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by Wally
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nectar flow
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: Nectar flow

I've always heard leave them 2 weeks, but on the other hand, I have heard they will reorient after 3 days. I'm like Jacobs. I think a week would do, but it is, to me, an unnecessary maneuver.

Jacobs, how did you get 10 or more frames in a nuc box? :?:
by Wally
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 3/26/21
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Swarm 3/26/21

Swarm moved into a hollow log in Sophia.
Not mine.
by Wally
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Need advice on weak colony
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Need advice on weak colony

With a queen and 3 or more frames of bees, I would swap places with the two hives. The returning foragers from the strong hive will come home with groceries to the weak hive and all will be well. With less than 3 frames of bees, and/or queenless, I would combine. You can swap anytime of day or night...
by Wally
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm catcher
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Swarm catcher

1.. I haven't. I learned of it after I retired from keeping.
2.. When you have multiple queen cells being built, or other signs.
3. That's why you leave it on the new hive until she has brood. Then they won't leave,
by Wally
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Beekeeping Equipment, Gadgets & Gizmos
Topic: Swarm catcher
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Swarm catcher

1.. I haven't. I learned of it after I retired from keeping.
2.. When you have multiple queen cells being built, or other signs.
3. That's why you leave it on the new hive until she has brood. Then they won't leave,
by Wally
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm catcher
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Swarm catcher

I had a call from a member today asking what to do when you suspect your hive is going to swarm. He had never heard of a swarm catcher box, so after explaining it to him, I thought I would post it here for others that may have a use for it. You mount it on the entrance of your hive when you suspect ...
by Wally
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Equipment, Gadgets & Gizmos
Topic: Swarm catcher
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Swarm catcher

I had a call from a member today asking what to do when you suspect your hive is going to swarm. He had never heard of a swarm catcher box, so after explaining it to him, I thought I would post it here for others that may have a use for it. You mount it on the entrance of your hive when you suspect ...
by Wally
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Red Maple
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Red Maple

In the last week, I have seen crocus, red maple, yellow bell, and henbit bloomed. Acres of henbit in the Farmer area southwest of asheboro.
by Wally
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Norman Faircloth
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Norman Faircloth

A truly great loss.
by Wally
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: When you overheat sugarwatwr for the bees
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: When you overheat sugarwatwr for the bees

Caramelization
by Wally
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Oxalic acid wands
Replies: 13
Views: 2711

Re: Oxalic acid wands

The forum has a private message link. You can connect that way.
by Wally
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Fall is in the Air
Replies: 11
Views: 5685

Re: Fall is in the Air

The smell of aster and goldenrod honey being cured does NOT carry over into the taste after curing. Although the taste is still fairly strong, it is not even similar to the smell when curing.
by Wally
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: A little bit of Humor
Topic: The Jewish elbow
Replies: 0
Views: 2328

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: 1934

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: 1934

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: 1049

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: 1047

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: 3024

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: 1172

Re: Damaged Comb

Remove any excessive webbing, Put them on a strong colony. They will clean and repair them.