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by frank
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Dearth?
Replies: 16
Views: 8888

Re: Dearth?

Thanks for the update. Hopefully, I can harvest some spring honey this weekend without having any robbing issues.
by frank
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: 6 1/4" Pro Feeder - 3" Wide - 1 Gallon - With Cap & Ladder - $10
Replies: 0
Views: 63

6 1/4" Pro Feeder - 3" Wide - 1 Gallon - With Cap & Ladder - $10

Have 9 brand new MannLake 6 1/4" Pro Feeders - 3" Wide - 1 Gallon - With Cap & Ladder - $10 each. Send a private message if interested.

For other miscellaneous items for sale: see https://greensboro.craigslist.org/grd/d ... 95801.html
by frank
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Mini Mating Nucs
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Mini Mating Nucs

Have 2 styrofoam mini mating nucs. I painted them but never used. $15 each. Send a private message if interested.
by frank
Thu May 27, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm caught 5-27
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Swarm caught 5-27

It makes perfect sense. Thanks for the sound suggestion in marking her with the last year's color. Since the swarm was a decent 3-lb size, it'd be safe to mark her with blue. I plan to use the colony to get as much comb as drawn possible but have no plans to graft from that queen because of the very...
by frank
Thu May 27, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm caught 5-27
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Swarm caught 5-27

I don't consider myself a lucky person when it comes to catching swarms as this is the first time a swarm that's not mine moved into one of my swarm traps. I had a 10-frame medium size cardboard box with an old comb in it. Though it is somewhat smaller than the recommended size (also have 2 8-frame ...
by frank
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Small hive beetles
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Small hive beetles

Thanks for the heads-up. Fortunately they never caused a major for me yet but it is important to keep their numbers in check. Have been using beetle blasters for a while but did not get good results yet.
by frank
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Overwintered 5-Frame Medium Nuc Hives-Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 473

Overwintered 5-Frame Medium Nuc Hives-Sold

I have a limited number of overwintered honey bee nucleus hives that can be picked up in late March. These are 5 MEDIUM frame nucs and come with overwintered 2020 queens raised locally.

Nucs (5-Medium frames) Established Hive with marked 2020 Queen and Brood for $150/hive:

all sold out!
by frank
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Oxalic treatment using fogger
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: Oxalic treatment using fogger

Sorry to hear about your losses. If you decide built your own "provap", I will be happy to help.
by frank
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Oxalic treatment using fogger
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

Re: Oxalic treatment using fogger

I think you got lucky as this particular method had been discussed at length in various bee forums including beesource (e.g., https://www.beesource.com/threads/alternative-mite-management.366161/#post-1845479). Unfortunately, efficacy of this method is questionable at best. You may want to consider ...
by frank
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer - Wand Style 12V - $40
Replies: 2
Views: 2719

Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer - Wand Style 12V - $40

Sorry, sold it a few months ago.
by frank
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Oxalic acid wands
Replies: 13
Views: 3516

Re: Oxalic acid wands

If you plan to grow your apiary and have power nearby (I use an 150ft extension cable), it is much better and way faster to use band heater style vaporizer. I built mine a few years ago and it's still going strong with no issues. Here is the thread on beesource at https://www.beesource.com/forums/sh...
by frank
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Wand Style Oxalic Acid Vaporizer - Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 1440

Wand Style Oxalic Acid Vaporizer - Sold

I have a used Wand Style Oxalic Acid Vaporizer which works great in eliminating varroa mites from beehives. I have recently upgraded to new vaporizer, that's why I am selling this one. You need to have a 12V battery to run the vaporizer. The vaporization of oxalic acid in beehives is a proven method...
by frank
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: 10X MannLake 6 1/4" Pro Feeder - 3" Wide - 1 Gallon - With Cap & Ladder - $80
Replies: 0
Views: 1008

10X MannLake 6 1/4" Pro Feeder - 3" Wide - 1 Gallon - With Cap & Ladder - $80

I have an extra 10 pieces of brand new/unused 6 1/4" Pro Feeder - 3" Wide - 1 Gallon - With Cap & Ladder feeders. Sells for $106 at MannLake.

You may have them all for $80. Send me a private message here.
by frank
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nectar flow
Replies: 9
Views: 4115

Re: Nectar flow

I used a fume board last two years but it was somewhat time consuming. That's why decided to use escape boards this year (have 10 production hives). Thanks for the heads up about the beetles. Though they have never caused any problems for me so far, I do not plan to keep the boards on no longer than...
by frank
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nectar flow
Replies: 9
Views: 4115

Re: Nectar flow

When I checked my hives the other day before placing escape boards, found some nice comb honey and capped frames but most of the frames were still uncapped. Plan to check in two weeks again. Hope the third time will do the trick.
by frank
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nectar flow
Replies: 9
Views: 4115

Re: Nectar flow

I've been harvesting the spring honey in early June but this year I could not get it done and have been planning process this weekend. When I opened the hives to place escape boards, I found plenty of uncapped frames. I'm thinking of harvesting in two weeks.
by frank
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer - Wand Style 12V - $40
Replies: 2
Views: 2719

Oxalic Acid Vaporizer - Wand Style 12V - $40

I have a used this Wand Style Oxalic Acid Vaporizer for a few years and worked great in eliminating varroa mites. I have recently upgraded to new vaporizer, that's why I am selling this one. You need to have 12V Battery to run the vaporizer. The vaporization of oxalic acid in beehives is a proven me...
by frank
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Responding to HOA's request to remove beehives
Replies: 1
Views: 1936

Responding to HOA's request to remove beehives

I live in High Point within city limits and have been keeping bees for four years now. Never had a complaint from my neighbours or others so far. I did also check with my neighbors whether anyone had allergies before starting beekeeping. At this time I have 9 colonies and a nuc, and have no plans to...
by frank
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Manual 4/8 Frame Stainless Steel Honey Extractor - $220 - sold
Replies: 0
Views: 2164

Manual 4/8 Frame Stainless Steel Honey Extractor - $220 - sold

I have manual 4/8 Frame Stainless Steel Honey Extractor which is like new condition as just used to extract honey this spring. I've recently upgraded myself to an electric one that's why I am selling it. You can extract 4 Deep frames tangentially or 8 Medium/Shallow frames radially. You may find con...
by frank
Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Harvest timing
Replies: 6
Views: 4108

Re: Harvest timing

Wish I had enough drawn combs. I supered them with new foundation a few days ago. When do you think the spring flow usually ends?