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by donwal
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Cutout Scheduled for Saturday April 20
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Cutout Scheduled for Saturday April 20

Weather permitting, I will be working with a new beekeeper with a cutout from an old two room house. We will be cutting the hive out from the outside of the house. If you are interested in helping / observing the cutout, please let me know. You can send me a private message with your contact informa...
by donwal
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Drones 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 637

2019 SWARMS

I saw drones already flyig out and back into my strongest hives yesterday, 02/25. I will be checking this hive as soon as it is warm enough to get into it. In 2017 I had the first swarms on March 18th, then three more the following week. I think it is going to be early again this year. I will be mak...
by donwal
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Wintering
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Wintering

I overwintered three single 8 frame deep hives this past winter. Gave the hives a sugar block and pollen patty for food stores through the winter. Pulled 8 frames of honey from one of hives in June. It is now in a single deep and two mediums. The second one is in a deep and medium. Lost the third hi...
by donwal
Sun May 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-4/30/18
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Re: Swarm-4/30/18

Yes. Jess and I caught a swarm that was issuing from one of our hives. Jess caught a queen right away and we had put abot half of the swarm into a nuc box. We noticed that the cluster was not wanting to break up so we moved that box and started another box. Got the remaining bees into that box and m...
by donwal
Sun May 27, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Nucs For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Nucs For Sale

I have three nucs ready for sale. They are splits from my own hIves with 2018 queens. They will be sold in a five frame cardboard box or you may bring your own five frame wooden box and we will transfer the frames to your box. The queens have already laid two rounds of brood that have emerged and th...
by donwal
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Drones 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

Re: Drones 2018

Helped Sally check her hive late this afternoon. Her hive came from the big hive I had last year that swarmed on March 22nd and then the hive we started with the swarm, swarmed again on May 14th. Her hive is a 8 frame set-up with a deep and two medium supers. They had built a lot of drone brood betw...
by donwal
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Drones 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

Re: Drones 2018

I had the same thing happen in my best hive last year...it swarmed on March 22 and a couple after swarms. It never successfully requeened it self. But I got three more new hives from the swarms.
by donwal
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Drones 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

Re: Drones 2018

Inspected 8 of my hives in the home yard yesterday. Saw a sealed and unsealed drone brood. A some drone that had already emerged.
by donwal
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Forum Board & Website Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: Forum Board & Website Updates

I see they are working on our website. When I click on the link, the home page has Randolph County Beekeepers Assoc. I'm assuming this is a work in progress.
by donwal
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 03/31/17 - High Point
Replies: 0
Views: 952

Swarm 03/31/17 - High Point

Arrived home from work Friday around 5:30 to find another swarm in the bee yard. This is the fourth swarm this year. It landed in the same place as the other three swarms. We had a hard rain shower right before I got home and these girls were not happy about breaking their cluster. Took three stings...
by donwal
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 03/18/2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: Swarm 03/18/2017

Sally's hive was moved to her home today. The girls have settled in nicely.
by donwal
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 03/24/17 and 03/25/17 High Point
Replies: 0
Views: 889

Swarm 03/24/17 and 03/25/17 High Point

I had two more swarms to arrive in my bee yard. These were not from my hives. The one on Friday, 03/24 arrived around 1:30 pm and was still there when I arrived home from work at 5:30. Sally and I put them into an eight frame deep hive body and gave them a frame with eggs, larva and capped brood. Th...
by donwal
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 03/18/2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Swarm 03/18/2017

High Point, Guilford County Swarm arrived in our bee yard today at 2:00 pm. I don't think is from our hives. Put them in Sally's five frame nuc box. We did not see the queen, but I believe she is in the box. They settled in nicely and started orientation flights, flying out and coming back in. Will ...
by donwal
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Host Event With Mel Disselkoen
Replies: 0
Views: 1162

Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Host Event With Mel Disselkoen

Mel Disselkoen presents his OTS Queen Rearing Techniques April 22, 2017 @ Mouzon Methodist Church (3100 Selwyn Ave, 28209) 10am to 12noon Classroom Presentation with Q&A 1pm to 3pm Field Demonstration & Discussion Fee $20 MCBA members, $35 non-members Link for more information and registration: http...
by donwal
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: NC Zoo Honey Bee Exhibit
Replies: 0
Views: 950

NC Zoo Honey Bee Exhibit

Volunteer Beekeepers at the NC Zoo Volunteer beekeepers are always needed to staff the permanent Honey Bee Exhibit. Training is provided to all volunteers and has been developed cooperatively by NC Zoo Volunteer Coordinators and the NCSBA. The orientation/training is brief but thorough and will con...
by donwal
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

Re: NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop

Both classes are now full.
by donwal
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

Re: NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop

Greenville, NC class is now full. Only 36 spots left in the Statesville, NC class. Spots are filling up fast. If you want to attend this class, act quickly.
by donwal
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Prescription required for certain bee related drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 2780

Re: Prescription required for certain bee related drugs

Does the new law still include honey bees?
by donwal
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Drones
Replies: 15
Views: 5055

Re: Drones

Drones are out flying today! Been seeing one or two at the hives the last couple of weeks. Today saw a lot of them coming and going. The sound of drones flying all around the hive, can't miss it. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1599112263437749&set=a.966750846673897.1073741834.10000016973166...
by donwal
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 2332

NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop

BORN AND BRED QUEEN REARING WORKSHOPS The NCSBA is proud to present Born & Bred 2017 in cooperation with the NCSU Apiculture Program and the NCDA&CS Apiary Inspection Service. The NCSBA is offering a program of advanced beekeeper education in the field of queen rearing and colony management. The Bor...