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by DuaneB
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Drones 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 71

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: 169

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: 169

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: 311

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: 311

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: 142

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: 142

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: 7423

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: 675

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: 482

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: 529

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: 475

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: 1435

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
by DuaneB
Tue May 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-5/20/19
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Swarm-5/20/19

Hi Rob, Some of your bees, or free bees? Remember that swarm bait box that we(you)vacuumed the bees off the bottom of? Well, I replaced it with one made from plywood. It smells like wood on the inside, not glue. I noticed bees IN it last Thursday. As of this morning, they are still there. But, I don...
by DuaneB
Wed May 08, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Heavy Scouting
Replies: 3
Views: 932

Re: Heavy Scouting

Bummer!
by DuaneB
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How to stop the bees from filling in the brood area with honey?
Replies: 2
Views: 571

How to stop the bees from filling in the brood area with honey?

My 3 main, over-wintered hives (Italians) are hard at work filling all the available space, in the brood area, with nectar. The queens have no where to lay eggs. I have counted over 30 queen cells between the 3 hives. Each hive has a Med. super on them, but they don't seem interested in them. What c...
by DuaneB
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Co-worker swarm's
Replies: 0
Views: 416

Co-worker swarm's

One of my co-workers, in Greensboro, reported this:
(1) - 4/6/2019
(2) - 4/11/2019
by DuaneB
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm - 4/11/2019
Replies: 0
Views: 345

Swarm - 4/11/2019

What was my strong hive, spit out its 3rd swarm. This one was about 1.5 times the size of a softball.
by DuaneB
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarms 4/9/19
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: Swarms 4/9/19

After a 5-way split and 3 swarm captures, I'm out of 'extra' equipment. NOT a bad problem to have. . . In about 3 weeks time, I've gone from 3 hives to 11. :shock:
by DuaneB
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm - 4/10/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: Swarm - 4/10/2019

Hi Wally,

I looks like some of them are going in and some are coming out. Like there isn't enough room. That box is about 8 feet up that tree. Can I put a ladder next to the trap, pop the top, and look inside? Or will that irritate them?