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    Can Borax be used around the hive? This morning...

    Can Borax be used around the hive? This morning I put on the entrance feeders and this afternoon the ants are on the feeders. I've not had this problems in the past.

    I'm very hesitant to use...
  2. Thread: Winterize my hives

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    We usually only get an inch or so of snow per...

    We usually only get an inch or so of snow per year, and it only lasts for a day or two. It sounds like I won't need to wrap the hives.

    When is the best time to reverse the hive bodies? ...
  3. Thread: Winterize my hives

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    This is my first year of beekeeping and I’m...

    This is my first year of beekeeping and I’m looking for opinions for winterizing my hives. I have 2 hives and I live in the foothills of North Carolina.

    I have read articles about those who...
  4. Thread: Fancy Hive Tops

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    There is a local bee supply company that sells...

    There is a local bee supply company that sells what they call a garden hive; it is an 8-frame hive with a nice copper roof. I have wondered what effect this would have on the bees and honey...
  5. Thread: Toxic nectar

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    I am just getting started in bee keeping. I...

    I am just getting started in bee keeping. I have constructed most of my hives and frames but I don’t pick up my bees for 3 more weeks.

    This morning I was reading the garden column in the...
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