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    Re: Hello from eastern North Carolina

    Beekeeping is good family fun. About half of our bee club (TAR RIVER BEEKEEPERS) are teams; moms/daughters, husband/wife, grandfather/grandson. We meet once a month for potluck dinner and a...
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    Re: Hello from eastern North Carolina

    Welcome to THE FORUM. Take a step back and let them be bees. Keep them dry, ventilated, treated for mites especially in the fall and have food/water sources nearby. Make sure the queen has space to...
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    Re: Baltimore City Bee Keeping

    Google Roof Top Beehives In Durham, NC. There is a young lady (NC State Graduate) that has turned roof top beekeeping into a business.
  4. Thread: Open Feeding

    by Murdock
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    Re: Open Feeding

    Yes, you probably did. This time of the year when it is dry, no flowers, no nectar, scouts/foragers are searching. You drew bees from everywhere and when the source was gone they kept looking. If you...
  5. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    Re: Bone dry nuc

    I agree with Lburou, open feeding is an invitation to robbing this time of the year. Feed syrup as long as possible inside. Dry sugar poured into the cells of some empty comb works too.
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    Re: BeeCheck Opinion

    My home county sprayed for mosquitoes last year. The operator contacted me, came by, and shut down his spraying 200 yards from the apiary.
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    Re: Wax moth prevention in storing

    I freeze all my frames (even foundationless) after use and then BT Sprayed on or paramoth in stacked boxes or clear plastic tubs.
  8. Re: This is getting ridiculous (Varroa and OAV treatment)

    Everyone who keeps bees has mltes. You may have colonies close by that were "mite bombs"; either wild bees or a treatment free apiary. Keep treating and talk to local beeks to see what they are...
  9. Re: Giganto Hive: How to get them to condense resources

    FERN... take a deep breath! You need to ENJOY your bees but not get frustrated. Everything is based on location; North, South, urban, city, coastal, mountains, rangeland. I live in an urban area and...
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    Re: Harmful to feed bees melter honey?l

    Google it for a really good explanation. Everyone I know keeps it for baking/cooking needs.
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    Re: ELA WF Honey, Made in Delaware

    I was curious too. Today's abbreviations ... worse than the military (imho).
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    Re: Cleanning out wet frames but.......

    The empty box above the inner cover works for me. i freeze them and give them back as winter feed. You can sprinkle sugar on the frames if you need additional feed.
  13. Thread: Bearding

    by Murdock
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    Re: Bearding

    Normal when they get too hot. Make sure they have good ventilation and space for Q to lay.
  14. Re: State spraying Merus 3.0 to combat mosquitoes in MI. Best precautions?

    As long as they spray when it is dark you are probably fine. I would add a tarp loosely over the hive if they were spraying directly overhead.
  15. Re: Our First Forced Abscond, Battle Plan Did Not Survive First Contact

    You guys did good for newbies. Entrance feeders cause robbing episodes, add an empty box above the inner cover and put the feeders in there. It knocks down the odor and keeps the syrup a little...
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    Re: Cover Crops and how close to hive???

    I think bees will forage up close, it just depends on what and how much is available. I believe they get what they are told to do and the best first. I had a hive sitting in Oxalis and they worked...
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    Re: Dragonflies on radar

    That might be what happened to my queen that was out to be mated...b time will tell.
  18. Re: Giganto Hive: How to get them to condense resources

    ditto on what elmer said. You need to keep checking your bottom brood box to make SURE they don't get honey/nectar bound. You want laying space for winter bees and if they have a good nectar source...
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    Re: Foundationless source?

    Frames, foundation, boxes, bees.... www.funnybugbees.com 888-319-9994 free shipping on orders over $150 Kinston, N. C.
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    Re: Foundationless source?

    Try amazon.com
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    Re: Weak hive problem

    What he said!!!
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    Re: Replace Frames in Same Order Question

    Crofter is correct, remove an outside frame 1st and yes a congregation would usually mean the queen is there. In an old hive brood area, check to make sure it is not nectar/honey bound. The queen...
  23. Re: Lost bees after transferring captured swarm

    Try smoking the trap and the spot where the trap hung... heavy smoke will kill the scent of the last swarm. As suggested, put branches in front of the entrance to make them re-orient. Something thick...
  24. Thread: Cloudy Honey

    by Murdock
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    Re: Cloudy Honey

    It's all good and cloudy is better; tiny wax particles and pollen. Put it on warm toast or into coffee and enjoy. :D
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    Re: Pollen in Honey Super

    If you can, pull those frames and give them back to the bees after the flow. They can use these to make the winter bees. If you extract them the extra pollen will NOT hurt the honey.
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