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by Wally
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: A little bit of Humor
Topic: The Jewish elbow
Replies: 0
Views: 77

The Jewish elbow

The Jewish Elbow A Jewish grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife. "You come to the front door of the apartment. I am in apartment 301. There is a big panel at the front door. With your elbow, push button "301". I will buzz you in. Come inside, the...
by Wally
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Environmental Center
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Environmental Center

Be careful Ed. Remember, Guilford County has a leash law. """The leash law in Guilford County says an animal kept on less than one acre of land must be restrained by a leash or a fence. On land larger than one acre, an animal can roam free; but it has to stay on its owner's property.""" :P :twisted:...
by Wally
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Environmental Center
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Environmental Center

The last time I was there, a few years ago, they had a colony in the walls of the main building. I don't know if they ever had them removed. Maybe they are them, and they had them put in a hive.
by Wally
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Found dead queen in introductory frame
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Found dead queen in introductory frame

My guess is you are correct. I have never waited to introduce a queen after removing the old queen or making a split. I put her in immediately, then release after 4 to 7 days if they haven't done it.
by Wally
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: safely storing comb over the winter
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: safely storing comb over the winter

I only bagged them first to prevent leakage. Either way would work if the wife didn't shoot you for honey drippings all over her freezer and floor.
by Wally
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: First Attempt at Queen Grafting
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: First Attempt at Queen Grafting

Beautiful outcome for the first try. As Jacobs said, much better than our first. CONGRATS!!
by Wally
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Damaged Comb
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Damaged Comb

Remove any excessive webbing, Put them on a strong colony. They will clean and repair them.
by Wally
Sun May 24, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Introduced queen flies away when released
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Introduced queen flies away when released

I would say, bare minimum, 72 hours. I leave them 7 days in a candy cage and let them eat the candy out. With a release cage, 3 to 7 days would be my thoughts.
by Wally
Sun May 24, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Introduced queen flies away when released
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Introduced queen flies away when released

90% chance she came back.

Also, 90% chance they killed her after only 26 hours.
by Wally
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Warre Hives
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Warre Hives

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by Wally
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Queen Excluders
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Queen Excluders

I never use an excluder. The bees store honey above and around the brood. If they don't have enough stored above the brood to fill a super, I don't take it. That means, I wait until the super is full of honey before I rob. Otherwise, I leave what is there for the bees.
by Wally
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Marla Spivak
Replies: 0
Views: 502

Marla Spivak

Marla Spivak will be speaking on "Beekeeping in the time of Covid-19" at 7:30 pm CST. https://www.facebook.com/NebraskaBeekeepers/?__tn__=%2CdkCH-R-R&eid=ARDgL4g9m68QFInGlhW1nxnzDqKwjondvdRzxnfPAaU4fq3ft3R6h_QT8BUpQKs0y6qhVR04t3HOWg-6&hc_ref=ARR48Fk-JURKYYhm_gCGtS This should guide you through the p...
by Wally
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Queens
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: Queens

Yes, they will tear them down and possibly kill the new queen because of the disturbance. It is best to just wait for 2 weeks after the estimated time of the new queen emerging and look for eggs. You can make up a couple nucs or a queen castle with the cells and let them emerge. Then introduce if ne...
by Wally
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: swarm traps - to spray or not to spray?
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: swarm traps - to spray or not to spray?

Opinion only. Spraying IN the trap is too strong. Once a month on the outside would be enough. NO to your question. Once they are checking it out, the smell is no longer needed.
by Wally
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: A little bit of Humor
Topic: March 32, 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 908

March 32, 2020

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by Wally
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Question
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Re: Swarm Question

Yes. If the queen fails to leave with them, they return. They will leave again within a day or two. It's time to make a spit.....ASAP.
by Wally
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Old hive
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: Old hive

Pull out what webbing is easily removed and put your bees in. They will be glad to have the head start. They have been taking over old hives when the moths leave for 10,000 years. They know exactly what to do.
by Wally
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: A little bit of Humor
Topic: Handshake
Replies: 1
Views: 1774

Handshake

Some people are not shaking hands because of the virus.
I'm Not shaking hands because some people have run out of toilet paper.
by Wally
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NC Born & Bred
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: NC Born & Bred

Thank You
by Wally
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NC Born & Bred
Replies: 5
Views: 1413

Re: NC Born & Bred

To what? Can you post a link?