Entire planet... :D
Type: Posts; User: BeeCurious
Entire planet... :D
Ian might recognize this Infrared image that Swobee posted back in January of 2008.
There's a lot of heat to be "explained away"... :popcorn:
Why in world didn't you freeze the nasty mess before putting it on your hive? I don't have freezer space so I would have simply bagged up the frames and tossed them in the trash.
I leave top entrances (drilled) open. I also have the inner covers notch down year round in coastal Connecticut. I place a piece of Homasote over the inner covers...
You're trying to do a good job of blowing smoke...
I believe Acebird had a good number of shb... Hundreds isn't a problem?
In any case, there doesn't appear to be a lot of bees for the volume of boxes.
I wouldn't think so.
I would think that top entrances and/or notch-down inner covers would be helpful.
That's what I'm talking about!
I would not disturb the bees to look for honey. Give the hive a lift; you will recognize heavy (or light).
If you need to extend your feed period put a black trash bag over your feeder and box...
Some five-frame nuc equipment adds a lot to the hobby and if you eventually increase your hive numbers a "Queen Castle" is handy.
A 5-frame nuc could be divided and built into a double 2-frame...
Instead of "bumping" the conversation on another thread I thought it was best to bring the discussion to this one, where Acebird had posted the photo...
Since you put out an invitation...
Your recent photo shows frames that look pristine to me.
Is this an example of your...
Here's the meat of the article:
maintain healthy, strong colonies to promote high beetocomb ratio
monitor colonies for beetle infestation levels
trap beetles using one or more of the...
I would definitely wait until spring.
Maybe buy some additional frames and have them ready to use...
We've had SHB'S for three years in my part of Connecticut. And they survived the deep cold of last winter.
We used to joke about hive beetles... Not any more.
I have a few purchased slatted racks and several that I made. My home-built "slatted racks" also have a Screened Bottom included in the design.
Some of my combination slatted rack / sbb's have...
Where would the bees get the "energy" for first Spring flights? From the hive...
Dewey Caron is retired now but you might contact him to discuss the chart. The chart is from the book...
So.... The bees heat the cluster, and the Canadian warehouse, but no heat is lost to the interior of the hive?:scratch:
Do you believe in magic?
You were pushing your Mad Hatter Non-intervention beekeeping bs.
Do you really feel qualified to offer advice to someone who is discussing a hive that they have maintained treatment free for five...
I agree with the explanation above.
And here is a chart that some might find interesting.
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!
WE HAVE A WINNER!
If a single observation is all that's needed to prove your theory, then I would say that you are practicing Nonsensical Beekeeping.
My conclusion would be that the bees made it to spring.
There really isn't much more that can be said...
The crocus bloom about a week (or so) later. I'm not certain that the bees get much from the Snow Drops.
I've never considered planting more SnowDrops...