Type: Posts; User: Rick55
I cought a swarm the end of last June . Put them in a deep. When they were ready for a 2nd hive body all I had left were mediums with foundation. I had to put one per week,as they were drawing it...
I don't treat, last year 10 going into winter 10 coming out. This year 34 going into winter and 26 comIng out this spring, 2 of those where lost because of mouse guards got moved.
What did you do with the extra queens
Have several hives that have made it through and upstate NY winter. Upon inspection only have a 4 inch patch of brood on one frame.
Is their anything that could be done or just leave them and see if...
Better bee has just the metal pans . That work great if you limited for time. They are about $7.00 each and you have to buy 10
I have an ob hive in my bedroom . The one with 5 frames below and a single frame above, like the one they sell at brushy mountain. I started it in July and they still have capped honey in the single...
Lost 3 out of 20 and and all of 14 Nucs still going strong
Didn't see her yesterday ,could have missed her, and before that I had not been in hive for about 5 to 6 weeks.
Didn't see any swarm cells either.
Hive is 1 deep on bottom and 3 mediums. Deep basiicly empty. 1 st and 2nd medium 5-6 frames capped brood each, some solid brood, with a couple of small patches of larva, no eggs all cells...
I uncap into a basket and put frames right into extractor. Strain with double stainless steel screen right out of extractor. Honey was nice and warm between 80- 90 deg and had about 120 lbs go right...
what i was looking for was trying to fiqure out if the stainless steel uncapping tanks like the ones dadant and maxant sell are worth the extra money. will they save time and make things go smoother
what does everybody use for uncapping tanks/ tubs. have a twenty frame extractor, i will need to hold frames while extractor is running
what does everbody use for uncapping tanks
Learning every day
This was a piece of comb from cut out that i put in a frame with another pice of comb with a space between , the bees made this cell in that space and the cell was over an inch long going sideways in...
had bees for quite a few years. could see those big eyes as soon as i opened the top. positive it was a drone .also typo it had been 3 weeks and the other queen had hatched in nuc
Did a cut out and didn't get queen. They made 3 emergency cells. Made nuc from frame with 2 cells and left a nice big cell with main hive. 2 weeks later nothing so I carefully opened cell and to my...
Have arthritis in my shoulder could hardly raise my hand above my head. Started stinging my shoulder and now can raise it fine. Works for me.
I overwintered a 5 frame nuc and a Michael Palmer double 4 frame 2 story nuc. One of those was a swarm I caught in a trap at the beginning of August. All 3 made it through. I just moved the double...
Just bought a used 20 frame. Was looking to do it the way you metioned in your post. Don't have a good uncapping tank yet that will hold 20 frames.
Thnaks for that because the swarm was about the size of a baseball,mate a little bigger. I always wondered why such a swarm. I have a story to go with the swarm. I had already caught a couple of...
I had a very small swarm move into one of my swarm traps that was queenless