Beekeeping in South Carolina with Beekeeper Charlotte – KM117

Charlotte Anderson is the first Female Master Beekeeper from South Carolina, she is also a Blogger and a Teacher. In 2012 she was named Beekeeper of the year in South Carolina. We talk about how she keeps bees successfully in the hot climate of South Carolina.

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Foundationless frames no good for brood frames

We have been experimenting with foundationless frames and getting the bees to create their own foundation. The problem with doing this on brood frames is that the bees tend to create more drone comb and we would rather their build this in our drone management frames. So we can keep varroa numbers lower. Drone management[…]Read More

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Keeping nine frames in a ten frame box

I found this clever tip on the beebehavior.com site to keep nine frames easily spaced in a ten frame box. Using only nine frames causes the bees to build out the wax further, and surprisingly you will get more honey than if you used ten frames. Also as the wax extends out further, it’s easier[…]Read More

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Tutin in Toxic Honey – Searching for Tutu while Treasure Hunting

We decided to go away for Auckland anniversary weekend. So while I was out and out in the Coromandel bush pursuing another one of my hobbies (Locating treasure with a GPS device or Geocaching).

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