Search:

Type: Posts; User: jbford

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,040

    Re: Package Bee and AHB

    I got a pkg from GA 2 yrs ago. they turned into the meanest colony i have ever had

    The state bee inspector even gave up on looking at every super.

    Have gotten plenty of very gentle bees from...
  2. Re: Maxant 3100H & Dadant M00400 Ranger Extractors,,,questions?

    the motor kit for the ranger is insanely expensive so if you get the Ranger, go ahead and get it powered

    the Ranger is bigger inside and works well if you have "fat" comb.

    the Maxant will work...
  3. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,281

    Re: Chalkbrood......dang it!

    what i thought was chalkbrood turned out to be efb
  4. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,285

    Re: Mean, MEAN, MEAN!!

    Last year we started having one or two buzz us if we walked near the hive stand. They would follow us to the house. (300 ft)
    It became impossible to mow near the hive without wearing a veil

    I...
  5. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,285

    Re: Mean, MEAN, MEAN!!

    Why?

    Because they were chasing me by the hundreds back to the house and I couldn't get close enough to put the cover back on without getting more than the several hundred stingers that were...
  6. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,285

    Re: Mean, MEAN, MEAN!!

    Yes, I split the calm hive prior to the shocking experience. No stings from them Frames will have to be discarded as sprayed them with pesticide. My dog and wife are getting real skittish.
  7. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,285

    Mean, MEAN, MEAN!!

    Worked one hive today no problems, had smoker but didn't need it.

    Second hive that had been testy before attacked me. Had 200 stingers in my jeans and all over the gloves. Thank you Magnet Man...
  8. Replies
    63
    Views
    6,542

    Re: Bees won't leave anyone alone

    Put some water in a washtub and add a good squirt of dishwashing detergent. (reduces surface tension so they won't float) Shake the supers over the tub. This will get most of the bees. It is very...
  9. Thread: MannLake order

    by jbford
    Replies
    27
    Views
    3,532

    Re: MannLake order

    The items I ordered from ML were in the middle of that charged by others......And they always ship within 2 days (along with Walter T) It is just ridiculous to pay extra to get it shipped out...
  10. Replies
    28
    Views
    2,566

    Re: Killed a hive yesterday

    Hot bees are a hazard in a suburban setting. It just ain't worth getting stung and chased all over the yard. This is the first time that bees have followed me the 500' back to the house and pinged...
  11. Re: What kind of Clover should I be getting for my bees?

    There is a store in Nixa Mo. that has white and yellow sweetclover and also sell a clover blend and buckwheat. (halfway between Branson and Springfield)
    You need to shop for the best price as...
  12. Replies
    40
    Views
    4,192

    Re: how hard is extractor to crank?

    Yep. Maxant is very good to deal with. Call and they will verify that your item is in stock. Received my 3100p within a week. For some reason I have found it hard to get info from some other...
  13. Replies
    40
    Views
    4,192

    Re: how hard is extractor to crank?

    I had a Dadant Ranger hand crank for 20 years and it was good. Wife and I aged more than the extractor, got to where cranking was not fun anymore; last yr we decided to get a power kit.

    Whoa! ...
  14. Replies
    3
    Views
    660

    Re: Best place to buy gear

    A zip-on veil is really a necessity if you don't want to occasionally get a bee in your bonnet. A good heavy pair of bluejeans, 6 inch boots, rubber bands around the ankles, and a $50 smock with...
  15. Thread: Walter Kelley

    by jbford
    Replies
    15
    Views
    4,762

    Re: Walter Kelley

    call them up.

    Kelley gives very good service over the phone and will give you the correct value on the shipping.

    Always get stuff from them within 5 days and they do not ask for extra $$ to get...
  16. Replies
    2
    Views
    490

    Re: Source of Trays for SBB

    for 10 frame i use half sheet pans from Sam's. for 8 frame, couldn't find aluminum so got steel from Dollar General. 10frame 2 for $12, 8 frame $3 each.


    Note: these did not fit store-bought...
  17. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,739

    Re: Experience with Apiguard.

    i do not use when forecast is for 90+. there is a little extra bearding but that is all. (usually put on Sep 25 here in North AR.)

    see lots of dead mites in the trays below the hives.

    There...
  18. Re: Rossman Apiaries...friendly on the phone, how's the product?

    i really like their woodenware

    the rabbeted joints don't warp as much as finger joints for me...holding up well.

    i used oil based primer and latex paint, one coat of each. really slather...
  19. Replies
    8
    Views
    2,271

    Re: Bad tasting honey?

    Bet it is bitterweed. Grows on overgrazed land. Bitterweed is the reason many folks harvest in June or July and leave the rest for the bees.
  20. Thread: Labels

    by jbford
    Replies
    18
    Views
    2,651

    Re: Labels

    Some of the suppliers are much cheaper than others. I believe Mann Lake and Betterbee have real good prices for single roll quantities.

    We got some from Betterbee this spring and were pleased...
  21. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,863

    Poll: Re: What do you use to run out your bees?

    shake frames in front of hive entrance then use brush
  22. Replies
    47
    Views
    28,242

    Re: price for 1 lb of honey?

    $4 lb, $8 qt

    Just can't sell it for more even if it is raw, local honey.
  23. Replies
    17
    Views
    3,447

    Re: Bt availability Certan/B401

    It is mostly an issue of the cost, headaches, and liability of getting it registered with the EPA for bee use.

    This is the reason that p-dichlorobenzene and permethrin NOT labeled for honeybee use...
  24. Thread: shb

    by jbford
    Replies
    50
    Views
    8,320

    Re: shb

    My bees are in light shade and comfortable.

    SBB with oil traps working great. The bees are cool and no beetles seen alive in the hives. This is after a bad year using AJ's and not catching many...
  25. Replies
    16
    Views
    3,887

    Re: After the solar wax melter?

    Just to clarify:

    flashpoint is the temp. a substance must be heated to before it will ignite if a heat source (flame or glowing wire) is held above it in a normal air atmosphere. (relates to...
Results 1 to 25 of 108
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4