get real and get out a little more.
Type: Posts; User: clyderoad
get real and get out a little more.
sounds like you think every outyard holds hundreds of hives that are moved in and out regularly. some outyards contain less than 20 hives and hives remain on the property all year long, for many...
a signed agreement that states who owns the bees, products of the hive and the equipment.
and you know this how?
beekeeper error seems to kill more bees than the weather, don't you think? especially those fall dead outs where the weather has played no part in
In the mid spring I equalize hives as best I can by taking capped brood from strong hives and giving it to weaker hives. I think many others do this as well for hives of equal strength...
I don't quite understand.
By the same token shipped in nucs from a large nuc operation may or may not invest in good mite control and raise that same red flag.
And a good person as well.
Florida, NY is in Orange County. I am in Suffolk County.
Maybe those who successfully overwinter hives have some info that may prove valuable to those who are
asking about winter deadouts.
I am wintering 10 frame medium hives that are 2 med high (12 of them), as well as 5 frame medium nucs that are 3 high (20 of them) this winter.
All are alive.
The equipment is not the issue, the...
JMO Had some of the comments by MB in this thread been submitted to the flow people, instead of the one quoted, his picture and name would not be found anywhere on that site.
A discussion has differing points of view offered and all are welcome, yours and mine.
My choice of wording is a direct result of your choice of wording: re read your posts and how you refer to...
Your excitement about this is hilarious.
It is not an item that lends itself to sideline or commercial beekeeping, and the comment you quote is not as bold as you think it is.
On one point I can...
maybe you know something many of the "old fogies" don't. care to elaborate?
Oh yeah, over the years the k.i.s.s. principle has worked very well for most seasoned beekeepers.
Now that's stepping up Joe.
Even if Tim doesn't take you up on it, at least he has alternatives.
Personally, I'd have you hive them without delay.
"What on earth have I gotten myself into?"
may well be reiterated many times in the next year or so.
sounds like you have your priorities straight to me.
remember, good things come to those who wait.
Margot1d>>those big hives are going to go through some food next month, make sure they have enough. March is tough on colonies here.
too bad trottet1. but good to hear you have your head up and are looking forward to April!
give a good look to those deadouts, there is much to learn from them, from mite frass to honey stores to...
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Not everyone. I maintain a strong sense of doubt it can even work, and if by chance it does, will be any better than my current extraction process. I don't need to know the cost because I know I...
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Did the title of this thread change to "I don't know" recently?
I thought it was originally titled "fringe genetics"? :scratch:
Will Someone explain to me what the heck this thread is about.
it would be good if they stayed in the boxes like you say.
I sure wouldn't want to leave all that money on the table (in the trees).
Report back if you will.
I've got to see this almond circus...
the new guy here on BS, located in coastal CT. last year described his booming hive as swarming multiple times last spring and early summer. it never recovered either.
i've had outyard hives swarm...