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by DuaneB
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 3/2732020
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Swarm 3/2732020

Received a call for this swarm. The pic was taken at lunch time. Received the call around 2:30. When the caller when back out to look at them, they had moved on. Bummer.
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by DuaneB
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 3/27/2020
Replies: 0
Views: 16

Swarm 3/27/2020

Came home for lunch to find this. Looked at them a little while later and the cluster was gone. I thought they had left. Turns out, they moved in!
by DuaneB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Caught my own swarm
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Caught my own swarm

Nice catch Bill. One of mine swarmed at about noon, as well. Seems like it was a good day for swarming. Guess 80° temps will do that. I have another hive that will swarm soon, if i don't split them soon.

Is that an Everything Bee Vac? Looks familiar.

Duane
by DuaneB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 3/20
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Swarm 3/20

One of my 3 strong hives swarmed today. This was about 11:45 am. They were only about 12ish feet off the ground. I was able to get then into a 10 frame box. I like KEEPING my bees!
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by DuaneB
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NC Born & Bred
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: NC Born & Bred

My wife and I are going.
by DuaneB
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm traps worked
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Swarm traps worked

I put a frame with some honey in a swarm box last year. Don't confuse robbing for probing, like I did.
by DuaneB
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm traps
Replies: 11
Views: 4226

Swarm Traps

I started putting up swarm traps in my yard today, as 3 of my hives had a LOT of orienting going on. I want to keep my bees!
by DuaneB
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Drones 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Drones 2020

Checked my hives on Monday and saw Drones in 3 of my stronger hives, as well.
by DuaneB
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Drone laying worker hive
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Drone laying worker hive

I'm pretty sure it a laying worker hive. I only saw two patches about the size of your fist, one on each side of a single frame, of completely capped bullet shaped brood. The queen that was in there was marked. I couldn't find her anywhere in the hive. Had I found her, I would have condensed them do...
by DuaneB
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Drone laying worker hive
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Drone laying worker hive

Since it was so nice yesterday, I took the opportunity to do a thorough inspection of my hives. I noticed one of them ONLY had capped Drones, and the queen was no where to be found. :shock: I have a VERY strong hive that has Drones in it, as well as LOTS of brood and eggs. Can I put a frame of bees/...
by DuaneB
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: What is this?

Interesting. I did have a British feeder on it. Didn't think they would store the sugar like that.
by DuaneB
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 447

What is this?

Had a moderate strength hive abscond. Not sure of the reason, but did find this in some of the cells. Any clue as to what it is?
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It/they look like small white eggs. Is this what Wax moth eggs look like?
by DuaneB
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: No room in freezer for honey stores. . .
Replies: 2
Views: 215

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

OK. Thanks for the info.
by DuaneB
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: No room in freezer for honey stores. . .
Replies: 2
Views: 215

No room in freezer for honey stores. . .

We only have a medium sized freezer, and it mostly full of people food. So, my question is, can I store frames of honey in deep boxes (frames are deeps) with Paramoth, as you would store frames to keep Wax moths out? The boxes will be all tapped up. Telescoping lids on top and bottom? Thanks, Duane
by DuaneB
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Bees Collecting Pollen Sub
Replies: 21
Views: 7703

Re: Bees Collecting Pollen Sub

I've had one of those "Big Blue" dry pollen feeders out since Oct. My bees, and others I've noticed, has been working on it steadily. I put out some 'cut out' honey filled comb for them to have over Christmas. Will see how that goes.
by DuaneB
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-7/18/19
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Swarm-7/18/19

From what I can see in the picture, that looks like a good size swarm. Any indication why they left?
by DuaneB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: A nice article
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Re: A nice article

Was a good read, Wally. Now if they'd just make the movie available for all of us to see.
by DuaneB
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Ahh, the wonder of bees!
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Ahh, the wonder of bees!

We have 2 trees, on the side of our front yard. They start the year off with light pink flowers, then transition to deep purple leaves. The last couple of years, the flower coverage was good. We received our nuc last year, near the end of April. I ,think, I recall seeing the bees working the flowers...
by DuaneB
Fri May 31, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-5/30/19
Replies: 1
Views: 559

Re: Swarm-5/30/19

Nice.

We decided we want 12 hives. We are +2. Hoping to sell them. All My nuc's are now in 10-frame boxes.

Duane
by DuaneB
Tue May 21, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: High temps
Replies: 11
Views: 1665

High temps

Supposedly, next Wednesday and Thursday are going to be 97 and 96, respectively. Will that mark the end of the 'Honey flow'? How many high temp days does it take to dry up the nectar and mark the beginning of a dearth?

Thanks