Today 07:07 PM
Did a little test. Had several hive beetle larvae caught up in a top. Added para moth and closed up. A week in now and they are still alive. So para-moth does not kill hive beetle larvae. (412 views, 2 replies)
Today 06:57 PM
Who else had problems with purchased queens?
100%acceptance then a small build up , enough for a new guy to think alls well, then nothing and now is when I need them most. I have decided to raise queens next year but Iam a bit intimidated to... (460 views, 14 replies)
Today 06:56 PM
3 hive combine help and advice please
So i did the combine today and hive 2 and 3 have confriemd day 1 eggs in each hive. I gave each hive 2-3 honey and 2-3 drawn comb frames from hive #4 with very little capped drone/brood. But..... ... (618 views, 8 replies)
Today 06:55 PM
Goldenrod is a junk food for bees
CO2 helps forests grow, the industrial revolution has proven that. Trees produce O2 and lots of pollen. Win Win. (2,357 views, 32 replies)
Today 06:53 PM
Late Season Swarm.. Help?
As a bare minimum- the recommendation is a 40 liter chamber, approximately 10 gallons or about the size of a deep. I read of people having success with smaller boxes down to 5 frame nuc boxes, and... (431 views, 5 replies)
Today 06:53 PM
Jerry Hayes Wired
Thanks for posting. It's a rare breath of fresh air, yet a very sombering truth concerning peoples' attitudes towards real progress. (143 views, 1 replies)
Today 06:52 PM
Frame and foundation question
I have assembled many a frame by hand with nails and also with a stapler (and glue too, obviously). it's not hard, doesn't take long, and it keeps your hands occupied while watching tv in winter. I... (547 views, 9 replies)
Today 06:51 PM
Too late to make queens?
I know your season is a little different than mine in N. Alabama ... I think we have 10 or 12 weeks before frost, I mowed & tilled-planted a strip of buckwheat this morning. Some of my hives still... (336 views, 4 replies)
Today 06:50 PM
Swarm trap size
Multiple threads available on the subject of swarm trap placement. Place them 1/4 mile from known bee hives, near open fields with afternoon shade, creek crossings or anywhere wooded areas open up... (776 views, 16 replies)
Today 06:44 PM
First time with wax moths
Thanks for the info the population in this hive is good I kept giving them brood from other hives but I'm worried about combining them with another hive if they do have laying workers (62 views, 2 replies)
Today 06:41 PM
10-20 MiteBiter (Purdue University) strain Queens
These are mated and laying Queens (1,255 views, 6 replies)
Today 06:32 PM
Cross comb on foundationless frames -- what do I do??!
With all the weather moving in, it may be best to leave it alone for a few days and let the bees repair the broken comb. Once this rain moves past, it would be time to fix it all at once. With the... (494 views, 15 replies)
Today 06:30 PM
What to do ...
Since I am in a totally different area, dont know how long robbing will go on in your area. You can leave the 2nd super on till robbing subsides, then, go through both supers, and pick the fullest... (200 views, 3 replies)
Today 06:26 PM
Put a queenless nuc together .......
Ok i pulled 1 screen off (380 views, 4 replies)
Today 06:21 PM
Tax ID's For Beekeeper Associations
Even though a club may be non-profit in the literal sense, that does not mean that the club must have a formal 501(c) status to avoid paying taxes. I am a member of a homeowner association (all it... (249 views, 5 replies)
Today 06:18 PM
One of my hives swarmed today.
Mitch, Thanks for the reply. I think I replied to one of your threads a week or so ago. You have definitely had a rough go of it starting off. My two hives were new last spring. I know at one... (480 views, 4 replies)
Today 05:54 PM
Laying worker? Is this a tiny queen?
It was definitely the queen - looks like my other queens - sizewise and behavior-wise (attendants, etc) (1,168 views, 13 replies)
Today 05:33 PM
Very few larvae seen lately?
I'm a first year keeper as well. I know a queen will slow laying during the dearth. Mine did in mid July to early August when we had very little rain. Mine is back laying heavily again. I would... (204 views, 1 replies)
Today 05:29 PM
Hello from WV
Thanks everyone. Any recommendations on other books to read? (854 views, 12 replies)
Today 05:13 PM
Saw my first Honey Bee today
I know but as a kid and up to my 20s, I'd see bees everywhere.. My back yard is nothing but hitchhiker weeds now so I plan to seed it with white and crimson clover. I understand the white can out... (529 views, 3 replies)