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    Pit Beekeeping Thread

    I've got 5 nucs arriving in a week or two, local NC bees instead of FL/GA bees. Any other beeks on the pit?

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    I'm about ready to give it a go with a backyard hive; been reading/watching YouTube videos for years

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilmingtonDeac View Post
    I'm about ready to give it a go with a backyard hive; been reading/watching YouTube videos for years
    I lucked into a ton of free equipment from a family member, so I've got a head start. I'm trying not to over think it.

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    I enjoy keeping bees. I have 10 hives right now and I'm splitting tomorrow so I'll be up to 20 if they all take. I started out "treatment free" which after I couple years came to the realization that it's basically being anti-vax. So to anyone new to it - make sure you're treating for mites. You guys probably have hive beetles down there too which are pretty easy to treat.

    I also strongly recommend avoiding italians. Russians, saskatraz, minnesota hygienic, or mutts are the way to go. And nucs are much better than packages if you can find locally sourced ones.

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    As someone who is allergic to bees, fuck those little bastards.

    Yeah, I know they are ecologically vital but damn if they can't fuck my shit up lol.

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    just get a vaccine

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    Got a call this weekend that my 5 nucs are ready for pickup. Heading over Wednesday evening to get started on the adventure.

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