Search:

Type: Posts; User: McBee7

Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    16
    Views
    785

    Re: wintering bees inside

    Was wondering Ian, how close you are to Winepeg ? Winepeg is about 250 miles NW of me, and also wondered about when you generally take the bees out of the wintering shed?
    It is currently -12F...
  2. Replies
    16
    Views
    785

    Re: wintering bees inside

    Here's a link to a thread from last year about indoor wintering you might find interesting, although it doesn't address the behavior of the queen and the brood nest.....
  3. Replies
    16
    Views
    785

    Re: wintering bees inside

    Hey there Larry. I'm your neighbor about 80 miles to the northwest...I'm trying small scale indoor wintering here myself. I'm not sure about how active the queen is but it might depend on the race of...
  4. Re: Colorado cold snap - snowpocalypse, bees ok?

    Relax Adam, It's winter, and you have all the signs....
    Ice on the bottom board is not the sign of death....if you have ice or frost in the top of the box that is a different story.....I have put...
  5. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,204

    Re: Carniolans=Dark bees

    Great Pics Jake....
    here a pic of one of my nucs from this summer if this Photo Bucket gizzmo works.....
    14501

    ==McBee7==
  6. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,204

    Re: Carniolans=Dark bees

    Thankyou Bernhard for the great pictures...
    I checked some pics I had on my phone that I had taken as I was working the bees, and mine are definately as dark as the pic of carniolians and some are...
  7. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,160

    Re: How I winterize my nucs.

    Very nice and neat Adrian..
    I assume what looks like paper under the cover is the FBIC (feed bag inner cover) that keeps the bees off the styro top cover....Are the gals all tucked in for...
  8. Re: Q: Why not use historic photos as evidence in the cell size debate

    There are several sizes of frames, but if one can be nailed down as a standardized frame size that would be your yard stick, and if there is enough resolution to count cells it could be...
  9. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,204

    Carniolans=Dark bees

    This is my first year with carniolans and was amazed at how dark they are. Many have black abdomens and lots of very dark and black drones.
    I'm used to the yellow of the italians and expected more...
  10. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,485

    Re: Burr comb and frames seething with bees

    If it's any consulation, I was inspecting my 5 frame nucs this weekend and found all kinds of extra brace comb and bridge comb connecting box to box..5frame factory nucs tend to be roomy for 5 frames...
  11. Replies
    11
    Views
    720

    Re: New bee yards for next summer

    Howdy hvacricho....
    I'm strugeling with this a bit myself...Although the amount of forage per site isn't a issue, the # of yards dictates what goes where for me in 2015...I'll have (I hope) 20+...
  12. Replies
    24
    Views
    1,962

    Re: Carrying a few queens on airplane

    BeezNbeeks-Yours is definately the most informed response on this thread. I was just wondering how many queens you carry and why through canada? Or is that unrelated to the bees? Maybe it's related...
  13. Thread: BeeTree...

    by McBee7
    Replies
    11
    Views
    614

    Re: BeeTree...

    I hope your log has removable frames in it...

    Here's a section of your Missouri apiary law as found here on this very forum...


    Inspections, fee--notice--entry--specialized examinations by...
  14. Replies
    11
    Views
    755

    Re: Honey vs 2:1 sugar feed

    And sugar cakes are even less without the expense of all that water....couldn't resist..:)

    ==McBee7==
  15. Replies
    8
    Views
    668

    Re: spliting into MPs nucs

    If you take your 2 frames of brood and bees (healthy) and put them (both) into a 4 or 5 frame box and wait 3 or 4 weeks you will blow the top off the box and you can either add the 2nd box or split....
  16. Replies
    6
    Views
    482

    Re: winter quilt configuration?

    Sounds like a good set up, but I wondered if your quilt box has a way to vent the moisture? It sounds like it has no place to get out. Some of mine I have 2 inch holes in the sides of the quilt box...
  17. Thread: BeeTree...

    by McBee7
    Replies
    11
    Views
    614

    Re: BeeTree...

    I hate splitting hairs or be a killjoy, but isn't keeping bees in a log or skep illegal ? some thing to do with the inspector not being able to inspect a box with removable frames....You could...
  18. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,114

    Re: Mike Palmer nuc versus 5 or 4 frame nucs

    4 frame nucs are a custom box,,,5 frame nucs are a standard nuc box and you can buy them from Mann Lake for about $10.50 us, mill run, and either build your own or buy the bottom board and top...I...
  19. Replies
    12
    Views
    898

    Re: Hive placement questions

    Howdy WBVC,
    I like the idea of moving them at night as they will all be in the hive and the lower temps will keep them from flying also.
    I would put them in the position you would want them for the...
  20. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,114

    Re: Mike Palmer nuc versus 5 or 4 frame nucs

    Welcome to BeeSource Ondras.
    I have 15 5frame nucs 2 and3 high, that I'm going to indoor winter this year, but if you look up Adrian Quiney on beesource, youll find that he outdoor winters 5 frame...
  21. Replies
    2
    Views
    341

    CSI swarm capture

    Early in the year a farmer friend of the family asked about getting some bees on his property and I said that I wasn't sure I had any bees to put there but I'd put out a yard and if I had extra bees...
  22. Replies
    6
    Views
    539

    Re: 2 Birds with one stone

    Scary light indeed!!! and they were packed with bees, I guess its the late season queen thing.
    Yes I'll feed feed feed till they wont take anymore and then I'll have to hand feed sugar this...
  23. Replies
    6
    Views
    539

    Re: 2 Birds with one stone

    Thanks for the advise....I only fed today--- 2 hives in the 140# area and 5 at less than 100#,,,,Yes I know 5 and 2 is 7 not 6...haha...1 of the hives I had written off as a " laying worker-queen...
  24. Replies
    6
    Views
    539

    2 Birds with one stone

    First I want to move 6 hives about 2 miles (as the bee flys) to their wintering yard. And 2nd I want to give a quick feeding, as the local weather is going to be in the 60 for a couple of days before...
  25. Replies
    15
    Views
    649

    Re: Questions about OAV procedure

    I have the varrox vaporizer and noticed that it was taking longer last week when I treated 10 hives, so I put a volt meter on the battery as the vaporizor was hooked up (under load) and the voltage...
Results 1 to 25 of 260
Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4