Type: Posts; User: StewRoten
Is there a distance within the foraging range of the colony beyond which robbing does not occur?
I lost 3/4 of my bees last winter. Frustrating, but I am still learning! The neat thing is I left empty hives from these losses in three locations thinking I'd get them in and cleaned up before the...
You can save shipping by having the queens emailed.
I bet the beekeeper already had that insight.
I understood the article to say that the owner had some 45 hives in the city. Too many by far! That is unless he had a really BIG back yard. I live in a small town and work hard at educating my...
Someone needs to lighten up. Maybe free removals are how neophytes get to be pros. Oh, and puppy breeders do occasionally need to buy new stock. I like my bees wherever I can get them.
I can't imagine that there could be any true hybridization -- mixing of genes. Still, it would be interesting to see how a blended hive would organize itself. I'd love to look in on an inspection.
You misspelled pi, so the formula won't work in leap years.
Better living through Chemistry!
We collect the rent.
The honey bandit might place a second sign saying "I couldn't guess, so I poisoned a second hive. Now you guess.":D
You may be right. I always said I'd never use one. I'm learning a lot about saying "never".
I purchased a Russian five frame deep nuc in April and gradually transitioned to all medium frames over the next month in three supers. At the end of poplar flow I noted that there was brood in all...
My son / beekeeping pardner and I built a bee vac and just love it for getting at awkward swarms and even not so awkward swarms. We use a 35 foot pool hose which adds a lot of versatility.
I'm sure the first war started over skep size or composition. Most of us are happier when our friends adopt our own methods!
I am thinking of building a top bar hive. What angle (floor to wall) prevents attachment of comb to the sides of the hive? And, while we are at it, what is the maximum practical depth of the hive?
I think you should find a mentor and follow him or her around the beeyard for a day or so.
My Russians do the same thing -- never thought of it as something unique till you mentioned it. I had assumed it was something to do with the hive body I'd made. Maybee they need to build up speed...
On inspection of a Russian split we found what looks like a tiny queen. Shape is about right, shiny shield on her back, attention from other bees around her -- just sooo small. And she's ultra...
I am curious about how swarm dates relate to the major flows. I realize that nectar flows vary by region and by species. Where I live, I started to hear about swarms just before the poplars were in...