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  1. Re: MANY, MANY Swarms this year. Would you agree?

    This guy said these bees just moved in the other day . . . I think not.
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    Re: Trapout help

    Yes. Black out everything except the main entrance. Don't cone it until they are used to going through the box. When you do cone the pipe from the house to the hive, wait a few days, and then...
  3. Re: MANY, MANY Swarms this year. Would you agree?

    None of my own have swarmed because I do splits, but man, it seems there are a ton right here in Springfield, MO. Really nice ones too.

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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Welcome. Hope you have a great experience.
  5. MANY, MANY Swarms this year. Would you agree?

    In my limited number of beekeeping years, going into my ninth season, I have never experienced this many swarms in the spring. Myself, I have collected 14 on a two week span, but many others in our...
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    Re: Is this a swarm or something else?

    I appears to be what is left from a swarm. I have seen this a lot. My thoughts are that many times, when a swarm moves on from a resting point, there are remaining bees; possible scouts or foraging...
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    Re: great swarm catch this week

    Congrats. I caught one swarm each day for the past three days. Easy catches.

    I just put them in hives with some new foundation and a couple of drawn frames, reduce the entrance, and feed them. ...
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    Re: need bee whisper insight

    jms is correct. They are fanning a pheromone into the area saying; "This way."
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    Any Queens Yet?

    I am looking for anyone close to Springfield, Missouri that has queens ready to sell. Anyone have some this early?
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    Re: Just for fun . . .

    Now that's a good start. rwlaw; you are the first one to share a portion of a declaration. Another part might be; "Grow bees, make honey, and plenty to share."
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    Re: Asking for guidance with hive

    How late is late? She may have mated before things changed for winter. If so, she will may lay workers soon. If she doesn't, then I would try what tech said and insert an opportunity from the new...
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    Re: Did you lose any hives this winter

    My worst winter ever. I lost seven, and six were from starvation; even though I fed, and I didn't extract anything off any of the ones I lost. Even treated for mites and seemed to have only a few. ...
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    Re: Just for fun . . .

    OooooH Rader. You shatter my image of you. :no:
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    Re: Just for fun . . .

    Hahaha. :D Hahaha; youbetcha. Don't forget your declaration. :applause:
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    Re: Just for fun . . .

    So right Hoot Owl. But come this weekend . . . it's on brother.
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    Re: Just for fun . . .

    You are so right JRG13, I guess commando makes more sense; especially on those hot days. Thank for the tip. See, experienced beekeepers keep things honest. So, JRG13, and Rader Sidetrack, what is...
  17. Re: Hive Location Relative to a Barbed Wire Fence Containing Horses

    I have hives within two feet of both barbed wire and chain link fences that hold horses, mules, burros, and cattle; even deer. Not once have I even seen a problem. Definitely, do not get them so...
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    Re: not dead afterall

    Yeah! Keep going forward.
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    Re: Just for fun . . .

    Hahaha. Oh, it's gone now, and the bees came out this week, but my order was held up, and I just opened it today. So, yes, I am still stir crazy with anticipation. I am now donning my bee suit, so...
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    Just for fun . . .

    How many of you open your beekeeping supply order boxes with your hive tool? If you do, bless you my beekeeping brothers and sisters.

    I can't tell you how important this is. Yes, I could use a...
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    Re: New Beek in PA

    Welcome to the forum. Hope you find all the info you need.
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    Re: Hello from Dublin, Ireland

    Well hello there lad. Welcome to the honey bee addiction support group. :) Wish I was over there in the good country helping you set up. Climbing out of winter here. Hope to hear from you now and...
  23. Re: Hive removal from garden. No experience!

    Bal;
    So sorry to about the cutouts. You probably learned a lot though, and if the same situation happened again, you would have a better idea of what to do. You are, I am sure, searching out...
  24. Re: Hive removal from garden. No experience!

    BAL;

    I haven't heard from you for a long while. Are you and your bees doing ok?
  25. Re: Best way to clean labels off glass Jars.

    WD-40 works great, but then you have to wash them well with Dawn dish soap.
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