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by DuaneB
Sun May 24, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Introduced queen flies away when released
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Introduced queen flies away when released

How long should I leave her in the hive before releasing her? I thought it was 24 hours?
by DuaneB
Sun May 24, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Introduced queen flies away when released
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Introduced queen flies away when released

I have a strong 2 deep hive that is mean. I split it on Friday. Saturday I bought a queen, for the queen less split, and put her in the hive for 26 hours. She was in one of those introduction frames. The bees seemed to be getting along with her. Interestingly, I heard her piping. I opened the cage t...
by DuaneB
Sat May 16, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Moving hives
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Moving hives

I have had good success doing this. Move them to wherever you want their final destination will be, at night. Then put some branches in front of the entrance, but don't completely block it. You want them to not be able to directly fly out, but have to crawl over the branches. That will make them reo...
by DuaneB
Thu May 14, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nectar flow
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Nectar flow

I wish I could say that.
by DuaneB
Sun May 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 5/10
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Swarm 5/10

One of my hives swarmed this morning. Apparently the double-deep hive was over-filled, as there was still a LOT of bees in the original hive. Found them on a fence post for the garden. They are now happily in a 10-frame deep. Gave them 1:1 sugar syrup and 1/2 a pollen patty to get them going. Duane
by DuaneB
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Adding wax to pre-waxed plastic foundation
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Adding wax to pre-waxed plastic foundation

I use a 4" foam roller to apply the melted wax. I make sure the roller is well submerged and soaks up a lot of melted wax, and roll it across the foundation. Works well. I don't have a lot of wax, like Rob does, so I do what I can to apply a thick layer and paint many frames.
by DuaneB
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm calls 4/05/2020
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Swarm calls 4/05/2020

So while tending to my own swarm, I received a call about a swarm in a bush. On the way to the retrieval site, I received a call another call about a swarm of bees in a tree. In a hurry to get things set up for the first retrieval, I forgot to to take a picture of the bees in their swarm ball. But h...
by DuaneB
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 4/05/2020
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Swarm 4/05/2020

One of my hive swarmed, as I was headed out to split them. Change of plans.
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Last I saw, they were going into a nuc.
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by DuaneB
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 4/3/2020
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Swarm 4/3/2020

This is the 3rd Friday, in a row, that I've come home to find bees in/on a swarm box around my yard.
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We put the bees on the outside of the box in a 10 frame deep. Saw 2 queens. There are still bees IN the box on the tree.
by DuaneB
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 3/27/2020
Replies: 0
Views: 182

Swarm 3/27/2020

Received a call for this swarm. The pic was taken at lunch time. Received the call around 2:30. When the caller when back out to look at them, they had moved on. Bummer.
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by DuaneB
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 3/27/2020
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Swarm 3/27/2020

Came home for lunch to find this. Looked at them a little while later and the cluster was gone. I thought they had left. Turns out, they moved in!
by DuaneB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Caught my own swarm
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: Caught my own swarm

Nice catch Bill. One of mine swarmed at about noon, as well. Seems like it was a good day for swarming. Guess 80° temps will do that. I have another hive that will swarm soon, if i don't split them soon.

Is that an Everything Bee Vac? Looks familiar.

Duane
by DuaneB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 3/20
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Swarm 3/20

One of my 3 strong hives swarmed today. This was about 11:45 am. They were only about 12ish feet off the ground. I was able to get then into a 10 frame box. I like KEEPING my bees!
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by DuaneB
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NC Born & Bred
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: NC Born & Bred

My wife and I are going.
by DuaneB
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm traps worked
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Swarm traps worked

I put a frame with some honey in a swarm box last year. Don't confuse robbing for probing, like I did.
by DuaneB
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm traps
Replies: 11
Views: 4553

Swarm Traps

I started putting up swarm traps in my yard today, as 3 of my hives had a LOT of orienting going on. I want to keep my bees!
by DuaneB
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Drones 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Drones 2020

Checked my hives on Monday and saw Drones in 3 of my stronger hives, as well.
by DuaneB
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Drone laying worker hive
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Drone laying worker hive

I'm pretty sure it a laying worker hive. I only saw two patches about the size of your fist, one on each side of a single frame, of completely capped bullet shaped brood. The queen that was in there was marked. I couldn't find her anywhere in the hive. Had I found her, I would have condensed them do...
by DuaneB
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Drone laying worker hive
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Drone laying worker hive

Since it was so nice yesterday, I took the opportunity to do a thorough inspection of my hives. I noticed one of them ONLY had capped Drones, and the queen was no where to be found. :shock: I have a VERY strong hive that has Drones in it, as well as LOTS of brood and eggs. Can I put a frame of bees/...