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  1. Re: Hive robbing but maybe I can save them? I am lost

    FP,

    I hope it is still queen right. It was but now? Who knows. The same goes for the brood pattern and all. I can't open it to find out.

    It was a healthy hive. We shall see when all this...
  2. Hive robbing but maybe I can save them? I am lost

    I am down to one hive that "should" be super strong. It always has been. I have been out of town so I haven't pulled honey or done my wintering. On Sunday I noticed that it was being robbed so I put...
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    Re: Scrub Jay eating bees

    We feed our scrub jay peanuts in the shell. We haven't had too many problems with them eating bees but they are feeding kids now so they need something. I don't think they can take enough to make a...
  4. Caught a swarm okay to close them in?

    I caught a swarm that is probably from one of my hives. They love the honey locust trees in my front yard. The queen didn't go into the box when they were shaken in and I had the box in a...
  5. Should I split or just leave it alone

    I have a two year old hive that has started making queen cells. It has a few that are open and several are capped. I can find NO eggs in the hive and I am hopeless at spotting queens so I have no...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiaries

    You didn't make a payment, you refunded the man's money after holding onto it for over three months.

    The payment is listed on the website. Read the article again, or have someone read it to you....
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiaries

    A beek in Utah ordered two packages from LCA in May and never rec'd bees and could not get a refund. He went to the news guy that goes after deadbeats. The person at LCA responded to him saying...
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    Re: Bee eating insect

    Okay, where can I get some Japanese bees?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6m40W1s0Wc&NR=1

    I am going to quit looking while I am ahead.

    Good night. :)
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    Re: Bee eating insect

    Good grief, I am going to have nightmares now....

    heartbreaking....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDSf3Kshq1M&feature=related
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    Re: Bee eating insect

    Sounds like this but they aren't in the US yet. Or are they....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCfpT0lAmvI

    ;)
  11. Re: feed mix 2-1 cant seem to dissolve all the sugar

    Here is an interesting thread:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-247381.html
  12. Re: Bees in our hot tub - I think there might be a hive in our hot tub

    There are some good beeks in your area.

    http://www.beeremovalsource.com/bee-removal-list/texas/

    I would call someone soon.
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    Re: Open Feeding vs Baggie Feeders

    Very nice. It looks like I will be adding baggies tomorrow.
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    Open Feeding vs Baggie Feeders

    I have a hummingbird feeder out with a ratio of 3-4 parts water to 1 part sugar. It shouldn't be attracting the girls but it is. Yesterday the bottom wasn't snapped completely together and next...
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    Re: One of my hives swarmed today

    Quick, while you have a virgin queen and not much brood go out and do treatments for varroa. I wish I had when mine swarmed.
  16. Re: Bees not doing what they should be????

    I'm sorry, your question is?
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    Re: Late Season Splits

    It sounds like you have a pretty good idea of what you are doing. In a split you make sure the nuc is queenless and then add the queen cage for the girls to release her. If you have frames with...
  18. Re: Videos - Buckfast queen laying and bee cleaning herself.

    LOVED the queen laying video. Very nice.
  19. Re: Rookie extracting honey: questions on feeding, cappings, and supers

    I wouldn't pull any honey if they haven't been able to draw the shallow.
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    Re: Drying Honey?

    Increase the surface.
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    Re: Drying Honey?

    Is it capped? Or, was it capped before you did the extraction?
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    Re: Trespassing and Killing Bees

    Gypsi, as an insurance agent I have taken many, many national classes for the various certifications. EVERY SINGLE CLASS on liability for EVERY state said to advise your clients to NEVER put up...
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    Re: Swarming - is it really that bad?

    If they are bringing in pollen they are preparing to feed brood. That's a good sign. You can also listen to the hive. If they don't have a queen they won't have their normal happy hum.

    I just...
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    Re: just another wintering questio

    My first winter I had five supers on there. A bit of overkill. I think four is fine.
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    Re: just another wintering questio

    Standard in my neck of the woods is two deeps. I don't do deeps, I am all 10 frame mediums. Three mediums is a bit less than two deeps so I am erring on the side of caution and doing four. Our...
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