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by DuaneB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Apiary preparations for Hurricane Florence
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Apiary preparations for Hurricane Florence

Hi everyone,

I have an 8 foot long stand with 3 hives on it. Aside from strapping the hives down to the stand, what else can I do to help keep them from possibly being blown over?

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-7/6/18
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Swarm-7/6/18

No worries. I'll send that email soon.

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: NCSBA 2018 Summer Meeting July 19-21, 2018 Flat Rock, NC
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: NCSBA 2018 Summer Meeting July 19-21, 2018 Flat Rock, NC

This will be my first time attending. Is there somewhere GCBA'ers meet?
I'm leaving Thursday morning. Is there a group caravan out?

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-7/6/18
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Swarm-7/6/18

Hi Jacob,

You probably don't remember me. We've met several times. I did fill out the online form to have my name added to the list. But its all good. Still a newbee. I'll concentrate on getting my three hive to overwinter.

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-7/6/18
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Swarm-7/6/18

I wish someone had told me. I go to that Wendy's just about every day. I work at Qorvo (formally RFMD), and live less than 5 mile from there. I could ALWAYS use more bees.

How can I get 'in the know'?

Duane
by DuaneB
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Study Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 23253

Re:

Wally wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:26 pm

Here is a site you may want to spend some time on. It is a beekeeping test, and is said to use different questions each time you take it.

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=1909.0
Hi Wally,

Can you find this post or test agin. This link doesn't work anymore.

Duane
by DuaneB
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Study Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 23253

Re: Study Guide

Is this test Fill in the Blank, Multiple Choice, or essay type of answering?

Thanks
by DuaneB
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Caste
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Caste

Will do.
Good read.

Thanks!
by DuaneB
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Caste
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Caste

Studying for a test. I'm finding conflicting information. Are Honey bees a 2 or 3 caste system??? Is it just the Queen and workers; or Queen, Workers and Drones?

Thanks
by DuaneB
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: 2018 NCSBA Summer meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 1239

2018 NCSBA Summer meeting

SO does the meeting actually start the morning of Thursday, July 19th? Just trying to figure out WHEN to book a room for and how long.

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: IPM board and mite count
Replies: 1
Views: 243

IPM board and mite count

How do you use an IPM board with grids? Is is a total count over the whole board we are looking for? Or less than a certain number per square?

Thanks
by DuaneB
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Vinegar in syrup
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Vinegar in syrup

Thank you.
by DuaneB
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Vinegar in syrup
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Vinegar in syrup

For a gallon of syrup, how much vinegar do I need? I have noticed some mold growing on the wood in my top five feeder.

Thanks
by DuaneB
Wed May 23, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How to get Field bee to go to the split hive?
Replies: 9
Views: 587

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

You're funny.

Maybe, if the Mother Nature will cooperate with us on Sunday, and you have some free time around lunch, we'll invite you up for lunch and do an inspection.

Thanks
by DuaneB
Wed May 23, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How to get Field bee to go to the split hive?
Replies: 9
Views: 587

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

I just need to resist the urge to be over-protective and panic. You said to give them 3 week, so that is what I'll do. When I'm ready, I'll call and make arrangements.

Just hate taking a hour of your time just to drive up here and back, that's all.

Duane
by DuaneB
Tue May 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How to get Field bee to go to the split hive?
Replies: 9
Views: 587

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

Awesome! Just wish they had an electronic payment system in place, as opposed to the snail mail system. Snail mail and checks take a while to get done. But I'll get that in the mail tonight.

Thanks
by DuaneB
Tue May 22, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How to get Field bee to go to the split hive?
Replies: 9
Views: 587

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

Yes, the cell had a larva w/royal jelly in it. That is the only reason I decided to keep it. The laying pattern of the current queen looked good. She was in both boxes before the split. Here again, my inexperience shows. I have the queen and queen cell in two different hives. I wish there was a way ...
by DuaneB
Mon May 21, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How to get Field bee to go to the split hive?
Replies: 9
Views: 587

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

I inspected my hive yesterday. The queen and bees have been busy. The hive(2 deeps) , as a whole, was about 75% drawn out and filled with brood and food. I did notice a supersedure cell, about 2/3 down on a frame of comb - NOT on the bottom of the frame. So I decided to split the hive. I put the que...
by DuaneB
Mon May 14, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: When to split a hive?
Replies: 1
Views: 274

When to split a hive?

When that are the signs that indicate that its time to split the hive? My hive is 2 deep boxes. Did an inspection on Sunday and noticed 3 frames in the lower box that had swarm cells on the bottom of the frames. the queen isn't Nectar bound, as the top box has some frames with eggs in it. I was info...
by DuaneB
Sun May 06, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Small group of bees at entrance all night
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: Small group of bees at entrance all night

Hi Wally, Read your reply a little late. Move the whole hive just before sun-up this morning. Now I see why you said a little at a time. I have, what seems to be, a couple of hundred bees flying around the old location. I moved the hive across the yard, about 150 feet. this location is better for th...