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    Re: I think I need to give up on bee keeping.

    Thanks for your concerns and yes it was a little scary for me. Believe me I'm not the type of person that likes to seek medical attention if I can avoid it. I have high blood pressure and after I...
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    Re: I think I need to give up on bee keeping.

    Well that worked on my reply. My bees where building swam cells, so I did a split last weekend and put the swarm cells into a five frame nuc. I'm thinking that I still have a queenless hive and it...
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    Re: I think I need to give up on bee keeping.

    I replied to the thread a few times, but they are not getting posted. So this is a test, bear with me I'm a new bee.
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    I think I need to give up on bee keeping.

    This is my second year and was very proud that my two hive survived the winter. On Saturday I was mowing the lawn next to the hives and I got attack, I have mowed the lawn next to the hives all last...
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    Re: Do Bees do a pre flight swarm?

    I'll be keeping a close eye on them tomorrow. With all your comments, I'm guessing the queen was not eager to leave today. Tomorrow is suppose to be sunny, mid 60 degrees with rain coming in on...
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    Do Bees do a pre flight swarm?

    This is my second year bee keeping and I had the feeling one of my hives where going to swarm after my last inspection over the weekend, found some swarm cells. So I did build a trap and have it in...
  7. Re: What is the most useless piece of equipment you have bought for beekeeping?

    Ed, thanks for the info and I believe I got the pictures to upload. Must of been #6 mesh because they where all small bees, no drones or queen that I saw thankfully. Been trying to find a smaller...
  8. Re: What is the most useless piece of equipment you have bought for beekeeping?

    They where going through the galvanize wire screen and several bees got stuck in-between the openings. Just big enough to let a bee pass through. Guess I can use it as a queen excluder.
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    I bought these screen bottom boards from a local apiarie with a tray underneath to fill with vegetable oil to collect SHB, mites and ants. Seem like a good idea at the time. Turned out the screen...
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    Re: New NC Bee Keeper

    I'm in SE Raleigh near Lk. Wheeler. I have been doing some woodworking lately and made these air hole spacers and will put them on tonight to see if it helps (not sure if my pictures uploaded?). ...
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    Re: New NC Bee Keeper

    Welcome neighbor, my first year also and my better half is from across the pond. My bees are bearding every night in this heat. I just added another med. super and it did not seem to help.

    John
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    Re: Carniolans and Italian bee question?

    They must be lazy bees, but I do plan on adding another super on each hive tomorrow. I have two med supers on each hive right now. Screen bottom board, no entrance reducer and a top entrance. What...
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    Carniolans and Italian bee question?

    I purchased two packages in early May of mixed Italian and Carniolans bees local that where transported from GA. Since I'm new at this, I thought this might be a common practice. I'm pretty sure...
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    Re: Got a hot hive!!!

    Keith, I don't think they swarmed, there are a lot of bees in that hive. Yes it has been hot, but when I inspected the first hive I had removed my gloves for the first time and the bees where very...
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    Re: Got a hot hive!!!

    That sounds like a lot of fun. Talk about baptize by fire for the newbee...and some wonder why new bee keepers never make it through the first year. At least I have a plan B now until I can figure...
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    Re: Got a hot hive!!!

    Both hives seem to be doing well and actually left the gloves off for the first time inspecting my first hive. Glad I brought them with me when I opened the second hive. I do have a good frame of...
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    Got a hot hive!!!

    I have a question to the experts. This is my first year and started with two packages installed in early May. One of the hives I checked a week ago, I notice that the brood that had emerged had not...
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    Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    Hello All,

    I am a newbie and started the first week in May with two packages of bees in 8 frame medium hives. All seems to be going well and I do walk by my hives daily to make sure the bees are...
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