Yesterday 11:12 PM
Maxant Industries is pretty much the best company ever!
So our club has extractors days one Saturday a month throughout the summer and fall where members can come and extract their honey from among four club extractors. Two of the extractors are new... (9 views, 0 replies)
Yesterday 11:06 PM
yellow jacket near my hive
Thank you both for the suggestions. Have made up the bottle of wine mixture and set it out tonight. Hoping to get a lot of them that way, thanks. Will see what happens and if I need to I will try... (193 views, 3 replies)
Yesterday 11:06 PM
How do you follow a "bee line" ?
When I was visiting Illinois a few years ago I was told that the pioneers used to sprinkle a little flour on the bees. Supposedly it would slow them down enough to have their children follow the... (205 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 10:54 PM
Pollen stores for winter
Pollen in fall gives healthier young bees going into winter. Pollen stored in the hive stores over winter are used by early brood rearing that will start up before natural pollen flows start in the... (301 views, 5 replies)
Yesterday 10:50 PM
lure a hive out of a old tree
Set out those swarm traps now, sometimes the smaller hive cavities can swarm in fall flows. (177 views, 4 replies)
Yesterday 10:37 PM
Make your own Honey Sticks
One week left on the sale..... (1,209 views, 15 replies)
Yesterday 10:33 PM
you hit the nail right on the head Haraga... fun? yesterday we pulled honey through mist and drizzle... I have a committed and motivated staff this year! Why did we? because we had to. ... (933 views, 17 replies)
Yesterday 10:19 PM
How to tell if I have a laying worker or a new queen?
If it is a queen doing the laying, then you'll get drones in drone sized cells and worker brood in worker sized cells. If it is a laying worker, then you'll get drone brood in all sized cells. (54 views, 3 replies)
Yesterday 10:18 PM
Shelter & insulation
I've often thought of making a three sided, roofed shelter for them to sit in year around. Would cut down on rain and wind in winter, and give some shade in the hot summers. Maybe a three sided... (46 views, 1 replies)
Yesterday 09:56 PM
What can I do about varroa mites?
That is pretty much what happened, except I think the bees in the nuc joined forces with the robbers. after three days there was not a drop of honey and no bees left. So I killed about four frames of... (2,786 views, 48 replies)
Yesterday 09:32 PM
Well I am not harvesting anything, so they keep all they can make. This year. And I can feed them all winter if necessary. Went for a hike and we actually still have a huge number of blooms,... (285 views, 6 replies)
Yesterday 09:29 PM
New England vacation
mystic seaport in conn. .... bar harbor/ acaidia national park in maine, go out and see the seals and whales, enjoy the seafood and harbor. (898 views, 16 replies)
Yesterday 09:27 PM
Best technique to harvest honey from a Warrè?
I helped with one last year that produced about 100 4"X4" cutcombs from 1st year combs. We used a blower to vacate the bees and a cappings spinner to get the bottled honey of the crushed comb... (212 views, 7 replies)
Yesterday 09:06 PM
Wax foundations = wax coated paint stirrer?
They'll draw comb on any surface, I used a few Langstroth with no guide or foundation and even that worked fine... setting up new hives and in a hurry/lazy. I actually tried four different designs of... (321 views, 11 replies)
Yesterday 09:05 PM
Did feeding/cost of feeding discourage you?
Starting with a Langs setup is good for a beginner. It is to learn the tricks of this trade. A TBH is fun too without the lifting but a lang can also be stationary if you want it to be. All my... (1,286 views, 53 replies)
Yesterday 08:58 PM
New beeks effects on beekeeping
Wow (178 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 08:54 PM
White mark on some of my bees?
How do we know it is not pollen? Crazy Roland (359 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 08:51 PM
What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?
Ace; What pressure does the typical air knife operate at? Do you have a specific brand you work with? Crazy and obviously not smart enough, Roland (6,702 views, 107 replies)
Yesterday 08:48 PM
New Canadian bee keeper
Hi Jeff, Welcome, hope all goes well, I started this spring, and I am up to seven hives. You will find lots of help here for the questions you will most assuredly have. Good luck and enjoy, (120 views, 8 replies)
Yesterday 08:35 PM
Farm Service, aka FS. (168 views, 4 replies)