like them also :applause:
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like them also :applause:
#1, but cut back down on hive counts to what ever hive level the bees will thrive at, or
You are a smart guy pick a different hobby/sideline. Not your fault, some places just don't support a lot...
Smells can get bees going also, they hate WD-40 for an example. Washing my dog in the backyard with flea and tick shampoo also gets them going.
Best picture I have ever seen of you Mark. :thumbsup:
Wife doesn't care what the yard looks like? :scratch:
I thought the lead shot used to hunt waterfowl was considered the culprit in the eagle decline here?
You mean we have been shooting the high priced steel loads for decades now when it was DDT all...
I built this walnut door salvaged from a 14' long 10" x 14" beam out of a Missouri Mule barn that was built in the 1860's.
The beam was cut well out from the center of the tree and had no sap...
That is far and away the most complicated paragraph I have ever read.
Good job on the first two, will listen to the others, thanks.
Say how come you sound like a great guy in your podcasts, but come off like a prick on beesource? ;)
If you figure that one out let the rest of us know how.
You've done well Mike, you've got a good plan and have also executed it well.
+ 1, Great advise Peg
I think what your seeing in your bees is just the normal shut down thrifty colonies/queens make in response to a dearth. Probably has been going on for a million years. Just so happens these brood...
Why are your bees on a "natural brood break"?
Sorry Mark, you're right. Don
Responding to the original post.
I have mites.
Early July natural fall mite counts generally run 10 - 20 in a 24 hour period. Sugar shake samples generally show a 1 - 5% infestation.
I think you are correct.
It's called production. Population is where it's at when it comes to maximizing honey production or pollination.
I've found it works best to always quote the total job so there are no surprises when finished. I know I lose a job now and then upfront to somebody cheaper, but I hardly ever have any issues getting...
Thanks for taking all the abuse and hanging in there Michael.
Trying to force bees doesn't work so well, works a lot better if they want to stay.
Here is what works for me, in no particular order:
Wide open entrance, don't confine them...
If they are the vegetable strainer size I think they are they don't fit in a five gallon bucket.
They do work good though for straining into a large jar canning pot.
1st - Late to be doing cutouts, would the barn owner wait till spring? I do a lot of cutouts and dealing with new cutouts this late in the season after the removal is very challenging. ...
Go through the wall or ceiling on the inside to get to them.
When I have to go through the roof, I start at the fascia, remove as much as I can reach, then cut back the edge of the...
McManus absolutely kills me, I thinks I have read all his stories 3 or 4 times and read them to our grandchildren.
I fish often out of a canoe and more often then not have a kid along. His story...
I do my best to contain the mess as I work, placing heavy plastic or a tarp directly under the cutout to catch the running honey. This time of the year when the colonies are loaded and a lot of it is...
Good to know, thanks for the tip.
I don't really care about SC per say, I just find it as a very nice reference to quickly know when I've caught feral swarms. Like the business card tip, I'll...