Type: Posts; User: VodoBaas1
I think small cell helps, doesn't mean that it's a silver bullet for varroa. I believe that genetics plays a big role as well.
I would do the same. Make the nuc now and introduce her later this evening. It doesn't take but a couple hours for a nuc to realize they are queenless.
I agree with brettj777. Wedge top frames and most importantly, a level hive. I have melted a little wax and "painted" the wedge to encourage them to not draw it perpendicular.
I still have some hives that had frames of drone brood. Not worried about it, they know better than I. And no I don't have a drone layer, still packed with worker bees.
What's wrong with the queen you have currently? Personally I don't pinch queens unless there is a good reason to. If you really want to then I would wait until spring. It's getting to be too late...
Who said it was complicated?
Were you feeding? Were they honey bound? Did they have open or capped brood?
It depends on what system of measure you are using. Most beekeepers use weight to sell honey (ie Lb or pound). Some people see by ounces (oz), but is is avoirdupois(avdp) or fluid oz? So, 12 fluid...
At $5 a Lb I'd buy your's all day too!
I would take everything that i consider a honey super. For me that means I leave 3 mediums and anything over that I extract. I will put them back on wet and see what else I can get. If they seem...
I'v been buying 12oz jars and filling on a scale to a pound. Does anyone sell in half pint and pint jars? Just thinking it might be easier to get than buying bulk 12oz jars. Do you notice more...
I forgot to say that I sell for $10 a pound around here.
I know it's very local, but wondering what people are selling their honey for this year (retail)? Did you increase prices from last year? Just like to see what everyone else is doing.
Also, I like to wait at least 2 hours on a small nuc, longer for bigger hives. I would also wait a little longer if I moved them. If you install a queen and can easily move the bees off the cage,...
Did you introduce her the first time right after you made the nuc?
Yeah, hard to see on a phone screen.
You can always try a split. Worst case is you recombine if either side fails. I'm not sure about your area and wintering but a nuc would work well to split and get virgin mated. I would think you...
Looks like a queen cup not a cell, I can't see any larva in there. If it's empty, it's fine.
I was thinking along the same lines. Thanks for the input.
So I have one that is packed, 5 mediums high and queen laying up into the 4th medium. I have another 2 medium hive with mated queen, she has only been laying for a couple weeks. I have a 5 frame...
Local bee club?
Great! Thanks for this, i will contact them and if I find out, I'll post it up here if they are ok with that.
It's just honey that is infused with propolis. I bought some from a guy a long time ago that was very dark and don't recall how he made it. I was hoping someone knew how.
Hello, I was wondering if anyone has made propolis honey and if so how do you make it? Thanks!