Today 05:24 PM
30113 20 January 2017 Mahonia, Oregon grape Shrubs in yard are just beginning to open. (15,232 views, 73 replies)
Today 05:20 PM
Pollen Collection in Mid January in TN
may have something early like maple? or maybe raiding local bird feeder or chicken feed, etc will pick up corn dust (91 views, 1 replies)
Today 05:19 PM
Three gene markers correlated with Varroa resistance in Saskatraz bees.
Thanks for the paper, I learned a lot today. (277 views, 6 replies)
Today 05:17 PM
What whould you want to see tested for bees?
What's your field? The first thing that came to my mind was some easy and inexpensive method of measuring pheromones that measure hive health, perhaps a reliable early indication that they're... (52 views, 3 replies)
Today 05:13 PM
Horses and bee locations
If your hive is as hot as you say, why don't you re-queen? (141 views, 5 replies)
Today 05:05 PM
Swarm on the ground with an "abdomen"?!?
the bees smell part of a dead queen. if you want a colony from the swarm you will need a queen. get rid of the abdomen it is dead. if you want to raise a queen you will need fresh young brood and... (50 views, 1 replies)
Today 05:01 PM
Bee hive longevity
around these parts (and depending on what time of year the dying off occurs) there would be very little built comb left by the time the wax moths got through with it. the same happens with comb... (689 views, 20 replies)
Today 04:51 PM
Requeening mean Florida Bees
Too much smoke will get them riled. I put two of three puffs in the lower entrance,wait about one minute then lift the top and put one puff there. That one minute wait is important. (131 views, 2 replies)
Today 04:50 PM
Genboomxer - newbie from So CA
Hello all, My friend and I are entering our second season of beekeeping. We started rather late last June and we have learned a lot since then. Mostly learning that we have a lot more to learn. ... (68 views, 0 replies)
Today 04:45 PM
Well, there's your darn rain, SP! :-)
I feel your pain... It has been nice to see the rain over the several weeks around here. Our well went nearly dry. We could pump only about 50 gallons per day before we were sucking air. We had to... (1,134 views, 8 replies)
Today 04:28 PM
FNG from Texas!
Do you have a shop with wood working tools...... Router/table saw drill press....... Might want to look into building your own equipment. I started off doing that. Only bought the lid and the... (354 views, 4 replies)
Today 04:28 PM
New research shows Varroa mites are made up of Oxalic Acid Vapor
I'm under the impression that if queens exist in a hive together, they won't kill each other, but the workers are likely to pick one over winter to keep, and discard the other. With that logic both... (14,709 views, 180 replies)
Today 04:23 PM
What to do when the queen is the only one left?
Nice work Kathleen. Now just got to wait a few days and see if the queen is still OK, these queens can take a few days before they start laying eggs again also. I suspect from what you say that... (482 views, 8 replies)
Today 04:17 PM
Stolen, 482 8-frame hives on 4 way pallets, Yuba City, Ca.
We're talking about something like a quarter million dollars worth of hives here - it's amazing to me that they just get left in a remote place with absolutely no security or tracking. (1,022 views, 13 replies)
Today 04:02 PM
Nucs fail midwinter
With what little I know it seems to me that timing the flow with brood production is extremely important. Adding some pollen to activate brood rearing ahead of the main flow is critical. I'm just... (1,225 views, 34 replies)
Today 03:47 PM
36421 Andalusia, Alabama 1/20/2017 I am south of squarepeg and Cadence, about 25 miles from the FL line. I have been seeing the pale yellow pollen coming in almost every day since the beginning... (19,883 views, 96 replies)
Today 03:31 PM
Switching to Skeps
that is what I meant in the statement roland quoted me on (2,655 views, 64 replies)
Today 03:11 PM
That's funny Tenbears. Of course I didn't mean the same exact bees robbed me all summer, but bees from the same colony. Plus there is an overlap as they aren't all born on the same day or die on the... (313 views, 3 replies)
Today 03:08 PM
Do you use top entrances?
Located in Baltimore, MD climate zone 7. All but one of my colonies are equipped with both bottom AND top entrances. The exception is my most populous colony, which had both top and bottom... (615 views, 15 replies)
Today 03:00 PM
Colony Update here in MA
Ryan ... Norfolk County Beekeepers meet in Walpole closer for you about 1/2 drive on backroads through Holliston & Millis. It is a lot tougher your first year than you think you can make it but 2... (87,761 views, 564 replies)