Type: Posts; User: clyderoad
yes,yes and yes
they are probably fine in there. look next week to be sure.
We are in a light nectar flow here (maple) and the bees are busy bringing in nectar loads (and lots of pollen) for the last couple of days.
If that package is foraging then they may be getting...
same here. paid in Nov'13 for 4/1/14
I too understand running behind but do not understand the failure to communicate any status at all.
leave them alone for a week or so except to refill the feeders.
Nothing you can do for them that they can't do for themselves.
I'm curious if the 'quiet' package is the one with the funny...
finally, lots of pollen.
also noticed some nectar being put up today, likely from maple. no big flow just a little glimmer in the bottom of the combs.
sounds like we can all (us and bees) use a...
trottet1== so now you have a empty 10 frame box on the bottom and the bees in the top box with the feeder on top of that, correct?
if so then I'd wait until dandelion bloom and reverse the brood...
"Other possibility, there could be a loose queen in the package which is why the queen in the cage died. See what happens, ie, if the bees stick around, build comb, and have eggs...
agree, open it up.
(but they seem to be doing a good job of it all by themselves :))
I just remembered that
mann lake has a new store and package bee/queen bee pick at the PA location in
Wilkes-Barre, PA. That's probably not too far to travel for pick-up if they can help with a...
I know Dutchess county and westchester county have active bee groups but don't have
Maybe they are chewing another opening but are you sure there is nothing trapped inside the hive, like mice?
elm, maple, alder is my guess but someone closer to you may know for sure.
The pollen in the picture looks like maple.
You may want to take a look at this thread regarding pollen collection and the use of pollen traps
Why bother? The website was "Last updated: Feb 1, 2010"
IMO Mike hit the nail on the head. Amount of eggs, open brood in the hive seems to be the key to turning them from swarming. One additional step I take is to not only destroy the uncapped queen cup...
You might find this discussion on absconding of help:
and this comment by MPalmer in the same thread: post #38 "I found it...
>> i put 2 good nucs there about 3 weeks ago.
10 days ago i checkked and all was good.
today one of the nucs is empty - completely.
Pretty quick with that conclusion, don't you think?
Who said this stuff was easy?:)
I read through the responses with the thought that I might be able to add something more. I can't because they are dead on. So I'll say the same things just a little...
>>we're close here. need just a week or so of decent weather and the skunk cabbage and maples will be blooming.
>>Honey-4-All: Ca. sure sounds like 'Heaven on Earth' from what I've read on...
I'll bet many don't agree with you, but you are entitled to your beliefs, as is everyone else.
ignorance and appalled?? come on now.
come on now. you better re-calibrate that thing :)
Straight from the horses mouth.:D