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by Jacobs
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Fall is in the Air
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Fall is in the Air

With the first day of fall comes the "stink" of goldenrod and aster nectars curing in the hive. At least, that is what is happening with my hives at the house. The bees are very active and showing less interest in the feeder jar of honey water I keep at the back of the yard. You don't really have to...
by Jacobs
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC

We are planning on a hive inspection and sugar roll to get a mite count. Weather permitting, we will get that done Tuesday afternoon.
by Jacobs
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Looking for Mentor - Julian, NC

Give me a call at 336 740-1703 and we will see what will work with the weather and with our schedules. There are mentors closer to you than I am, but time is getting short for making sure your bees are in as good a shape as they can be in for winter.
by Jacobs
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Guilford Local Foods Celebration 9/24/17-9/30/17
Replies: 1
Views: 88

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

Follow this link for a schedule of activities and for registration information for activities throughout the week long celebration of local foods.

https://guilford.ces.ncsu.edu/2017/07/g ... 6/?src=rss
by Jacobs
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Upcoming purchases
Topic: GCBA Hats
Replies: 1
Views: 990

Re: GCBA Hats

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If your GCBA hat is looking a little worn and faded, we have good news! We put Wally to work this week and have a new batch of hats on order. They should be ready in a few weeks.
by Jacobs
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Forum Board & Website Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Forum Board & Website Updates

We are back up and running. Our update and transition should be going on in the background.
by Jacobs
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Forum Board & Website Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Forum Board & Website Updates

Definitely a work in progress. My guess is that because Rob is working through my account, I get the old GCBA homepage when I use my computer. Most of the other pages besides the main page are based on the theme he showed us with the mock up of the Randolph site. I am hoping the update and transitio...
by Jacobs
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Forum Board & Website Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Forum Board & Website Updates

We are in the process of updating our website and forum board to increase functionality, and hopefully, security. The look of the site will change when we move to a new theme, but we should be able to keep all of the information and links that are on our current pages.
by Jacobs
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Moving hives
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Moving hives

Just to let folks know--the helper (not me) showed up and the bees got moved.
by Jacobs
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-8/16/17
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Swarm-8/16/17

This did turn out to be a "suicide swarm." On the final abscond from the nuc box, the queen and a few of her loyal subjects came toward one of my hives and she received a fatal sting. I found her near death on my driveway pad near one hive, surrounded by about 10 of her workers. A handful of bees re...
by Jacobs
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-8/16/17
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Swarm-8/16/17

I'll be looking for a frame to boost. The queen is already laying, so I want to see what she can do.
by Jacobs
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-8/16/17
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Swarm-8/16/17

This less than 1 frame swarm showed up about 5:00pm Wednesday. A shot of Swarm Commander convinced them to settle on the dogwood. I put the queen in a queen catcher clip over night and released her in the nuc this morning. I'll check on them in the morning and add more frames to the nuc if it looks ...
by Jacobs
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Robbing
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Robbing

You do need to know what is going on inside your hive. I would wait until early evening to go into the hive and inspect. If trouble starts, there is less daylight time for mischief. I would not smoke the entrance to the hive, but would put a little smoke under the outer cover before going in. I woul...
by Jacobs
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: National Honey Bee Day August 19, 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 76

National Honey Bee Day August 19, 2017

Join the Extension Master Gardeners and the Guilford County Beekeepers Association in a celebration of National Honey Bee Day--Saturday, August 19, 2016, 9 am - 1 pm. This free, family event will take place at the Extension Demonstration Garden, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC (behind the build...
by Jacobs
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-8/2/17
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Swarm-8/2/17

This swarm does have a queen that is laying, so it will get a boost of brood, more feeding, and a robber screen instead of the 1 bee at a time entrance reducer
by Jacobs
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-8/3/17
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Swarm-8/3/17

The queen is laying so I will be looking to boost with brood and feed.
by Jacobs
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Moving hives
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Moving hives

How many hives and are you moving them from Guilford to Rockingham or within Rockingham?
Give me a call at 336 740-1703. I have too many questions based on your post.
by Jacobs
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-8/3/17
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Swarm-8/3/17

David and I vacuumed this small swarm off the sidewalk beside Latham Park this morning. We spotted the queen and put her in a clip before we started vacuuming. My estimate is softball size and a little bit more. They are in a nuc with a few drawn frames, a jar feeder through the inner cover, and a n...
by Jacobs
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-8/2/17
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Swarm-8/2/17

I got a call this afternoon and went to a construction site on Battleground Avenue. The cluster of bees was around softball size, being generous. This time of year, bees don't do this because things are going well. I have them in a nuc with a jar feeder on, and if they can survive the inevitable pro...
by Jacobs
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Mite Counts at the Ag Extension
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Mite Counts at the Ag Extension

I decided against OA for the hive with a -0- mite count, but did give the 30 count hive a treatment Monday. My plan for now is to do another sugar roll on Sunday for both hives. Since OA does not kill mites under capped brood (only Formic Acid--Mite a Way--does) I will be especially curious to see t...