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  1. #1
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    Default Hi I am Buck from SC

    I have been around bees (my brothers) for around 30 years. I purchased four packages a year ago for myself and now have 9 hives. My plans are to expand to 20 this year, with 10 packages scheduled for delivery next month. My other hobbies include vinyl signs, but it looks like woodworking will be the next!
    It seems SHB are the biggest pest to be dealt with in lower SC.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Hi Buck, welcome from the west coast.
    Sorry to disappoint you but Varroa mites will be you're #1 enemy, SHB probably #2 keep the hives heavily populated.
    Dan

  3. #3
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    Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Buck were is Hampton SC?
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    Please visit my page, Thanks

  4. #4
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Welcome to Beesource!


    > My other hobbies include vinyl signs

    That is one I have never heard of as a hobby ...
    Graham
    -- The real problem is not precise language, it's clear language. - Richard Feynman

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Lower SC, draw a line between Beaufort, SC and Augusta, GA and we are about half way.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Welcome to the site Buck! I know where Hampton is! All you had to do was tell them it is the watermelon capital of the world! Well.....one of them anyway. lol My wife is from Olar and I'm from Williston. She still has relatives in Denmark and Bamberg. Good luck with the bees this year. I am getting my first 4 packages in 2 weeks.

    Hank

  7. #7
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Welcome Buck!
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  8. #8
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    Hampton, SC, USA
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer128 View Post
    Welcome to the site Buck! I know where Hampton is! All you had to do was tell them it is the watermelon capital of the world! Well.....one of them anyway. lol My wife is from Olar and I'm from Williston. She still has relatives in Denmark and Bamberg. Good luck with the bees this year. I am getting my first 4 packages in 2 weeks.

    Hank
    Great! Are you a member of the Edisto Beekeepers? We have a meeting in Orangeburg either this week or next week. Great group with a lot of usable experience.

  9. #9
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckH View Post
    Great! Are you a member of the Edisto Beekeepers? We have a meeting in Orangeburg either this week or next week. Great group with a lot of usable experience.
    You may have missed it but we are located in the Upstate. Moved here in 1979 after living in Aiken for two years after graduating from Clemson. Parents have sinced passed and we don't get down that way very much at all. My wife and I joined the Pickens County Bee Keepers Assoc. and enjoy the meetings when we can remember to go! lol

  10. #10
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    Clarendon County, SC, USA
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Welcome. I'm an hour of so north of you, straight up '95. I've had a lot of friends work at the hospital in Hampton over the years, they all tell great stories about the M Farm @ Yemessee. You are correct on the SHB. Once the temps get up in the low 100's, they're hell on wheels, especially if you have melon or cucumber fields around you. They hatch in 4 days, slime the comb in another 1-2. Booming hive to empty slimed box in less than a week.

  11. #11
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    florence sc usa
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Hello Buck, welcome
    There's three ways to do everything...the wrong way, the right way, a better way.

  12. #12
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    That's interesting, I am a Physician Assistant and worked at the hospital since the early 70s.

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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckH View Post
    That's interesting, I am a Physician Assistant and worked at the hospital since the early 70s.
    which hospital?
    There's three ways to do everything...the wrong way, the right way, a better way.

  14. #14
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    Hampton, SC, USA
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    Default Re: Hi I am Buck from SC

    Hampton Regional Medical Center, used to be Hampton General.

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