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by Wally
Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Study Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 27118

Ski, maybe if you were to print out a little note telling about the forum, what you are doing on it, and how to get to it, we could pass it out to the class tomorrow night. Many of them may not know about it.
by Wally
Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Pollen Patties
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

Pollen Patties

Just a reminder. It's that time again. Time to put the pollen patties and 1:1 sugar water on the hives to induce brood rearing for the spring build up. Frank Wyatt, in Eden, sells the Global pollen patties by the 60 lb. box. His number is: 336-635-5821. If you don't want a full box, I buy them from ...
by Wally
Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Wanted small cell wax foundation
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

I doubt he has time. He is busy making up nucs.
He has more orders for bees than he can fill for the next two months.
by Wally
Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Drone frames
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

http://www.beesource.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi ... 788#000001

Check out this conversation.

As for the wax, it can be used if you can separate it from the grubs.
by Wally
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Drone frames
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Varroa mites prefer to lay eggs in drone cells. A drone frame is supposed to draw the mites to lay in with the drone larva. The frame is removed and frozen after the cells are capped, thereby killing the unhatched varroa mites.
by Wally
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Study Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 27118

Let's hope it attracts a few others. It could be a great help to the students and old timers, too, if we can get people to participate.
by Wally
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Study Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 27118

>>>>the queen would be a sister to the existing workers and a brother to the drones. <<<<
She is both a sister and a brother?????????????? :shock: :lol:

Typos do happen, don't they?
by Wally
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Swarm catch list
Replies: 1
Views: 1372

Wally
I live in Randleman, but will travel when needed.

Work hours....336-498-2685

Other times....336-302-2708

Will do both swarm pick-ups and structure removals.
by Wally
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Swarm catch list
Replies: 1
Views: 1372

Swarm catch list

If you want to pick up swarms or do removals, please post your contact info and area served here.
by Wally
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Study Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 27118

>>>The pollen is also stored in cells as food for the hive. <<< Is it food for the hive, or food for the brood. Do adult bees eat pollen? >>>Egg – The egg is very small 1.7 mm long and 0.4 mm wide. The purpose is to hatch into a larva 3 days after it is laid. Larva or Larvae – Looks like a small gru...
by Wally
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: making feeders
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

How many hives?

Started with 11 in the fall, still have 8.
Sold 30 + last summer. Plan to do the same this year.
I do removals and swarm collecting.

How long?

Got my first hive in 1977 or 78.

I like feral mutts.
by Wally
Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: making feeders
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

The pail must have a resealable top.
Just drill a few 1/16 or smaller holes in the top, reseal it, and place it upside down on top the hole in the inner lid.
Add an empty box and cover, and you are feeding.
by Wally
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: New Hives
Replies: 7
Views: 2666

Sure, why not. I keep boxes to sell. I will just put them in inventory until someone wants them. Did you call don? I told him I gave you his number and site. He's waiting for your contact.
by Wally
Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: New Hives
Replies: 7
Views: 2666

>>>What do you think about the inner cover? Screened vs board <<< The inner lid is used to keep the outer lid from being propolized to the hive and allow smoking before opening the complete top. Either inner lid acomplishes both. >>>Would you change the foundation in both the deep and the medium?<<<...
by Wally
Tue Jan 30, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: New Hives
Replies: 7
Views: 2666

Small cell is liked by many, but is still a personal choice procedure. If you want to start with sc, I plan to be at the Feb. 8 class and the Feb. 13 GCBA meeting. I have both deep and medium frames from Reel's. If you want to trade your waxed frames for empty frames, I will trade with you. Then you...
by Wally
Sun Jan 28, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: how to go to small cell
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

I use FGMO and thymol.
Yes, it is quiet. We are having trouble getting people to use the forum. Kurt and I do most of the posting. Hopefully it will increase as time goes by.
by Wally
Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: how to go to small cell
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

I don't use sc myself, but from what I have read, you must go from lc to natural cell, or 5.1 mm cell, then down to 4.9 mm from there. It is a two step process, normally taking two years. Yes, it is done ten frames, "1 box" at a time.
by Wally
Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Beekeeping Class
Replies: 2
Views: 1332

Hello, ski

That's what I've been told, so we will just show up and if it's different, we'll crash the party. :D
by Wally
Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Reel's Bee Supply
Replies: 1
Views: 1717

Reel's Bee Supply

I will be going to Marion to Reel's within the next week or two to pick up boxes and frames. If you want me to pick up for you, call me at 336-302-2708.
Wally
by Wally
Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Beekeeping Class
Replies: 6
Views: 2601

Beekeeping Class

Has everyone sent this link to all your friends who may be interested?

http://www.guilfordbeekeepers.org/bg_2007.pdf