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    Re: Hello fm Pinehurst, NC

    Hi Josh,
    I also live in Pinehurst. Please PM me so that we can review the ordinances related to beekeeping in Pinehurst.

    Sanford
  2. Thread: Purple Honey?

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    Re: Purple Honey?

    You can see a picture of our Carolina Blue honey here and read part of the article that appeared in the Fayetteville Observer
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    Re: Motor oil to Paint hive boxes

    I think that motor oil to paint hives would work as well as paint would work to lubricate your car engine.
  4. Thread: ApiLift Master

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    Re: ApiLift Master

    This is the link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h54MdnOcJvU

    Big difference.
  5. Thread: ApiLift Master

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    ApiLift Master

    I just watched the You Tube video of the ApiLift Master, which resembles a handtruck for hives but has a motorized lift. It really looked like a big help for a guy working on his own. There was...
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    Re: question about SHB and feeding

    Dave,
    Even if you leave the pollen sub out of the syrup, plain syrup will still attract the SHBs. I would not put the top hive feeders back on until I got the SHB problem under control. You don't...
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    Re: Fermented Honey From Small HIve Beetle

    I would not feed the fermented honey back to the bees. Honey that has been infested with the SHB is contaminated by a yeast ( K. ohmeri) that actually attracts other beetles and you don't want that...
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    Re: Carolina Blue Honey- Video

    I forgot to mention that you can click on the video icon and view some video of the bees and honey.
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    Carolina Blue Honey

    Here is a link to the most recent article about our blue honey. Hope you enjoy it.

    http://www.fayobserver.com/Articles/2009/06/13/909180.aspx
  10. Thread: Drones in NC?

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    Drone

    Saw drones in 2 hives today in Moore County
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    I think that bees hate the smell of money,...

    I think that bees hate the smell of money, especially the paper kind, because my bees make sure that I don't have much in my wallet.
  12. Thread: Durana Clover

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    Durana Clover

    Has anyone had any experience with durana clover as a source of nectar for honey? If so, does it perform as well as ladino and is the quality of honey as good? Thanks.
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    Thanks Beeman and JBee. I will compare the...

    Thanks Beeman and JBee. I will compare the bottles over time and see if there is a difference. I do not see any wax or other particles in the honey, but only a few pieces of what appears to be...
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    The honey was bottled 3 weeks ago, but I am not...

    The honey was bottled 3 weeks ago, but I am not sure how that would impact upon fuzz in the honey. See the latest issue of ABJ for an article on polariscopes.
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    Straining/Filtering Competition Honey

    What is the best way to strain/filter honey for competition. I have used the 200 micron filter (804F) from Brushy Mountain but I still see some fuzz in the honey under the polariscope. Thanks.
  16. Thread: Blue Honey

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    Andy, The blue honey came from my hives that I...

    Andy,
    The blue honey came from my hives that I harvested last (produced late June, early July). I got about 5 gallons. I have contacted a couple of professors to see if I can have it tested to...
  17. Thread: Blue Honey

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    Have Blue Honey

    I have several hives that have been bringing in blue honey. Most of them have just a partial frame of blue honey with amber honey surrounding it. However I was able to get three frames of blue...
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    Current Status Beequick

    Jim,
    What is the current status of the availability of Beequick? Thanks.
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    Tim, How much faster is it than a heated knife? ...

    Tim,
    How much faster is it than a heated knife? For example, how long would it take to uncap 10 frames? What kind of uncapping tank do you use underneath it? Thanks.
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    Kelley's Electric Vibrating Knife

    Would like a report from anyone who has used one of these for uncapping. Thanks.

    Cat. No. 329-N
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    I have not found that the bees work the Bradford...

    I have not found that the bees work the Bradford Pears very much. They prefer my heather, winter honeysuckle, and flowering almonds which are in bloom around the same time as the pears.
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    Osmia cornifrons

    Does anyone have any O. cornifrons cocoons for sale? If so, please pm me with details. Thanks.
  23. Thread: hive designs

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    At the 2007 summer meeting of the NC Beekeepers...

    At the 2007 summer meeting of the NC Beekeepers Association someone had a hive that was built to look like a church. It was very unique and interesting and complete with a steeple and an entrance...
  24. Thread: 3 Queens

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    Still there

    Checked the hive today and the three queens were still there. Saw two of them laying. If they hold out for another week or so until warmer weather, I think that I will use the extra queens to make...
  25. Thread: 3 Queens

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    3 Queens

    Was 65 degrees today so opened the hives. In one hive I found 3 Queens on the same side of a frame. One was the marked queen that I originally put in the hive, one was a dark queen, and one was a...
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