Type: Posts; User: NewJoe
I will second this.....I used to build houses for a living, and I have had nail guns of all brands...and these cheap harbor freight guns will hang right with the expensive guns!
looks normal to me, unless you saw some fighting I would say all is good
the hand wash cycle barely even shakes the clothes....i wash mine in the front loader on delicate and medium spin...then lay it out to dry.
The braided line does not work well. They chew it and it fuzzes up bad....from experience.
I add a feeder the late on the day after catching the swarm. I do a full inspection after a week
wax production will slow until new younger bees begin to make the wax again
mine cost $175,000.00
That is why everything I use is 8 frame and everything above the bottom deep is shallows
I have opened them the next day without issues
bees will fix them right up
that's my set up as well, all 8 frame boxes
close them up and move them.....then reduce the entrance and loosely stuff some grass over the hole and lean a top cover against the front of the hive so the bees will have to crawl around it when...
the cabinet grade plywood is normally interior and will de-laminate. I always use exterior grade... most of the time I use sheeting grade, and it holds up well. I now use only advantek. I make my top...
inside of 5 frame nuc should be 7 1/2" x 18 3/8"
I have been using plywood and advantek for all of my equipment for four years now....both hold up well so far
the various colors are pollen....the dark brood is brood that is getting ready to emerge...all normal
All true, but it sounds as if you have set yourself up to be queenless. I guess if you are ordering new queens that will solve your problem, but it's much easier to get them to accept a new queen...
sometimes the best thing to do is.....NOTHING. I truly think from your description...this would have been one of those times. But, now that you have acted on it, I hope everything turns out ok.
are you talking a queen cup or a queen cell? if it's a cup......very normal and nothing to worry about. If it's a capped queen cell then they may have already swarmed. And if they are prepping to...
I use the harbor freight stapler for everything...with 1 3/8 staples. And I used all rabbet joints for the boxes until this year....everything I have built this year is simple butt joints with...
think its SHB larva
one of my best is a little black looking one not much larger than a worker. I say if she lays a nice pattern she is perfect size!