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by Wally
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC

And my number is 336-302-2708.
Take your choice.
by Wally
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC

Welcome to the forum, Mike. I'll give others closer to you a chance to respond, but if no one does by tomorrow afternoon, I'll make another post with my number and a couple others in your area.
by Wally
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Guilford Local Foods Celebration 9/24/17-9/30/17
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Guilford Local Foods Celebration 9/24/17-9/30/17

Iffin dey hain't got no froglegs, ah hain't comin'. :P :D
by Wally
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Forum Board & Website Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Forum Board & Website Updates

OK, I found it.

Rob, go to the front page and refresh the page. Your old front page is saved in your computer, not drawn from the internet. Refresh the page and it will pick up from the internet.

To all, I have contacted the IT office and hope to hear from them shortly.
by Wally
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Forum Board & Website Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Forum Board & Website Updates

What link are you clicking on? I'm not finding a problem.
by Wally
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: A little bit of Humor
Topic: Crisis
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Crisis

I was driving home late last night in the middle of a driving rain storm. I noticed a car with its flashers on creeping down the road ahead of me. I realized it was my neighbor, a OB/GYN nurse who assisted in home deliveries. I pulled over in front of her to see why she was going so slow. "My transm...
by Wally
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Robbing
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Robbing

About the only solution is to move them. If you have no other place to take them, bring them to my house. After a few days, you can return them home with a robber screen on and they should be OK if they have a queen now. If queenless, you may want to combine them with another hive. If interested, my...
by Wally
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-8/2/17
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Swarm-8/2/17

I received a call yesterday evening about a swarm in Randleman. I was busy at the time and couldn't go. The caller said he would check it out. An hour later he reported they had built a large paper nest. I told him he could keep that ""swarm". :P :mrgreen:
by Wally
Sun May 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Failed Queen?
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Failed Queen?

Unless Rob's inspection says different, I am going out on a limb and say your queen was superceded, as about half of package bees are. If that is the case, I would just leave them alone for about 2 weeks and check again.

Awaiting Rob's inspection results.
by Wally
Mon May 01, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Is this normal?

I hope you pushed all the frames tightly together and centered before closing it up. The way the frames are in the middle pic, they will draw wild comb between the frames.
by Wally
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Is this normal?
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Is this normal?

As Jacobs said, You need to have a mentor come out and help you clean the frames and rearrange them so the bees draw straight comb. It is free, and should be used before the situation gets any worse.
by Wally
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-3/31/17
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Swarm-3/31/17

That's only equal to 2 1/2 te frame mediums. That's still a lot of bees for a swarm from there. Of course, I don't know how many of them were left overs from the mixed up swarm from the stump.

Anyway, looks like a good start to a strong hive.
by Wally
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-3/31/17
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Swarm-3/31/17

That looks like a lot of bees for a nuc swarm. Just how high was that nuc?
by Wally
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Bees and Mosquito treatment
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Bees and Mosquito treatment

I had 30 plus hives in Ms. during the early 1980's. They sprayed every month down there. When they came by, it would fog over my whole yard. It never hurt the bees.They sprayed at night and the guy said it was only effective for 4 hours. I would ask your guys to do it at dusk or after dark. PS. Welc...
by Wally
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: First swarm of the year-3/8/17
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: First swarm of the year-3/8/17

I don't think it will affect it at all other than on mating flight days. If it's too cold when the replacement queen needs to fly, she won't get mated and the hive will die.
by Wally
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: First swarm of the year-3/8/17
Replies: 2
Views: 383

First swarm of the year-3/8/17

Keith and I went over to Staley and caught a swarm this afternoon. 6 foot pine tree, about a 3 lb. swarm. Just bent the tree over and shook them in the hive.
Wish they were all that easy.
by Wally
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Rarest Beek Picture Ever
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Rarest Beek Picture Ever

Opening 10 hives with no smoke. VERY MEAN BEES :shock:
by Wally
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm traps
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Swarm traps

One less beer and you might could have done it standing up. :evil: :mrgreen:
by Wally
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: February Swarms?
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: February Swarms?

I have an appointment to look at a hive in Pleasant Garden tomorrow. The owner says he thinks he has queen cells. Yes, things are starting to happen. Swarms are possible in Feb., and for sure the first half of march if this weather continues. Everyone should be checking their hives for cells as soon...
by Wally
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: A little bit of Humor
Topic: Luxury turns to necessity
Replies: 0
Views: 457

Luxury turns to necessity

A lady was complaining to her husband about remodeling her kitchen. "You have been telling me you were going to get me new cabinets for ten years!" said the wife. "They are a luxury and the ones we have are fine." the husband replied. The next day the wife goes to visit her mother for two weeks. Whe...