Search:

Type: Posts; User: OSafado

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Re: Found Queen in Front of Hive, on her own not being balled.

    That's a great point. I don't know of any beehives within a few miles of my nucs, but they all have reduced entrances. I wouldn't say we are in a full fledged dearth, since we are suburban with...
  2. Re: Found Queen in Front of Hive, on her own not being balled.

    Thanks for your input. That is kind of what I figured. I was just fascinated to see her all alone on the ground.


    Also, I found the hole where the Yellow Jackets were coming from, and it has...
  3. Re: Found Queen in Front of Hive, on her own not being balled.

    I have 3 late summer splits. Too big to be called a nuc, but too small to be a real hive. I'd be happy to combine the queenless hive, if that is what it turns out to be, with one of these queen...
  4. Re: Found Queen in Front of Hive, on her own not being balled.

    That is quite possibly what happened. We were careful, but I suppose it is always possible we rolled her when we inspected the hives last week. If we did injure her, and it wasn't a supercedure,...
  5. Replies
    51
    Views
    10,262

    Re: Big brother is watching

    I view this in a very small way as stealing. You are using forums for free. The owners of this forum aren't doing it out of the goodness of their heart. They are doing it because those ads kick...
  6. Re: Found Queen in Front of Hive, on her own not being balled.

    Sorry the pictures didn't work with the first post. I don't think this is a queen returning. She looks older than that.

    http://i.imgur.com/5Efkm.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/CSH2i.jpg
  7. Found Queen in Front of Hive, on her own not being balled.

    There are 3 hives in the back yard. Yesterday morning I was walking back in that corner, and I saw some "bees" on the ground in front of the hive. When I went over to take a closer look, what I had...
  8. Replies
    20
    Views
    3,853

    Re: Candy in queen cages

    Marshmallows are great for packages, where the queen has been caged with the bees for a few days/week. I don't think a marshmallow would last longer than a few hours. It should take a few days for...
  9. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,630

    Re: Brazilian Jataí stingless bees

    I remember seeing and being fascinated with a "hive" of these outside the museum in Petropolis, Brasil. This was well before I started keeping bees myself.

    Great pictures! Did you get any other...
  10. Replies
    17
    Views
    3,483

    Re: How to Use Radial Extractor

    It was power. The guy we rented it from told us not to put the power past the red mark (he had added it), which was around 3/4 of the way, so I bet that is what the problem was.
  11. Replies
    17
    Views
    3,483

    How to Use Radial Extractor

    We rented a radial extractor last year, Maxant 3100, I think. We were excited to use it as a radial extractor, but it really didn't work well, so we finished using it as a tangential extractor. We...
  12. Very odd looking bee, possible laying worker - sorry, no pictures.

    I was looking through a newly queen right split, and ran across a very odd looking bee. My thought was perhaps a laying worker, so I pinched her, but have been looking for a similar picture and have...
  13. Replies
    31
    Views
    3,637

    Re: Shake out for Laying worker

    If you aren't trying to "fix" the hive, and have other hives near by, wouldn't shaking them out 100 yards or so away be ok? The workers from the LW hive would fly back, not find their hive, and...
  14. Re: Replacing laying worker hive with a caught swarm or capped queen cell.

    The third frame seemed to do the trick. I checked yesterday and there were 3 queen cells, which looked to be very close to being capped.

    Assuming the eggs were layed the day before I pulled...
  15. Replies
    2
    Views
    1,324

    Re: When to add super?

    My rule of thumb is 75% So if 7.5 frames are drawn out and covered with bees I add a super.

    covered with bees means that if I stretch my hand over them my hand would cover a bunch of bees. If...
  16. Replacing laying worker hive with a caught swarm or capped queen cell.

    I have a hive, which is absolutely a laying worker hive. I put in a frame of eggs/young larvae on 04/29 and 05/07. I haven't checked the second frame to see if they are building a queen cell. If...
  17. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,014

    Re: Laying Worker or Inexperienced Queen?

    I got back into the hive today. Nothing but Drone cells, but there were a LOT of Drone cells. I decided it wouldn't hurt too much to pull a frame of eggs from the hive next to it, which has great...
  18. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,014

    Re: Laying Worker or Inexperienced Queen?

    There was no capped worker brood, which is why I noted the capped drone brood, as I thought it was odd to have capped drone brood with the timing of the split etc. I didn't see any uncapped brood...
  19. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,014

    Re: Laying Worker or Inexperienced Queen?

    Thank you for taking the time to respond. I'll give her some more time before I get in there again.
  20. Re: Split with queen cups - Did I do this right?

    I agree that it would be best to leave the queen in until the swarm cells were capped. I wanted to take advantage of knowing I had the queen in the other hive. I did leave the queenless hive in...
  21. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,014

    Re: Laying Worker or Inexperienced Queen?

    Great to hear, so it sounds like this is not the case of a LW, as I didn't see any eggs on the side of cells.
  22. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,014

    Laying Worker or Inexperienced Queen?

    I split a hive on March 17th. This was probably a little early for my area, but we had had a warm spring, and this particular hive was overflowing. On 4/16 I got very lucky in being in front of...
  23. Split with queen cups - Did I do this right?

    I have been keeping bees for 3 years. I have decided to move away from deep boxes, and going forward will use primarily medium boxes for both brood and honey supers, though I am not phasing out the...
  24. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,790

    Re: What Value Is Advice?

    I don't know about this. I find the free advice on here to be priceless. Then again, I don't consider myself dysfunctional.

    My problem is I am a total and complete newb, but at the same time,...
  25. Replies
    59
    Views
    10,074

    Re: Lucky Yellow-jacket trap

    I haven't found that mine sink, but I am still catching a few per day. After catching literally hundreds, I don't have nearly the problem I had before, so I haven't worried about refreshing the...
Results 1 to 25 of 50
Page 1 of 2 1 2