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  1. Thread: Money Crop

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    Re: Money Crop

    bmac- your glass is half empty. my glass is half full.--- but it`s the same glass, how ever we see it. have a great day !!!!
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    I'm with lburou. used wax for years used durguilt for years, just my 3rd year with ritecell like it on a good strong hive during a good honey flow they make wonderful straight durable comb. on weak...
  3. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    yes,they are in my hives. not every bee in the hive will be black but in some hives some bees. my bees are mixed I know, but they are the best I have ever had, or my father or grandfarther we have...
  4. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    I got the stock of bee that I have now several years ago from a woman whose husband had passed, I have black bees like that show up often. have no idea where the gene came from but I do know that he...
  5. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    I agree, I am going to go treatment free, no foundation, and I am going to go back to using box hives like my grand father had 55 years ago, that way I have no money in them.
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    Re: Caucasian Hunt.

    thank you cerezha for your insight
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    Re: Caucasian Hunt.

    where did I get the idea that Russians are a strain of Caucasians? am I wrong???
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    Re: Honey extractor?

    hi, I would check with your bee club, most have one to rent to members. for me the drawn comb is worth a lot .this is how I use some of it, I hive swarms in early april on a hive body of drawn comb,...
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    Re: Tough lesson for a couple of first year beeks

    thank you for your reply. bengoblue
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    Re: Tough lesson for a couple of first year beeks

    just out of curisoty, where bid those bees come from?
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    Re: 9 Frames in 10 Frame Super

    I have lot`s of them, but am trying to get away from them in my deeps makes a big hassel out of trying to swap frames around. in my med`s that are strictly honey supers they are ok.
  12. Thread: Failing Hives

    by dleemc1
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    Re: Failing Hives

    if you only have two hives losing one is a big deal that`s 50%. if you have 50 hives one is not a big deal. I make more by mistake any more than I have kept in the past. was trying to change out...
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    Re: Nantahala, NC & Atlanta, GA

    welcome from Hendersonville nc
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    Re: Strong Hopelessly Queenless NUC

    sounds like they have a queen, she may not be laying yet
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    Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    yes my queens last longer,most at least a year, some 2years a few longer
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    Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    I have 50 hives, raise my own queens from swarm cells, sell some nucs, and a few double deeps each year, have not had any problems.
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    Re: Northern Queens

    honey run, I have some of their queens I am very happy with.
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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    I still put all mine up in glass-pint,s and quart jars mostly ball- I have several local stores who want all I make- I never have enough to go around. it,s sold before the bees can make-it I might...
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    Re: How Do You Spell Honey?

    GOOD YEAR SO FAR_ and if this weather holds like it is till the sourwood flow is over it will be the best year of the last 20 possible more
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    Re: Inner cover hole

    I am thinking about buying the same one you have, the next time I go to brushy mountain I may come home with it.
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    Re: Tired of the nasty tempered hive.

    I will let a hive by with being mean once, they may have a reason I don,t know about. if they are mean consistently, I requeen them out of a hive I like. I usually keep a few queens in nuc boxs
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    hi all the sourwood flow is on here at my house, even tho thay have room had two swarms today7-4-14 Hendersonville, north Carolina, 28739
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    Re: My bees HATE platic frames and foundation!

    this is my third year using wood frames and plastic foundation, I have made some mistakes and had some learning to do on the bees reaction to plastic verse wax and even duragilt over the years I...
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    Re: Raising fall queens?

    why wait so late? I raise what fall queens I want in july, here where I am the sourwood flow is in july, and the summer solstice is in june. june 21. do you have a honey flow where you are after june...
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    Re: will a swam stay over night

    they will stay at least until the sun hits them in the morning.
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