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by Jacobs
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Sugar Bricks
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Sugar Bricks

Swarms I caught in early May or later and splits I made at that time did not put up honey. Some of my out yard hives that swarmed late re-queened, but never pushed the queen down and back filled the upper supers with nectar/honey. Hives of decent strength have been eating the sugar blocks I have giv...
by Jacobs
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Earliest time to rear queens
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Earliest time to rear queens

I haven't been grafting, but the mid-February seems right for the early appearance of purple eyed drone larvae. Based on the 2013 post on this board, we were seeing drones flying in some hives just before February 15th. I am more cautious and do not want to put mated queens in nucs and let the large...
by Jacobs
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Mite Counts at the Ag Extension
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Mite Counts at the Ag Extension

I never got around to the mite count just after the knock down, but I did wind up putting a half treatment of MAQS on each hive in late September. Both are queen right and look healthy. The hive with the original -0- count continues to be stronger than the one with the 30 count. I am planning a "Mit...
by Jacobs
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: MiteAway Quick Strips
Replies: 27
Views: 6312

Re: MiteAway Quick Strips

All hives have laying queens after removal of the MAQS, including the Cooperative Extension hives. Despite what NOD has said, I have NEVER seen any of my bees remove the strips once treatment was completed.
by Jacobs
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Bees at the Greensboro Arboretum
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Bees at the Greensboro Arboretum

Hopefully this is a permanent placement. It is not a GCBA sponsored activity.
by Jacobs
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Bees at the Greensboro Arboretum
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Bees at the Greensboro Arboretum

Arboretum_IMG_2284.JPG David helped me move 2 hives to the Greensboro Arboretum yesterday morning. Although I have seen honey bees in the Arboretum each time I visited, folks there wanted the pollination activity that had been lost when a bee tree came down several years ago. I can't say if the bee...
by Jacobs
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Posted on behalf of the late Nathan Carter's grandson--bee equipment for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Posted on behalf of the late Nathan Carter's grandson--bee equipment for sale

To:you Details Yes that would be fine, I have looked all over the Internet and have not found many places I could post so any place would be extremely helpful. Thank you, Eric Carter On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 10:18 AM <robertjjacobs@aol.com> wrote: Eric, I am sorry about the loss of your grandfather. I...
by Jacobs
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-10/3/17 (9/28/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Swarm-10/3/17 (9/28/17)

I got a call this afternoon about honey bees in a tree. They had been there since last Thursday. Swarm_10317_IMG_2283.JPG I poked my finger in the cluster and found no comb, so I started vacuuming the bees. Once started, there was about a 1 square inch area of new comb. The bees must have been starv...
by Jacobs
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: MiteAway Quick Strips
Replies: 27
Views: 6312

Re: MiteAway Quick Strips

Updating this string of posts--I put half treatments of MAQS on full hives and quarter treatments on nucs at the house this afternoon. My Wayne's Bees here at the house do not get treated. I also treated the Cooperative Extension (Ag Center) hives today. The nucs, late season swarms & very late seas...
by Jacobs
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Mentor
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Mentor

I'll give him a call today to set up a time for Jamestown.
by Jacobs
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Upcoming purchases
Topic: GCBA Hats
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: GCBA Hats

I picked up the new hat order yesterday so that we now have a good supply for members who need new hats and for our upcoming beginner beekeeping course.
by Jacobs
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: GCBA Beginner Beekeeping Course 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 190

GCBA Beginner Beekeeping Course 2018

The Guilford County Beekeepers Association will offer the Beginner Beekeeping Course on the following dates: Thursday, January 18 Thursday, January 25 Thursday, February 1 Thursday, February 8 Thursday, February 15 Thursday, February 22 (NCSBA Certified Beekeeper Written Examination-optional) Weathe...
by Jacobs
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Drones Getting the Boot
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: Drones Getting the Boot

I am seeing more dead drones in front of hives than usual here at the house. I hope this is not a predictor of a harsh winter ahead.
by Jacobs
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Fall is in the Air
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Fall is in the Air

With the first day of fall comes the "stink" of goldenrod and aster nectars curing in the hive. At least, that is what is happening with my hives at the house. The bees are very active and showing less interest in the feeder jar of honey water I keep at the back of the yard. You don't really have to...
by Jacobs
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC

We are planning on a hive inspection and sugar roll to get a mite count. Weather permitting, we will get that done Tuesday afternoon.
by Jacobs
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC

Give me a call at 336 740-1703 and we will see what will work with the weather and with our schedules. There are mentors closer to you than I am, but time is getting short for making sure your bees are in as good a shape as they can be in for winter.
by Jacobs
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Guilford Local Foods Celebration 9/24/17-9/30/17
Replies: 1
Views: 145

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

Follow this link for a schedule of activities and for registration information for activities throughout the week long celebration of local foods.

https://guilford.ces.ncsu.edu/2017/07/g ... 6/?src=rss
by Jacobs
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Upcoming purchases
Topic: GCBA Hats
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: GCBA Hats

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If your GCBA hat is looking a little worn and faded, we have good news! We put Wally to work this week and have a new batch of hats on order. They should be ready in a few weeks.
by Jacobs
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Forum Board & Website Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Forum Board & Website Updates

We are back up and running. Our update and transition should be going on in the background.
by Jacobs
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Forum Board & Website Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Forum Board & Website Updates

Definitely a work in progress. My guess is that because Rob is working through my account, I get the old GCBA homepage when I use my computer. Most of the other pages besides the main page are based on the theme he showed us with the mock up of the Randolph site. I am hoping the update and transitio...