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by frank
Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Harvest timing
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Harvest timing

Wish I had enough drawn combs. I supered them with new foundation a few days ago. When do you think the spring flow usually ends?
by frank
Wed May 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Harvest timing
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Harvest timing

When do you usually harvest spring honey? I generally harvested honey in early June as the flow seemed to end about that time. What do you recommend? Thanks
by frank
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: captured swarms not staying in hive
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: captured swarms not staying in hive

Putting a frame of eggs and larvae in with the swarm have done the trick for me so far. Also you may want to make sure to have your screen bottom board closed, if you are using screened bottom boards, until they settled (have brood).
by frank
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Three 5-frame medium nucs for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Three 5-frame medium nucs for sale

I have 3 overwintered medium nucs available for sale - $150 each. See pics and contact information at https://greensboro.craigslist.org/grd/d ... 97753.html
by frank
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Earliest time to rear queens
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: Earliest time to rear queens

Hope specialkayme does respond too. I am still learning as this is my third year of beekeeping. This past summer, I practiced grafting and introducing queens (unfortunately getting some killed).
by frank
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Earliest time to rear queens
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Re: Earliest time to rear queens

hi,

Can you give an update on your early queen rearing experiences? I practiced rearing a bunch of queens this past summer and am planning to rear some early queens in the spring. Based on your last post, I am thinking on grafting on Feb 23-24.

Thanks
by frank
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Robbing
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: Robbing

You would be amazed how small amount of chest rub (vicks) smeared above the entrance quickly stops any robbing situation (learned on beesource). I have been feeding sugar syrup my nucs in home yard without issues this summer. I smeared some chest rub around the entrance, every few weeks or so as it ...
by frank
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Brand New 4 Frame Manual Extractor - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 450

Brand New 4 Frame Manual Extractor - SOLD

I recently bought a new extractor that is somewhat smaller than what I needed. Since return shipping is fairly high, I decided to sell it cheaper than what it currently sells on Ebay.

SOLD