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    Pollen stored in supers

    I took my last supers off getting ready for winter. They had very little honey because we had a dearth in August and bees had used it. I run 8 frames and double brood boxes. Wanted the girls to store...
  2. Re: Not Easy bringing down a 75 lb hive from 12 feet up.

    Holy Cow! Braver than I am!
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    Re: HB is my honey bad

    Thanks everybody! And Ace I ate some of it with biscuits and butter this morning and it tasted good to me!
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    Re: Thank God for my buckwheat.

    Planted my small patch last week. It has had a good rain twice. The girls and I are waiting patiently. They loved it last fall.
    Nortpete your buckwheat is awesome!
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    HB is my honey bad

    I placed bee escapes on two of my hives to take honey. I had planned on taking the supers the next afternoon but we had rain and storms for the next two days. So on day three I took my supers off and...
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    Re: apitherpy for foot ulcer and toe ulcer

    Hey linn,
    At our May Beekeepers meeting we had a guest speaker Dr. Frank Steel from Valdese, NC. He is a General Surgeon and wound specialist. He has had great success treating osteomyelitis....
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    Re: Mating Flight on video.

    That was pretty cool.
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    Re: Locust tree questions

    Don't know if this will help but if you go to this website you can look at black locust and it will give you other info on locust trees that are native to North Carolina. It has pictures and location...
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    Re: Hows the sourwood flow

    Well I have learned a lesson. 2 weeks ago took a quick check on my hives. I was so excited cause it looked like the girls had made me some sourwood. That is all I have heard from my customers since...
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    Re: Anne Turnham custom labels

    I love my labels she made for me! A pleasure to work with.
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    Re: Hows the sourwood flow

    Sorry about the bears! They have started seeing bears in our area and it has me paranoid. Planning to check and see what I have next week. Took a peak mid July and I am hoping for a little Sourwood.
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    Re: Source for "Local Honey" lid-top label

    The connection Mbeck gave is a great one. Anne is awesome!
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    Re: Hows the sourwood flow

    Not sure about Boone. I am in Wilkes County and I am not very hopeful. It has been so hot and dry for the last few weeks I am afraid it has dried up. My girls seem to be slowing down. My spring honey...
  14. Thread: 8-frame boxes

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    Re: 8-frame boxes

    I use 8 frame hives and love them. I purchased mine from Miller Bee Supply in North Wilkesboro, NC. I don't have any problems with extra comb or spacing. If they are all spaced evenly my girls draw...
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    Re: What o You Use to Uncap

    This was my first year extracting honey. I saved up money and bought the Maxant hand planer. I loved it! I set the blade so it would cut real shallow. I held the frames horizontal over my decapping...
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    Re: I finally get it!

    Pheonix like you I thought I had to ask questions about everything, and I did. I still do to a certain extent and read everything I can find. However, I have found that the more beeks you ask the...
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    Re: Cut Comb Honey. Foundation Vs. No Foundation

    I also did a super of cut comb this spring. I had so many people asking for it. Is there anyway to prevent them from leaving cells with pollen in them? Is this a normal thing? It doesn't bother me,...
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    Re: Honey extractor questions

    Thanks for all the advice and the laughs! It was a great day at our bee farm! Beautiful honey in the buckets awaiting bottling.
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    Re: Honey extractor questions

    I purchased mine from Brushy Mountain Bee Supply. It's called Lubri-Film-Plus. This is what they use and recommend. It is food grade. I live close by them. I am sure there are other suppliers that...
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    Honey extractor questions

    I plan to extract honey tomorrow. I have a brand new 9 frame radial extractor that I got a good deal on. No instructions. Oh it is hand cranked not electric. Do I need to put grease on anything? I do...
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    Re: Moisture level in honey

    Thanks everybody! I just can't afford a meter right now. I will wait on capped and try the shake test. I do have access to a dehumidifier, but I'm not sure how to handle that. I sure don't want to...
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    Moisture level in honey

    This is my second year with my bees, first year extracting honey. As long as my honey is capped 80 to 90% do I need to worry about the moisture level in my honey. I do not have a refractometer. I am...
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    Re: Anybody near me with capped honey?

    In Wilkes County NC, have about 4 supers 90% capped and about 5 only 50% capped. Hoping they will finish capping it off. We have a lot of white clover blooming right now. We have also had several...
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    Re: Prices for selling honey?

    This I did know rweakley. What is sold in the markets is super processed until there is no pollen left that you can even trace the origin of the honey. That is why I keep encouraging my family and...
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    Re: Prices for selling honey?

    I had a retailer that wanted to buy at $5 a quart. I didn't think I wanted to sell at that price. I have had so many local individuals that have ask to buy.
    I had no idea that the price would range...
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