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by donwal
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Pictures and Videos
Replies: 0
Views: 1538

Pictures and Videos

Great day to catch a few pictures. Before I brought out my camera, I missed a great chance to video a worker packing pollen in her pollen baskets. Hopefully I will be able to catch it another time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es38MM46OX8
by donwal
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Making Splits
Replies: 0
Views: 1400

Making Splits

My first split from 2013 has made it thru the winter. I am looking forward to what lies ahead for 2014.


http://youtu.be/U95zEwpQauQ
by donwal
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nuc Boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

Re: Nuc Boxes

Yes, we did adjust the dimensions. The frames (5) fit just fine. I am going to use the directions in the Coates instructions for my opening and drill a vent hole on the back with screen over the opening.

Here is where I found the measurements... 6 Easy Steps To Make A Nuc Box.
by donwal
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nuc Boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

Re: Nuc Boxes

Thank you! We did use the Coates 5 Frame Nuc plan, but we used 3/4 inch instead of 1/2 inch plywood and screws instead of staples. We just thought it would hold up better.
by donwal
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nuc Boxes
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

Nuc Boxes

My husband and I made our first five frame nuc box today. It is not finished yet, but I think we did a good job for the first time making one...hopefuly we will get a few more done soon.
by donwal
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: The Beekeeping test is back
Replies: 13
Views: 13163

Re: The Beekeeping test is back

Took the test, that was fun! 41/50, how is that for a beekeeper going into my second year. The ones I missed I did not read carefully enough and the others I do not have experience on the topic yet. But I did learn some new things. This will be a fun learning tool. :D
by donwal
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: First Hive Inspection of 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3858

Re: First Hive Inspection of 2014

This hive is from a split I did on June15th. I have lost my other 3 hives this winter, so I am keeping a close eye on this one.
by donwal
Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: First Hive Inspection of 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3858

First Hive Inspection of 2014

So glad to get into my only remaining hive. Just a peak under the cover for today to check the cluster and volume of bees. The girls seem to be doing good so far. :D
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by donwal
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: May 9, 2013--Tonight's swarm
Replies: 3
Views: 3369

Re: May 9, 2013--Tonight's swarm

Where in High Point was this swarm located?