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by Wally
Fri May 10, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Cutout - how to schedule or arrange?
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Cutout - how to schedule or arrange?

Two of the best, Rob Jacobs and Mark Case, will be at the Beez Needz field day tomorrow. If you want to do cutouts and removals, I would suggest going there and talking to them. It is not a one liner question. It needs time to be answered sufficiently.
by Wally
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: There's still plenty of idiots in the world
Replies: 0
Views: 192

There's still plenty of idiots in the world

Dozens of beehives were attacked and set on fire in Texas over the weekend in an act “beyond comprehension” that killed an estimated half a million bees, officials said.

https://www.foxnews.com/science/beehive ... llion-bees
by Wally
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How to stop the bees from filling in the brood area with honey?
Replies: 2
Views: 92

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

Add another deep and checkerboard. Although, it may be too late. Once they make up their mind, they usually swarm, whether you remove the queen cells or not.Removing the Q-cells is a great way to make a hive queenless and watch it die.
by Wally
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: When to check?
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: When to check?

Looking for eggs is "mostly" for the beek, not the bees. You can look if you want, but should have large larva or capped brood within 14 days of install. It won't hurt to wait until then, will be easier to see than eggs, and you can get out quicker.
by Wally
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nuc questions
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Nuc questions

Use wax. Once the plastic is drawn out, the bees mdon't know the difference.
by Wally
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: 4/16 Second Swarm
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: 4/16 Second Swarm

That's about what I would plan. Of course, when in a bee activity, I am always ready to change plans instantly when the circumstances require it.
by Wally
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: 4/16 Second Swarm
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: 4/16 Second Swarm

Most likely the queen got lost coming back from her mating flight and wound up on the bottom. They need to be removed and put in a nuc or hive.
by Wally
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: When to check?
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: When to check?

Some people go in and release her after 4 days. As Rob said above, I wait 7 days, then check for eggs. As soon as I see eggs, I close them up and do not disturb except to feed for 10 or more days after seeing eggs. I have never had an introduction go wrong doing it that way. I feed until the first b...
by Wally
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Watermelon Swarm 4.14.19- have it if you want it
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Watermelon Swarm 4.14.19- have it if you want it

I'll bring you a hive to put them in, then pick them up afterwards. :P :lol:
by Wally
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Virgin Queens?
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Virgin Queens?

They will need to be released to mate in a SHORT number of days, or they won't ever mate.
by Wally
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm - 4/10/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Swarm - 4/10/2019

I don't know what you CAN do, I just said what I WOULD do.
It is only going to get heavier and harder to handle as it stays there longer.
by Wally
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm - 4/10/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Swarm - 4/10/2019

Whatever they are doing, I would take them down and put them in a hive or nuc.
by Wally
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarms-4/4/19
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Swarms-4/4/19

Get a bottle of Fischer's bee quick and fill the oven vent. Hopefully, it will run them out before they have brood.
by Wally
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Newbie questions - variety of topics
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Newbie questions - variety of topics

I do hope you replaced all missing frames Sunday. You NEVER want to leave empty space in a hive more than a day during comb drawing season.
by Wally
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Newbie questions - variety of topics
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Newbie questions - variety of topics

Like Jacobs says, except I wait 7 days before opening the hive after installing a package. Then I only open it long enough to find eggs. I leave it closed for 10 or more days after finding eggs. Don't worry about checking it before the weather warms. Checking too often is much worse than checking to...
by Wally
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: First graft, 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: First graft, 2019

Jacobs, myself, Keith from Beez Needz, and another helper set up 15 mating units yesterday and installed Wayne's queen cells. Hopefully, we will get a few nucs and queens for sale from them. We also grafted again Friday, March 22. Checked them yesterday and counted about 29, Those, too, were Wayne's...
by Wally
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 3/23/19
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Swarm 3/23/19

Thanks for posting, Ed. Let's hope others do, too. It makes a good record for future years.
by Wally
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: First graft, 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: First graft, 2019

Moved 16 cells to the incubator today. Put 2 more frames in the starter to be cleaned. Will graft into them tomorrow.

16 of 40 doesn't sound too good, but it was rainy and cold here the day we grafted, so I'm not too awful disappointed.
by Wally
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Bee escapes
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Bee escapes

Before we had SHB, they worked well. I would be very cautious with them now.
by Wally
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: How often to refresh?
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: How often to refresh?

I had another one reported to me on Thursday, the 14th.