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by Zulu
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Products of the Hive
Topic: Looking for honey
Replies: 0
Views: 6594

Looking for honey

Couple of the Battleground Brewers are looking for about a gallon each to make some Mead

If you have extracted and have excess , please let me know.

Rick
(336) two zero 9-98 nine 4
by Zulu
Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: feeding peppermint candy
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

Re: feeding peppermint candy

If i remember correctly, on the other website it was said that it probably contains cornstarch, which is no good for bees
by Zulu
Mon May 11, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Local brewery looking for honey
Replies: 0
Views: 1508

Local brewery looking for honey

Andrew, head brewer of Four Saints brewery in Ashboro is looking for 100lbs of Spring honey.

If anyone is a position to help, please let me or Iddee know

Rick

Rick dot abc at gmail dot come
by Zulu
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: And then there were none...only questions remain
Replies: 8
Views: 4430

Re: And then there were none...only questions remain

Late to the party , but still here with a drink in hand... Sandoz used to manufacture our strain of BT, they sold out to Valent in late 1990's . Sandoz had an approval to use anzewai on Bee hives but that did not transfer across with the sale. Certan is registered for use in Canada and UK - which is...
by Zulu
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Winter Planning--First Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 9357

Re: Winter Planning--First Thoughts

Freeware sw to resize pics is amazingly easy - from here> called Irfanview http://www.irfanview.com/

I load my pics to Picassa web, but have also used Photobucket
by Zulu
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: BT
Replies: 6
Views: 2973

Re: BT

If anyone is having problems with Caterpillars :mrgreen: on their cabbages :wink: :lol: ,

I have a source of BT locally now - the rep sorted me out. email me or PM me

Rick
by Zulu
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: BT
Replies: 6
Views: 2973

Re: BT

That kinda makes sense Wally.

I'll do some digging now that the rep is talking to me....
by Zulu
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: BT
Replies: 6
Views: 2973

Re: BT

Xentari BT, is a recognized Organic insecticide. It is used in Cabbage farming and other green products, and Farmers using it may still call their produce Organic. It used to be registered in USA for Beekeeping, and is used widely in other countries for Wax Moth. One has to wonder why we cannot use ...
by Zulu
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Winter Planning--First Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 9357

Re: Winter Planning--First Thoughts

Rob I have plenty BT if you need to spray frames.

Welcome to use my sprayer.
by Zulu
Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Products of the Hive
Topic: Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8
Replies: 5
Views: 5394

Re: Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8

Lastly , I would be most welcome to help anyone with advice or even a loan of some equipment for a proofing first Mead



Our BBG Club members in turn are always looking for bulk honey too , by the gallon usually.
by Zulu
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Products of the Hive
Topic: Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8
Replies: 5
Views: 5394

Re: Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fuhXM6MMnEY/UlcJggwdDxI/AAAAAAAAMZs/C35lAwztlew/s800/Slide22.JPG Touch of lemon juice helps with acid... finings are used to Clarify the Must and are essentially flocculants - Knox Gelatine, Isingglas, Bentonite are typical ones https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-...
by Zulu
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Products of the Hive
Topic: Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8
Replies: 5
Views: 5394

Re: Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PxqWtXmAEBM/UlcJT4AxkAI/AAAAAAAAMY8/CRdujFxOOpw/s800/Slide16.JPG Here is a link to the original in high quality http://www.beelab.umn.edu/prod/groups/cfans/@pub/@cfans/@bees/documents/asset/cfans_asset_317478.pdf https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fZvp4Hh_FL4/UlcJ...
by Zulu
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Products of the Hive
Topic: Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8
Replies: 5
Views: 5394

Re: Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cVxVHfhwDNg/UlcJBPtvJPI/AAAAAAAAMX0/qeUGDEksLUM/s800/Slide7.JPG White Labs and Wyeast are Liquid Yeasts, rest are Dry packs https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ni6RsYbYTCU/UlcJKCV8AeI/AAAAAAAAMYc/DF2HS-0z_18/s800/Slide12.JPG https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-I-GpU...
by Zulu
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Products of the Hive
Topic: Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8
Replies: 5
Views: 5394

Re: Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8

I was ably helped by Tim, Derick and Scarlett Scarlett is a new Beek (member of the club), and daughter of a Beekeeper from Tn https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AnHOL0uFwXk/UlcIyzWPvFI/AAAAAAAAMXE/-UQJ9TeWzX8/s800/Slide1.JPG https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s_71crzILhc/UlcI27NQ3rI/AAAAAAAAMXU/R--...
by Zulu
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Products of the Hive
Topic: Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8
Replies: 5
Views: 5394

Mead Presentation at Guilford Beekeepers Oct 8

I enjoyed the interaction with the members and hopefully you took away some tips to make some Mead Cleanliness is important !!!!!! Any honey can be used. DONT USE BREAD YEAST !!!! Local resources for equipment and ingredients: Big Dans Brewshed off of 68 (5 stars ) Triad Homebrew cnr Market and Guil...
by Zulu
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: diatomaceous earth
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Re: diatomaceous earth

A good bed on ground is supposed to help against Small Hive beetle larvae .... having said that i bought a large bag but did not use it last year.

started using wood ashes from fire which is also supposed to work.

of course after rain you have to replace it each time ...
by Zulu
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Boy Scouts
Replies: 3
Views: 2296

Re: Boy Scouts- New Merit Badge awards

Jack and Dylan finished up all their requirements for the merit badge and thus have earned the Bee Keeping Merit Badge. Congrats We opened up the hive for an inspection, while we did not pull the whole hive apart, we did get down into the brood area and see newly laid eggs and while stores are a bit...
by Zulu
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Herbcoop
Replies: 8
Views: 3189

Re: Herbcoop

Nice, need pics
by Zulu
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Boy Scouts
Replies: 3
Views: 2296

Re: Boy Scouts

Sadly myself and numerous others have tried everything over the last 4 years , national have no interest. .. yet we have some totally useless Merit badges still in the program that appeal to very very few kids. From the growth of Beekeeping , urban and rural , I would like to believe that 80% of tro...
by Zulu
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Missing a class??
Replies: 4
Views: 3847

Re: Missing a class??

How about the Practical for those of us that fell by the wayside when they stopped supporting the program ?