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by Newbee Jim
Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: zombie bees
Replies: 1
Views: 2447

zombie bees

Have any of you seen this? https://www.zombeewatch.org/

Apparently, the fly lays eggs in the honeybee and eats them from the inside out. I wonder if it attacks all species of honeybee?
by Newbee Jim
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Cool Pics
Replies: 3
Views: 2863

Cool Pics

I found this site with some cool pictures. http://www.thehoneygatherers.com/

Any idea what type of hive this guy has? It looks like an upside down skep in a box with frames. Interesting photos. Be warned it is in French.

http://www.thehoneygatherers.com/images ... nNYC30.JPG
by Newbee Jim
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Moving Hives
Replies: 9
Views: 4460

Re: Moving Hives

Wally is right about the inspection. However, depending upon the state, the incoming state may inspect upon arrival especially if it is just 3 hives. I have not had much luck lately contacting Don.
by Newbee Jim
Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Hacking the Hive
Replies: 0
Views: 1809

Hacking the Hive

by Newbee Jim
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Quick Inspection
Replies: 6
Views: 3294

I checked mine this weekend also. It looks like hive number two bit the dust. They seemed ok during the warm part of December. I guess the last few weeks did them in. The odd thing is I didn't see the queen and there where only a few hundred dead bees. I had sugar on top of the hive. I am attaching ...
by Newbee Jim
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: New story about Neonicotinoids
Replies: 0
Views: 1973

New story about Neonicotinoids

by Newbee Jim
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Upcoming purchases
Topic: Club purchasing bees this year
Replies: 11
Views: 8515

Rob,

I would like 2 packages if they are still available.
by Newbee Jim
Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Do we have programs for our kids?
Replies: 7
Views: 3484

I brought my 8 year old to the classes with me. We got him his own veil and he now describes our one hive as his. It was late nights for him and he did have to have homework done prior to going. However, it has encouraged him to start to develop an interest. He gave a presentation to his Den at Cub ...
by Newbee Jim
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: theohiocountryboy - Requeening a vicious hive
Replies: 2
Views: 2045

The video was pretty neat. I noticed he was using plastic brood boxes. I haven't seen many people using those. It looked like each box had a top entrance in it. Is that the case? Are there any real advantages to it?

It sure looked like one of the UltraBreeze Jackets!
by Newbee Jim
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Strange Bee Behavior-Screened Bottom Boards?
Replies: 3
Views: 5247

Wally,

What are some of the other reasons for not using a screened bottom board?
by Newbee Jim
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Today's removal
Replies: 2
Views: 2746

Thanks for inviting me to come along. I wish I could have stayed longer.
by Newbee Jim
Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Beginning Beekeepings test
Replies: 6
Views: 3416

Thanks indeed. The bees where just a little "active".
by Newbee Jim
Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: low brood count
Replies: 6
Views: 3118

I had sort of a similar issue. Hive was a new package this year. It started out well. Started bearding on the outside and then the higher temps hit. It seemed like the queen just quit. I knew something was not quite right. I opened it up about three weeks ago and the queen was ok. Didn't seem to be ...
by Newbee Jim
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:48 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Guilford Technical Community College Needs Bee Removal
Replies: 8
Views: 4946

Be sure to post pictures!
by Newbee Jim
Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: hive spacing
Replies: 2
Views: 2113

Look at these: http://www.flickr.com/photos/42404079@N06/3909108900/

They seem to have no problem.
by Newbee Jim
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Different equipment
Replies: 0
Views: 1600

Different equipment

I was looking at the Beetight software page and ran across the types of hives they say it is good for. Which really, does it make a difference? Anyhow, one was the BeeHaus. Here is a link: http://www.omlet.us/products_services/products_services.php?cat=Beehaus&subcat=Hives+Explained I thought it was...
by Newbee Jim
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Finally got stung today
Replies: 6
Views: 3862

Doug, You're right. I is important to handle the hive carefully. It seems I have a bit of the opposite reaction to the venom than you have. I started out without protection but now where it on a regular basis. That is my comfort level at present. Getting stung still hurts. I may need to check out th...
by Newbee Jim
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Finally got stung today
Replies: 6
Views: 3862

I have had to learn the lesson the hard way as well. Smoke, veil, and gloves most of the time now. Especially since my hands tend to swell pretty big if I am stung there.

My next purchase will be a good jacket!
by Newbee Jim
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Beetight: Free online bee hive tracking and record keeping
Replies: 4
Views: 4735

Kurt - What do you use for record keeping on your hives other than the brick method?
by Newbee Jim
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Mentors for new beekeepers
Replies: 28
Views: 10810

Brushy is having a package pickup on Saturday. Shane has said they always get extra queens in case someone has an issue. So they should have some extras this Saturday.