Today 10:03 PM
re-queening strong hives
Formic Acid? (364 views, 4 replies)
Today 10:02 PM
Price for a rotted out hive with bees?
I came across an old farmhouse with four very rotten, barely standing hives today. I thought, what the heck, and stopped for a visit. The elderly woman came out for a nice visit and explained the... (0 views, 0 replies)
Today 09:55 PM
Cotton coveralls and tie on veil
The coveralls and veil are an option, but there are some others you might want to consider. I bought a full suit my first year, it was cotton with a zip-on veil. For me, it seemed pretty warm and a... (52 views, 3 replies)
Today 09:52 PM
I can't decide on what extractor to buy ?
You won't regret it and you'll be able to pass it down to your Grandkids! (1,536 views, 50 replies)
Today 09:38 PM
Is starvation really starvation?
Just curious Roland. How do you identify the alfalfa spray as being a causative factor there? (459 views, 22 replies)
Today 09:31 PM
To deep? Two deep? Or Too deep?
Actually, I was speaking to the human factors point of view. What is good for me. I don't have 200 hives, probably never will. I don't have problems with my back or lifting. So I am experimenting... (685 views, 19 replies)
Today 09:30 PM
dadant smoker poor quality control! see pics attached
I think Fivekai is right, he shouldn't have to deal with this issue. He paid full price with the intention of receiving merchandise in new condition. Big companies are happy and secure in knowing... (421 views, 25 replies)
Today 09:27 PM
Winter Losses or Success?
Very mild winter here in NorCal, i only lost one out of 12 hives. Have already made several splits and this weekend harvested 140 lbs of honey taken from three hives. (349 views, 21 replies)
Today 09:17 PM
Colony of drones
If that is your only hive, and you do not have another to draw frames of brood and nurse bees, then it may be pretty well done. The queen needs workers to take care of her and the eggs she would lay,... (32 views, 1 replies)
Today 09:13 PM
Trying OTS..Notched my First Frames
Yes indeed, newer comb is much softer. Simply placed the tip of the tool right below the desired cells and rake downward gently. (1,600 views, 44 replies)
Today 09:11 PM
squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience
A reminder again that the title of this thread is squarepeg experience. Let's stay on topic. (13,681 views, 234 replies)
Today 09:10 PM
What's this green lookin' stuff on the comb?
Thanks everyone for your replies. I will melt it down and reuse the wax. Did this mold occur after the hive died? Surely the comb wasn't molding like this with the bees, right? (283 views, 11 replies)
Today 09:04 PM
Swinger 100 questions
Hi, I am posting this because I need some help with my swinger 100. I recently purchased this loader and have been trying to find other swinger owners. I am looking for places to buy parts and find... (17 views, 0 replies)
Today 09:01 PM
great info. i'll probably not strain what i render for the painting of foundation, but will do so for the rest. i have a pretty big box of cappings and hope to get more this year. i also have a... (173 views, 6 replies)
Today 08:55 PM
re queening aggressive
Well I was unsuccessful. Neighbor got stung. Last option extermination. **** it. (266 views, 11 replies)
Today 08:54 PM
Unintentional bee venom therapy
I tried the bare handed thing when I first started. Then I was diagnosed as allergic/sensitized. I almost always wear nitrile over a snug cotton glove. I can still grab a bee, & they cant seem to... (200 views, 4 replies)
Today 08:36 PM
Best time period for guys picking up Nucs?
This^ only for me I'd say first week of July at my location. After that point the buyer assumes all risk with zero chance of reward that first yr. Essentially buying better odds on overewinter... (1,006 views, 13 replies)
Today 08:34 PM
4 queen system?
You may want to consider 5 frame Nuc boxes for what you are describing. (274 views, 4 replies)
Today 08:29 PM
New UPS rules for shipping bees? Anyone know more about this?
Hmmmm....I live in Dallas TX area as well and am expecting my package from Noble Apiaries any day now. I haven't heard they cant ship it to me. (1,194 views, 25 replies)
Today 08:27 PM
Anyone in Arizona, New Mexico or West Texas comment on wintering stores?
I forgot to say i run 8 frame boxes,* for winter feed i let them eat their own honey they collected during the honey flow, my plan was only harvest the honey collected in the honey super (an 8 frame... (239 views, 13 replies)