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    Re: So what are you brewing?

    Just started brewing this year. My first batch was an Oktoberfest kit, the boys and I drank it all up. I bottled a brown ale and should be ready for tasting this weekend. This hobby is a lot of...
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    Re: Nc beeks in washington/beafort/pamlico area

    I'm not far from that area, Just a beginner, but I'm willing to help out.
    Craig
  3. Thread: Help! ANTS!

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    Re: Help! ANTS!

    I had an early ant problem, an used vaseline on the under side of the hive an anywhere they were traveling, a couple of re-applications later ants gone.
  4. Thread: Water source?

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    Re: Water source?

    my2collies,

    I tried to get some tiny .jpegs to post, to no avail. I'll find a way. It is a really nice layout, Thanks
  5. Thread: Water source?

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    Re: Water source?

    My wife has a pond, it's been in the yard a few years. I got the bees last fall the bees use the water feature for drinking. It's a big pot set on top of a large slab of slate strewn with small...
  6. Thread: Plum trees

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    Re: Plum trees

    Looks like I'm getting another plum tree. I already have apples, peaches, pecans, and the Bradford pears, were here when I moved in.

    Thanks folks
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    Re: Applying the compucarve to bee keeping

    I use a Shopbot. I used 3/4 exterior ply for the hive bodies, and 3/8 for the frame sides and frame bottoms. From 1 sheet I produced Telescoping cover, 2 Deeps, 2 medium supers, screened bottom...
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    Re: Dogs in the bee yard

    I have two hives in the backyard, and a mother in law and her 2 dogs my 3 dogs and 3 cats. The daschound put her nose right in the entrance, the cats sit on top no stings. The bigger dogs don't...
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    Re: Things starting up in NC

    Nice the last couple of days my bees are working the camilia blossoms on the coastal plain
  10. Thread: Plum trees

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    Re: Plum trees

    I don't know if the bees like plums, but I set one out about 4 years ago and to date I've had 1 plum. Loads of flowers. 1st year beek.

    Do I need another tree.
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    Re: Top Ten Questions about Bees

    I'm brand new, this year. Still lots of questions, but the thing that would be most helpful is a general timeline of things to do.

    Like plant seeds after all danger of frost is past. It's...
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    Re: Buliding equip, part 2

    For wood grain lovers, use a translucent stain, or an old school method. Thin the paint, let it bleed into the wood and then wipe with an old rag
  13. Thread: Newbee

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    Newbee

    Hi folks,
    Been reading awhile, and this looks like a teriffic group of people. Beekeeping is something I always wanted to do. Setting up shop in Winterville, NC. I have a couple of boxes...
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