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  1. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    For those of you who doubt they like crusted sugar, sugar patties, etc, put some dry sugar in a mason jar and put it on a table. See what comes the next day of flying weather. I leave a jar of sugar...
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    Re: Smoker Smoke Harmful?

    I used some cardboard yesterday to get it going and threw some tupelo shavings in it. I had been working on a bowl and had a big pile of shavings sitting on the bench. After getting a lungful of the...
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    Re: Question on mites.

    Sounds like a research grant in the making.
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    Re: Question on mites.

    Varroa mites can live only a few days without a blood meal from an immature or adult bee. Equipment that has been stored free of brood and adult bees for two weeks or more may be reused without fear...
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    Re: Open air hive in January in Indiana

    I would get a Mayflower clothes shipping box and cut out the sides for the limb. Then ease it into the box, shut the top, and transport it to the house. Our first year we hived an open hive in late...
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Packages: https://store.midstatebeekeepers.org/pages/packages


    Wateree Beekeepers look like they have packages. Ordering in Feb for March delivery. Check them out on Facebook. They are in Sumter.
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    Re: Does June / July Nucs survive ? NJ

    I was thinking about this tonight. Year before last, I started two nucs in middle July. I fed all summer and into fall. They almost filled a complete deep. They survived last winter. This year I...
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    Re: South Carolina Beekeeping

    Here you go:

    https://www.facebook.com/PeeDeeBeeKeepers/

    I believe there may be one in Williamsburg County also.
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    Re: Ice Cooling Vest

    Frogg togg chilly pad works well, too. I use a ventilated suit down here in the heat bowl of the midlands.
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    Re: Jan 1st pollen

    Camelias, sassanquas (sp?), dandelions, some grasses, maples etc in South Carolina. Mine were packed with pollen up to this last cold spell. In SC they bring pollen in about year round when they can...
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    Re: Oxalis acid vaporizer question

    I would imagine the tip touches on mine. I drilled a hole in the aluminum pan, stuck the end of the plug in it, and used a set screw from the side to anchor it. Mine has been going for over a year...
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    Re: Robbing screen

    I always worried about the same thing, but they are right. Your bees will figure it out. Save your bees and leave the screen on with a small reduced entrance. Especially this weekend which will be a...
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    Re: Spring Hive Split

    You can split in the same yard. Just make the entrance small. I have had no trouble introducing the queen after the split with a queen cage with candy in the hole. I usually split in the morning,...
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    Re: Pollen question

    I have bright yellow and grey pollen coming in today. Midlands, SC. I figure camelias and ?
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    Re: Frequency of hive checks in the winter?

    They are correct. As far down south as we are, there are days you can look in and add what you need to. Heck, we have mosquitos in December. I wouldn't leave them open, but you can do quick checks.
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    Re: Crackling noise in the hive?

    This
  17. Thread: Brood trouble

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    Re: Brood trouble

    Thought I would update:

    Bees raised a round of brood successfully and now the queen has cut back on the laying. Most cells are being filled with syrup and pollen. Haven't seen many mites in a few...
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    Re: New to South Carolina.

    They are there. There are a lot of private people in this state. :)

    By the way, you chose a great area!
  19. Re: anyone heard of swifter dryer sheets to control hive beetles

    Works great. Use them all the time. 4x4 half sheets work for me. Some have more beetles than I can count after a week or so. I usually catch about a bee, maybe two.
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    Re: White foam ring at top of honey in bottle

    The honey I extracted this year has this same ring around it. First extraction so I do not have anything to compare it to.
  21. Thread: Brood trouble

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    Re: Brood trouble

    Yep. Saw them. Put apistan in the hive tonight. Started watching and saw a worker taking a larvae out. Had 3 varroa on it! Hopefully I caught it in time and they have time to build up and not flop....
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    Re: Suit VS Jacket

    I now wear a white cotton long sleeve old dress shirt with a hat and a veil. Got tired of putting on the suit. Might spring for a ventilated jacket soon.
  23. Thread: Brood trouble

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    Re: Brood trouble

    This was a split from existing hives and I added a queen. I looked again tonight. I am getting a lot of mites on the bottom so I have ordered some strips. Lot= more than I care to count. I think I...
  24. Thread: Brood trouble

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    Re: Brood trouble

    No odor, no dead larvae, no out of place larvae. ...they are just gone. Been trying to see a worker carrying one out, but haven't been successful. It is like it is there, then gone, and a clean...
  25. Thread: Brood trouble

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    Brood trouble

    My observation hive has been populated for about two months and I am having some brood trouble. The queen is laying very well. The larvae hatch and grow for about 5 days and then they disappear....
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