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by Wally
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Club Extractor
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Club Extractor

Kurt Bower may be able to give you details, but I think the club had a loaner at one time that was ended because of problems. I suggest asking him if he can say why.
by Wally
Sat May 26, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How to get Field bee to go to the split hive?
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: How to get Field bee to go to the split hive?

You have my number.
by Wally
Wed May 23, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How to get Field bee to go to the split hive?
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: How to get Field bee to go to the split hive?

So what else is a retarded, er, I mean retired old man supposed to do all day?
by Wally
Wed May 23, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How to get Field bee to go to the split hive?
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: How to get Field bee to go to the split hive?

I'll come out if you call. 336-302-2708
by Wally
Tue May 15, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: When to split a hive?
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: When to split a hive?

IF they are going to swarm, then YES, they will swarm. If you remove the swarm cells, THEY WILL STILL SWARM, and your hive will die. Either split them by removing the queen into a nuc, or leave them alone. DO NOT remove the cells.
by Wally
Sat May 05, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Small group of bees at entrance all night
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Small group of bees at entrance all night

Look at a beard as an asset, not a problem. It indicates a healthy hive that is doing well. As Jacobs said, if 8 frames are drawn and covered with bees, move the outer drawn frames up into the new box and keep feeding. Move the hive a few feet each day until it is in the new location. Move it the sa...
by Wally
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Is this a swarm or a big ol beard?
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Is this a swarm or a big ol beard?

First you said 11 days ago. Now you say 2 weeks ago. Now you also add that you had queen cells when you split. With that info, YES, it's a swarm. Collect it at your earliest opportunity and get it into another hive.
by Wally
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Is this a swarm or a big ol beard?
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Is this a swarm or a big ol beard?

My guess is, If they have an upper entrance, it's a beard.

If no upper entrance, it's a swarm.

PS. As stated, it's just a guess.
by Wally
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Irregular comb
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Irregular comb

It is called burr comb and does no harm, but does no good either, so should be avoided if easily done.

Just center all frames tightly in the center of the box, leaving any space to the outside.
by Wally
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: So I installed my NUC and was disappionted in what I saw
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: So I installed my NUC and was disappionted in what I saw

Call me. 336-302-2708.
I'll come look at it. I may be able to help you boost it.
by Wally
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Volunteer to help with removals
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: Volunteer to help with removals

If Rob will make this thread a sticky, those doing removals can use it for contacting those wanting to help.
by Wally
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Questions about NUC's
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Questions about NUC's

They are normally deeps, but can be made up as mediums by request. Beez Needz plans to make a few mediums within the next few weeks.
by Wally
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Questions about NUC's
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Questions about NUC's

Beez Needz, 336-431-2339, has them coming in in the next few days. They can give you the details.
by Wally
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Saving Burr Comb when there is larvae (with picture)
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Saving Burr Comb when there is larvae (with picture)

I would first pick up each drone larva and inspect for vorroa mites. Then I would scrape the burr comb off.
by Wally
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Drones 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 807

Drones 2018

I saw several drone cells yesterday, so swarm season is approaching rapidly.
by Wally
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Lost colony.. now what?
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Lost colony.. now what?

You don't say how many dead bees there were. If less than a quart, they probably had too few bees to produce enough heat and froze. DO NOT throw away the frames with dead bees. Shake out the dead as best as you can and put them back in the hive. The new bees will clean everything up and use those fr...
by Wally
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Legal question
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Legal question

All actions are lawful, with only one exception.

GETTING CAUGHT

:P :P :P :P :P :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Wally
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Legal question
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Legal question

On the same note, show me where a beekeeper has been charged for retrieving a swarm in NC. As stated before, it is an understood rule or law that has been passed down and accepted for hundreds of years.
by Wally
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Legal question
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Legal question

""If that were the case, you couldn't walk up to a house and ring the doorbell without breaking the law. OK, if I change that just a bit, to this, "" If that is the case, you can't walk up to a house and ring the doorbell without trespassing.."" NOW, my question is, is all trespassing illegal? Accor...
by Wally
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Legal question
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: Legal question

Unless you have been told to stay out, verbally, with signs, with fences, or however, you are not trespassing. Once you have been told or signaled to stay out, only then can you be charged with trespassing. If that were the case, you couldn't walk up to a house and ring the doorbell without breaking...