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by DuaneB
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm - 3/20/19
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Swarm - 3/20/19

A co-worker of mine, has4 hives. One of them swarmed on 3/20. She was able to catch it. She lives in Greensboro.
by DuaneB
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: How often to refresh?
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: How often to refresh?

You seem to be 'Da Man'! Anxious to get my first one.
by DuaneB
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: First graft, 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: First graft, 2019

Thanks for the update, Wally.

Duane
by DuaneB
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: How often to refresh?
Replies: 3
Views: 367

How often to refresh?

I have a Swarm trap that has been up for a week now. I saw some activity a couple of days after I put it up. But after watching it for about 20 minutes, I noticed there were only about 12-15 bees flying around and in/out. Now there are 1 or 2 , if any. I think the old comb frame I put in it must of ...
by DuaneB
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: First swarm 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: First swarm 2019

Makes sense.

Thanks Wally.
by DuaneB
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: First swarm 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: First swarm 2019

Nice job, Wally.

I put up a Swarm bait box late Sunday. Went and checked on it today, and there were about 8 or 9 bees checking it out. How do you know when the bees have move in?

Duane
by DuaneB
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: How long do I wait?
Replies: 2
Views: 406

How long do I wait?

Let's say I caught a swam. Do I leave them there for a couple of days, or do I bring them home as soon as I notice them? Once home, then what? Do I leave them confined for 3 days, so they will re-orient when I finally let them out? Or, do I just bring them home and transfer them to their permanent h...
by DuaneB
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Drones 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 694

Re: Drones 2019

I've seen a LOT of capped Drone cells in my strong hive; as well as some out flying around.

Duane
by DuaneB
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: LOTS of drones
Replies: 1
Views: 281

LOTS of drones

Did a quick inspection of my STRONG hive to find the Queen has 7 frames of brood, on the same half of a 2 deep setup. On the 7 frames, 4 of them a LOTS of capped Drone cells. Lots, like 200 to 300 of them. I only saw 1 or 2 practice Queen cells. I put all the Brood frames in the bottom box; put the ...
by DuaneB
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: 1/8" hardware cloth
Replies: 2
Views: 332

1/8" hardware cloth

Where do you get your 1/8" hardware from? Anywhere local?

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm catching equipment
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Re: Swarm catching equipment

Huh, didn't think about the home owner/caller NOT wanting the bush/tree trimmed a little to get the bees. Guess I'll start on a Bee vac. What vacuum head do you use?

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm catching equipment
Replies: 6
Views: 995

Swarm catching equipment

As a new beek, and new to catching swarms, what equipment is good to have on hand? I'm NOT referring to catching swarms in bait boxes.

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Bees are happy!
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Bees are happy!

To have warm weather again! They are doing cleaning flights and bringing in pollen, from somewhere.
by DuaneB
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Bunch of dead bees outside of hives
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Bunch of dead bees outside of hives

This is my first winter and still learning. The other day, u noticed about a good size handful of dead bees on the ground, in front of the hives. My assumption is , these are dead summer bees and/or the hive reducing its size for winter. Am I wrong? Do I have something to be concerned about? Thanks,...
by DuaneB
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Apiary preparations for Hurricane Florence
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Apiary preparations for Hurricane Florence

Hi everyone,

I have an 8 foot long stand with 3 hives on it. Aside from strapping the hives down to the stand, what else can I do to help keep them from possibly being blown over?

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-7/6/18
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Swarm-7/6/18

No worries. I'll send that email soon.

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: NCSBA 2018 Summer Meeting July 19-21, 2018 Flat Rock, NC
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: NCSBA 2018 Summer Meeting July 19-21, 2018 Flat Rock, NC

This will be my first time attending. Is there somewhere GCBA'ers meet?
I'm leaving Thursday morning. Is there a group caravan out?

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-7/6/18
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Swarm-7/6/18

Hi Jacob,

You probably don't remember me. We've met several times. I did fill out the online form to have my name added to the list. But its all good. Still a newbee. I'll concentrate on getting my three hive to overwinter.

Thanks,
Duane
by DuaneB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm-7/6/18
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Swarm-7/6/18

I wish someone had told me. I go to that Wendy's just about every day. I work at Qorvo (formally RFMD), and live less than 5 mile from there. I could ALWAYS use more bees.

How can I get 'in the know'?

Duane
by DuaneB
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Study Guide
Replies: 24
Views: 29434

Re:

Wally wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:26 pm

Here is a site you may want to spend some time on. It is a beekeeping test, and is said to use different questions each time you take it.

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=1909.0
Hi Wally,

Can you find this post or test agin. This link doesn't work anymore.

Duane