Type: Posts; User: Huntingstoneboy
Japanese Knotweed and Purple Loosestrife here in New York.
This is how I have done it....3 half doses.....with good results.
"Hey Tenbears, can I come deer hunting with you? "
No kidding!!!!! The observation hive is cool......BUT OMG look at those Racks!
If its a laying worker(s), they wont be able to make a queen unless you add open brood from another hive. Yes, this takes time, and resources....why I tried queen cells.
Timing maybe important, and I dont have an answer. I was hoping an "ole timer" would chime in with a similar experience. I know in the future I will try to throw a cell in them...what is there to...
In the past when i had a laying worker nuc, I would simply shake em out and walk away. This year after making up a bunch of nucs I had 3 that went laying worker. Around the same time I was learning...
Very interesting....and thank you.
Adrian, what percentage of those 5 over 5s made it through winter? I plan on trying 15 or so this year....set up the same way. Sorry....not trying to hijack the thread.
Very Cool! Thanks!
[QUOTE=Brad Bee;1279039]This thread has been very informational and I thank each of you that added a comment, question, or answer. Grafting for the first time has been eye opening and by taking the...
Charlie B. should be kissing your feet!
I don't use smoke on cut-outs..you'll push the queen to places you can't get to. Open the entire hive up...seal of the cracks with plastic grocery bags. Cut carefully....the queen will be there some...
I would let the 2 hives that swarmed requeen themselves, and build my nuc out to a 10-8 frame. Save that hive with a known queen, and merge if you find one of the others queenless later.
Damage done by the sounds, but in the future break up the brood nest with your foundation just before your flow.
Seen this also this year....have been shaking water from frames. This is my 3rd year so didn't realize it was not normal. I also run upper entrance with plenty ventilation.
"For me, I would prefer to have a strong hive rather than nucs to start my queen cells."
I believe this is key to healthy, large cells.
Agree with the smoke. Last year when I was splitting to make nucs, I noticed it was nearly impossible to find her if I smoked the hive. Once I started looking with out the smoke it seemed much...
Here in central ME, I never expected a new hive, started from a nuc in May, to make a honey crop the first year...nor have I been able to so far. I figured I was doing well just to have them built up...
Nucs I sell will still be full of bees...just to clarify, but think it will be later this year.
Unless you live in the Northeast, and are raising queens from splits. I will split at least one week, maybe 2 weeks later than last year. That being said if the nucs are fed they should do well on...
Most of the better threads were the "old ones"!:lookout:
I use a .280 rem for deer...very similar to the 7x57 ballistics. Hard to beat those 7mm's, especially with hand loads. Funny this old thread got resurrected.