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  1. Thread: Cold in NC

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    Re: Cold in NC

    My eight hives were out to and their stores are heavy. Full sun and low wind make for a good day.
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    Re: First year beekeeper in Raleigh, NC

    Welcome and good luck. You will find there is an abundance on SHB around Raleigh.
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    Re: Help - Fermentation Odor coming from hive

    Goldenrod has a very strong smell.
  4. Thread: fall prep

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    Re: fall prep

    Why treat for FB if your hives are clean?
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    Re: Feeding with honey super on

    II do not think feeding would be a problem to get them drawing comb but stop before they start filling comb.
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    Re: Late summer beekeeping question

    I do not know if it has rained where you are as much as where I am but the rain is keeping things growing well here. If your winters are not really bad two deeps will keep them. The extra super will...
  7. Thread: Honey prices

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    Re: Honey prices

    I sell a 1 lb muth jar for $10 with no problem
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    Re: my bees disappeared while i was on vacation

    Was there any brood before? If not the queen may have been killed or absconded leaving only the package.
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    Re: SHB & Crisco ... feeding or killing them?

    They eat Crisco it only kills them if they get trapped. DE will kill them but if your putting it on the Crisco I believe you are reducing the killing power. If you are useing DE, you can make some...
  10. Thread: swarm

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    swarm

    Caught my first swarm. Unfortunately it was probably from one of my hives due to the location. They were very cooperative landing on a branch 6 foot of the ground and waiting until I arrived after...
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    Re: Modifying plastic frames?

    I cut two corners of each foundation, cuts pretty easy.
  12. Re: Weight comparison of 8 frame and 10 frame hives

    I can tell you I had trouble picking up a full ten frame deep and I am of average strength.
  13. Thread: queen bees

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    Re: queen bees

    Thanks if I get them canI hold them a day or so if I provide syrup for the attendants?
  14. Thread: queen bees

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    queen bees

    How are queen bees shipped in the mail? Do the have royal jelly or do they just not get fed until the hive accepts them?
  15. Thread: Bee sting

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    Re: Bee sting

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    Wife calls it hamburger helper hand. Dr. gave me some epipens just in case.
  16. Thread: Bee sting

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    Re: Bee sting

    Yeah, Igot stung on the cheek last week. I did not hardly feel it. Feel the hand though.
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    Re: New in southwest Virginia

    Welcome, a good site to find answer to any questions that come up. Good luck.
  18. Thread: Bee sting

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    Bee sting

    I ha what they call a large local reaction to a sting. Got stung on the side of the hand and it has swollen up about twice the size. I cannot hardly move two fingers. Hope I do not develop any...
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    Re: missing queens

    Good idea. I was going to cut them out but they are on plastic foundations, but the cage idea could work.
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    Re: missing queens

    I was thinking about doing that but they are pretty close together.
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    Re: missing queens

    Have to find some mated queens. Two of the hives have a lot of bees might as well do some splits.
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    missing queens

    Checked five hives today. I could not find a queen, eggs or broad in any. Had three queen cells in one nothing else though.:scratch:
  23. Thread: Robbing

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    Re: Robbing

    Are they all from packages or splits?
  24. Re: A new beek from North Carolina is looking for bees...

    I have gotten packages from http://tatesapiaries.com. They have packages available for April 8.
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    Re: new girl from italy

    Hello, Italy is one country I would love to visit.
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