Search:

Type: Posts; User: xen

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    179
    Views
    16,857

    Re: Beekeepers take action

    http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/02/saving-bees-what-we-know-now/#may
  2. Thread: August Swarms

    by xen
    Replies
    13
    Views
    2,173

    August swarms

    Had dozens of swarm calls this year to many too handle or hive on my own so refered them to other beekeepers. Thought it was over until yesterday, got a call from a guy who had a swam 30 ft. up his...
  3. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,150

    ccd

    Don't think it was CCD just having the frames tested for afb or anything else that might have knocked them out. As far as small hive beetles and absconding because of them no beetles here. The hive...
  4. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,150

    collapsed hive CCD?

    Had a hive collapse. It was totally void of bees and was being robbed out nothing in it at all but some pollen. Don"t think it was CCD but am going to have some frames tested by the state apiarist....
  5. Replies
    1,082
    Views
    222,448

    bloom dates

    08/16/08
    Knotweed and one of many different kinds of goldenrod
  6. Replies
    1,082
    Views
    222,448

    bloom dates

    Linden Basswood 6.8.08 Springfield N.J. 07081
  7. Replies
    1,082
    Views
    222,448

    Bloom date

    Black Locust may 21 Springfield N.J. 07081
  8. Thread: Black Locust Bloom

    by xen
    Replies
    33
    Views
    4,473

    Locust bloom

    Right about now I see grape like clusters of flowers and can smell them. Smells great!North Jersey 07081
  9. Replies
    4
    Views
    671

    Checking bees

    I would add another deep now and if using foundation feed them sugar syrup.
  10. queenless

    Sure but you want a queen in there so get one or put in a frame with eggs so they make an emergency replacement.
  11. Morons

    Yea I live here in N.J. and there are a lot of morons but I would call this ignorance. People just need to be educated about bees and it is our job to do so noone else will. Whenever I pick up a swam...
  12. Replies
    6
    Views
    946

    splits

    Yea I do this also. I'll take 3-5 frames out, three brood (all stages) and two honey and pollen put in a nuc maybe shake some more bees off a few frames of brood (carefull of the queen) and move them...
  13. Replies
    29
    Views
    3,407

    Hey was that first shot a swarm you picked up?

    Hey was that first shot a swarm you picked up?
  14. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,480

    Moving bees

    Ditto with idee and others two ratcheting straps crisscrossed, a hand truck, pickup and maybe some window screen duct taped to the inner cover hole. Outer cover off. The motion of the drive and sound...
  15. Replies
    7
    Views
    3,631

    Lawns and bess

    I understand what you are dealing with. I work for the town parks and recreation dept. and find myself caught between having manicured playing fields and keeping bees. I do find myself shutting off...
  16. Replies
    2,340
    Views
    341,027

    Sticky: Swarm dates

    Picked up swarm today May9 08 Shorthills N.J. rain heavy at times 55 small 2 lbs. Missed at least two others last week could not get out to the location in time
  17. Replies
    3
    Views
    760

    Swarms

    "old" doesn't have to be that old the "old" queen could be two years old. The swarm I picked up two years ago is one of the best if not the best producers I have. At one point last year I had three...
  18. Replies
    2,340
    Views
    341,027

    Sticky: Swarm pickup

    Picked up a nice swarm in Rahway N.J. 3-5 lbs. 60 degrees partly sunny May 1 08
  19. Thread: Bee Tree nuc stand

    by xen
    Replies
    1
    Views
    505

    Bee Tree nuc stand

    Have gotten a call for bees in a tree. The bees are about twelve to sixteen feet up coming out of a hole. The tree is staying for now the bees must go. I wanted to put a nuc at the entrance with a...
  20. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,034

    split time

    Are both of your deeps full of brood? Now is the time to make splits as long as you have enough frames from a booming hive full of brood(capped and fresh) and frames of honey and pollen.Your boxes...
  21. Thread: Reversal issue

    by xen
    Replies
    4
    Views
    1,021

    Reversal

    The medium is capped I figured if i put the empty deep under that they would emerge and then the queen if not in the medium would lay into the top deep freeing up the medium for the upcoming flow as...
  22. Thread: Reversal issue

    by xen
    Replies
    4
    Views
    1,021

    Reversal issue

    I have overwintered my hives in two deeps and a medium. I reversed the hives this Sat Feb 19 and now have the medium stuck in the middle. I did not want to break up the brood but also would like to...
  23. Replies
    24
    Views
    6,128

    Excalibur hive tool

    Saw a new hive tool in one of the bee mags and was wondering if anyone knew of where to get one . The excalibur hive tool it is called.Checked most os the big suppliers with no luck.
  24. Thread: remove top super?

    by xen
    Replies
    1
    Views
    588

    remove top super?

    In North Jersey. Have over wintered in two deeps and a medium. upon checking hives most had almost emptied the medium the top deep was still almost full. Should I remove the top medium? I left them...
  25. Replies
    3
    Views
    2,070

    removal of bees from hollow tree

    I have a hollow tree in a public park full of bees that needs to be removed the tree is too big to remove the section that holds the bees, so I had planned on using a trap with a screened funnel so...
Results 1 to 25 of 126
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4