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by Wally
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm traps
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: Swarm traps

I saw several drone cells yesterday, so the time is approaching rapidly.
by Wally
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Lost colony.. now what?
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: Lost colony.. now what?

You don't say how many dead bees there were. If less than a quart, they probably had too few bees to produce enough heat and froze. DO NOT throw away the frames with dead bees. Shake out the dead as best as you can and put them back in the hive. The new bees will clean everything up and use those fr...
by Wally
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Legal question
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Legal question

All actions are lawful, with only one exception.

GETTING CAUGHT

:P :P :P :P :P :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Wally
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Legal question
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Legal question

On the same note, show me where a beekeeper has been charged for retrieving a swarm in NC. As stated before, it is an understood rule or law that has been passed down and accepted for hundreds of years.
by Wally
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Legal question
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Legal question

""If that were the case, you couldn't walk up to a house and ring the doorbell without breaking the law. OK, if I change that just a bit, to this, "" If that is the case, you can't walk up to a house and ring the doorbell without trespassing.."" NOW, my question is, is all trespassing illegal? Accor...
by Wally
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Legal question
Replies: 14
Views: 1314

Re: Legal question

Unless you have been told to stay out, verbally, with signs, with fences, or however, you are not trespassing. Once you have been told or signaled to stay out, only then can you be charged with trespassing. If that were the case, you couldn't walk up to a house and ring the doorbell without breaking...
by Wally
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Teaching third graders about bees
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Teaching third graders about bees

I have this setup if you want to use it. It is more burdensome than the prints, but may be something in addition to them if you want to go to the trouble of taking it.

http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Teaching-Hive
by Wally
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Absconded!
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Absconded!

I would treat in the next 30 days with OAV, then check and treat just after harvest.
The club team can help if you haven't used OAV before.
by Wally
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Absconded!
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Absconded!

First, did you check to be sure the queens were still laying after the treatment?

Second, did you do a mite count afterward to see how effective the treatment was?

It sounds as if they went queenless and/or the treatment didn't sufficiently lower the mite count.
by Wally
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Solstice
Replies: 24
Views: 9046

Re: Solstice

If you are planning to raise a few early queens, you may want to install a couple of "green" frames to try and get some early drones.
by Wally
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Mentor
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Mentor

I'll be looking at his Kernersville hive with him on the 5th. If someone can connect with him on the Jamestown hive we will have him covered.
by Wally
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Drones Getting the Boot
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: Drones Getting the Boot

I went through two hives with a couple yesterday and never saw a drone nor drone cell. They had already cleaned house.
by Wally
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC

And my number is 336-302-2708.
Take your choice.
by Wally
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC

Welcome to the forum, Mike. I'll give others closer to you a chance to respond, but if no one does by tomorrow afternoon, I'll make another post with my number and a couple others in your area.
by Wally
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Guilford Local Foods Celebration 9/24/17-9/30/17
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Guilford Local Foods Celebration 9/24/17-9/30/17

Iffin dey hain't got no froglegs, ah hain't comin'. :P :D
by Wally
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Forum Board & Website Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Forum Board & Website Updates

OK, I found it.

Rob, go to the front page and refresh the page. Your old front page is saved in your computer, not drawn from the internet. Refresh the page and it will pick up from the internet.

To all, I have contacted the IT office and hope to hear from them shortly.
by Wally
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Forum Board & Website Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Forum Board & Website Updates

What link are you clicking on? I'm not finding a problem.
by Wally
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: A little bit of Humor
Topic: Crisis
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Crisis

I was driving home late last night in the middle of a driving rain storm. I noticed a car with its flashers on creeping down the road ahead of me. I realized it was my neighbor, a OB/GYN nurse who assisted in home deliveries. I pulled over in front of her to see why she was going so slow. "My transm...
by Wally
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Robbing
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Robbing

About the only solution is to move them. If you have no other place to take them, bring them to my house. After a few days, you can return them home with a robber screen on and they should be OK if they have a queen now. If queenless, you may want to combine them with another hive. If interested, my...