Today 02:29 PM
Lots of swarms
I've heard bees will swarm to free them selves of mites. Do you think this might be the case? Maybe to many mites in the hive. (96 views, 2 replies)
Today 02:27 PM
These poor bees of mine... Comb separating from foundation during inspection?
Just wait until you have strong ladder comb and have it "peel" off a sheet of comb! I still remember the panic. Snug those frames together and hang them plumb. Fortunately it doesnt happen all... (54 views, 3 replies)
Today 02:26 PM
rookie: install on a windy day or wait?
Looks like your going to be getting some great weather starting tomorrow. You can hold them in the garage or some place cool and dry till then. It sure wouldn't hurt to make up some sugar syrup to... (27 views, 2 replies)
Today 02:24 PM
Having Second Thoughts
When I want syrup taken very quickly - in the fall generally - I do as you have done. Other times, like right now, I feed through the hole in the inner cover. The bees get an upper limit on the... (108 views, 3 replies)
Today 02:20 PM
Hive paint question
Beautiful day for painting our hives :-) 17559 (216 views, 7 replies)
Today 02:19 PM
Bees are rather frenetic in package installed last Wednesday
I have 2 hives, one was a nuc that I installed on 4/18 and even though I had to chop the Langstroth frames, they seem rather contented with workers bringing back pollen baskets full from day 1. My... (0 views, 0 replies)
Today 02:16 PM
Thought I moved them the right way!
I moved a hive about 50 feet. A week ago. Kept them shut in until today, but I just noticed a lot of bees circling the area where their hive was. Am I just being nervous and they will go back... (0 views, 0 replies)
Today 02:15 PM
Bees Aren't Drawing Comb
We've been having very little flow for this time of year - which is a big factor in wax production. But the answer is that as a general rule they only draw comb when they need it - existing comb has... (21 views, 2 replies)
Today 02:14 PM
Feed Essential oils
For what purpose? Are you following some advice you've heard somewhere? If so, there should be some guidelines for use. (78 views, 3 replies)
Today 02:14 PM
LEGO Beeyard Project
That is very cool. I just think that you should make the smoker gray.:thumbsup: (904 views, 13 replies)
Today 02:07 PM
Alternative to beekeeper gloves
I, also, was a fan of the playtex dishwashing gloves. They provided good dexterity, with the only slight problem being they would be literally sloshing with sweat after working a half-dozen hives. ... (753 views, 24 replies)
Today 02:04 PM
Shallow frames in a medium box: advice?
The girls will build comb down to the next box, and the queen put drone brood there.At least evry time I do it. (76 views, 2 replies)
Today 02:00 PM
1st package installed, and all dead at day 4? Why?
I am wondering if they didn't have enough warm temperature hours to take the syrup needed to survive. When the syrup is too cold they won't take it. They may have been better with some granulated... (741 views, 24 replies)
Today 02:00 PM
I built a queen castle last year,I'll be useing it this year.Thanks for the ten day notice. Two queen hive would'nt be that bad would it? Thanks (378 views, 7 replies)
Today 01:49 PM
Hygenic behavior or sign of trouble?
Agree 100%. G (110 views, 7 replies)
Today 01:45 PM
Hi From Phoenix, AZ
Okay. let them calm down it might take a while. (22 views, 3 replies)
Today 01:45 PM
My back garden beekeeping
I do my second oxalic acid vaporization treatment today and talk about some how to use one with a polystyrene hive. In particular I found that it's a bad idea using a vaporizer below the varroa... (2,592 views, 18 replies)
Today 01:37 PM
How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?
Millimoles are for chemistry tests. Try 0.25 grams per gallon. I often mix it at 0.75 grams per gallon. Supposedly helps with nosema. Aaron (495 views, 7 replies)
Today 01:25 PM
When to stop feeding syrup in northeast Florida
You've got plenty of natural food as long as you have enough bee population, if they were five frame deeps I'd stop feeding now. I'm originally from Thomasville Ga. not far from you. Your palmetto... (54 views, 1 replies)
Today 01:21 PM
Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?
So I had some lemongrass-based bee lure and have had that out in my capture hives for a month or so. Nothing. Of course, the weather has been really wet and lousy for several weeks, also.... (11,560 views, 198 replies)