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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I forgot about posting swarm dates here. My very first swarm was Apr 3, 2013 around 1:30ish near Greer, SC 29651. I'm not sure if these were my bees or not. My husband was on the back deck when...
  2. Re: Can't find the queen?? Never forget under the SBB!

    How astute of you to recognize that she may be under the SBB when you noticed they weren't making a queen cell. Nice tribute to your daddy.
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    Re: Newbe from North Carolina

    Hey, Donnie. Welcome to the forum.
    carol
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    Re: Back to Beekeeping in NC

    Welcome to the forum, goldprospector.

    carol
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    Re: Wannabee in NC seeks mentor

    Welcome, Maggie. Mmmm. I like NC mountain honey. Next year I'm going to take a couple of my hives up the road to my cousin's in Flat Rock for the sourwoods.
    Carol
  6. Thread: hello from SC

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    Re: hello from SC

    Welcome to the forum.
    Carol
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    Re: Hive Tracks turns two

    Got my first two hives about 7 weeks ago and I'm glad Hive Tracks was available for me to start my record keeping. I'm happy to grow with you. -Carol
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    Re: For those with 8 frame mediums

    I'm running all medium 8-frames in my first year. My mentor is a Brushy Mt. dealer in SC as well. I asked him the same question back in January. He said to shoot for three brood boxes, the excluder...
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    Re: Honey as a drawing salve?

    Hi, this link explains how a drawing salve works. I make a slave out of minced garlic and honey, two great antibiotics there.
    http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/15685/1/Drawing-Salve.html

    carol
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    Re: Legal Issues: Insurance, LLC

    I added a home business rider to my homeowners insurance for my homemade soap making business. I imaging selling honey is a similar kind of thing. It added about $240 a year to my premiums. -carol
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    Re: best seed tobuy for bees

    How about some of the things in this bee feed mix?
    http://sowtrueseed.com/flower-mixes/flower-mix-bee-feed-mix/
    carol
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    Re: Honey Flow in NC...

    New beek here. At our association meeting last week, the old timers said that the flow is three weeks to a month early here in the Upstate of SC. I reckon yours is too. Our yellow poplars are about...
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    Re: Getting honey from hive

    Tucker, I have two new hives this year. I'll crush and strain, and perhaps have some cut comb as well. Carol
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    Re: Lawn maintanence around hive?

    The cheapest weed killer I've found is the saved brine water you get from making churning homemade ice cream. I save it in plastic milk jugs. I use it around the hives, on the fence lines and cracks...
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    Re: Please post your swarm dates

    Boone, you do intend for us to use the swarm date thread that is already in the sticky note section above, don't you? This is just a friendly reminder, right?
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    Re: Greetings from Florence South Carolina

    Hey, Ed. Welcome to the forum. Looks like SC is representing lately.
    Carol
  17. Thread: Writing a book

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    Re: Writing a book

    Boone, that's a mighty bold endevor for someone your age. I admire your ambition. You already have way more experience beekeeping than me (just one month). I've always wanted bees like my grandpa...
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    Re: Day 10, First Inspection, All Foundationless

    What a great start. Really lovely work those girls are doing. I'll go all foundationless on my next new hive. My 2 one-month-old, 8-frame hives now have two mediums. I have to buy more boxes and...
  19. Re: I run 8-frame medium Everything - how many brood boxes?

    Thanks, everybody. I don't know if I'll use the excluder or not. They came with the BM hive kits. Some folks in the Spartanburg County Beekeeping association use them and some don't. I might try...
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    Re: Beek in Anderson, SC

    Hey, Adam. I'm up the interstate from you in Lyman. I put my bees in on April 6. Welcome to the forum.
    Carol
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    Re: what kind of store sale lemongrass oil?

    I get all my pure essential oils from http://theperfumery.com/
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    Re: Hello from Greenville SC

    Howdy, scbeek. I'm just a little ways from you in Lyman. Just retired from teaching HS chemistry for 31 years at Byrnes and installed my first two hives on Apr 6. Always wanted bees since watching...
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    Re: Help with making syrup to feed my bees!?

    TNT, I get all my essential oils from http://theperfumery.com for soap making. Since I'm new to beekeeping, I haven't ever bought lecithin, but I will. -Carol
  24. I run 8-frame medium Everything - how many brood boxes?

    Hello, after 3 weeks as a new beek, I just added a second story to one of my hives today because of the 8-frames about 7 and 1/2 were drawn. She has given me three frames of brood in the middle and...
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    Re: Comb Drawing Factory Nucs?

    Wayne, when do you swap out a packaged queen, before the fall? early in the spring? Just wondering, new beek of 3 weeks. -carol
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