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by Wally
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Found dead queen in introductory frame
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Found dead queen in introductory frame

My guess is you are correct. I have never waited to introduce a queen after removing the old queen or making a split. I put her in immediately, then release after 4 to 7 days if they haven't done it.
by Wally
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: safely storing comb over the winter
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: safely storing comb over the winter

I only bagged them first to prevent leakage. Either way would work if the wife didn't shoot you for honey drippings all over her freezer and floor.
by Wally
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: First Attempt at Queen Grafting
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: First Attempt at Queen Grafting

Beautiful outcome for the first try. As Jacobs said, much better than our first. CONGRATS!!
by Wally
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Damaged Comb
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Re: Damaged Comb

Remove any excessive webbing, Put them on a strong colony. They will clean and repair them.
by Wally
Sun May 24, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Introduced queen flies away when released
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Introduced queen flies away when released

I would say, bare minimum, 72 hours. I leave them 7 days in a candy cage and let them eat the candy out. With a release cage, 3 to 7 days would be my thoughts.
by Wally
Sun May 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Introduced queen flies away when released
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Introduced queen flies away when released

90% chance she came back.

Also, 90% chance they killed her after only 26 hours.
by Wally
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Warre Hives
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: Warre Hives

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by Wally
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Queen Excluders
Replies: 4
Views: 679

Re: Queen Excluders

I never use an excluder. The bees store honey above and around the brood. If they don't have enough stored above the brood to fill a super, I don't take it. That means, I wait until the super is full of honey before I rob. Otherwise, I leave what is there for the bees.
by Wally
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Marla Spivak
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Marla Spivak

Marla Spivak will be speaking on "Beekeeping in the time of Covid-19" at 7:30 pm CST. https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaBeekeepers/?__tn__=%2CdkCH-R-R&eid=ARDgL4g9m68QFInGlhW1nxnzDqKwjondvdRzxnfPAaU4fq3ft3R6h_QT8BUpQKs0y6qhVR04t3HOWg-6&hc_ref=ARR48Fk-JURKYYhm_gCGtS This should guide you through the p...
by Wally
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Queens
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Queens

Yes, they will tear them down and possibly kill the new queen because of the disturbance. It is best to just wait for 2 weeks after the estimated time of the new queen emerging and look for eggs. You can make up a couple nucs or a queen castle with the cells and let them emerge. Then introduce if ne...
by Wally
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: swarm traps - to spray or not to spray?
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: swarm traps - to spray or not to spray?

Opinion only. Spraying IN the trap is too strong. Once a month on the outside would be enough. NO to your question. Once they are checking it out, the smell is no longer needed.
by Wally
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: A little bit of Humor
Topic: March 32, 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 775

March 32, 2020

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by Wally
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Question
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Swarm Question

Yes. If the queen fails to leave with them, they return. They will leave again within a day or two. It's time to make a spit.....ASAP.
by Wally
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Old hive
Replies: 4
Views: 663

Re: Old hive

Pull out what webbing is easily removed and put your bees in. They will be glad to have the head start. They have been taking over old hives when the moths leave for 10,000 years. They know exactly what to do.
by Wally
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: A little bit of Humor
Topic: Handshake
Replies: 1
Views: 1263

Handshake

Some people are not shaking hands because of the virus.
I'm Not shaking hands because some people have run out of toilet paper.
by Wally
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NC Born & Bred
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: NC Born & Bred

Thank You
by Wally
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NC Born & Bred
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: NC Born & Bred

To what? Can you post a link?
by Wally
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm traps worked
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Swarm traps worked

As above, watch the bees entering. If carrying pollen, move the colonies tonight and open them tomorrow. If they have been there a week, a new swarm is likely ready for #'s 6 thru 10 frames. They work fast when first hived. From a 5 frame nuc, they may swarm again within 2 to 3 weeks.
by Wally
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-2/27/20
Replies: 4
Views: 852

Re: Swarm-2/27/20

They will only draw comb when they have something to put in it. Are you feeding them heavily?
by Wally
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Looking for two old drawn-out deep frames
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Looking for two old drawn-out deep frames

Not only that, but frames diminish the space in the judgement of the bees. Mediums in a deep box gives them more cluster room and will be more attractive to them. Just check them often and don't allow them to cross comb.