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by herbcoop
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Lost colony.. now what?
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Lost colony.. now what?

I had 2 going into the winter; both looked on the smaller side but the smallest hive when we had the weather for at least 8 days not getting out of freezing temps did that hive in... Through the years I've had experiences that you described and I now use a quilt box to help keep the moisture from dr...
by herbcoop
Fri May 19, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Supering for the honey flow
Replies: 22
Views: 5570

Re: Supering for the honey flow

thank you for your reply :-)
by herbcoop
Fri May 19, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Supering for the honey flow
Replies: 22
Views: 5570

Re: Supering for the honey flow

so talking to a couple of others in my area that have bees, all think the main flow is over and not many are bragging on getting much capped honey. Do you think because of the mild winter & the heavy rains we just got at the end of April and begging of May diminished the nectar or hindered the bloom...
by herbcoop
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Supering for the honey flow
Replies: 22
Views: 5570

Re: Supering for the honey flow

Same here, lots of activity and fanning, some are still bringing in pollen. Looking forward to going in tomorrow or Sunday, I already have new shallows on hoping for them to draw out the comb, then I'll have drawn out comb to add when necessary
by herbcoop
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Products of the Hive
Topic: Honey is thick and grainy
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Re: Honey is thick and grainy

I had the same thing, I pulled 9 shallow frames so I know it wasn't anything from sugar water... Glad to see you had the same thing since I hadn't seen anyone else posting about. I'm in Thomasville so I doubt moonshine in my local area "LOL" but ya never know..
by herbcoop
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Bees out at night and swarming lights
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Re: Bees out at night and swarming lights

It's not uncommon for me to see 2-3 on my back screen door in the morning, I figured these were late forgers that decided to land on the door since I leave the back deck light on for when my dog is out, by the time I get home in the afternoon they are gone. I've looked at them and on cold days and n...
by herbcoop
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Odor in the yard
Replies: 9
Views: 3353

Re: Odor in the yard

I've heard goldenrod bloom has come and gone so I guess Aster is what the girls are bringing in... all 4 hives smells like dirty gym socks :D
by herbcoop
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NC Hive Law restriction
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

Re: NC Hive Law restriction

Wow, I would have figured there was a limit on the amount of hives you could have a property so you couldn't have more than what would fit on your property
not that you needed 5 or more... :shock:
by herbcoop
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: poor, poor zulu
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Re: poor, poor zulu

Ouch!!!! :shock:
by herbcoop
Wed May 27, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Chemical Kill
Replies: 9
Views: 2921

Re: Chemical Kill

in the wanted for sale section this was listed on Friday, but I'd snag Wally's if I needed any :-)
Nobody I know of with packages in T'ville

I still have two med nucs for sale. You can call me @
3363274898
Or
email at bee.local.apiaries at gmail dot com
by herbcoop
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Missing Queen
Replies: 12
Views: 3423

Re: Missing Queen

Now go out in the middle of the day and switch places with the hives. The returning foragers will return to the same place they have been, thus equalizing the hives again. I think I'll do that when I get home this afternoon, mine looks like they drifted as well from the 2 packages I got 2 weeks ago...
by herbcoop
Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Stores
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Re: Stores

If it were me I'd keep giving the sugar water until they start bringing in their own netar, I've been reading a lot of beekeepers are just now loosing their bees to starvation... Crazy winter we've had. The Nuc I just set up into a 10 frame hive body this past Sunday have pretty much eaten up 4 larg...
by herbcoop
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: Sad Day

I think they starved, they never moved up.. I had the bottom brood box with honey for the winter and honey in the supers above. I guess with all the rain we've had they ate what was in the brood box. The supers were still full of honey I couldn't see the brood until i knocked them off. I smelt each ...
by herbcoop
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: Sad Day

Thanks Wally, I have all frames in the freezer and rest are in heavy plastic bags. Yeah i have none but will need to wait to get any, i spent money on an honey extractor and capping knives and more wooden ware hoping to expand so i'm cashed out, thanks for the offer friend.
What do I spray on them?
by herbcoop
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Sad Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Sad Day

I went home hoping to see the girls flying tonight but there were non, I opened the tops of both of my hives and they are dead... I checked them 20 days ago when I took a Quick look. Last week I tapped on the side and listened with my stethoscope and could hear them. Bummer I just bought a honey ext...
by herbcoop
Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Winter Planning--First Thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 7040

Re: Winter Planning--First Thoughts

It's been a busy month to keep an active eye on my hives with the rain we've had, I started getting worried when I went out to the hives and saw all the dead ones on the ground in front of the hives. I was able to take a peek inside the 2 hives Saturday and my large hive from last year isn't as larg...
by herbcoop
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Fall honeyflow
Replies: 11
Views: 6465

Re: Fall honeyflow

I figured i'd find my answer. My strong hive is bringing in some kind of pollen and the hive stinks, same stank my other hive last year. Good to know its a natural stink.
by herbcoop
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: robbing
Replies: 29
Views: 6248

Re: robbing

Yes sir, I did the same thing on small hive that I did a split on I put an aluminum adjustable reducer on it and made it closed all the way except the holes. My other hive seemed quite a bit active so I put the same type reducer, but besides the holes being open I gave them more to enter and exit on...
by herbcoop
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Trinity High Point area Honey
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

Trinity High Point area Honey

Hey! I have a friend in the Trinity High Point area looking for some local honey to help him and his wife with allergies can you give me some names and numbers of people that's our club that sells in this surrounding area John at triad bee supply might, he's going to try him, but more choices are be...
by herbcoop
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Wayne's Bee Nuc
Replies: 16
Views: 3723

Re: Wayne's Bee Nuc

I'll be going into my into my strong Wayne's bee hive and pulling honey supers off for extracting tomorrow, Sunday if I have time I'm planning on doing a split off of it and doing a 5 frame Nuc and letting them re-queen. If it works out I'll be willing to sell that if anyone is interested