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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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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    Re: A few questions about a New Bee Yard

    Columbia in about an hour and a half to two hours away depending on traffic and Hampton and Yemassee both are about 45 minutes away.
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    Re: A few questions about a New Bee Yard

    And I goggled Roundup and that is shocking what I read, I will no longer buy Roundup for anything.
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    Re: A few questions about a New Bee Yard

    Actually, the place I am going to is in Columbia. There are a lot of farms in the area.

    In Beaufort, there are a few farms with the majority being in Yemassee and Hampton until you get to...
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    Re: A few questions about a New Bee Yard

    I am planning on putting about 25 hives on this area between now and next May. Where I had looked at putting these hives there are trees around the hives to provide shade and protection of the...
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    Re: A few questions about a New Bee Yard

    I think I will take the advice and find another place to put my hives. I don't want dead hives and it seems everyone on here agrees that liquid sevin is very toxic to bees. It also appears that...
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    Re: A few questions about a New Bee Yard

    As far as a better way to pay this guy
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    Re: A few questions about a New Bee Yard

    In yalls opinion what would be a better deal?
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    Re: A few questions about a New Bee Yard

    Sevin is an all around toxic chemical for bees?
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    A few questions about a New Bee Yard

    I have an opportunity to place as many hives as I want in a new bee yard. I went this past Saturday and looked at everything. There is ample shade to place the hives as well to provide a barrier for...
  20. Thread: Newbee

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    Re: Newbee

    A new queen should start laying as soon as there is comb for her to start laying eggs in I think.
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    Re: Bee Yard Question

    Will sevin dust affect bees if applied after the bloom of the flower or is it all around a bad thing?
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    Bee Yard Question

    I have the opportunity to put bee hives in an area with access anytime I need it. I have a couple of questions though.
    First does liquid sevin dust affect bees?
    Second do bees work muscadine...
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    Re: Western Bee Supplies, Inc. +++

    This is one of the best suppliers that I have found. Even with shipping to South Carolina, they are still cheaper than any other company and even woodenware at Budget grade looks just as good and...
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    Re: South Carolina

    I have 20 hives available for pollination anywhere in the state. The only two fees that are charged are the contract fee for the crop as well as a delivery fee. Contact me if you are interested in my...
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    Re: Medium to Deep boxes

    Buffalo Bee Farm that is a great idea and makes sense, since I am getting two of these I can try both your suggestion of placing the medium box on the bottom as well as mine and just see which one...
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