Search:

Type: Posts; User: FlowerPlanter

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Re: Best way to combine a wea hive and a newly caught swarm?

    As a last resort I would order the pre mixed. You end up paying 100x the price. And It won't last very long.
    I would pay for fast delivery if you can't find local.


    Search "Oxytetracycline...
  2. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,345

    Re: What is going on with this?

    Peter
    >They are stating it "inhibits AFB" -- not that it prevents it nor cures it.
    Bee can clean up mild case of AFB on their own (have no studes but have read it here a million times). EFB is very...
  3. Re: Best way to combine a wea hive and a newly caught swarm?

    Everything you need to get you started should be in the link from above.
    Here it is straight to the post you need for treatment:...
  4. Re: Best way to combine a wea hive and a newly caught swarm?

    How long has this hive had a spotty brood?

    Where did you get the hive?

    How are your other hive's brood pattern?

    Do you feed Honey Bee Healthy or essential oils?

    How was your mite drop...
  5. Re: Best way to combine a wea hive and a newly caught swarm?

    >a weak hive that beleive was suffering from mites (poor brood pattern, few bees, etc)

    I would address this issue.

    Does you brood pattern look any thing like this?...
  6. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,345

    Re: What is going on with this?

    kayakbiker
    Glad you got them treated so quick, look forward to seeing the results.

    peter
    Probiotics:
    "Bacterial probiotics induce an immune response in the honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae)."...
  7. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,345

    Re: What is going on with this?

    a google search for bee probiotics is never ending...

    http://www.futurity.org/honey-bees-stay-healthy-in-probiotic-hives/

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15279248
    ...
  8. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,345

    Re: What is going on with this?

    Two corrections

    HBH = Honey Bee Healthy, a poison that is sold as a snake oil for bees

    MB = Michael Bush right here on bee source (his book listed in the right margin)
  9. Re: Amount bees eat seems to be related to feeder type

    Check your quart jars that the holes are not clogged with sugar or propolis. They might be too small. You should just be able to shake a few drops out.
  10. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,345

    Re: What is going on with this?

    >Astro - but I believe that I've seen it before. Isn't it possible that the massive mite infestation is causing large stress leading to EFB? We hear all the time that EFB is a stress disease. Isn't...
  11. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,345

    Re: What is going on with this?

    If it's PMS it's been treated for mites 3 days ago with hopgaurd, brood pattern should start to get better. Right? There should be more new larva now?

    If it's EFB, It's getting worse every day....
  12. Replies
    8
    Views
    369

    Re: Open Air Colony

    Looks to small for winter.

    I would do as jr said and stick it in a box as is.

    I would also put it garage it when temp get below 20.
    See my 3 links....
  13. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,345

    Re: What is going on with this?

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=7472

    Here is how to send sample for testing, it's free.

    It could take two weeks to get the results.

    I would not wait on the results to treat.
  14. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,345

    Re: What is going on with this?

    >They were started from a Nuc I got from a very well know queen breeder breeding stock
    When did you get the nuc? Did you look at your brood pattern then? Do you have old pictures of the brood?

    I...
  15. Replies
    48
    Views
    1,345

    Re: What is going on with this?

    As I said in your first post, now seeing your new pictures, this is a TEXT BOOK CASE of EFB.

    Any delay in treatment will greatly impact the survival of this hive!!!

    I am still interested in the...
  16. Replies
    13
    Views
    584

    Re: Dark comb and no eggs

    ABSOLUTLY !!!

    clyderoad - Your comment will do more harm than good. You could be the reason for deterred or delayed treatment of this hive which could cause it to DIE and spread to the rest of...
  17. Re: Overwintering indoors???.....Is this possible?

    >if keeping the nucs indoors they could keep building up as i would feed it throughout the winter
    Mine did not build up it was more like just survived, they lost a portion of their population over...
  18. Replies
    14
    Views
    431

    Re: Sticky board glue

    I purchased 15 oz container. To use on sticky boards below the screen where the bees can't get to it.

    I bought it for SHB wondering around under the screen, was going to put one line down the...
  19. Replies
    13
    Views
    584

    Re: Dark comb and no eggs

    >Where there was capped and uncapped brood and larvae but it was pretty spotty
    Looks very spotty just like what you would see with EFB

    >The darn goop in the comb I am assuming is the pollen...
  20. Replies
    14
    Views
    431

    Re: Sticky board glue

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=tangle%20foot#/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Atanglefoot&keywords=tanglefoot&ie=UTF8&qid=1411649776
  21. Re: Overwintering indoors???.....Is this possible?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?259298-Can-you-keep-bees-inside-for-winter


    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?291483-Bees-in-the-Garage-for-the-Winter

    ...
  22. Thread: 20 ACRES

    by FlowerPlanter
    Replies
    23
    Views
    1,108

    Re: 20 ACRES

    When there is a flow there is no shortage of blooms. I look for things that bloom near or during the dearth.

    White sweet clover (not as common as yellow which bloom during the flow) start blooming...
  23. Replies
    6
    Views
    659

    Re: This is a big mistake

    Good news is you kept them from swarming.
  24. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,553

    Re: Bees held for ransom

    Don’t let his baggage interfere with a good hive inspection.

    Often people will misdirect because they have something to hide.
  25. Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Exactly!!!
    But there are too many beek worried about how to make 2:1.



    And your quick actions will hopefully keep it from spreading.

    >and it occured in two colonies started from package...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4