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  1. Re: How to get bees from a hive body with no frames

    Thank you for your suggestions. I had planned on this being done in the Spring. They did the cut out in the Summer sometime. The new comb is actually at an angle and surprisingly not attached to the...
  2. How to get bees from a hive body with no frames

    Hello, I was asked to look at and give pointers on a couple hives that were acquired by removal from a tree. When I arrived and began inspecting, what I found was that the bees were simply put into...
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    Moving Queen Cells

    Can queen cells be laid flat on day 10, to travel 8-10 miles, when they are removed from finisher or will that damage them?
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    Re: Worst place to get stung?

    Inside the nostril and the hollow behind the knee.
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    The larvae breathe through small holes in their...

    The larvae breathe through small holes in their sides called spiracles, by dipping the tool in jelly and touching it to the upside of the larva I think you might run the risk of blocking these . Just...
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    As a farmer and beekeeper, I have been planting...

    As a farmer and beekeeper, I have been planting alsike clover and trefoil mixed with timothy, cut when trefoil is half bloom you still get high quality first cutting and the bees get some too.
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    what is the cost?

    what is the cost?
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    seems they would try

    seems they would try
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    How much does it cost to attend the conference...

    How much does it cost to attend the conference etc...?
  10. thanks for the info.

    thanks for the info.
  11. My question is refering to now, how many are...

    My question is refering to now, how many are normal this time of year?
  12. How many dead bees are normal for untreated hives?

    How many dead bees are normal on the bottom board of an untreated hive this time of year? I scraped about 1 1/2 cups out of each hive bottom board.
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    I don't know your weather, for me it would be...

    I don't know your weather, for me it would be late April early May when it gets nice.
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    Get into the hive and see what's in there. Then...

    Get into the hive and see what's in there. Then take even amount of frames of brood and honey and put in another hive body leaving about the same amount of each with the parent hive and put either a...
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    I would do a split of the one you have.

    I would do a split of the one you have.
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    Thanks for the help. I think I'll pass on the...

    Thanks for the help. I think I'll pass on the taste test though:D
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    White stuff in uncapped honey

    I have a dead out with a bunch of uncapped frames (My inexperience led to the dead out) that have honey that is liquid but also white flecks in the bottom of the cells. Any ideas what it is? Can I...
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    Glad to hear all is well with your bees. Checked...

    Glad to hear all is well with your bees. Checked mine yesterday, found 2 dead 12 doing well and with nice heft when I lifted the backs up, and one that was light. I took a full deep off the one dead...
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    Looking for yeast

    Anyone have a source for Madeira, Maury, and Malaga yeasts? Google hasn't yielded a supplier. Thanks for your time.
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    Thank you for the responses. The syrup can in...

    Thank you for the responses. The syrup can in this package was completely empty. I think that was the white sticky stuff on the bees. I will take the includers out as the only reason I had them on...
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    Newly hived package question

    Hello, I hived four packages of Buckfasts last evening. I've only ever hived swarms before, so packages are new to me in every way. I put excluders between the bottom boards and the hive bodies. I...
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    I use a scythe and have not yet been stung. The...

    I use a scythe and have not yet been stung. The handle allows me to reach in from the sides and there is no poison and no engine noise.
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    New split questions

    Well, I did my first split today. This was from a hive of feral bees that I got as a swarm last May out of a colony in our house wall. I could not find the queen, there were so many bees they covered...
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    I have 2 100 mile 6 Joule fencers, one with...

    I have 2 100 mile 6 Joule fencers, one with Zareba name and one with Kencove name, they appear to be made by the same place. These are HOT I have no doubt that properly set up- grounded they will...
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    In my case, I have a mill and cut my own logs and...

    In my case, I have a mill and cut my own logs and have a Farmi logging winch so every time I saw another board my per foot cost gets cheaper and the equipment is all depreciated on taxes so I'm...
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