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    Re: Catching and Marking Queens

    One handed queen catcher, I caught my first one on video at about 6 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAaMVwGTY1M, I'll eventually try it by hand:)
  2. Re: What to do with laying workers in January?

    There are no eggs all over like laying worker, could be a queen just starting to lay, I'll just leave em be for awhile.
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    Re: Newbee to be from NW Bama

    welcome, you've come to the right place:)
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    Re: Hello, from North mid TN!!

    Welcome
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    Jar of honey

    Enter to win a 3 lb pound jar of NC honey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goC01dPyzbM
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    Re: Tight Smoker Lid

    Is that little ring on the cover for the cork (like on the video linked above)? I always thought it was to pry the stuck cover off.

    Somebody told me that:) but you can buy a cork with a chain, and...
  7. Re: What to do with laying workers in January?

    Yeah, I ought to have 8-9 hives in the spring, It'll just make for faster growing splits.
  8. What to do with laying workers in January?

    So I used Formic acid a few months back, and the queen swarmed off, I went to replace it and they wouldn't accept it, then I noticed a few larvae, so I figured a virgin queen had returned. Fast...
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    Re: Warm weather in NC effects?

    I've got 3-4 building comb in the mountain camp sugar feeder
  10. Re: Respirator suggestion to use with Easy Vap

    The comment on page 8 on the link I posted earlier is from Noisha https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/639110O/3m-respirator-selection-guide.pdf
    These compounds have been identified as possibly...
  11. Re: Lost hives - How to store honey over winter to restart in Spring?

    I have a freezer full of frames, freeze it if you have a chest freezer.
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    Re: Warm weather in NC effects?

    My bees quit using the pollen feeders yesterday here in Winston-Salem, NC
  13. Re: I checked a couple hives-Small clusters, no brood

    Well I decided to combine the small cluster with the other hive that looked queenless in a nuc box.
    made a video:) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6eiZHeZiN0
  14. Re: I checked a couple hives-Small clusters, no brood

    I don't know, I noticed that in the video, capped honey cells maybe, I'll look Thursday
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    Re: Should I go with Saskatraz packages

    i bought ten queens from OHB in California, most of them have been good, check em out on my channel https://www.youtube.com/c/BackyardBeesNC
  16. Re: I checked a couple hives-Small clusters, no brood

    It would be a loss, $50 queen and frames of sugar syrup:)
  17. Re: I checked a couple hives-Small clusters, no brood

    I have this thing, 2 frames on either side
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=49441&d=1561075491
  18. Re: I checked a couple hives-Small clusters, no brood

    They have both been trouble since I got them, the red hive was honey bound when I made the first split from a double box, it had all the honey stores in it. The other has never really been good, I...
  19. Re: I checked a couple hives-Small clusters, no brood

    The follower board thing might be easiest
  20. Re: I checked a couple hives-Small clusters, no brood

    none yet
  21. I checked a couple hives-Small clusters, no brood

    I have 2 hives with little activity, there were split in July with mail order Saskatraz queens, I'm thinking they keep a small cluster because they are Saskatraz, or the queen wasn't mated good....
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    Re: Howdy from Central Texas

    Welcome, this is the best site I've found so far:)
  23. Re: Quality Equipment- Brushy Mountain replacement?

    I made a video of MIller Bee supply for you who have never been there.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0TE4hVGTYk
  24. How to fix that fat J-hook Hive tool

    Got a J-hook hive tool? those things booger up the corners of your boxes, grind it down :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpsACyi0oIs
  25. Re: Top-bar hive flipped over by the wind! (January 8th, Wake Forest, NC)

    crazy, the winds been whipping here in the Piedmont of NC too.
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