Search:

Type: Posts; User: sterling

Page 1 of 12 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.18 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    789

    Re: first swarm in middle TN

    WTG John
  2. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,433

    Re: New packages in mediums

    I would put them into one medium until they establish a brood nest in that box because if you shake them into a double medium they may start their brood nest in box two and leave the bottom box...
  3. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,717

    Re: Minnesota Hygieic Queens ?

    The robbing characteristic probably had a lot to do with the honey production.
  4. Replies
    5
    Views
    773

    Re: To Feed or Not

    What David said.
  5. Re: Hope coffee grounds in the compost pile aren't bad for the bees

    As FlowerPlanter said put out some pollen sub for the bees to work so they won't waste there energy on junk stuff. UltraBee works well.
  6. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,114

    Re: Right time to order bees?

    No I should have said two 3# packages. About the pollen. In my area of Tn.Which is a little east of Nashville.. We have a period of dearth in both pollen and nectar in July and August and again in...
  7. Re: Dumb Question: What is the difference between a super box and a hive box?

    The frames for brood and the frames for honey storage can be the same. But if you are going to use foundationless frames the comb cells the bees draw for honey will usually be a little bigger then...
  8. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,114

    Re: Right time to order bees?

    A package of bees from Wolf Creek hived in May will do fine if you feed them a little sugar syrup regularly until they have built up which will probably be into the fall. You will also probably need...
  9. Re: Queen comparison, Beeweaver, Carpenter, and my own strain

    If they just text I would not be able to read it and I ttink it is interesting.
  10. Re: Will bees consume capped frames of granulated honey in the spring when other fres

    OK, What do they do with it after they move it down? Does it not crystalize again?
  11. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,311

    Re: Foundationless frames. Wire or not.

    When the comb is close to the bottom bar use your hive tool to make a couple notches in the bottom of the comb and twist it down to the bottom bar. Sometimes they will attach that to the bar.
  12. Replies
    45
    Views
    6,660

    Re: Jar feeder on a nuc

    Is there a reason the jars are always in the middle instead of the front end of the nuc so if it leaks the syrup will not spill on the whole cluster.
  13. Re: How do you keep nuc clusters from freezing overwinter?

    And NBEE if you want to build medium double nucs that equal four frame deeps I have built some six frame double nucs out of scrape lumber that I like better than the four framers. But I like to...
  14. Re: How do you keep nuc clusters from freezing overwinter?

    It is not all that much work to make a double medium nuc box or that expensive. You just make a shallow saw cut on each inside of the medium box and cut out a piece of thin plywood to fit in the box...
  15. Replies
    20
    Views
    4,506

    Re: Walt Wright temporarily out of commission

    I wish him a speedy recovery.
  16. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,030

    Re: Feisty Bees in Medium Supers

    I have some 8 frame mediums with different numbers of boxes and maybe I'm not doing things right but I never do a frame by frame inspection. I just look at what I want to see and go to the next hive....
  17. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,210

    Re: Drones all winter

    I helped a guy check 10 big strong hives two weeks ago here in Middle Tn. They were full of worker brood both capped and open larva and they all had drones and drone brood. Looking at these hives it...
  18. Replies
    26
    Views
    2,918

    Re: Can a 1x10 board work for deeps?

    If he is talking about the Amish that I buy from they dont have phones.
  19. Replies
    20
    Views
    6,498

    Re: Transferring a Deep Frame Nuc into Medium Supers

    This stuff is just not as complicated as some make it sound!
  20. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,434

    Re: Good Article in Beeculture on OAV

    Jennifer Berry and Dr. Ellis are both going to be speakers at the Alabama Beekeeping Symposium in Clanton Al. in Feb. if anyone maybe interested.
  21. Replies
    20
    Views
    6,498

    Re: Deep Frame Nuc transition to Medium Supers

    That is the simple way to do it. Just use two boxes until they build them out and move the deeps to the outside when they start raising brood in the mediums. Then take them out when there is not any...
  22. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,918

    Re: oxalic acid treatment ?

    Haven't heard this method. How early in the spring do you start? Do you vaporize while honey supers are on the hive?
  23. Replies
    24
    Views
    5,272

    Re: OA treatment of bee package

    Does that kill the mites?
  24. Thread: Trivia Night

    by sterling
    Replies
    21
    Views
    2,233

    Re: Trivia Night

    What Old Testament character made a bee hive by killing a lion?

    Samson of course. He killed a lion then later went back by the carcass and a colony of bees had taken up residence so he took honey...
  25. Thread: Outyard

    by sterling
    Replies
    6
    Views
    1,648

    Re: Outyard

    As Smoke said make sure you can drive to the hives when you want.
Results 1 to 25 of 297
Page 1 of 12 1 2 3 4