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by Wally
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Free Bees
Replies: 4
Views: 2059

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: 1299

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: 1405

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: 2118

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: 1977

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: 1991

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: 8937

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: 5118

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: 8937

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: 8937

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: 8937

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: 8937

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: 8937

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...
by Wally
Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8937

The easiest way is split the brood frames evenly, making sure at least one frame in each one contains eggs. Five to fourteen days later, inclusive, one will have eggs and the other will have queen cells. For stronger hives in both, leave the one with queen cells in the original location. In 25 to 30...
by Wally
Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: used small extractor wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 1506

Deb, I sent your post to Teresa in Fayetteville. She says she will call you. She has a two frame for sale.
Wally
by Wally
Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8937

I doubt I will be taking anymore honey off. I spent this evening taking apart a house in High Point to remove a swarm. I have to go one day next week and take the flashing off the fourth story of a motel in Greensboro and remove a swarm. Unless I get an emergency call I should be available anyday fo...
by Wally
Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8937

Ron, I think I can answer that question for you a little better than Kurt. He is a very friendly person who likes to help everyone, maybe even to the point of hurting himself. He works full time and uses his limited free time to "work" his bees. On the other hand, I am semi retired and don't look to...
by Wally
Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8937

Mice and ants are easily controlled. I have never seen either foulbrood here, tho there may have been or may be some in the area. I don't know. Mites are getting under control. I have seen decreased damage from them each year since 2001. Hive beetles have arrived, but have not become a big problem a...
by Wally
Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8937

Guest, sign up and stay awhile.
I have added 4 hives since sat. Yes, I still have a few extra.

No Bees...The only problem is not enough questions asked...We need to get this forum rockin'... Let's try and get some q&a going.

Welcome to both of you.
by Wally
Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Swarm Season
Replies: 32
Views: 8937

I had a swarm to move into an empty nuc box today, so let's not call it quits right yet.