Type: Posts; User: treeWinder
Plantain works very well on mine.
Nice to have you in TBH world especially nice that your making your own equipment as I also make them. I run between 4-6 TBHs. I use them mostly for brood, queens, and comb building.
Good build, but bad place for the side entrance, you'll split the hive that way, if the queen is to one side and then gets honey bound she won't get to other side. If the people you built for use...
Front entrances on mine, even when they decide to close em.
8 frame medium size for us.
There are about 10 evergreen junipers around this area, very likely the ground creeping juniper. Cedars would be included.
In this area of Southern and Mid Maryland you got Maple, Ash, and Juniper pollen now. The paler yellow is Maple and Ash; the darker will come from some type of Juniper in your area.
I would agree with Mike if it's a band as he describes; but also lots of hives in Frederick area, could be your seeing some coming in from open feeding in the area.
Head over to a big box store like HD or LWS, in plumbing section grab a length of 4" PVC and 1 cap for each your going to make. Then head out to the garden section and over by the drain pipe...
Welcome in; lots of great info in here
In my area I can usually put out some dry around 1st week of February just before the maples start. As stated above this makes an easy feeder.
Main Flow: Usually if your weighing your hives you'll see weight gain after May 1st in Central Maryland. Nectar storage drops off after June 15th or so and within a few days of steady weight or...
They are here, lots of pollen coming in. In your area probably 2-3 weeks.
Got those little ones here, but they only seem to show up late summer/early fall.
Mostly bumbles on mine, rarely do I notice any honey bees on it.
Thats' what I've had to do, took commercial grade spray to finally take out the nest. Most of their nest you will find are several feet above ground in a rotted or split out tree. You'll notice...
Would have been better to have moved up a frame or two of brood, or at least drawn comb if your going to use or try an excluder.
There are varieties of GR, each a bit different when it comes to nectar. Also in my area if it rains nicely about a month before blossoming, then it seems we have a good flow. Overly dry a month...
I'd do it in early morning; then put a few branches near your landing board. If you have no other hives drift will be nil.
Maybe a screened type tent gazebo from one of the box stores; portable lighting also. good luck.
Good suggestion Jean, for people to check. There are 2 types of policies to be concerned with: "Claims Made" and "Occurrence". In short the "Claims Made" is a policy that will provide you coverage...
Good idea, I don't have one but seems like you'll save $'s.