Search:

Type: Posts; User: Rob73

Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    3
    Views
    306

    Re: New to swarm trapping

    Yeah, I see what you are saying about the height being an issue. If I dont go high, do you think the ladder idea is ok, just giving me a place to hang boxes?


    Rob
  2. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,045

    Re: Alt. equipment idea?

    I wondered about making a hive from 2x's just because. Like everyone else, I think it would be very heavy. But, go to youtube and search for japaneese bee hive. It looks like they make theirs out...
  3. Replies
    3
    Views
    306

    New to swarm trapping

    I am new to swarm trapping. I think I may have a good location to put some out though. I have a grown up fence row, it is probably 6 hundred feet long or so. It has lots of old twisted up hedge...
  4. Thread: slatboards

    by Rob73
    Replies
    14
    Views
    787

    Re: slatboards

    How does the slatted rack help with ventilation? I thought thats the purpose of the screened bottom board. I read the article on the build it yourself page about the slatted rack, but is this...
  5. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,266

    Re: Table saws / dado blades

    I think it will be hard to find a good saw to take the whole stack in a dado set. I have an old Craftsman saw that has plenty of room to hold the whole set and then some. I think it is from the...
  6. Re: Hives in the Sun--how many SHB stay vs leave until cooler?

    Respectfully, I did read your post. Also, I did say that I wasnt a scientist and that they would come up with much better solutions that I would. I wish you the best of luck with it, and I hope it...
  7. Re: Hives in the Sun--how many SHB stay vs leave until cooler?

    It seems to me, the trick to managing the small hive beetle, will be to lure them or find a suitable predator for them. I am sure there is no way to get rid of every last small hive beetle in our...
  8. Replies
    88
    Views
    4,812

    Re: Sustainable beekeeping

    Sweet idea.
  9. Replies
    88
    Views
    4,812

    Re: Sustainable beekeeping

    I will try that. I know more than a few good places like that!

    A few years ago, a guy pushed a tree full of bees over with a dozer. He didnt want to kill em, so I went over and cut it all out...
  10. Replies
    88
    Views
    4,812

    Re: Sustainable beekeeping

    No kiddin? I have caught a few swarms the last few years. The ones I caught didnt stay, so I only go get em if its convenient for me. Or if they just dont know what else to do, I will at least...
  11. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,308

    Re: Building a brood box

    I am kinda lucky I guess. My local do it center has 1x12's 10 footers for about 7 or 8 bucks. They are like a shelving or #2 grade I think they call it. Some are sappy, some have knots that...
  12. Re: adapting practice to climate change - principles of beekeeping

    I understand that the climate is constantly changing. I am no scientist nor do I keep up with the temperature trends across the planet. I wish the Global Warming or Global Climate Shift, or...
  13. Replies
    88
    Views
    4,812

    Re: Sustainable beekeeping

    I seriously need to learn to raise queens so I can get out of the package bee purchasing program. Every year has its up swings as well as low points. I just havent had enough strong hives that I...
  14. Thread: Dado Blades

    by Rob73
    Replies
    46
    Views
    3,008

    Re: Dado Blades

    The saw I cut box joints with is an old craftsman. Its belt driven with a 1/2 horse motor on it. With the whole stack on there it bogs down a bit going through a one by, but cuts it fine.

    I...
  15. Thread: Dado Blades

    by Rob73
    Replies
    46
    Views
    3,008

    Re: Dado Blades

    Jeyster,
    That old saw of mine has an arbor that is like an inch long or better. My whole dado stack fits on it. But, it was like a 1/2" or so in diameter which is an odd size. Just so happens...
  16. Thread: Dado Blades

    by Rob73
    Replies
    46
    Views
    3,008

    Re: Dado Blades

    I agree with ya on the cost of the boxes. Personally, I wouldnt use enough of them to buy em in bulk. It's the shipping that seems to jack the price way up, in my opinion. The last time I...
  17. Thread: Dado Blades

    by Rob73
    Replies
    46
    Views
    3,008

    Re: Dado Blades

    I have a freud. I have an older saw dedicated to box joints. Checkout youtube for some great videos on how to make a sled for cutting box joints.

    My setup works well. Before I started cutting...
  18. Replies
    11
    Views
    704

    Re: Looking for a good hat/veil

    Moots,

    How do you keep them from coming in around the neck and shoulders? I use a jacket & veil combo because I am kinda scared, without something to zip the veil down to, they would be in there...
  19. Replies
    15
    Views
    813

    Re: Russian or Buckfast?

    I have had Russian bees for the last 4 or 5 years or so. They have never completely swarmed off. I had one die over the winter and another two were queenless by the spring. Those could have...
  20. Re: Queenless... Maybe.... 4 Days after package install

    Well, today I noticed not much activity at the entrances of both new hives. I opened one up and not one single bee in the hive. All of them are gone.

    The other hive had about enough bees to...
  21. Re: Queenless... Maybe.... 4 Days after package install

    Tenbears, thats about what i my plan was. I just thought it was kinda odd to have the same thing in two new packages at the same time. I didnt look for eggs, figured it was too early. They are...
  22. Queenless... Maybe.... 4 Days after package install

    I installed two packages 4 days ago. I did an inspection on both hives to see if they released the queen. She had been released in both hives but I did not see the queen in either one. Both had...
  23. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,858

    Re: 8 frame vs 10 frame: and....go!

    I like 8 frame equipment better than 10 frame. Lighter for sure. I only wish I could find a good foam telescoping outer cover for them.

    I would say its mostly just a preference. I read a lot...
  24. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,760

    Re: Opinions on starting packages, please..

    gmcharlie, are you using 10 frame equipment or 8? I have only one 10 frame hive left. My 10 frame started as russian colony & I have 1 deep & two mediums that I have left on since like 2009. I...
  25. Replies
    26
    Views
    1,760

    Re: Opinions on starting packages, please..

    gmcharlie, I dont doubt you a bit. I just need to figure out whats missing here...

    I do have a friend that keeps bees too and last year was a terrible year for him too. He was thinking the...
Results 1 to 25 of 196
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4