Search:

Type: Posts; User: rkereid

Page 1 of 19 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Replies
    11
    Views
    451

    Re: 5 Frame Deep Mating Nuc?

    Depends more on what works best for you. I have very good success rates with 5 frame mediums, sometimes with 4 frames, winter over in 2 medium boxes.
  2. Replies
    11
    Views
    451

    Re: 5 Frame Deep Mating Nuc?

    Many people do it successfully, also with just 4 frames, or mediums instead of deeps.
  3. Replies
    9
    Views
    380

    Re: Flying at 22 degrees???

    Although we don't have problems with them down here, I've heard tracheal mites can cause this.
  4. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,024

    Re: Thrown Into The Fray!

    Take a chain saw or sawzall and cut loose the wall section that the bees are in and load it up. I did this several years ago in 15 degree weather. The guy demoing the house had a small excavator...
  5. Replies
    10
    Views
    368

    Re: Carniolans for North Colorado?

    Carniolans tend to have more traits of cold weather adapted bees than do Italians.
  6. Replies
    10
    Views
    659

    Re: Carniolan Queens

    Tim Arheit at Honey Run Apiaries (http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/nwc-queens/) has New World Carniolans. I have a friend that has been getting his queens for a while and he really likes them.
  7. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    OK, sure. Didn't get the context. ;<)
  8. Re: A couple of fun days watching open protein mix feeding...

    How does this discourage SHB?
  9. Replies
    5
    Views
    363

    Re: Lost a Couple Hives

    In my experience, the nucs always have to be fed up before winter unless they are started in spring and have plenty of boxes for stores.

    This past late summer and fall was especially lean...
  10. Replies
    8
    Views
    695

    Re: Queen breeds and their grandbabies.

    What you said, or you do the best you can to keep drone colonies surrounding your mating yards on all sides. You're basically increasing chances that your genetics are in the mix. There will always...
  11. Replies
    20
    Views
    823

    Re: What else do I need for my first year?

    Determination, vigilance, sense of curiousity. When they die out, be ready to start up again. Have fun!

    Definitely make some nuc boxes and keep them going for restocking deadouts when they...
  12. Replies
    13
    Views
    906

    Re: How many medium's to start with

    I've run 10 frame mediums for the last 6 years. I cut down all my old deeps when I got back into it. Back when I was using some packages, I would install in one medium and put a feed bucket over...
  13. Re: Harvesting and Preserving Royal Jelly for Grafting

    RJ freezes and thaws really well for reuse in grafting. I've had great luck doing it.
  14. Thread: Hive Scale

    by rkereid
    Replies
    8
    Views
    705

    Re: Hive Scale

    The prices for most bee equipment on ebay are ridiculous.
  15. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,434

    Re: Russians or Carniolans

    Both!
  16. Replies
    24
    Views
    2,743

    Re: TF For 5 Seasons of More - Please Stand Up

    I just found this thread now that it is colder and I'm not outside all day.



    I started back with bees in 2009. I had kept bees from '73 until '95 when the mites finished them off. I didn't do...
  17. Replies
    14
    Views
    957

    Re: Foundationless Question

    Space them only after they're drawn, keep them tight together until then. Otherwise you get more cross comb.

    It goes without saying, but l'll say it anyway, You will get your best comb drawn on...
  18. Thread: Varroa mites

    by rkereid
    Replies
    5
    Views
    720

    Re: Varroa mites

    That's a significant mite drop. Hopefully your other two hives will make it.

    Just curious, what is the origin of your hives, and genetics? What type area do you live in regarding number of other...
  19. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,133

    Re: School me on doing a split.

    Split it if you want to expand. If you want honey production, use some type of swarm management.
  20. Replies
    10
    Views
    875

    Re: Top Bar Hive Demise

    I'm not an expert on virus, but the scientists that I have talked to have said that most virus needs it's living host to survive, and once that is gone, they don't last more than a few days. It...
  21. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Mark- When I got back into this my honey prices were a little over most others. Now most of us around town are selling at the same price. My only concern right now is it is moving slowly enough...
  22. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Absolutely
  23. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Mark- One of my tenets in selling my honey has been to have honey for all the outlets that are selling it, all year long. We are in the mid atlantic region and our season is short and intense (in a...
  24. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    It's really just supply and demand. The big producers have so much more honey than the hobbyists and sideliners, that they will run out of storage space before next year. The small producers...
  25. Replies
    7
    Views
    841

    Re: how to overwintering nuc's

    In your area, they won't draw comb this late in the year. My suggestion is lay the 2 to 1 syrup to them asap. If it is too late (cold) for syrup, get a recipe for fondant or sugar blocks from...
Results 1 to 25 of 474
Page 1 of 19 1 2 3 4