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by Wally
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Mentor
Replies: 3
Views: 143

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: 1109

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: 183

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: 183

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: 180

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: 202

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: 202

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: 152

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: 193

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...
by Wally
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-8/2/17
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Swarm-8/2/17

I received a call yesterday evening about a swarm in Randleman. I was busy at the time and couldn't go. The caller said he would check it out. An hour later he reported they had built a large paper nest. I told him he could keep that ""swarm". :P :mrgreen:
by Wally
Sun May 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Failed Queen?
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Failed Queen?

Unless Rob's inspection says different, I am going out on a limb and say your queen was superceded, as about half of package bees are. If that is the case, I would just leave them alone for about 2 weeks and check again.

Awaiting Rob's inspection results.
by Wally
Mon May 01, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: Is this normal?

I hope you pushed all the frames tightly together and centered before closing it up. The way the frames are in the middle pic, they will draw wild comb between the frames.
by Wally
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: Is this normal?

As Jacobs said, You need to have a mentor come out and help you clean the frames and rearrange them so the bees draw straight comb. It is free, and should be used before the situation gets any worse.
by Wally
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-3/31/17
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Swarm-3/31/17

That's only equal to 2 1/2 te frame mediums. That's still a lot of bees for a swarm from there. Of course, I don't know how many of them were left overs from the mixed up swarm from the stump.

Anyway, looks like a good start to a strong hive.
by Wally
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-3/31/17
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Swarm-3/31/17

That looks like a lot of bees for a nuc swarm. Just how high was that nuc?
by Wally
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Bees and Mosquito treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Bees and Mosquito treatment

I had 30 plus hives in Ms. during the early 1980's. They sprayed every month down there. When they came by, it would fog over my whole yard. It never hurt the bees.They sprayed at night and the guy said it was only effective for 4 hours. I would ask your guys to do it at dusk or after dark. PS. Welc...
by Wally
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: First swarm of the year-3/8/17
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: First swarm of the year-3/8/17

I don't think it will affect it at all other than on mating flight days. If it's too cold when the replacement queen needs to fly, she won't get mated and the hive will die.
by Wally
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: First swarm of the year-3/8/17
Replies: 2
Views: 472

First swarm of the year-3/8/17

Keith and I went over to Staley and caught a swarm this afternoon. 6 foot pine tree, about a 3 lb. swarm. Just bent the tree over and shook them in the hive.
Wish they were all that easy.
by Wally
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Rarest Beek Picture Ever
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Rarest Beek Picture Ever

Opening 10 hives with no smoke. VERY MEAN BEES :shock: