing?

    Sorry, wrong pic

    http://s1191.photobucket.com/albums/z480/killianphotobucket/?action=view&current=2012-04-25_07-44-15_355.jpg
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    Re: What are they doing?

    There is no upper entrance on this hive. Only a few frames have pulled foundation in the medium super sitting on the deep. The other is a top feeder sittin on top of everything.
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    Re: What are they doing?

    Well, I couldn't do anything with those cells then because the hive had already swarmed on Easter Sunday. I was fortunate enough to see that happen... Bad news is, I am out of equipment. I went from...
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    What are they doing?

    Checked on the girls yesterday afternoon and noticed what looked like a swarm on the front of one of the hives. I rode by again this morning and they hadn't moved. The last I checked this hive was...
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    Swarm 4/19 - Foothills NC

    My father-in-law and I hived a swarm on 4/19. Here are some pics. This is the largest swarm I have ever seen. The pic of my father-in-law holding the bees is just a small portion of the actual swarm....
  10. Re: Looking for the cheapest place to buy a maxant 3100p extractor

    Got mine straight from Maxant
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    News Story

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/warm-weather-brings-swarm-of-bees-early/
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    Re: Are these swarm cells?

    Swarm cells look more like wet peanuts.
  13. Re: first package install. this normal?

    No peeking, especially at this temperature.
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    Re: New Bee from Morganton NC

    Welcome VeesBees! My apiary is in the Eastern part of Burke county. I am in my 3rd year, be careful, this stuff is addicting. Had 1 hive the first year, 4 the second, and now I have 8 with 2 NUCS...
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    Re: March in NC Foothills

    I had a problem with one of my hives last year that had laying workers. I added a frame of eggs every week for 3 weeks and it finally requeened. I will check this hive again this weekend to see if...
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    Re: March in NC Foothills

    What is Drone Layer colonies? Is there anything I should do to get this colony queenright?
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    Re: March in NC Foothills

    I have allowed for drift. I swapped the hive placement today to offset this with the splits. It has been 4 days since the split. Does anyone know why I would have seen almost all stores in the first...
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    March in NC Foothills

    I came through the winter(or lack thereof) with 3 hives, double deeps. On March 22, I decided to split these double deeps and run only 1 deep then mediums on my hives. I wanted to make sure that both...
  19. Re: Unseasonal weather = BEE FEVER. 70+ in NC Foothills today...

    Thanks for the input. I was not planning on doing the splits this early, just need to get my eqipment ordered and put together. Would doing this ruin my honey production for this year on the split...
  20. Unseasonal weather = BEE FEVER. 70+ in NC Foothills today...

    I started in 2011 w/ Four 10 Frame hives running two deeps and then a medium for honey, or lack thereof this first year. I lost one hive due to robbing, and the same hive had a problem with laying...
  21. Re: protective mask. mite-away quick strips

    I opened my container this morning to just see what the strips looked like and boy was I surprised. I was going to take 3 packs out to take with me to treat my 3 hives. Needless to say, it didn't...
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    Re: Bees are Starving...

    I am definately going to do a mite count via sticky boards when I get back from Jamaica next weekend. I am pondering communal feeding versus top feeders. Not sure which route to go this time of year....
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    Bees are Starving...

    I went by the apiary yesterday to see just how heavy my hives are and to decide if I need to start feeding. Two of my hives were very light one not so much. I think I need to start feeding. I think I...
  24. Re: Hive lost, possibly from top entrance conversion??

    I finally got to speak with my mentor who, by the way, had no idea I was changing to top entrances. She said that this is a bad time of year to change anything on your set-up, and we are in a dearth....
  25. Moving hives short distance...

    What is the best way to move hives if I want to place them about 15-20 yards from their current location? Should I do it a little distance at a time, at night, or just move them and be done with it?...
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