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by donwal
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Forum Board & Website Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 2625

Re: Forum Board & Website Updates

I see they are working on our website. When I click on the link, the home page has Randolph County Beekeepers Assoc. I'm assuming this is a work in progress.
by donwal
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 03/31/17 - High Point
Replies: 0
Views: 1296

Swarm 03/31/17 - High Point

Arrived home from work Friday around 5:30 to find another swarm in the bee yard. This is the fourth swarm this year. It landed in the same place as the other three swarms. We had a hard rain shower right before I got home and these girls were not happy about breaking their cluster. Took three stings...
by donwal
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 03/18/2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Re: Swarm 03/18/2017

Sally's hive was moved to her home today. The girls have settled in nicely.
by donwal
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 03/24/17 and 03/25/17 High Point
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

Swarm 03/24/17 and 03/25/17 High Point

I had two more swarms to arrive in my bee yard. These were not from my hives. The one on Friday, 03/24 arrived around 1:30 pm and was still there when I arrived home from work at 5:30. Sally and I put them into an eight frame deep hive body and gave them a frame with eggs, larva and capped brood. Th...
by donwal
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 03/18/2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Swarm 03/18/2017

High Point, Guilford County Swarm arrived in our bee yard today at 2:00 pm. I don't think is from our hives. Put them in Sally's five frame nuc box. We did not see the queen, but I believe she is in the box. They settled in nicely and started orientation flights, flying out and coming back in. Will ...
by donwal
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Host Event With Mel Disselkoen
Replies: 0
Views: 1754

Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Host Event With Mel Disselkoen

Mel Disselkoen presents his OTS Queen Rearing Techniques April 22, 2017 @ Mouzon Methodist Church (3100 Selwyn Ave, 28209) 10am to 12noon Classroom Presentation with Q&A 1pm to 3pm Field Demonstration & Discussion Fee $20 MCBA members, $35 non-members Link for more information and registration: http...
by donwal
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: NC Zoo Honey Bee Exhibit
Replies: 0
Views: 1509

NC Zoo Honey Bee Exhibit

Volunteer Beekeepers at the NC Zoo Volunteer beekeepers are always needed to staff the permanent Honey Bee Exhibit. Training is provided to all volunteers and has been developed cooperatively by NC Zoo Volunteer Coordinators and the NCSBA. The orientation/training is brief but thorough and will con...
by donwal
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 3377

Re: NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop

Both classes are now full.
by donwal
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 3377

Re: NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop

Greenville, NC class is now full. Only 36 spots left in the Statesville, NC class. Spots are filling up fast. If you want to attend this class, act quickly.
by donwal
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: Prescription required for certain bee related drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 3938

Re: Prescription required for certain bee related drugs

Does the new law still include honey bees?
by donwal
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Drones
Replies: 15
Views: 6903

Re: Drones

Drones are out flying today! Been seeing one or two at the hives the last couple of weeks. Today saw a lot of them coming and going. The sound of drones flying all around the hive, can't miss it. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1599112263437749&set=a.966750846673897.1073741834.10000016973166...
by donwal
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: News & information
Topic: NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 3377

NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop

BORN AND BRED QUEEN REARING WORKSHOPS The NCSBA is proud to present Born & Bred 2017 in cooperation with the NCSU Apiculture Program and the NCDA&CS Apiary Inspection Service. The NCSBA is offering a program of advanced beekeeper education in the field of queen rearing and colony management. The Bor...
by donwal
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 1512

NCSBA Presents - Queen Rearing Workshop

BORN AND BRED QUEEN REARING WORKSHOPS The NCSBA is proud to present Born & Bred 2017 in cooperation with the NCSU Apiculture Program and the NCDA&CS Apiary Inspection Service. The NCSBA is offering a program of advanced beekeeper education in the field of queen rearing and colony management. The Bor...
by donwal
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Just Stuff
Topic: Don't Let Your Bees Starve
Replies: 10
Views: 6756

Re: Don't Let Your Bees Starve

Girls bringing in natural pollen and taking up the pollen substitute I put out for them. I popped the top to the hives today to check the sugar block I gave them back in December and put some substitute in the hive for them. https://www.facebook.com/donna.r.wallace.7/videos/1572934786055497/?l=61409...
by donwal
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: November Feeding
Replies: 0
Views: 1549

November Feeding

I wanted to removed the feeders from the hives that I had set up above the inner cover, because it was getting cooler at night and one of the hive's sugar water had leaked out. It was such a beautiful day and the girls could use some more food, I set out open feeding stations out away from the hives...
by donwal
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: NCSBA 2016 State Fair Honey Booth
Replies: 3
Views: 2593

Re: NCSBA 2016 State Fair Honey Booth

Yes, help is still needed at the NCSBA booth. Clink on the link in the original message and it should take you to the page to see times available. I am going down Sunday morning to work the 9 -12 morning shift.
by donwal
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: NCSBA 2016 State Fair Honey Booth
Replies: 3
Views: 2593

NCSBA 2016 State Fair Honey Booth

It's State Fair Time! That means it is time to sell HONEY! The NCSBA will be selling North Carolina Honey at the 2016 NC State Fair. This is the largest fund-raising event for the NCSBA and we need your help to make this a success. We need volunteers to help set up and work the booth selling honey d...
by donwal
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: News & information
Topic: Prescription required for certain bee related drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 3938

Re: Prescription required for certain bee related drugs

Read this article today on the new regulations from the FDA. Are really going to have to find a vet for our honey bees?

Tell me this is not so.


http://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/21/m ... ral-rules/
by donwal
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Upcoming Events
Topic: National Honey Bee Day - August 20, 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1726

National Honey Bee Day - August 20, 2016

Join the Extension Master Gardeners and the Guilford County Beekeepers Association in a celebration of National Honey Bee Day--Saturday, August 20, 2016, 9 am - 1 pm. This free, family event will take place at the Extension Demonstration Garden, 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC (behind the build...
by donwal
Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Honey Bees In Tree
Replies: 1
Views: 1659

Honey Bees In Tree

The golf course that my better half works at has honey bees in a large pine tree. They are coming in and out of the bottom of the tree at ground level. They were first noticed two weeks ago. They are in a area that gets mowed a few times a weeks, so they maybe correct, that they have not been there ...