Today 12:04 AM
Learn something new every day.
Yes, I've learned that lesson well myself. I won't even crack the lid open at sunset anymore. (8 views, 1 replies)
Today 12:00 AM
how many dead bees outside the hives is normal?
With 18 or maybe more frames of bees spread between three hives, with 10 to 20 mites dropped from one small population hive, that seems like heavy mite load to me. Bees crawling around on the ground... (154 views, 8 replies)
Yesterday 11:51 PM
The Miracle of Going Foundationless!
I have heard it said that there is a preponderance of drone comb when going foundationless, but I don't believe it. I tossed a medium foundationless frame in a deep box, and got 100% worker cell... (6,254 views, 115 replies)
Yesterday 11:40 PM
Bee Swarm forces Plane to land
Wow. Just wow! (51 views, 1 replies)
Yesterday 11:17 PM
Bee's in the shower
I've seen people install the bees at 40 deg. F , Also just a quick note - According to WIKI answers you have more bees then you think you do. A worker bee weighs in at 90 milligrams, so we go to... (161 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 11:11 PM
Advice desperately needed
Great story,,,:lpf: Just because you think you are the only beekeeper in the area, you may not be. Also, what makes you so sure that 0 are not from your hives? If you want to keep them I would start... (304 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 10:59 PM
U.S./Canadian honeybee open border issues
>>Fumigillan? $3.50 possibly treating fall and spring. Still would require a spring treatment with packages. >>Oxalic Acid is darn near free, same with Oxytet. But I do use honey bee healthy so... (585 views, 45 replies)
Yesterday 10:58 PM
Fireside chat with Walt
So this is really a question/story I was going to PM to Walt, but I thought the general discussion could be fun. I'm hoping it'll involve comments on checkboaring, shb, supering, and drawing comb. ... (20 views, 0 replies)
Yesterday 10:57 PM
first year honey
bandjhoneyshak - listen to Vance G on this one. You have a better chance of having a little excess honey this year as you started with a nuc, however there's lots of varriables to know for sure. ... (56 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 10:55 PM
how do I....
Baiting bees up with a drawn frame is tricky at times as you've noticed. Sometimes it works well, sometimes even a fully capped frame of honey gets turned into a double decker with nice new... (80 views, 7 replies)
Yesterday 10:33 PM
Melting cappings in water jacketed bottling tank?
Do you use their regular honey bottling tanks or do you do any modification to them? And would you care to elaborate on the process of melting the cappings, like, how do you get the slum gum out of... (197 views, 3 replies)
Yesterday 10:29 PM
I think we're barking up the wrong tree,
Yes, I have read the summary of that study before, but I think is not quite what I meant. Shuffling of the card deck, very fast recombination, is going to help, but to certain limit. You are not... (7,683 views, 338 replies)
Yesterday 10:28 PM
are you feeding them 1:1 sugar syrup at all? This will stimulate the queen to start laying and them to start pulling comb. Without comb, which if you installed on just foundation or no foundation... (83 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 10:28 PM
30 hrs after package install.
I started them with a few cut down frames of comb so I could smell it from day one, but yeah fruitveggirl said they have a smell for sure. (556 views, 20 replies)
Yesterday 10:25 PM
Hi from TN
Hello from Western WV.. (169 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 10:22 PM
Beemandan can you answer this question? I have a mead that I made using 3lbs of honey for a gallon of mead. I did not take a reading of the must, because at the time I didn't know how to use a... (3,264 views, 49 replies)
Yesterday 10:16 PM
Using a Steinkraus-Morse Swarm Catcher
The hardest thing to get is probably the sail cloth, but it's real smooth so the bees will slide out better. When I first read the plans, it called for using rivets. I bought a rivet tool, but I... (64 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 10:03 PM
Once every blue moon sting reaction?
Dodger, you need to see an allergist. It sounds like your life is at risk. Remember you don't get a "do over." Death is death. (257 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 09:58 PM
Everybody is headed for the almonds
Everyone thinks almonds are the place to be: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/16/us/lost-sea-lion-pup-california/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 (55 views, 0 replies)
Yesterday 09:52 PM
Can sugar water be stored at room temperature, and for how long?
Vit c pills crushed in, apple cider vinegar but that may incite robbing depending on method of feeding. (1,888 views, 8 replies)