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by Wally
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Question
Replies: 1
Views: 128

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: 57

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: 0
Views: 160

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: 207

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: 207

Re: NC Born & Bred

To what? Can you post a link?
by Wally
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm traps worked
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Swarm traps worked

As above, watch the bees entering. If carrying pollen, move the colonies tonight and open them tomorrow. If they have been there a week, a new swarm is likely ready for #'s 6 thru 10 frames. They work fast when first hived. From a 5 frame nuc, they may swarm again within 2 to 3 weeks.
by Wally
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-2/27/20
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Swarm-2/27/20

They will only draw comb when they have something to put in it. Are you feeding them heavily?
by Wally
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Looking for two old drawn-out deep frames
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Looking for two old drawn-out deep frames

Not only that, but frames diminish the space in the judgement of the bees. Mediums in a deep box gives them more cluster room and will be more attractive to them. Just check them often and don't allow them to cross comb.
by Wally
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Looking for two old drawn-out deep frames
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Looking for two old drawn-out deep frames

Do what Rob said. I have had many medium frames with nice straight comb on the bottom and used them for years.
by Wally
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Pollen
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Pollen

I have heard some red maple is now blooming. Matt in Charlotte posted a video of bees loaded with pollen.
by Wally
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: What is this?

They may store it as sugar water and then it drys. That would explain the shapes.
by Wally
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: What is this?

Looks like sugar to me.
by Wally
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: No room in freezer for honey stores. . .
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: No room in freezer for honey stores. . .

I put the frozen frames in black plastic trash bags and tape all cracks. The honey stays good and no moths or beetles have ever gotten in. Just be sure they have been frozen for 4 days or more just before putting in bags.
by Wally
Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Solstice
Replies: 28
Views: 14030

Re: Solstice

Saturday, December 21, is winter solstice for us, but it is the first day of spring for the bees. As the days get longer, the queen will ramp up egg laying to get ready for the flowers. Your hive population will double to triple before the first flower blooms, so the food will go much faster. The co...
by Wally
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Fall/Winter prep and hive configuration
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: Fall/Winter prep and hive configuration

I think the only way to improve on that would be to move them to Florida until April. :P :D
by Wally
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: A little bit of Humor
Topic: Brass Gong
Replies: 0
Views: 1639

Brass Gong

While proudly showing off his new fraternity house to friends, a college student led the way into the den. ?What?s the big brass gong and hammer for?? Asks one of his friends. ?That?s the talking clock? the Young man replies, with a grin. Let me show you how it works! And with that he gave it and ea...
by Wally
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Anything but bees.
Topic: Good advice
Replies: 0
Views: 2208

Good advice

Advice from An Old Farmer Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled. Mean...
by Wally
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nucs - need some help.
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Nucs - need some help.

I'm going to be the spoil sport. There's an old saying..... "Take your losses in the fall and split in the spring." It means combine the weak ones, IE: nucs, and combine them back in the spring. If you are losing the strong ones over winter and have to buy more in the spring, you surly can't over wi...
by Wally
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Anything but bees.
Topic: Why I stand
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Why I stand