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Thank you for the reply's.
Culling comb as a pest/Nosema management technique
How often do you cull old comb as a management technique?
Today hit 53 degrees I think or around that. Confirmed my fears all my hives lost. I need to take pics to display the damage.
Yes Thank you for the link.
Oh yeah I am trying to be TF but have feed global patties in the spring.
I am entering my fifth year of beekeeping and I have come across allot of different things that that all us beekeepers come up against. From 300 plus Ib black bears to little mites that appear as...
I did not test for mites.
I live in upstate NY and the weather has been as you know down right cold. I had no signs of life from any of my 8 hives I went into winter with. I'm not going to rule anything out just yet. If my...
I got popped in the lower eyelid the other day, that was the worst I ever reacted to getting stung. They do get testy this time of year.
If all go's right it takes 3 to 4 weeks to get a laying queen.
I once saw my bees landing in an ash pit after I had a fire outside. I wonder if they were in the wood ash to get minerals? any one out there know why the bees were in the wood ash?
Do you have other hives? Try to find the queen if you suspect one may be there, might want to kill her off if you suspect a drone layer. Add a frame of eggs and brood from another hive if you have...
If you supply food it will hopefully allow the hive to store a bit away until the hive has gained a good amount foragers. I am thinking of doing same as you, build a nuc now to see if it gets through...
Last year I sold .5 pints for $4 and full pints for $8., sold out fast. This year I got Queenline jars so I am selling half pound jars for $4 and full pound Jars for $8. Did not get the crop I...
Like the answer "to this thead" but those prices are fair to me for the raw stuff.
seal the cap with bees wax, that could be your thing. marketing edge.....
Well I have not checked inside the hive yet, but the bees keep bringing in pollen and it still seems to be a strong hive.
I added another honey super. I thought the Virgin Queen would take care of any other queens......
My Hive that swarmed on May 18th swarmed again on may 27th.
Swarm on 5/18 caught
5/20 too far up in the tree
Ya know come to think of it, I think that hive swarmed on me earlier in the year/ May. Out of my two hives that made it threw the winter I think they both swarmed. I managed to catch one but not the...
I’m a third year beek that has a question about honey production.
I was wondering how folks did in upstate NY as far as how much honey they got so far. I got just short of a full super from an...
Nassau NY 12123
Junes 24th My nuc I installed two weeks ago looks like it Swarmed. Can this really be? I had it in a 2 deeps.
1935Both of my hives swarmed this past weekend. One on Friday the 11th the other was Sunday the 13th. I managed to catch the first swarm but could not get the second swarm in the box. After the...
12123 Nassau NY
There are some trees with white blossoms on them not sure what they are. I think maybe Dogwood?
Forsythia is in bloom as well.