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by TJ
Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Beetight: Free online bee hive tracking and record keeping
Replies: 4
Views: 4474

Beetight: Free online bee hive tracking and record keeping

http://www.beetight.com/ I've started using this site to track my hive's activities and found it very useful so far. It is free for six hives or less and for a professional account of 1,000 hives it's $15/year. There are a lot of extra useful forms you can access with a paid membership but right now...
by TJ
Sat May 01, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: The Beekeeper & the Bees, Puppet Show, Old Salem
Replies: 0
Views: 1795

The Beekeeper & the Bees, Puppet Show, Old Salem

THE BEEKEEPER & THE BEES - PUPPET SHOW A bumbling beekeeper, bad bandits, and buzzing bees star in this entertaining Aesop Fable. Show times are 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Old Salem Museums & Gardens James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium 660 South Main Street Old Salem Visitors Center, Winston-Salem NC 27101 W...
by TJ
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Great Sunflower Project - plant pollen producing LEMON QUEEN
Replies: 2
Views: 3955

Great Sunflower Project - plant pollen producing LEMON QUEEN

San Francisco State University is heading up a project to get people to plant a variety of sunflower that produces pollen, unlike so many of the hybrid's out today. Here is their recent memo on the effort, and if you like, you can check out and participate in their bee counting efforts. the Great Su...
by TJ
Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: New Research My Lead to New Ways to Control Honeybee Parasit
Replies: 0
Views: 1674

New Research My Lead to New Ways to Control Honeybee Parasit

New Research May Lead to New Ways to Control Honeybee Parasite ScienceDaily 9 December 2009 Ground-breaking discoveries by Michigan State University researchers could help protect honeybees from deadly parasites that have devastated commercial colonies. The MSU researchers for the first time were ab...
by TJ
Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Poplar Bloom
Replies: 6
Views: 3071

tulip poplar

I have seen some petals of bloom on the ground in Summerfield here, probably knocked down by squirrels, so it looks like the bloom is just starting and with the weather warm the next week or so should see the full bloom out.
by TJ
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Dead/Missing Hive - Check your bees FIRSTWARM day and FEED..
Replies: 2
Views: 1900

Thanks Wally, I didn't know that! It must be me who likes the honeycomb better! I'll get them sprayed pronto, thanks!

TJ
by TJ
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Dead/Missing Hive - Check your bees FIRSTWARM day and FEED..
Replies: 2
Views: 1900

Dead/Missing Hive - Check your bees FIRSTWARM day and FEED..

Finally warm enough yesterday to open up the bees. Just want to report that I lost my strongest first hive sometime in the last month. I had ALOT of honey on this hive going into winter as I never harvested this one last year (I spent the summer in Canada) but it was also CHOCK FULL of bees. When I ...
by TJ
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Hot Wax Dip
Replies: 2
Views: 2113

Wax Dipping

Sounds like a great seal for the wood, but wouldn't it attract wax moths to the hives, at least to the outside if they weren't painted but just dipped?
by TJ
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: UC Davis Dept. of Entomology
Replies: 0
Views: 1686

UC Davis Dept. of Entomology

Hi everyone, Just wanted to give you this link to the honeybee research centre for current news and info on research being done at this University. If you check out the "Web Links" tab on the right there's alot of great reading through the different sites there too. http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/dep...
by TJ
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Lady Beekeeper blog
Replies: 0
Views: 1740

Lady Beekeeper blog

Here is a link to a lady in Atlanta that has been keeping bees since 2006. She is a very gung-ho keeper and posts some great videos about her adventures and new things she is trying.

http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com/

Tracey
by TJ
Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Small Hive Beetle Toxic Bacteria Licence
Replies: 4
Views: 3178

Update

It will be two years before this product is available to us for use.
by TJ
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Small Hive Beetle Toxic Bacteria Licence
Replies: 4
Views: 3178

I have written an e-mail to Marrone and will post their response shortly.
by TJ
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Squirrels ? Birds?
Replies: 4
Views: 3156

That's a great tip Kurt, I was wondering about that. I had modified a syrup feeder with an additional section that I put patties into, but the SHB like to eat'em and lay in them, which is not helpful in my trying to destroy their population. I'll put pieces in the middle of the bees next time. Just ...
by TJ
Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Small Hive Beetle Toxic Bacteria Licence
Replies: 4
Views: 3178

Hey! Thanks for the warm welcome, it's been a cold winter! Yes, the bees are taking care of them, but I'm worried they'll become more prolific. I have my bees in a forested area with morning sun and I understand if not in full sun it can present a problem. This just sounded like a nice, natural deat...
by TJ
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Italian Queens
Replies: 8
Views: 4271

Italian Queens

Hi Kurt, I ordered two Italian queens at the last meeting, but only want one. Can you change my order (not sure who's looking after this). Thanks, Tracey
by TJ
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Small Hive Beetle Toxic Bacteria Licence
Replies: 4
Views: 3178

Small Hive Beetle Toxic Bacteria Licence

In the Feb. American Bee Journal on page 104 there is a notice on a bacteria that is toxic to Small Hive Beetle that the government has licenced to Marrone Organic Innovations, Inc. of Davis, Calif., and Natural Industries, Inc. of Houston, Texas It comes from soil rich in decomposed hemlock leaves ...
by TJ
Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Fall drought and Derth in Nectar
Replies: 11
Views: 4296

I can see the pollen. I'll report back and let you know how mine are doing after a few days. Let's hope they like the pollen patties I have for them. Crossing my fingers that weather system in the Atlantic hits us with some good rain. TJ
by TJ
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Farmers appreciation day
Replies: 20
Views: 9271

Sorry about the late notice guys but I won't be able to be there after all. My daughter has her first violin lesson tomorrow morning and I thought my hubbie could cover it for me, but he's not able to. Will be at the meeting though and look forward to seeing you there. TJ
by TJ
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Fall drought and Derth in Nectar
Replies: 11
Views: 4296

Thanks L&H. I don't know when the heck she stopped.
P.S. On the entrance reducer I meant to PREVENT robbing. Thanks