Paul McCarty
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  • W.C. Arnold Jr.
  • Manda Clair Jost
  • Kenneth Lee Henderson
  • Skyler Marsh
  • James G. Blackburn II
  • Liz Stevens
  • Megan Mahoney
  • Eddie Kemp
  • Kimberly Procell
  • Chad Schumpert
  • Jenny and Graeme Davis
  • Kevin Schwebel
  • Phill Remick
  • James H DAWDY
  • Jeanne Kjos

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Paul McCarty replied to Gloria Villaverde's discussion Swarm in the group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"That is why I have so many foundationless frames, and so many long hives. "
yesterday
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Must be the swarm I had a message about - good thing someone is getting them, my "vacancy" sign is off for the time being."
Thursday
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"I had a hive throw an overcrowding swarm last week. They were queenless and raising a new queen too. Sometimes it happens. Mine flew off - Cie la vie!"
Sunday
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Some hives never get it right and you have to fight with them to keep them straight. Cut-outs are particularly bad since you have a lot of oddball comb strapped in place."
Sunday
Paul McCarty replied to Kevin W. Thatcher's discussion New Hive in the group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Should not need a reducer unless the hive is small and you have others who want to rob it. If it is a first year hive, unless it is overflowing with bees, they most likely will not swarm. At least not until later this summer."
Apr 10
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Ants usually don't cause a lot of problems. In fact, several species seem to be beneficial in the fact that they eat the detritus that collects in the hive. The bees usually chase them off the comb. I have often wondered if they might even have…"
Apr 8
Paul McCarty replied to Kenneth Lee Henderson's discussion Is tipping necessary? in the group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"This is the traditional non-commercial arrangement - a small share of the honey for hive space."
Apr 7
Paul McCarty replied to Kenneth Lee Henderson's discussion Is tipping necessary? in the group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"I give my land-share people some of the honey out of the hives on their land. Normally it is just a pint jar or so every so often. Not as much honey as you would think. Most normal people don't run through it that fast. I give them more if I…"
Apr 7
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Unless you incubate them as I do..."
Apr 3
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"I would leave them. You might be able to cut out one, but definitely leave the other three. That is cutting it pretty close. Many cells are empty, dead, or otherwise do not hatch. I leave about 3-4 as insurance I will have a queen that hatches."
Apr 3
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Call the Code Enforcement people!"
Apr 3
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"OK - another removal up for grabs. I was saving this one for me, but cannot get to it. 2266 Casa Bonita in Alamogordo. Bees in a corner soffit. Should be an easy job. Message me for the phone number."
Mar 31
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"That is one of my long-style hives. Sort of a variation on a German long-hive - in a way. I have 8 of them, and they are what I mostly raise bees in for nucs. Tech details - all deeps with no foundation. Basically a top-bar with frames. Works sort…"
Mar 31
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Very good Kenneth! Just watch those girls to make sure they don't get too mean. Most of the time you cannot tell until several months later when the hive is wicked strong."
Mar 27
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Well, some people use powdered sugar for mites, but I have never done so. Never had serious issues with them on a large scale."
Mar 26
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"I feed sugar quite a bit. It is good for feeding when the robbing season starts. Just stay away from beet sugar, brown sugar, and powdered sugar."
Mar 26

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What style of beehive?
Langstroth - Horizontal and Vertical - Foundationless/Natural/Treatment Free - Survivor Bees

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At 7:12am on April 6, 2013, Paul McCarty said…

I am just going to look at the tree. I am not entirely sure I can get to it. I have two others to do before I get to it.

It is 8 feet up.

At 6:34am on April 6, 2013, Ralph Ketter said…

Hi Paul,

I am a friend of Ken's and would be willing to tag along or help if I don't have a conflict.

Ralph

At 10:01pm on April 5, 2013, Kenneth Lee Henderson said…

Paul,

I'm asking when and where. Do I need to bring my spikes, and they are pole stikes, not tree spikes, sorry. Probably going to need to upgrade. Hope this reaches you. Trying to figure out this system. Seems different.

Ken

At 7:44am on April 2, 2013, James G. Blackburn II said…

Paul,

If you have your flow calendar readily available, I'd like to see it. Don't go out of your way though as I have more pressing gaps in my state of ignorance at this point.

Everyone:

This yahoo group page has alot of info. if you haven't found it yet;

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/SDCBeekeepers/files/?prop=eupdate

 This title on the above site has some bloom info;

Honey Bee Forage Plants for Backyard Gardens in Northern NM

 

At 6:43am on January 27, 2013, Phill Remick said…

Hey Paul,

Did you enjoy the convention? I thought it went very well!

Phill Remick

At 5:36am on June 10, 2012, Michele Chisholm said…

Welcome to Turquoise Trail Beekeepers Paul.  I've been following your comments.  Thanks for your great input.  I hope the smoke from the Ruidoso fires is not impacting you or your bees.

 
 
 

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