Well maybe this will work!
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Well maybe this will work!
I have some spotting on a top bar, and a bit too much moisture I think inside. I have separated the bars a bit for more ventilation. Is this too much on the hive? Does it look like I may...
I like it. I will build some sort of frame of the proper length and give it a go. I don't like the chemicals. I know they probably are fine, but don't use them if I can avoid it. Thanks.
I like the wet vac on blow idea. More gentle than a leaf blower, and more control. I will try that.
Jake, some of these are pretty wide and heavy. I would be a little timid about a hard downward...
you put the top bar comb in a nuc?
Hi. what is the best way you have found to get the bees off the hive to harvest, or if it is attached and breaks off and needs to get it out of there? Thanks.
edit: top bar of course!
Maybe a silly question, how exactly is this done?
Can anyone suggest a better book than the dummies book, which is good but limited. Thanks.
I think this is not a lot of sun.
So it is possible that they left just because of the robbing? How do I stop this from happening again? Hive is empty.
I am totally blown away at how fast this hive went down. It has not been...
I think it is. I am an inexperienced beekeeper, but this looks just like what was going on at my weak hive which is now empty. I think you should consider some actions. Luck!
yes, there was robbing a few weeks ago. So I reduced the enterence to about an inch and half. There are no other vents, so this concerned me a bit, but the bees did not mind. I thought the robbing...
There are no queen cells, there is no honey stores at all, there is very little brood. All the bees are in the tree. Maybe 50 left in the hive. There seems to be alot of debris in the bottom. Along...
Went out this morning and the sound of buzzing was very loud. There were bees everywhere. About half hour later they had gathered on a limb that I cannot possibly get to. Why would they swarm so late...
A lot of good advice here.
When counting the mites, do I place the board under the whole bottom, or is just half or so ok? I have seen some boards with squares on them. Is that for counting one...
Does anyone have a link to a good explaination on how to do a mite check with a sticky board. I put two pkgs in in April and I would like to check. TBH by the way. Thanks!
Dude, you gotta start bringing your camera out with you so you can get picktures of that stuff!!!:D
Installed two packages two weeks ago. I peeked last week to see if they were straight, and they seemed to be. Looked a little closer today, and have 6 or 7 nice straight combs. They work fast!!
Dude, that hive aint blowing away with three cinder blocks on top!! : )
I cut a milk jug in half and put some mulch in it, pretty basic, but I do like the idea of refilling from the outside, and I...
beautiful woodwork, Are you concerned that the bees will build above the bars?
Don't know, but I'd like to look at the u-tube if you don't mind posting the link.
what are the green and orange cells close to the top right?
Really nice pic!
I didn't have time, bummer. I was on my way out to work. This afternoon they seemed ok, but a bit of wrestling at the opening, so I closed it off to about inch and a half.
Hope all those didn't...
Thanks, They all seemed to find there way in. Different question.
I installed on Saturday around 3 PM, direct released the queen which seemed to go right down into the mass. Monday morning it is...