Search:

Type: Posts; User: Hanover Honey

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    1
    Views
    724

    Your bees swarmed because they were doing well. ...

    Your bees swarmed because they were doing well. A misconseption is that bees swarm BECAUSE they are crowded. Bees swarm because it is part of there job to split and create a new colony if it is...
  2. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,773

    Yes you need to give them some sort of guide...

    Yes you need to give them some sort of guide centered on each bar or they will go every wich way with the comb. It doesn't have to be the 3/4x3/4x1 strips, but you need a guide.
  3. Replies
    165
    Views
    28,190

    I never take pictyres of my hive. What does that...

    I never take pictyres of my hive. What does that make me? Maybe I don't even know what a bee is because I don't take pictures. Maybe I'll be smarter if I took pictures.
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,773

    it is a 13 inch long stick that is triangular in...

    it is a 13 inch long stick that is triangular in shape. On side is 1 inch wide and the other two sides are 3/4 inch wide.
    You make this by first cutting 3/4x3/4 inch square sticks that are 13...
  5. Replies
    31
    Views
    4,648

    GRIMBEE, go with your table saw idea. Building...

    GRIMBEE,
    go with your table saw idea. Building you own woodenware is fun, easy and as addicting as any other part of beekeeping. The only thing I purchase now is frames as it is the one item that...
  6. Replies
    5
    Views
    887

    Extractor conversion

    Call me crazy, but I'm thinking of converting a motorized extractor to a hand crank. I got the extractor for free and have not used it yet but the problem I forsee is the motor and pully system does...
  7. Replies
    4
    Views
    967

    I plan to replace the clear plastic divider with...

    I plan to replace the clear plastic divider with some #7 hardware cloth. I think it will give them better grip and allow for air to vent as it can't now.
    Over all I give it a so so rating. I don't...
  8. Replies
    5
    Views
    967

    Relax

    You have not made a wrong choice, just a different choice. My bee club has about 200 members 40-50 of wich are active. When I told them I was going to do a TBH, some said I was crazy and most had...
  9. Replies
    5
    Views
    825

    It's called a cut out because you have to cut...

    It's called a cut out because you have to cut walls, deck, sidding etc. to expose the hive. You can do it with out a bee vac, once you have exposed the comb, break it off in large pieces and...
  10. Replies
    165
    Views
    28,190

    What? My comment was about pure vs. rancid. ...

    What?

    My comment was about pure vs. rancid. One does not have anything to do with the other. Your coment that sunflower oil does not get rancid BECAUSE it is pure is wrong!
  11. Replies
    165
    Views
    28,190

    Rancid

    Boris, sunflower oil may not go rancid but not because it is 100% pure. Meat is 100% pure but it will go rancid even if you keep it in the fridge.

    You statement are often strong and absolute but...
  12. Replies
    6
    Views
    934

    If honey production is not your top priorety,...

    If honey production is not your top priorety, then as to your question about getting the honey off, I would go fondationless and get cut comb honey or crush and strain.
    Insert popsicle sticks into...
  13. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,039

    Keep the terramyacin in the trash, thats what I...

    Keep the terramyacin in the trash, thats what I would do.

    Build the other hives even if you don't think you can get a package. One thing you will learn as you go is that you can't have too much...
  14. Replies
    5
    Views
    969

    I agree, relax and have fun with your bees. ...

    I agree, relax and have fun with your bees. Don't loose sleep over small stuf.
  15. Replies
    3
    Views
    664

    1:1 more resembles necter wich is what the bees...

    1:1 more resembles necter wich is what the bees are expecting and looking for right now
    2:1 closer to honey to build stores late season.
    Consider not using Fumidil? There are tons of things you...
  16. NO,NO,NO. If you wear gloves then why would you...

    NO,NO,NO. If you wear gloves then why would you need to repel them?
  17. Thread: Newbees

    by Hanover Honey
    Replies
    37
    Views
    7,984

    first meaning near the entrance

    first meaning near the entrance
  18. Thread: Newbees

    by Hanover Honey
    Replies
    37
    Views
    7,984

    1 1/4 first for brood 1 1/2 second for honey

    1 1/4 first for brood
    1 1/2 second for honey
  19. Replies
    29
    Views
    4,479

    Donate

    If it is your only intrest to help the bee population, consider making a donation to Hefer International or some other such group who in turn donate equipment to people who can't afford it. The idea...
  20. Replies
    14
    Views
    2,620

    Pine needles are awsome for thick cool smoke but...

    Pine needles are awsome for thick cool smoke but don't last long. Burlap is my first choice and then I often throw a handful of pine needles in just before I start working them.
  21. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,039

    Welcome!

    Good luck with your bird feeders! I prefer baggie feeders in my TBH but the Qt. size paint can works well too. Anyway, welcome to the most addicting thing you may ever do! If you have questions,...
  22. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,951

    I agree with arthur. Offer get rid of them. ...

    I agree with arthur. Offer get rid of them. Sh'ell say no but be prepared if she accepts. You can still keep bees somewhere else. Many people do.
    Your relationship withyour neighbor is the most...
  23. Bare Hands

    Try it. No sweat, 100% fell/thouch, and they wash easy.
    Also get fewer sting in the hand than I did when I wore gloves, as you can feel the bees and not squish them. Go no glove!
  24. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,537

    Thanks everyone, into the fire they go! The good...

    Thanks everyone, into the fire they go!
    The good news is I did get to take a stainless steel extractor in the deal.
  25. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,577

    Profit doesn't have to mean that revenue is more...

    Profit doesn't have to mean that revenue is more than expenses, I have other hobbies that I enjoy very much, but can't sell a darn thing from. Bee keeping to me is a very fun and interesting hobby...
Results 1 to 25 of 49
Page 1 of 2 1 2