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    Live Nyger Seed ?

    Does anybody know where I can buy live nyger seed , I bought it from American seed co. a couple years ago but they seem to be out of business. Thank you . Brian
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    Live Nyger Seed

    I am looking to buy some live Nyger seed but the American seed co. seems to be out of business, does anybody know where I can get some live Nyger seed AKA Guizotia abyssinica. Thank you . Brian
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    Re: Foundationless in an extractor?

    I use 1/4" stainless mesh, like hardware cloth the size of the frame and rubber band it on and you can spin as fast as you want .
  4. Re: Can you show the bees a nectar source by taking some there?

    Mark your bees take them there let them relax then release slowly , one way bees very well may be the the cats meow. I would try it.
  5. Re: New nucs , how much brood and in what stages should there be.

    From looking at what I got for a 110.00 nuc I would have been just as well off with a 90.00 package of bees or better since I could have got them in April and wouldn't had thousands of drones to feed...
  6. Re: New nucs , how much brood and in what stages should there be.

    but I think that it should of had brood at all stages and I am not sure what the torn open queen cells would mean besides that the hives that these frames came from could have swarmed and the little...
  7. Re: New nucs , how much brood and in what stages should there be.

    These so called nucs are made useing my ten frame box with either foundation in the frames or drawn comb and honey that I provide and I did have frames with honey and drawn comb I leave the box and 5...
  8. New nucs , how much brood and in what stages should there be.

    I picked up 4 nucs on friday the 17th that were made up on tuesday the 14th and checked them Saturday the 18th for queen release, the queen was out and I saw her and during the inspection i saw that...
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    Re: Bears and Honeybees

    5438That sucks
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    Nyger seed or thistle

    Does Nyger seed AKA thistle produce nectar or mostly pollen , I grew some last year and the bees loved it but not sure if they collected any nectar from it . It's a pretty yellow flower and many...
  11. Re: Don't turn your nose up just yet. Check this out.

    Looks like they could work well but mud or soft ground could bee a problem
  12. Re: Powdered sugar dusting with bellows as feed

    Yes powdered it with coffee grinder and just thought that the dust would settle every where and the bee condensation would make it wet, I doubt it can hurt also. Thanks for the replys.
  13. Re: Powdered sugar dusting with bellows as feed

    Thank you Peter
  14. Powdered sugar dusting with bellows as feed

    Winter still here and thought I might use my bellows to sugar dust ( powdered it myself) my bees as an emergancy feed through top and bottom entrance , pros, cons . Thank you . Brian
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    Re: Queen catcher clips

    I will take ten Thank you
  16. Re: Ultra bee pollen substitute ,can I feed them some this time of year

    Thank you Peter , It's been so warm here I saw bees with pollen last week so I thought they still wanted it .Brian
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    Re: Attaching roofing felt

    I use thumb tacks a lot less trauma than a staple gun.
  18. Ultra bee pollen substitute ,can I feed them some this time of year

    I bought some ultra bee is it a bad idea to feed it to them now ? There is a master beekeeper here that feeds her bees a soy based pollen substitute she say mostly to give them something to do , to...
  19. Re: warming crystallized honey to liquid again

    I haven't had a problem with it getting to hot with the dimmer switch on high .
  20. warming crystallized honey to liquid again

    I have been useing a piece of Flexwatt heat tape 11"wide and long enough to wrap around a five gallon bucket and taped on, and a bubble wrap mailing envelope a large size that is cut to fold open ,...
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    Riverratbees ?

    Has anyone heard anything from riverratbees after his stings
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    Re: ground hops?

    Hopguard .The label lists Active Ingredients as Potassium Salt of Hop Beta Acids 16% inert ingredients 84% by weight . They are saturated cardboard stips folded over frames in the brood nest.
  23. Re: Keeping queens alive for a a couple days ?

    Any advantage putting the cages in the hives that I am going to make into nucs now before I put the rest of the bees and brood in tomorrow.?
  24. Re: Keeping queens alive for a a couple days ?

    Thank you AmericasBeekeeper
  25. Keeping queens alive for a a couple days ?

    I recieved some queens I ordered. arrived in the mail today but can't put in till tomorrow what is the best way to keep them alive till then . They are in plastic cages with attendants .I did put a...
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