Radar I just coughed up my drink!
Type: Posts; User: shannonswyatt
Radar I just coughed up my drink!
If I were to use double followers I would probably still put one follower at one end with an opening after it. That was the brood nest should be all by itself on the one end. Having the follower...
If you can run them all out like Frank said this would be the time of the year to do it. You could treat it like a swarm if the comb is worthless.
Tom, you can get the fiber pots from gardening supply shops by the case for less than the bee supply companies sell them. But I would rather use boxes and not have to do the cutout.
Maybe you should put it on Indiegogo, get all the folks that have purchased flow hives to get some. :)
Last year I moved a couple hives to just below the edge of my deck. They did so well I decided to move a couple more hives. But here is the problem. The hives were nucs last year and I had them on a...
Phoebee, at this point they extended the campaign. I think they did this so they could try to be ranked in the top ten or something like that of crowd sourced products. I think they won't make it...
I dropped a bottle of LGO in the kitchen the other day. Thank god it didn't break, my wife would have killed me!
The first top bar I had did the same. There was brood in almost all the bars, not much but some, and tons of honey. After overwintering the queen started laying mainly in the brood nest and stopped...
I don't want my beehives bursting into flames! :D
A friend purchased a 5 frame medium nuc in a cardboard nuc box for $110 last year. I think you are selling them for too little.
I use a hive tool or long knife, whichever I'm using. I bring the bar in to about 1/4 inch, then I put the hive tool in the crack on one side. This pushes the bees down and I push the bar in to the...
OK, so this isn't a top bar, but standard lang boxes.
I would think that OSB would bow out badly in the middle of the hive if you didn't have some ribbing from some 1x or something. I think that if you used Advantech it would last a long time, but the...
I got a hive out of a blow down. They were there for at least 3 days and probably 4 or 5. It was in February, so they probably stayed since they still had access to some stores. Leaving the tree at...
I think that is a swarm! Check it to see if there is a queen in there.
Yes, I've gotten swarms that landed in empty hives in my backyard. The first time the box was empty and never had bees in it.
I have a magnifying glass that I keep with me that I use, but I will give an LED light a shot as well.
Do you have to pay any patent fees if you go with the hurricane hold downs? :D
Feed them 2:1. 1:1 will stimulate them, 2:1 should make them want to pack it away.
If it is in the middle of the brood nest and she is in the mood to lay, she will lay it up. One thing about fresh comb, it is really, really hard to see eggs in it, since they are white on white....
I'm not worried about them reusing capping. They can't use it all for sure, and besides, you will have to pull these in the winter. Clean them for next year. Not exactly sure how that is done though.
I'm not down there, but I have drones in a southwest Virginia colony. I did a double take the first time I saw one over a week ago. You may have them before you think.
I don't think the entrance location is that important. I wouldn't put it on the top though :) I think OdFrank said that he had some with the entrance on the bottom in the past.
Lots of them.