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    Re: Popcorn Tree?

    I certainly understand where you are coming from with that last piece of advice. Just hearing what an invasive species this tree is, makes me think twice about planting seeds. I like the idea of the...
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    Re: Popcorn Tree?

    It sounds like i need to get in on this popcorn tree as it seems like it makes a pretty good honey. I appreciate everyone giving me some insight on this tree and the honey.
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    Re: Popcorn Tree?

    Is this a common tree? Where do you find them?
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    Re: Popcorn Tree?

    Does it make a good honey?
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    Popcorn Tree?

    I was at a local sawmill yesterday and the owner was talking about a beekeeper that approached him early in the year about putting bees on his land because he has Popcorn trees. I am just looking for...
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    Re: Best way to move bees

    AM temps are around 75-80 usually, not much cool down at night. That makes good sense about the brood temperature, I didn't think about that but just using a screen on the entrance and a normal top...
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    Best way to move bees

    I am picking up some Nucs from a buddy of mine and will be putting them into my own hive bodies at his place before taking them to my yard. I have never moved bees like this before and was wondering...
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    Comb in between frames

    I caught a swarm about 3 weeks ago and made to feed them heavily since we are in somewhat of a dearth right now. When I went to open up the hive today and checked on them, I noticed that they were...
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    Looking for bees in South Carolina

    I am looking for either Nucs or hives this fall in South Carolina. Either people living in state or traveling trough going to Florida, I will buy from. Please pm me if you have any!! I am really...
  10. Re: Experience with liquid Sevin dust and roundup

    I will keep them away from this for at least a week then. Ive got too much money into these ladies to have them killed by sevin. I appreciate the imput from you all.
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    The consensus is to move as far away from sevin as possible for at least 24 hours? Roundup is okay and is not that harmful to bees?
  12. Experience with liquid Sevin dust and roundup

    I have hives placed near a big farm and today the farmer approached me and informed me he was going to be using liquid sevin and roundup on his fields. What are yalls experiences with these two? He...
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    Re: Nuc Question

    A comment made earlier got me thinking. I looked at the nuc today and seen that they have comb hanging down about 4 inches and it stretches a little over half the length of the nuc cover. How do you...
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    Maybe a dumb question

    I recently put some 5 frame nucs into their deep hive bodies and when I went to open them up today, I noticed that on 2 of them, they were drawing comb from the top of the frames to the bottom of the...
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    Nuc Question

    I have a cardboard nuc box that I have been saving for something and I put it outside and didn't realize it until this morning when I picked it up, it is full of bees. They have 2 frames that were in...
  16. Looking for a few Nucs in South Carolina for 2014

    I am looking to purchase several Nucs here in South Carolina for this 2014 season. I wouldn't mind driving a couple hours to get these and prefer to have Italian bees. If anyone here has any Nucs in...
  17. Re: plantings offset some of the feeding costs.

    I will also agree that chicory is a great plant, and being in the south when a hard freeze may not happen until close to November, they are able to bloom and with summer droughts at times, these...
  18. Re: plantings offset some of the feeding costs.

    I did this a while back and chose to plant dandelion and mustard for the spring to allow buildup and to help offset some feeding costs for the spring. For the late summer and fall, I planted a ton of...
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    Re: New Bee Yard

    He has no other bees on his property. The old person died and his son just sold the bees off. As far as off the road, it is about 5 miles off the interstate on paved roads and the farm road to the...
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    New Bee Yard

    I have the opportunity of getting a new bee yard. I will have unlimited access anytime I want to the property as well as roads that lead to the hives. He said I can leave them there year round and...
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    Re: Converting Mediums to Deeps

    I want to thank everyone for the suggestions that were offered. I think I will just put the medium frames in the deep box and add deep frames around them and just make sure they don't build comb...
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    Re: Converting Mediums to Deeps

    It's a buddy of mine with them and he just said have a couple because he has too many to try to feed and watch over this winter. I do plan on feeding it because we don't have much left except...
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    Converting Mediums to Deeps

    I am being given several Nucs in about a week and they will all be in Medium equipment. I use all deep equipment. What is the easiest way to convert bees from medium frames to deep frames in a deep...
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    Re: When do bees stop drawing comb?

    As long as there is a good nectar flow for them to work, they will continue to draw out as much comb as needed.
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    Re: Sreened vs. Solid Bottom boards

    In west Virginia my grandfather uses all solid bottoms. Last year he tried a screened bottom and like it was stated above, they do not work as well as advertised. He will get some pretty harsh...
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