Type: Posts; User: Eddie Honey
The only capped honey is around the top of the frame and looks normal.
In my limited 3 deep experiment (I have some 2 deep and some 3 deep going on year three) the 3's are ahead of the 2's coming out of winter. I saw drones in January and the 3's are making the most...
As long as you're confident there are no other beekeepers with 5 miles of each yard it should work. Otherwise someone else is getting free feed and a super full of sugar syrup :(
Ship that hive to me and I'll get it straightened out for you ;)
Answered my own question-delete
5-7 hours? I did Georgia to Jersey in the daytime in April. I just strapped them against the tailgate, got them home, and turned them loose. Just do it and good luck! Oh almost forgot, bees can get...
I never understood why stove manufacturers list how many sq feet the stove will heat. Does it heat 4000 sq feet in Green Bay, WI or Jacksonville, FL? Where was it tested that it heated that amount...
Remember, the bees don't realize they've been neglected.
Do they have SHB in Australia? If the honey gets "slimed" will we not know it until we eat our pancakes?
2 degrees this morning and they're still hummin' inside! (Pic is before I wrapped them and placed hay-bales.
Sometimes I can't either but I find if I rock the hive ever so slightly they come to life with a definite roar.
In the FAQ's on their web-site they say it takes the bees a day or so to uncap the empty cells for refilling.
It was 51 last Sunday so we added Fondant to everyone and confirmed that every cluster was in contact with the food. Calling for 0F tonight and snow tomorrow. Somehow I have a single deep 5 frm nuc...
I'm in NJ and am in my 3rd year trying 3 deeps. They have outperformed the 2 deep systems in each of the first 2 years. I use 8 frame deeps. This video is last Sunday
If not for Langstroth, we'd all be practicing SKEPticism lol
Imagine if Beesource existed in the mid-1800's and L.L Langstroth posted that he had invented a way to keep bees, manage bees, collect honey and pollen, and he could do all of this without...
This may have been posted before but couldn't find it in a search.
Feed the heck out of the ferals in an effort to make them swarm. Maybe you can capture them.
This is what my wife and I did:
We saved up enough money to buy two nucs and equipment. It took us 6 months but it was worth the wait as we used that time to educate ourselves about bees. We...
I have a single 5 frame nuc with maybe 2 frames of bees if they're lucky and they are still going strong. In a single 5 frame nuc it makes it hard for them to lose contact with the 2" of fondant I...
No need to bring the New England Patriots into this discussion :D
Oh ok. You had posted that you put a nearly empty very light box on top and then the sugar on top of that.
If it's full of honey; why the sugar?
I wouldn't have reversed so soon. Make sure the bees are in contact with the food supply. This next cold snap starting tomorrow and lasting for a week is supposed to be the coldest of the season here...