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by billhurd
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: GCBA member dies in motorcycle accident
Replies: 1
Views: 841

GCBA member dies in motorcycle accident

Member Kevin Watson was killed on Friday afternoon while riding his motorcycle. Local new story https://myfox8.com/news/man-on-motorcyc ... olice-say/.

The club will make a $100 donation to the NCSU Bee Lab in his memory.
by billhurd
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Caught my own swarm
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Caught my own swarm

About 10 o'clock this morning I looked out my window to see a swarm of bees in the air over my deck. At first I thought they were moving into the bait hive I have at the side of my deck. Then I realized they were leaving the one hive I have on the other side of my deck. Going out my front door I cou...
by billhurd
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Now its the honey!
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Now its the honey!

Another new article about honey fraud.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/884k ... y-be-honey
by billhurd
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Biology and Management of Varroa destructor in Apis mellifera Colonies
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Biology and Management of Varroa destructor in Apis mellifera Colonies

Here is another recent article (January 2020) summarizing the present state of knowledge about Varroa and its management.

https://academic.oup.com/jipm/article/1 ... 36/5692075
by billhurd
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: "Varroa destructor: A Complex Parasite, Crippling Honeybees Worldwide"
Replies: 0
Views: 645

"Varroa destructor: A Complex Parasite, Crippling Honeybees Worldwide"

I lifted the following post by James Fischer from the Bee-L mailing list. You can download the pdf of Traynor's article from the link below. Her article gives a much more detailed history of Varroa than I had understood. "Varroa destructor: A Complex Parasite, Crippling Honeybees Worldwide" (No jour...
by billhurd
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Bee-Washing (not about washing bees)
Replies: 0
Views: 578

Bee-Washing (not about washing bees)

‘Bee-washing’ by advocacy groups and product pushers.

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2020 ... 8bb372f970
by billhurd
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Hemp Pollen
Replies: 0
Views: 597

Hemp Pollen

New member Randy Causey sent me this link.

https://www.collective-evolution.com/20 ... lations/
by billhurd
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Neonicotinoids and bees: follow the money.
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Neonicotinoids and bees: follow the money.

This is a long, but well worth your time, article.

https://theintercept.com/2020/01/18/bee ... -syngenta/
by billhurd
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Pollen
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Pollen

Bees bringing in pollen at my house this afternoon.
by billhurd
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Environmental "Protection"???
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Re: Environmental "Protection"???

Here's an alternative view, including a comment by Randy Oliver, who says "By my math, sulfoxaflor applied at even the maximum rate of active ingredient per acre should be far less toxic to bees than is [the neonicotinoid ] imidacloprid applied at its normal rate." https://geneticliteracyproject.org...
by billhurd
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: High temps
Replies: 11
Views: 3635

Re: High temps

By noon today the nectarometer at Gibsonville was nearly empty. I refilled it about 1400 and will check it again tomorrow.
by billhurd
Fri May 31, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: High temps
Replies: 11
Views: 3635

Re: High temps

Again today my pint nectarometer emptied between 0745 and 1330. However, at my outyard in Gibsonville, about 1/2 mile south of the McLeansville Wildlife club, another nectarometer placed at 0800 and checked at 1300 was untouched.
by billhurd
Thu May 30, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: High temps
Replies: 11
Views: 3635

Re: High temps

My nectarometer was emptied in 6 hours today at my home near US 29 and Hicone Rd (near Rudd Farm)
by billhurd
Thu May 30, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: 9 frame manual extractor for sale - $250 - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 943

9 frame manual extractor for sale - $250 - SOLD

This is the 9 frame manual extractor formerly sold by Brushy Mountain (still in the boxes with the Brushy Mountain labels). It will handle 9 medium or shallow frames as a radial extractor or 3 deep frames as a tangential extractor. This unit sits atop the holding tank and has a metal filter between ...
by billhurd
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer
Replies: 11
Views: 8357

Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

I took advantage of the "warm" temperatures today to use the OA vaporizer on 4 hives at the house. The other hives are either Wayne's Bees (no mite treatment) or nucs that are too small to safely vaporize. When we get a warmer stretch, I plan to treat at the Cooperative Extension, Brown Summit, and...