Type: Posts; User: LSHonda310
if warm air can't escape then moisture will build up and start dripping down on the bees, then you will have wet dead bees
venilation is needed to keep moisture down
what is the purpose of putting...
If you build your own swarm traps and run medium frames, why not build boxes to hold 4 medium frames and have them stacked 2 high?
This way you have about the same volume as a 5 frame deep, but...
I can see them being sold to hobby beekeepers, but not in large numbers.
I am glad to see new products though and hope to see more.
It is expensive for a feeder only holding one gallon, and you need to put a medium super on to hold the hive cover.
Why not just use a frame feeder? Cheaper and only takes up one or two frames...
Why don't you glue the tops too? Then only one staple is needed until the glue dries.
Yes, as long as that is all you use it for.
But that wouldn't be a good business expense for 5 hives.
Beekeeping is tied to agriculture.
It is a business expense.
A $250,000 combine only gets used 2 or 3 weeks out of the year, should farmers not be able to write that off?
I believe what he meant was if you had expenses at $3 per pound, then you need to sell at $8 per pound to make $5 per pound profit
I would like a loose moderation.... But the way it is now is fine because I have learned a lot in the last year.
Excellent job by Beesource moderators. :thumbsup:
Thank you, you can put it into words better than me.
I am going to sign up on Drift Watch https://driftwatch.org
Looks like 9 states so far have the program.
Most of the big ag spray outfits around here have Drift Watch on their computer so when...
I doubt if farmers (at least in Indiana) are going to pay for bees unless there is undisputed evidence that it will make enough in yields to pay for the bees AND Make more money per acre.
How old were the hives that died out? Did you treat your hives in any way?
I just started this year and have low mite counts, but I did brood breaks and dribbled the bees with a homemade "honey bee...
I would think that you need experience in taking your hive apart to be able to understand Walt's methods. IDK, maybe I am wrong?
It tells me that they are never in the soybean field to begin with.
I looked at fields around me this year and couldn't find any honeybees in them.
I even let my alfalfa field bloom for a while and...
I am going to make my 8 frame bodies at 13 1/2
I made 5 frame nucs at 9 3/8 so I could have the same 1/2 space on each side to be able to remove frames easier
have you seen this website? It has a link to contact Walt by email
welcome from west central Indiana
I have a lot of questions answered on here, most of them were asked by someone else, or I did a search and found them
I would like to go all mediums, but I plan on selling nucs in 2015
Is there any demand for medium nucs, or should I stay with deeps?
That's were the experience comes in- knowing how far to push them and still keep them healthy
I hope to be there some day