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Today 12:55 PM
 1st full hive inspection - lots of surprises...advice welcome
They don't need the pollen patty, the hive beetles will make a mess of it. Fighting will occur almost anytime your are feeding. Its also possible the bees are removing diseased bees, this is often... (55 views, 3 replies)
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Today 12:53 PM
On a related note but slightly off topic. How do you get pure white comb? My cappings and sugar water drawn comb are pretty white but not as white as the comb you can buy. Nectar drawn comb from... (219 views, 3 replies)
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Today 12:49 PM
 Bee Waterer
Best waterer I've found yet is a small sandbox with play sand in the bottom. Slope the sand so it's higher on one side and lower on the other. Plastic tubs will work as well but they don't hold as... (201 views, 4 replies)
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Today 12:34 PM
 What trees do you wish you had more of for your bees?
Anything besides the monoculture I see locally of short leaf pines. (2,584 views, 32 replies)
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Today 12:19 PM
Thanks so much! (73 views, 2 replies)
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AR Beekeeper
Today 12:16 PM
 Wanting to move hive within beeyard
Often putting a brightly colored board or other object on the ground in front of the entrance will help them orient on the new hive location. (69 views, 3 replies)
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Today 12:14 PM
 Bees Keeping Me
Hello From Texas We have had bees for a few years that found the barrels at the back of our house. On here to get help moving them and to learn more about beekeeping. (13 views, 0 replies)
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Today 12:12 PM
 Maxant 3100-H (hand crank model)... Should I order?
If getting the powered model is out of the question for this year I'd just crush and strain and put the extractor purchase on hold. The extractor you're looking at is not easy to crank. A lot of... (451 views, 16 replies)
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Today 12:09 PM
 Constant Rain Delays Swarm Season in Oklahoma
This is my first year, so about all I know to do it keep the feeders on.... I'd love to get in and take a look, but guess I'll have to wait until the sun comes out again! (315 views, 12 replies)
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Today 12:08 PM
 Hello from NE Georgia!
Hi BeeSource, I have had a hive for almost a month. This is my first experience in beekeeping but so far I love it. Every evening I sit and watch the activity slow down and I follow suit. I'm... (8 views, 0 replies)
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NWFL Bee Man
Today 12:07 PM
 New to the forum
Greetings all, I am new to the forum and new to beekeeping. I started this hobby a few months back. A friend who is a beekeeper captured a swarm on my farm, helped me set up a hive and donated... (5 views, 0 replies)
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Today 11:50 AM
 TF genetics
i think that it is more likely than not that over the millennia that bees have been around that they have encountered novel pests and pathogens many times over and that varroa is just the latest and... (1,330 views, 51 replies)
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Today 11:46 AM
 Single Deeps for honey production
I have been told by several people that I should take my hives find the queen and split. Introduce new queens to part of the split and then put queen excluders and honey supers on the single deeps. ... (27 views, 0 replies)
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Today 11:44 AM
 Please Post your Swarm Dates?
Caught one of my own swarms on Friday, May 22. (430,173 views, 2,542 replies)
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Today 11:40 AM
 Rearing queens for packages
Please try what I did last year. It worked great and resulted in 10-15 queen cells....In the full size hive that you want to rear queens from, while a nectar flow is still going on, insert undrawn... (96 views, 2 replies)
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Today 11:39 AM
 equipment for sale
Where are you located? (2,000 views, 8 replies)
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Today 11:38 AM
 Hello from north west Georgia
I found Dry creek road on the map, it's about 10 miles to the N.E. of us. Neighbor came by a little while ago and said he had a friend that had several nucs ready if I need another. I wouldn't mind... (230 views, 14 replies)
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Today 11:32 AM
 The Bees are in the Box :)
This is also my first year of beekeeping and I also got Carniolans(great choice from what I read) I just(Yesterday,May 23) installed my first nuc(Italians) into a Long-Lang,with the temperature... (215 views, 4 replies)
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Charlie B
Today 11:17 AM
 My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!
It's normal for bees to sometimes accumulate at the entrance. You can also find videos of robbing on this forum as well as on line. I imagine the nectar flow may be down in your area or even over so... (42,717 views, 234 replies)
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Today 11:04 AM
 Queen Cell in New Package
Thanks everyone … appreciate the quick replies. Harry - I wasn't going to do another inspection until next weekend … can I wait that long? Or should I go in again in a day or two, verify the... (130 views, 5 replies)