Lancaster County Beekeepers Association

To promote better beekeeping in
Lancaster County, South Carolina

Q&A

Hello Beekeepers! We are working on collecting your questions and will provide answers based on beekeeping practices in Lancaster County and surrounding areas.

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Journeyman Course 2017

Hive Inspection

Purpose

  1. What is the pupose of the Lancaster county Beekeepers?

    The objective of the Lancaster County beekeepers is:

    1. To promote better beekeeping in Lancaster County.
    2. To promote local interest in beekeeping.
    3. To educate the public on the importance of honeybees for pollination.
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Journeyman Course 2017

  1. What are the prerequisites?

    There are a few:

    1) Certified Beekeeper

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Apiary

  1. How far apart do you suggest we space our hives from each other?

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  2. How often do you go into your hives?

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  3. How do you prepare the hives for winter?

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Pests

  1. How do I check for varroa mites?

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  2. How do I treat varroa mites?

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  3. What can I do about hive beetles?

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  4. How to store my frames to protect against wax moths?

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Queens

  1. Do you requeen annually? When do you requeen?

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  2. Any suggestions/methods on rearing queens?

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  3. Whats a good source for queens?

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Splits

  1. When and how do you perform a split?

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  2. Can I split a hive multiple times?

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  3. How late in the season can you perform a split?

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Feeding

  1. Discuss your feeding methods. How early do you start? How late?

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Swarms

  1. What equipment should I have to remove a swarm?

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  2. What steps should I follow to safely contain a swarm?

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Equipment

  1. Where do you store your equipment?

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  2. How do you clean your equipment?

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Honey Harvest

  1. Can I sell my honey to anyone?

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  2. What percentage of capped honey should be on a frame before I pull it for extraction?

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Hive Inspection

  1. What type of fuel source do you use for your smoker?

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Hive Componets

  1. Do you use spacers for your honey supers? Why or why not?

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  2. What type of foundation do you use? Wax, plastic, something else?

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  3. Do you use a screen bottom with removal bottom board? If so, when do you insert/remove it?

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  4. When do you use an entrance reducer?

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  5. Do you use queen excluders? Any trouble with them?

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