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  1. #41
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    Default Re: SC Beekeeping Blues

    dan, are you seeing any difference in your south ga hives compared to your northeast ga ones?

    no midas touch here. and mine aren't booming yet.

    i probably should have some patties on.

    i am hoping that the strong foraging days that we have been getting in between the cold ones, plus the little bit of last fall's honey that's still there, will enough to sustain them.

    this weather is bound to break soon.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: SC Beekeeping Blues

    Title of this thread sounds like the name of a song......
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    Default Re: SC Beekeeping Blues

    snl, sure does. .....i got those sc beekeeping blues....

    dan, i was thinking about what you said about the italian vs. carniolan bees.

    the one hive that is booming has larger and more yellow bees that all the rest.

    most of the others are smaller and darker bees, derived from local feral mutts, and they are frugal.

    none of mine have had any significant amount of syrup since the fall of 2011, so they have brooded up and down in response to the natural flows here.

    the booming hive, (italian blood?), was the one i saw the dwv bees being drug out of. but after a couple of dozen of those, it seems to have stopped.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    I think the reason is that we don't have what Walt calls a honey dome above the active broodnest. Unless the beekeeper left on too much honey, our clusters are up against the inner cover in the spring, not below a super of honey that can be checker-boarded.
    What r u up to these days Michael?
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    Default Re: SC Beekeeping Blues

    I got the Souith Carolina Beekeeping Blues. It's rained so much it's soaked right thru my shoes. Ain't seen the sunshine or 60s in a week or maybe two. I got the South Carolina Beekeeping Blues.
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Default Re: SC Beekeeping Blues

    You keep singing Mark and we'll ALL have the blues!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    I got the Souith Carolina Beekeeping Blues. It's rained so much it's soaked right thru my shoes. Ain't seen the sunshine or 60s in a week or maybe two. I got the South Carolina Beekeeping Blues.
    good one mark.

    maybe to the tune of 'good ole mountain dew', with a banjo in the background.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    What r u up to these days Michael?
    Finished my shop work a couple weeks ago. Thousands of deep frames and mating nuc frames built and wired. Foundation is going in now. Built 350 nuc inner covers and 250 mating nuc supers. Had some 1x12 with knot holes in the middle...perfect for the "Original Knot Hole" Bird House. So I built a bunch of them. Wasn't done yet...build a cute little chicken coop from plans off Amazon. Amish style. My chicks are two weeks old tomorrow. Going out into their new coop soon.

    And, I started looking at nucs today after installing electricicals in the coop. Checked one yard of 48 nucs...none dead, 1 light. One yard of 12 nucs and 20 colonies...one dead production colony, 2 light nucs.

    So I'm up to the usual, and Jonesing for my bees. Got stung on the cheek today...ahhh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snl View Post
    You keep singing Mark and we'll ALL have the blues!
    Ha, ha. Good one. But you haven't heard me sing.
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    Herb McIntyre and I spent all day yesterday working Blueberry Bees. We went thru 51 pallets of 4 ways feeding syrup and protien pattys. They haven't had much of a chance to fly here in NC, what w/ cold temps and rainy days.

    The protien pattys come in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box. So we had some plastic bags to dispose of. I came across a light hive w/out feeder in it and having no extra feeders I took out a frame and put the plastic bag in its' place and filled it up w/ syrup. We'll see if that was a good idea or not next time I visit the Blueberry Bees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    The protein patties come in a plastic bag inside a cardboard box. So we had some plastic bags to dispose of. I came across a light hive w/out feeder in it and having no extra feeders I took out a frame and put the plastic bag in its' place and filled it up w/ syrup. We'll see if that was a good idea or not next time I visit the Blueberry Bees.
    Ah, American Ingenuity!
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    Default Re: SC Beekeeping Blues

    Some possible lyrics
    My bees are disappearin’ and I got no clues
    The trees are filled with bees but I don’t know whose
    I’m in a dry county so I can’t get booze
    I got the S….C….Beekeeping Blues!
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    looks like we're on our way of the makings of a real hit here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Ain't seen the sunshine or 60s in a week or maybe two. I got the South Carolina Beekeeping Blues.
    Mark...Come on down and you and Jon can sing the blues together. It isn't a lot better here in Florida.

    cchoganjr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    ...Jonesing for my bees. Got stung on the cheek today...ahhh.
    All the years you've been working with them, and you're still Jonseing for them by March. Good to hear.

    Adam

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    Default Re: SC Beekeeping Blues

    Can't believe my 40th year in bees has begun. Party!

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    careful Michael you are aging yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    Can't believe my 40th year in bees has begun. Party!
    Congratulations. I know it's not a competition, but I know a guy who has been a beekeeper about 60 years. Cleo knows him too.

    36 degrees and sunny. upper 50s this afternoon.
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Default Re: SC Beekeeping Blues

    Well folks, it is cold up here in the NW part of SC too. Got off to a good start with dandelion, henbit, red maple. Now the maple is all bloomed out and it is too cold to fly. I have a few new packages on drawn comb that I am feeding internal.

    For those of you who have a lot of years of experience, what is your opinion on the effect of several days of freezing weather on the red maple? Assuming the blooms are not killed, once it warms up how many days do you think it is before their is good nectar to collect.
    Charlotte Anderson - SC Master Beekeeper
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    Default Re: SC Beekeeping Blues

    Looks like warm weather will be here for good, starting Sunday.
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