Type: Posts; User: nediver
Bees are such a mystery. Turns out they were supercedure cells, I found more cells today and they were all chewed from side. Found eggs again, but couldn't spot the queen. My original queen was...
I smell what your cooking...my thoughts exactly. Sorry but few last questions....I can't buy the queen till sunday. The queen cells i have were likely capped this past Sunday/Monday, do I make that...
The guy I buy my queens and bees from agrees they are supercedure cells. His advice was let it ride, or pinch the old queen and replace with a mated queen. Not sure what is in my best interest,...
They are definitely queen cells, I take no offense to the suggestion but just want to be clear.
So the suggestion would be take the swarm cells and some bees, put them in a NUC or other hive box...
The queen is marked, unless its worn off.
She is there because I saw eggs.
So swarm is imminent?
Perhaps wishful thinking but I was under impression that if swarm cells there would be many...
I over wintered two hives, one was booming the other was struggling population wise. She lays but not as prolific.
Plan was to re-queen and for the last 3 weeks I have been moving to a new...
Catalpa still in bloom
Linden started few days ago
Real good in Ct with main flow just starting and I'm 3 high on some hives
Early Dutch Clover and Dandelions are in FULL swing now
+1 on full bloom apiaries. I overwintered his bees this past winter with very small stores
Good to know. I am running low on drawn comb
This makes a lot of sense and provides a great relief. I will do this and cross my fingers.
I should also add, I think they put nectar over pollen. Literally used every last cell.
Also this hive has a good deal of drones, and several frames of capped drone brood.
My hives are in their second year, having lasted the long winter here.
Last week I threw another box on this hive that was busting. Anyway today I go in and there is wall to wall nectar, in some...
Def looks like privet. Anyone else see the long horn beetle in the lower right?
What to do with candy board leftover in spring. Melt down?
Welcome john. I am also in CT. Good hobby to have, especially with the boys.
Skunk cabbage is an early one for bees. Before Willow.
First year Beek. Overwintering in Southern CT, Zone 6a.
What I have done so far;
Hives are elevated about 18" off the ground. We see about one big snow per year and it rarely stays for more...
You may need to let them go. If you have drawn comb and the inclination to try a small NUC this could work. If you transfer those two small frames you would still need to get rid of the worms. Feed...
Good eyes. Then it must be white snakeroot.