Type: Posts; User: scorpionmain
I just drive by on my lawn mower and keep on moving.
It was my honor to serve.
Unfortunately my full-time job won't allow that & neither will my highly social wife.
I can only dream of being a hermit beekeeper for now. (Don't sound to bad)
I am an Iraq Combat Veteran & a Wounded Warrior.
I got into bees after I came home from the war and purchased a homestead.
They have been a true blessing to me, really helped ease PTSD.
I do this but with my ear pressed up to the side of the hive.
Knock a few times to hear them roar.
:Yup, still alive.:
Yeah, this is what I was trying to say earlier in this thread.
The bottom box on my screened hives were ignored by the bees too.
I was thinking, they didn't like the light.
They are all over my yard here recently.
Burnt tree stump.
Sweet Autumn Clematis, bloomed a month early this year.
I gave up on screened in favor of solids.
Seemed the Queens didn't want to move down into the bottom box.
I am guessing they didn't like the light.
Bees would get stuck under the hive.
I've kept a reducer on my hives for most of this year, due to yellow jackets & wasps.
I am leaning towards what burns375 is saying, "The full entrance is way too big and unnecessary."
My hives have...
Maybe one day.
Just trying to get my hive numbers up right now. :)
Using every one I can make.
Neat, I hadn't heard that term before.
I think your right. In a quick search a found an article that described it as:
"a worker bee to begin autogrooming. She tries to clean her...
I took a short video of one of my hives and was wondering if someone could tell me what is going on here.
At first I thought it was some battling going on with robbers but as I looked closer it...
I don't want to catch a sting to the eye & possibly lose my vision.
I wear a veil.
I always enjoy you posts here and on Facebook.
Thanks for taking the time and sharing with us all.
Leave them in there and fill them full of dry sugar.
Gonna have to try this.
I've got some in singles, some in doubles, some with supers, some without.
I think bees are more flexible than some people give them credit to be.