Search:

Type: Posts; User: 71Corvette

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Need a queen - any suggestions on where to get one?

    I did a hive inspection this past Sunday and realized one of my hives has suddenly gone queenless. Not sure what happened but there were some capped and uncapped emergency supersedure cells. However,...
  2. Replies
    9
    Views
    565

    Re: Colonies slow to build up

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. The flow is reported on here, others in the area have multiple supers on their hives at this point. Looks like my hives have missed the boat.

    I think I may try...
  3. Replies
    9
    Views
    565

    Re: Colonies slow to build up

    I'd say there's 4 to 5 frames of bees, just not much brood.

    If I combine my 3 hives into two do you suggest dispatching the queen from the donor hive (whichever queen is laying worst) and then...
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    565

    Colonies slow to build up

    I currently have three hives that are all struggling to take off this year and I'd like some advice.

    In an attempt to avoid the swarming issues I had to deal with last year I did minimal feeding...
  5. Replies
    6
    Views
    596

    Re: Struggling hive - what to to?

    My mite counts weren't too bad this summer but I did treat with Api Life VAR this fall. However, I was a bit late with my treatment so temps weren't quite what they should have been during treatment....
  6. Replies
    6
    Views
    596

    Re: Struggling hive - what to to?

    Thanks. I have a candyboard just above the cluster so hopefully they do ok. They have moved themselves into a corner which is a little concerning but I'll just hope for the bets I suppose.

    I...
  7. Replies
    6
    Views
    596

    Struggling hive - what to to?

    Hello,

    I did a check of my six hives today and found that one has died (apparently due to starvation) and one looks to be really struggling. The rest of the hives seem to be doing fairly well...
  8. Replies
    5
    Views
    584

    Re: Suddenly hot hive

    Thanks, I was figuring it was more environmental than genetics. I'll give them a bit of time to see if they calm down.

    I'm supposed to do another hive inspection this week - I'll have to see how...
  9. Replies
    5
    Views
    584

    Suddenly hot hive

    I have a hive that historically has been very docile and easy to work. In late June this hive was about to cast a swarm so we created an artificial swarm leaving a few good queen cells behind....
  10. Replies
    2
    Views
    552

    Poll: Re: Rate your nectar flow

    We've had plenty of rain here in the northeast too. So much so the bees didn't have very many good flying days this spring.
  11. Replies
    2
    Views
    552

    Poll: Rate your nectar flow

    With the wacky weather we've seemed to have this season I thought it would be interested to hear how the nectar flow has been so far in various parts of the country.

    So, based on your past...
  12. Re: Minimizing the potential for secondary swarms

    Any thoughts on this? As I feared my hive cast a secondary swarm yesterday. And, of course, the bees found the tallest branch in the tallest oak tree to land in. :rolleyes:

    When you hear piping...
  13. Minimizing the potential for secondary swarms

    About a week ago I created an artificial swarm from one of our strong hives. I took the original queen and several frames of resources from the mother hive and put them in their own box. I then...
  14. Looks like the flow has arrived here in Southern Maine

    A few weeks ago I placed one of my hives on scales just as a curiosity. I've been been tracking the change in hive weight each day for a few weeks now. For a while they've been adding a pound or two...
  15. Thread: Lazy queen?

    by 71Corvette
    Replies
    3
    Views
    321

    Lazy queen?

    I have a colony with a queen that's at least a year or two old. This spring she was laying really well with plenty of brood, eggs and larvae in the hive. Then, in mid May, my hives were attacked by a...
  16. Replies
    6
    Views
    587

    Re: Foraging tendencies of queeless hives

    Yeah, that's what I meant to say. Not sure why I typed morning instead. :rolleyes:
  17. Replies
    6
    Views
    587

    Re: Foraging tendencies of queeless hives

    Very interesting, thanks for the replies everyone. It makes sense that now that the nurse bees are starting to forage there are less bees in the hive when I'm checking the weight. Maybe I should...
  18. Replies
    6
    Views
    587

    Foraging tendencies of queeless hives

    I have a hive that's been doing quite well this year. This hive is supported by a set of scales and I've been tracking the weight of the hive daily for the past month or so.

    Last weekend I...
  19. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,287

    Leaving observation hive glass uncovered

    Are there any significant issues associated with leaving the glass on an observation hive uncovered for long periods of time? Will the light cause the bees to be less active, produce less or abscond?...
  20. Thread: K wing

    by 71Corvette
    Replies
    4
    Views
    597

    Re: K wing

    I guess I'm not the only one seeing this.

    If this is an issue I'm open to treatment options but, at this point, I don't even know the cause that I'm treating for. The mite drop on the hive is...
  21. Thread: K wing

    by 71Corvette
    Replies
    4
    Views
    597

    K wing

    I have a hive where a few bees (one in 500 or so) have k-wing. In addition, many of the bees are walking around the hive with their wings stretched outward rather than tucked tight to their backs....
  22. Replies
    2
    Views
    415

    Re: Dissapearing queen cells

    Interesting. The brood pattern looks excellent so this may not be a case of a failing queen but it's nice to hear that someone else has seen this. My wife and I were wondering if we were losing our...
  23. Replies
    2
    Views
    415

    Dissapearing queen cells

    During a hive inspection last Saturday I found a number of uncapped queen cells in one of my hives. By peeking up into the cells I could see that most of them (4-6) had royal jelly and a young larvae...
  24. Replies
    2
    Views
    382

    Re: Oservation Hive

    What is the frame configuration? 1 column of 6 rows, 2 columns of three rows, etc?

    If it's a single column of frames the dimension between the inside faces of glass should be 1 3/4".

    Also...
  25. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,072

    Re: Securing frames

    That's a great solution, thanks! I'm thinking the frames may still want to rotate, but that should be pretty minor. At least this way they'll be centered between the glass.

    I'm putting the...
Results 1 to 25 of 73
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3