Search:

Type: Posts; User: oldforte

Page 1 of 12 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    374

    This video is awesome

    https://www.facebook.com/theweekuk/videos/1004812402893071/
  2. Replies
    1
    Views
    245

    Is beeswax a lubricant?

    Getting ready on a new motorized extractor to harvest. The old manual one had a steel ball under the pivot axel...this one has a nylon ball. Will it wear out fast without being lubed? Would applying...
  3. Replies
    5
    Views
    520

    Number of hobby beekeepers?

    Any way one could get an estimate the number of keepers with 12 or fewer colonies in the US?
  4. Replies
    22
    Views
    586

    Re: What to do with a swarm queen?

    That makes a lot of sense...but not sure of that length of time...how bout 2,3,4 weeks?
  5. Replies
    22
    Views
    586

    What to do with a swarm queen?

    Could one assume that the queen that left with the swarm is fairly old, as 1or 3 years old and should be replaced?
  6. Replies
    2
    Views
    287

    In hiving a swarm how long..

    How long do they need to be kept in the hive before opening the entrance?
  7. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,199

    Re: Does brood comb honey taste different?

    many of my customers prefer dark ...color comes from many sources
  8. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,199

    Re: Does brood comb honey taste different?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by jdmidwest http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png Why not save them for something...
  9. Thread: Beet sugar?

    by oldforte
    Replies
    13
    Views
    478

    Re: Beet sugar?

    I did not buy the nuc...only the queen for a split.
    I thought his "beet sugar" excuse was BeeS !
  10. Thread: Beet sugar?

    by oldforte
    Replies
    13
    Views
    478

    Beet sugar?

    I have been told by a reputable bee dealer in the area that sugar refined from beets are detrimental to brooding habits from a new queen. Any thoughts? That was the reason for a new queen not laying...
  11. Re: Sizes: Commercial Lumber vs Traditional Lumber

    the R value of wood is dependent on the wood density/species
  12. Re: Sizes: Commercial Lumber vs Traditional Lumber

    I started using reclaimed 1" redwood ...made a lot of boxes...since then am having to add more boxes and find it hard to find 1" lumber to match...unless it's pressure treated. Sooo am laminating...
  13. Thread: workers egg

    by oldforte
    Replies
    11
    Views
    490

    workers egg

    will they produce a bee? what kind?
  14. Replies
    3
    Views
    286

    Re: six entry gate double screen

    "The nuc will use the one entrance until it is removed from above the parent colony to it's own stand."


    OK....when moving the split to a new location...how will the bees reorient themselves to...
  15. Replies
    3
    Views
    286

    six entry gate double screen

    in making a split with a Q cell and nurse bees on top of the screen I understand that one opens the entry/exit on the opposite end of the parent hive for a short time to let forage bees...
  16. Replies
    3
    Views
    259

    looking for covered Q cells

    How often does one need to inspect to identify covered/swarm cells for making splits.
  17. Thread: house bees?

    by oldforte
    Replies
    2
    Views
    316

    house bees?

    when checking out a hive most all bees are on comb in one form or another how can one tell a nurse from a forager? One hears to "shake nurse bees"
  18. Replies
    43
    Views
    2,744

    Re: Splits -Tips for Finding the Queen

    "Whenever you pull a frame and spot the queen think seriously about what you might want to do before you put her back."


    What are the best options in ones decision on what to do next with the Q...
  19. Replies
    18
    Views
    749

    Re: So Far So Good this Winter

    Mid-Tn Last Wednesday temps were low 40's ... bees were flying....chance to check mt camp supply...all were running low and need attention...one of the easier and critical tasks of keeping.
  20. Replies
    83
    Views
    3,258

    Re: Whiten up the comb--how to?

    the Dept of Agi should do a study on what makes the cocoon turn dark....there have been far more numerous, costly and frivolous government studies than this.
  21. Replies
    83
    Views
    3,258

    Re: Whiten up the comb--how to?

    try it and see what happens...it's obvious that no one else knows
  22. Replies
    4
    Views
    281

    What lubricant in extractor tub

    Lubricating the nylon ball bearing in the pivot post supporting the rack ....would bees wax work in lieu of a food grade lubricant?
  23. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,230

    Re: Double screen for splitting

    " I put a couple of these together in that deep"

    Please explain.....would this method work with mediums?
  24. Replies
    19
    Views
    973

    Re: Anyone had AFB problem in Mid-Tenn

    "sources use terramycin regularly"

    never heard the sources say why....both have been successful keepers for many years...one was a university professor of entomology.
    I just assumed for AFB
  25. Replies
    19
    Views
    973

    Re: Anyone had AFB problem in Mid-Tenn

    sources would be other keepers
Results 1 to 25 of 287
Page 1 of 12 1 2 3 4