Search:

Type: Posts; User: Mbalboa

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Re: Emergency Queen Cup despite productive queen?

    Thanks!
  2. Re: Emergency Queen Cup despite productive queen?

    Thanks very much to you both for the reassurance.
  3. Emergency Queen Cup despite productive queen?

    All,

    First year beekeeper here. My hive seems to be finally getting on it's feet and yesterday I found a queen cup. I haven't opened this hive for two weeks, so I'm not sure if it's new or old. ...
  4. Replies
    20
    Views
    621

    Re: Can I Test my Honey in the Freezer?

    Are you trying to determine if the honey is raw?
  5. Replies
    3
    Views
    294

    Re: Adding Second Deep

    Hi Tennessee, why does it slow them down?
  6. Replies
    3
    Views
    294

    Adding Second Deep

    After a rough start with a drone layer (package bees), my hive is just starting to really get going. The bees have drawn out about seven frames, though two or three are partial. It seems like the...
  7. Thread: Drone layers?

    by Mbalboa
    Replies
    4
    Views
    180

    Re: Drone layers?

    If they're new queens, they either did not mate, or were mated improperly. Drone bees develop from unfertilized eggs, where workers develop from fertilized eggs. So when queens do not properly mate...
  8. Replies
    4
    Views
    365

    Re: Rearranging comb

    It was 2:40, so right on time I guess.
  9. Replies
    4
    Views
    365

    Rearranging comb

    I'm trying to move my bees to small-cell comb and added some into the brood nest this weekend. A few hours after, I noticed considerably more bees than usual doing orientation flights. Does...
  10. Re: Using small cell foundation in second deep

    Interesting. Thanks very much for the help and information.
  11. Re: Using small cell foundation in second deep

    Why is it that the PF100s allow them to skip the intermediate regression?
  12. Re: Using small cell foundation in second deep

    Thanks FlowerPlanter. So assuming that for a while my bees will build some 5.1mm or intermediate size, how often should I replace the center brood combs?
  13. Using small cell foundation in second deep

    It's just about time for me to add my second deep brood box this coming weekend. Right now I have standard foundation (not sure the exact size) in my first brood box. I did some reading about the...
  14. Thread: olive oil

    by Mbalboa
    Replies
    13
    Views
    694

    Re: olive oil

    Vegetable oils, if I understand correctly, should not be used as wood finishes because they never dry. As such, they tend to be eventually washed away. Additionally, there is a tendency for...
  15. Replies
    3
    Views
    299

    Re: When to remove feeder

    Is it a problem to remove the feeder and then add it back the following day? I don't know if smoking the hive two days in a row is an issue.

    Regarding the drones, I have noticed a marked increase...
  16. Replies
    3
    Views
    299

    Re: When to remove feeder

    Is it a problem to remove the feeder and then add it back the following day? I don't know if smoking the hive two days in a r
  17. Replies
    3
    Views
    299

    When to remove feeder

    I'm a first year beekeeper and my first hive has gotten off to a rough start. I had a drone laying queen and requeened about two weeks ago. I'm planning on doing an inspection tomorrow and should see...
  18. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,268

    Re: Have a queen, no eggs or brood

    I'll be checking today to see that she is alive. I'll check the cage. If she has been let out, is that evidence enough that all is well, or should I find her?
  19. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,268

    Re: Have a queen, no eggs or brood

    I requeened a few hours ago. I bought a queen, brought her home and she was with a few attendants. I put her in my basement for about two hours. When I got the cage to hive her, she and the...
  20. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,268

    Re: Have a queen, no eggs or brood

    You were correct. I have sighted my queen each time in the hive.
  21. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,268

    Re: Have a queen, no eggs or brood

    I picked up a new queen today and will be requeening as soon as possible. I did see one cell with two eggs. The rest had one. Not sure what to make of that.

    The queen supplier said to remove the...
  22. Replies
    3
    Views
    282

    Will my hive survive?

    I installed a package of bees on April 18th. So it's been around a month, and my queen is not productive. I am planning to requeen the hive tomorrow. Since my bees are already at least 30 days old,...
  23. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,268

    Re: Have a queen, no eggs or brood

    Hello All,

    So it's been about a week and a half since the pictures above were posted. I was hoping that when I opened my hive today I would see more, better looking capped brood. this was not...
  24. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,268

    Re: Have a queen, no eggs or brood

    Awesome, thanks very much for the explanation.
  25. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,268

    Re: Have a queen, no eggs or brood

    Thanks very much for your help. I have another question. The pictures I've seen of brood usually show a darker, tan capping. The cappings in my picture or sort of light-yellow to white. Why the...
Results 1 to 25 of 37
Page 1 of 2 1 2