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  1. Thread: Hello

    by Joeinthehills
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    Re: Hello

    Hello Mark,
    Welcome to beesource.
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    Buy in bulk, dont pay for shipping build what you can.
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    Re: What to do

    You can always feed them if you think they are light. 1:1 for comb building 2:1 for winter stores.
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    When the flow was on they were going gangbusters. There is no flow here currently, thats why i'm so surprised to get a swarm right now.
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    Re: ugh, another swarm.

    Recombining is one thing I have yet to try. do you recomend the news paper combine or do you use a dbl screened bottom board?
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    ugh, another swarm.

    To some this may sound like a good thing, but to me i'm ready for swarm season to be over with. I started out the year with two full sized overwintered colonies. They both swarmed, lost one to the...
  7. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    You can try and locate her, but that is sometimes easier said than done.☺ I would take a peek. If you see her, thats great it will give you piece of mind if not thats okay too some times queens can...
  8. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    I dont have any experience with apigaurd so im not sure about it causing a queen to stop laying. However im sure its possible. If you have curing nectar in what should be brood nest you bees are...
  9. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    Sounds like your bees have backfilled the brood nest, an indication of swarm prep. When you removed those queen cells were they capped? Picture 1 in your post looks like a small after swarm.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Well its been 5 days since this swarm left and its still up in the tree. No interested scouts at my swarm traps. I sure wish I had a scissor lift or a bucket truck.:scratch: in reference to post# 2332
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Just had a swarm take off this weekend 7-5-14. 33542 10:00 From one of my splits made in february. They settled on a branch in a large oak next door about 30 ft. up in the tree.
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    Re: Maxant Giveaway

    Buy American.:applause:
  13. Re: Competitive prices, free shipping, speedy delivery?

    Mann lake hands down, free shipping on orders over $100.00 Excellent quality, and great customer service.
    I placed an order for 5 commercial deeps last week and shipment arrived today.
    A side note...
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    Re: Africanized bees

    I agree with Bee-52 a lot of hype and lack of good data... Im slightly north of your locations about an hr. or so from St. Pete an 20 min North of Tampa. I have 6 colonies going right now 2 started...
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    Re: caught a swarm

    I had a similar situation about a month ago, had one of my hives swarm and was lucky enough to be home when they did. Shook them out of the tree and into a nuc, I let them get settled and moved them...
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    Re: Looking for a good hat/veil

    I have an older Dadant suit that didn't have a veil so I ordered a new veil that came with a zipper attachment.
    I sewed it on and it has worked great, No bees in your veil makes for a happy Beek.
  17. Re: 2014 Spring Nucs in Pennsylvania and Florida

    Astro,

    I will need a few Nucs when they are ready, when do you expect to have them available?
    I am just to the South of you in Zephyrhills.
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    The Navel orange tree out back is loaded with blooms, mostly un opened, but noticed some happy bees on the ones that were open. Temps here 50s (L) 70s (H) also lowquat has been blooming for about 2...
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    Re: Extracting question

    I think I may need a little more info about your hive. Does the top deep have mostly all capped honey? You want to leave some for the bees to overwinter with. If the top deep is full of capped honey...
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    Re: Queen cell

    Have the same thing going on here. I was in my hive on Friday and saw a supersedure cell, just a cup. I also located the queen. Go figure. Maybe something happened to your queen, or she wasn't mated...
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    Re: Hot Colony

    Both colonies came from 20 minutes north of me.
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    Re: Hot Colony

    I think I would like to know first before I try to requeen being so late in the season. Does any one know where to send samples too?

    If I'm over reacting someone please tell me, but this hive...
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    Re: Hot Colony

    I have neighbors and kids nearby. To be honest this colony seems kinda nasty and I am looking forward to smoshing their queen I have a feeling that they may have some AHB genetics. Should I send off...
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    Hot Colony

    Im just curious what your opinions are on this hive. I started colony #2 about 40 days ago from a 5 frame nuc. I noticed their temperament was different than hive 1 right from the start, they seem to...
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    Re: what now?

    Ray,
    Do you agree that I should stop feeding?
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