Today 02:54 PM
Trixie on board!
Welcome to Bee Source. (160 views, 2 replies)
Today 02:53 PM
Just starting out, can you clarify this?
There are bees in the parent hive, lots of them. The hive is a 10 frame deep. I am feeding a 2 to 1 sugar syrup mixture. Not sure about absconding or swarming (146 views, 4 replies)
Today 02:52 PM
building new hive boxes.
Welcome to Bee Source. Start off simple and as you get more bees you can try more complicated cuts etc. I use simple butt joints, tite bond III waterproof glue and exterior grade screws to... (148 views, 5 replies)
Today 02:50 PM
Just open hive from winter...I need to split.
What is your weather forecast? If I were you I would feed and wait a week and then do a vertical split. Are they bringing in fresh pollen? Go here for some good info on vertical splits sorry I don't... (184 views, 6 replies)
Today 02:39 PM
Drone report South Central PA
I noticed the same Westchester NY They look like they spent the winter in the hives (76 views, 2 replies)
Today 02:35 PM
ATTN: New beekeepers with screened bottom boards
You can also buy #8 hardware cloth from McMaster-Carr by the foot. Its a little more expensive that way but you won't have to buy a large roll. https://www.mcmaster.com/#9220T48 (4,342 views, 63 replies)
Today 02:33 PM
Parts to Assemble a Hive Loader
I have about 90% of the parts needed to assemble a Kelley hive loader like the one pictured in the attached photo, including rebuilt electric motors, rebuilt gear reduction boxes, rebuilt hydraulic... (19 views, 0 replies)
Today 02:32 PM
Beehive Moving Helicopter Crashes in New Zealand
What kind of helicopter do they usually use for this application? (377 views, 3 replies)
Today 02:17 PM
Conjoing two hives
That should work. You shouldn't need to spray any sugar water. When I do combines where both hives have a queen, I pinch the one queen and then combine in about 30 minutes to an hour later, without... (409 views, 5 replies)
Today 02:08 PM
Two part question.
Beesource member AmericasBeekeeper is an Apiary Inspector Supervisor for the State of Florida, so he is knowledgeable about FL regulations ... (100 views, 2 replies)
Today 02:06 PM
Kelley Hive Loader
I am selling a hive loader in good working condition. This Kelley loader was built in the 1970's and I have owned it since 1979, making a number of improvements over time. These include: the... (30 views, 0 replies)
Today 02:05 PM
Help! An evergrowing festoon
its outside the hive? That's definitely a problem. (400 views, 7 replies)
Today 01:58 PM
watch out mites!
Watch out varroa mites I have an provap 110 and I am not afraid to use it! That's right, this kid has a new weapon in his varroa fighting arsenal and I can't wait to see how much time it will... (50 views, 0 replies)
Today 01:35 PM
Also a tree guy, in my experience Linden whether American or Littleaf should grow much faster than 8" per year when they are immature, probably 2-3' would be average in North Dakota. However if they... (270 views, 7 replies)
Today 01:24 PM
Winters left over Honey
Up in the north here where I am, extra honey left on the hives over winter don't usually crystallize until spring. The freezing cold temperatures basically preserve the honey in a liquid state, no... (420 views, 8 replies)
Today 12:37 PM
First Swarm 3/25/17 zip code 27325. Size of 2 footballs (27,689 views, 125 replies)
Today 12:35 PM
Killer Bees in Spain???
Clarifying- I didn't intend to imply no africanized bees proven in Arizona, only referring to the bees in the video. Bill (220 views, 8 replies)
Today 11:59 AM
Today in the Apiary
Made my OTS splits last week on 3 hives. Got in today, 8 days later, to find the bees have not only drawn out queen cells where I notched, but built cells in other places. I broke down all but two... (255,188 views, 1,482 replies)
Today 11:54 AM
Milk tank storage?
I was looking at a 300gal milk tank. SS. I do not know the year etc. I would probably just use as an over night settling tank. Then pump/ drain from bottom, through a filter and into a bottling tank.... (621 views, 11 replies)
Dan the bee guy
Today 11:31 AM
Making your own queen cups
They did it with wax for years. (161 views, 5 replies)