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  1. They must be full now...

    They did not take all the sugar water from yesterday as of this evening. I guess they are full finally and happy here at their new home. Lets see if they stay. I will report back.
  2. Re: Swarm Captured - Now what? Please comment

    My hives are 5 miles apart each. I dont beleive I could remove brood and safely get it to my swarm hive in time to save the brood. Its 51 degrees right now winds are to be 10-15 MPH today... I think...
  3. Re: Swarm Captured - Now what? Please comment

    The deep hive body has frames with foundation. I have 6 strong hives already but, they are from splits I have done over the last few years. Everytime I catch a swarm they leave within about 3 weeks....
  4. Swarm Captured - Now what? Please comment

    I captured a swarm from a tree in the rain yesterday. Brought it to a hive body and I am feeding it sugar water right now.

    Its to cool out to take a frame of brood from another hive to bring to...
  5. I cant beleive I,m asking this (Frame/foundation question)

    My shallows are grooved bottom and the top is the type where you trim the piece off and nail it back on...

    What type of foundation do I order... Grooved bottom / ? ? ? (not sure what the top is...
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    Bee removal - What went wrong?

    I took combs of brood, honey & some pollen out, banded them to frames, bees stayed on the comb, wasnt a bad removal at all. I felt I had the queen because all the bees stayed in the hive box I put...
  7. Is it possible to do a trap out this time of year - Alabama

    I am suppose to go and remove bees from a house next week here in alabama... Temps are 40-75 next week. Some old timers told me not to cut the soffit but instead drill a small hole and install a bee...
  8. I extracted - what to do with wet frames before winter?

    I have 3 honey supers that I extracted from. I have sat them outside and let bees work them for a week now. It went from 85 yesterday to a high of 55 today. What do I do with the honey supers to...
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    Kids keep damaging my beehive...

    I have a hive on a residential property. It has never bothered anyone in the neighborhood. There is plenty of Kudzu & Honeysuckle there. That is why I put the hive there. It is very strong. Right...
  10. What is it the bees are carrying (from Capture)

    I was calleed out to get bees out of a trunk (chest). Looked like a chest they shipped stuff in from years ago. It was on a back porch and the bees took home there. I removed the comb & honey and put...
  11. Extracted, will the bees fix the comb back?

    When I uncapped the comb it sort messed the comb up and I was wondering will the bees be able to fix it back to suit thier needs?
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    Re: Captured a swarm in Wedowee Alabama

    Time was/is the factor. Just needed to get them home. I will clean the mess up. I promise
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    Captured a swarm in Wedowee Alabama

    Got het call, drove over and made it education for everyone that watched... Cut the limb (small) off and put it into hive box with 4 frames. Will remove it in a day or two when I have time and add...
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    Re: Can I use #19 hardware cloth as...?

    Check your local feed stores. They are great for having stuff like this.. I bought mine there...
  15. Re: Help!_Moved bees 20 ft now some return to old location

    You should move hives either;

    less than 2 feet or more than 2 miles. (nothing in between)...

    Good luck
  16. Re: Can I use - unused comb to make comb honey?

    Seems liek I could just drop it in jar , fill with honey and let the cells in the comb absorb it...
  17. Can I use - unused comb to make comb honey?

    Thats a tricky title.

    I had a swarm in my swarm trap. They had make lots of comb but, very little honey or larve in it. Most of it is just the empty - clean comb. I am wondering if I can take...
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    Re: Ant problem. How to get rid of them.

    Did you see the picture from the website I sent on my last post? I,m not the expert but, you just have to separate the hive from the ground with water or oil. Add 4 legs to the hive bottom made from...
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    Re: Ant problem. How to get rid of them.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/MichaelJShantz/BeeHive4302010#5466795046206986082

    Just add water or oil in the cups.. problem gone...
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    Re: Need Mentor SE region

    Will message you
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    Re: Wiring deeps for foundationless

    Please,,, we need pictures... I want to do this but, I would love to see pics first...
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    Re: Going to get my first swarm

    Completed the swarm capture... Newbees just watch YouTube videos and you wont have a problem. This was a small swarm. I just kept shaking the tree catching them in my 5 gallon bucket. I would spray...
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    Going to get my first swarm

    3 hives of bees for 1 year now. I have done cut outs but, this is my first swarm. Its simple only 5 feet off the ground. I have a deep box ready full of new frames w/ foundation. I have the hive...
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    Re: Nectar flow in Alabama?

    No Queen excluder... I checked all 3 hives today. Two of them are drawing comb in the honey super. The other was not. I swapped the 2 deep brood boxes to see if I could get them going. There is one...
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    Re: Nectar flow in Alabama?

    I only added 1 shallow honey super per hive... I have fed them sugar water but not on a constant basis. Just when I can get out there...

    I will do a better inspection this week. I have tried...
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