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by Wally
Fri May 19, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Hive Body Painting
Replies: 11
Views: 3768

You will need a hive tool...or screwdriver, or similiar. You will need a hive and two supers for each hive you want to keep, plus a hive for the inevitable swarm you will catch. You will need a mentor...There are 50 to 75 at the Guilford County Beekeepers assoc., free for using, who meet the second ...
by Wally
Wed May 17, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Hive Body Painting
Replies: 11
Views: 3768

hive body painting

First, let me say welcome... I think a good exterior latex paint will protect 3 to 4 times as long as untreated, also. Maybe even longer. It also doesn't cost 34.00 a gallon. The last I bought at Swerwin-Williams, as Kurt said, a mis-match, retailed for 14.99 a gallon. I got 5 gallon for 32 dollars....
by Wally
Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Bees for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1669

Bees for sale

Having caught a number of swarms, made splits, and made a few extractions, I am over run with bees. I need to sell a few nucs or hives in order to buy boxes to install the next calls.
Wally

336-498-2685...Work
336-302-2708...Cell
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by Wally
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: daring or just crazy?
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Well, there was a hive in Greensboro in a tree that the people wanted removed, so I did. I cut all the limbs off, cut the tree level with the truck bed, slid the tree onto the truck, still upright. Tied it off from all four sides and came home, tree and all.
by Wally
Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: splits
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

Hi, Guest...Sign up and join us. We need all the participation we can get. And Welcome. Kurt inadvertantly gave me the one in Greensboro.

Kurt, The house that needed the scaffold sent me a swarm to the ground. I must be living right. :lol:
by Wally
Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: splits
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

No splits, but one of mine swarmed yesterday and headed toward Julian. Keep an eye open for them. :lol:

I caught a swarm in Greensboro yesterday, and two in Sophia today. I would think swarm season is here full bore.
by Wally
Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: March Newsletter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1581

The one online says Jan. through April, but I understood from the meeting that there was a new one coming online shortly. Maybe Norman or Kurt will clear it up shortly.
by Wally
Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Queens
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

I would split as soon as the queen cells are capped. In fact, I split one hive monday, Mar. 13.
by Wally
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Africanized bee information update
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

And for recent photos of beekeeping in Brazil, with AHB, check out this set of photos on beesource.
http://www.beesource.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi ... 2;t=004679
by Wally
Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Killer bees
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

I have heard of them being further north than here, traveling in packages and having to be requeened. You may get them this spring if you buy packages or queens from the south.
by Wally
Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Free Gift
Replies: 8
Views: 3255

That did it.
I guess I will have to remember that.
It won't let me change it to Iddee.
by Wally
Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Honey Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1824

Honey Wanted

I would like to buy 5 to 10 gal. of local honey if anyone has it available.
by Wally
Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: FGMO
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

fgmo

Since I didn't get a response from this thread, I ordered both thymol and fgmo in bulk. If anyone wants small amounts, I can let you have fgmo by the quart or gallon, and I have thymol packaged in 50 gram bags.

336-302-2708
Wally
by Wally
Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Killer bees
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

Killer Bees

They found them on boats and docks. I refuse to believe our great government workers found 100% of the swarms arriving.
So my guess is a few swarms got by and colonized
by Wally
Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Upcoming purchases
Topic: trip to get supplies
Replies: 3
Views: 4059

Upcoming purchases

Kurt, Do either sell Small Cell Foundation?
by Wally
Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Killer bees
Replies: 5
Views: 2621

Killer Bees

Kurt, They found AHB in FLA. while I was still living in MS. I left there in 1985. We may still have a little while to wait.
by Wally
Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: requeening with Russians
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

requeening with Russians

Kurt, Will you be fogging with the russians? If so, please compare the results, rather than just saying how the russians are doing, since we don't know how your prior queens were doing. We need to know the difference.
Thanks
Wally
by Wally
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: FGMO
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

FGMO

Does anyone here sell FGMO or know of a local source?
Thank You
Wally
by Wally
Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: Bee Keeping Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2811

Bee keeping help

OK. Next best thing is go to the website below. I spend an hour or two there every day. It will teach you everything "book learning" can possibly teach you.

http://www.beesource.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi

Good Luck
Wally
by Wally
Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Feeding the bees
Replies: 6
Views: 2519

Feeding the bees

Bruce, I have never used top feeders, put the entrance feeders work well without dilution. Remember that if you dilute honey, fermentation sets in immediately. If they don't clean it up in two or three days, it will sour.

If you ask on the forum here, someone may want to buy it to make mead.
Wally