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  1. #1
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    Mar 2013
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    lenoir caldwell county north carolina
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    Thumbs Up hello from north carolina

    I have always been facinated by honey bees since I was a kid. I was introduced to feral honey bee swarm 8 years ago by accident.
    I was given 2 small raccons to raise and set free by a wildlife reabilitor. I built a wood box, about 20 liters in size with a 6 inch opening and placed in a large white pine tree with the opening facing south east for the raccons to live in. This is where they stayed untill they grew up and left. The following spring a swarm of feral bees moved in. I regret to say they didn't make it over the next winter. I promised myself when I retired and had some free time I would like to try raising bees. I have been doing a lot of studying and reading on the subject of feral honey bees being very resistant to many of the problems assoicated with raising bees. I have built 2 top bar swarm traps and have placed them in locations where I have seen feral bees in the past. If I should get lucky and catch a swarm this spring I will have lots of questions. Looking forward to being part of your group.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Saraland, Alabama
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    41

    Default Re: hello from north carolina

    Welcome and good luck in catchimg a swarm. I would like to catch one myself.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: hello from north carolina

    Welcome Joe!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: hello from north carolina

    Welcome to Beesource!

    Consider adding a few drops of lemongrass oil to the interior of the hive to improve the chances of catching a swarm. More info:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesferal.htm
    Graham
    --- Victor Hugo - "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Wake County, NC
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    Default Re: hello from north carolina

    Welcome

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Lincolnton, NC
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    Default Re: hello from north carolina

    Welcome. I'm an hour south of you. Beesource is great.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: hello from north carolina

    Welcome to the site! I just came in from plowing the garden spot. Tractor came from Lynn Pennell there in Lenoir. Good folks. If you are half as good a fellow as Lynn you are OK in my book! :-) Good luck!

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