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by Wally
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Late swarm
Replies: 5
Views: 2129

I just came in from rural hall. I removed a colony from an 1880 house exterior wall. Four full frames of brood, wall to wall, as good a pattern as you can ask for. Never seen a SHB, the board I vacuumed them onto had no mites in two hours. Enough bees that I added a second hive body because I didn't...
by Wally
Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Late swarm
Replies: 5
Views: 2129

It sounds more like a misplaced queen from the stress of moving. I would feed them for about 5 days, then check the hives for eggs. You may find one queenless. If so, combine.
by Wally
Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Beginner course
Replies: 7
Views: 2282

>>>It is killer thinking I was doing everything right and then see the "graveyard" in the front of the hive.<<< That may be your answer..A starved hive will not have a pile of dead bees outside the hive. Only a pesticide kill will do that. It sounds like someone covered their garden with Sevin dust,...
by Wally
Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: extractor needed
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Quite possible...336-498-2685 days

336-302-2708...nights and weekends

Wally
by Wally
Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Free Bees
Replies: 4
Views: 1807

Bees are free. With the cost of gas, delivery is $300.00
by Wally
Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Wax wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Did you ever make contact with AstroZomBEE on beesource?
by Wally
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Free Bees
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

Free Bees

There is an established hive in a house near the farmers market on Sandy ridge Road. House is being demolished, so any damage done is OK. There's another colony in Colfax. It is two years old and hanging on the inside of the door of a tobacco barn, out in the open. If anyone is interested in getting...
by Wally
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Free Bees
Replies: 4
Views: 1807

Free Bees

There is an established hive in a house near the farmers market on Sandy ridge Road. House is being demolished, so any damage done is OK. There's another colony in Colfax. It is two years old and hanging on the inside of the door of a tobacco barn, out in the open. If anyone is interested in getting...
by Wally
Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Going deep into the hive
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Glad to see you back. I answered your post on beesource. I can give you a robber screen if you want it. I will also open a couple of my hives anytime you would like to come down. I have had visitore to the hives for the last 4 weekends. Two from down near Wilmington just left a few minutes ago. I'm ...
by Wally
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: changing frames
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Not only is it OK, it is recommended...The bearding on the front of the hive is normal in hot weather. If you swap out a few of the frames in the two boxes, it will most likely reduce their beard noticeably.

PS, Welcome to the forum. Hang around awhile. We might get this thing going yet.
by Wally
Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Bee stings...OUCH
Replies: 4
Views: 1919

Some people just never seem to learn when to keep their mouth shut. :P :D
by Wally
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: FGMO
Replies: 2
Views: 1777

UPDATE...

I just received a fresh shipment of thymol chrystals.
It is 5.00 for a 50 gram packet, plus shipping.
If you need it by the pound it is negotiable.
50 gram is the correct amount to mix with 1 litre " 1 quart" for fogging.
I also have FGMO for 5.00 per quart.
by Wally
Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Japanese hornets and honey bees
Replies: 4
Views: 1823

If they were true japanese hornets that would be true. The real Japanese hornet has not landed in th US as of yet. The hornet we call the Japanese hornet will eat a honeybee now and then, but not enough to significantly harm the hive. The only way I know to get rid of them is track them back to thei...
by Wally
Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8101

Sorry, I forgot to log in before I posted.
by Wally
Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:42 am
Forum: Upcoming purchases
Topic: Going to BusyBee to buy beekeeping stuff!
Replies: 4
Views: 4795

I do. Call me before you go.
Thanks
by Wally
Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8101

That was a typo. He has bees in his house, not hive. I have to take them out Saturday.

Ron, if you want to help me take them out of a wall in Winston-Salem Saturday, call me. 302-2708.
by Wally
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8101

They are doing fine with two frames added. A swarm that loses it's queen will normally go back to the mother hive. I have got to talk to a guy tonight that has bees in his hive in W.S. If I'm not taking them out Sat. I will be doing something else with bees. If you want to come down, we will play wi...
by Wally
Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8101

I'm going to try and remove them tommorrow, Thursday. If you are free, call me today or tonight and we can talk about time.
Wally
by Wally
Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8101

You can call me about 9 monday morning and I will let you know when I will be going up there. I have to check in at work and make sure everything gets stated off right before I can go. I never know how long that is going to take. You have both my numbers in the post above, so call me between 8 and 1...
by Wally
Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8101

Anyone in NC can sell up to 10 hives each year without registering as a dealer. A swarm can produce surplus honey in a good year. Most do not. I try weakly to prevent swarms. There are many things that can be done to reduce swarming that I do not do. I split one hive this year to prevent swarming an...