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  1. Bee Forum
    I've got (2) hives, side by side that I started from nucs in April. Both fairly large now. One hive has at least one super of mostly capped honey. This being their first year, I have no intentions of robbing, but will monitor after the fall flow to see if they need to be fed. The other hive...
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    I put honey supers on my 2 hives 3 weeks ago, and the bees have not worked them at all; I'm told locally (eastern NC) that we're now in the summer dearth, so I shouldn't expect the girls to do anything re: extra honey. Should I feed them some sugar water now? An Ag Extension agent suggested I...
  3. Bee Forum
    Any thoughts out there?? This hot humid weather seems to have kept things going, although we could use some rain! I still see a lot of clover around, and Joe Pye Weed is starting to bloom. Anyone see anything else? I just extracted 4 medium supers last night to the tune of 135 lbs šŸ˜³ of...
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