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welcome, glad you are here
bmac- your glass is half empty. my glass is half full.--- but it`s the same glass, how ever we see it. have a great day !!!!
I'm with lburou. used wax for years used durguilt for years, just my 3rd year with ritecell like it on a good strong hive during a good honey flow they make wonderful straight durable comb. on weak...
yes,they are in my hives. not every bee in the hive will be black but in some hives some bees. my bees are mixed I know, but they are the best I have ever had, or my father or grandfarther we have...
I got the stock of bee that I have now several years ago from a woman whose husband had passed, I have black bees like that show up often. have no idea where the gene came from but I do know that he...
I agree, I am going to go treatment free, no foundation, and I am going to go back to using box hives like my grand father had 55 years ago, that way I have no money in them.
thank you cerezha for your insight
where did I get the idea that Russians are a strain of Caucasians? am I wrong???
hi, I would check with your bee club, most have one to rent to members. for me the drawn comb is worth a lot .this is how I use some of it, I hive swarms in early april on a hive body of drawn comb,...
thank you for your reply. bengoblue
just out of curisoty, where bid those bees come from?
I have lot`s of them, but am trying to get away from them in my deeps makes a big hassel out of trying to swap frames around. in my med`s that are strictly honey supers they are ok.
if you only have two hives losing one is a big deal that`s 50%. if you have 50 hives one is not a big deal. I make more by mistake any more than I have kept in the past. was trying to change out...
welcome from Hendersonville nc
sounds like they have a queen, she may not be laying yet
yes my queens last longer,most at least a year, some 2years a few longer
I have 50 hives, raise my own queens from swarm cells, sell some nucs, and a few double deeps each year, have not had any problems.
honey run, I have some of their queens I am very happy with.
I still put all mine up in glass-pint,s and quart jars mostly ball- I have several local stores who want all I make- I never have enough to go around. it,s sold before the bees can make-it I might...
GOOD YEAR SO FAR_ and if this weather holds like it is till the sourwood flow is over it will be the best year of the last 20 possible more
I am thinking about buying the same one you have, the next time I go to brushy mountain I may come home with it.
I will let a hive by with being mean once, they may have a reason I don,t know about. if they are mean consistently, I requeen them out of a hive I like. I usually keep a few queens in nuc boxs
hi all the sourwood flow is on here at my house, even tho thay have room had two swarms today7-4-14 Hendersonville, north Carolina, 28739
this is my third year using wood frames and plastic foundation, I have made some mistakes and had some learning to do on the bees reaction to plastic verse wax and even duragilt over the years I...
why wait so late? I raise what fall queens I want in july, here where I am the sourwood flow is in july, and the summer solstice is in june. june 21. do you have a honey flow where you are after june...