welcome and best of luck with bees,
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welcome and best of luck with bees,
Welcome hope you plan on attending the Al beekeepers Assoc picnic in May in Cullman lots of good food and fun
wanting to buy 3 or 4 nucs or packages in central Alabama if possible.
also looking to buy a good used power extractor prefer the Maxant 3100p but will consider others
please contact me with info
I agree with Rusty and I also make my on ipm bottom board but for my oil pan i use a lunch room type plastic tray
Thank you . how do I go about killing them in active hive ?
while cleaning out my oil trays this morning I found several worms in the oil and still very much alive
they were only in one of my 4 hives.
I checked the frames etc, did not...
True but the oil traps help control the shb until the colonies can increase
I used the lid for a boardman feeder similar to picture drove about 15 small nails through a 1/4 in plywood board
does not have to be a paticular pattern, then simply lay that on a mason jar lid...
I had similar situation, lost two nucs to shb was going to buy the oil tray under sbb but since I like to tinker and save money :) I went to local restruant supply store purchased some lunch...
Ray it was at least 2 weeks and they were very loud and agressive, after adding 2nd q they calmed down and became very gentle but she apparenly only stayed a couple of week and has dissappeard now
I have 4 colonies and have had to requeen 3 of them for various reasons ( i probably killed the queens)
one colony was queenless put brood in they would form q-cell but never seemed to hatch and...
I am a first year beek also, had several problems related to queens and colonies decreasing rapidly.
I would either add a frame of brood and honey and a laying queen or combine them for...
Hello all I had almost identical thing happen to one of my nucs, when i found the shb overrun nuc i shook out the few remaining bees and froze the nuc box and all frames for 72 hours ( in a large...
Michael thank you for your reply I will try that and I do appreciate all of the help and information I have received from everyone
Yes mtnmama. I meant hive 1 , thanks for catching that
HI all , i have searched the forums for info on laying workers and did not find the answers i need (maybe there I just did not find them) so here goes
I have 4 colonies all were started from...
do you still have queens ?
i have 4 hives 2 with great brood pattern lots of brood in various stages
2 other hives not so good
hive 4 had 1 frame with 7 q cells and 1 frame with one q cell all capped
i moved the frame...
are conditions the same in both boxes. did you see both queens.
sounds like a virgin queen but not sure
when you say starter hives what do you mean, nucs, packages or already established hives?
how many frames of bees, pollen, honey etc was in each hive
did you inspect hives when you purchased them...
tommy thanks for the info and encourgement, I want to have several qc and expand this summer if possible,
I have learned so much and find now that I know less than i did :) LOL
it is facinating...
based on your answer I suppose the best thing to do is wait 10-15 days and see if any new eggs/ larvae are in hive?
thanks Joseph, yes I am sure about not transfering queen I brushed all bees off of frame before moving them both times and later saw the queen in donor box. I just did not expect the q cells to be...
I have 4 hives installed from nucs 5/08/13 hive 1 appeard to be queenless I moved frame of brood from num 3 went back 2 days later
found 2 q-cells with larvae. checked again 2 days later one q cell...
thanks I was concerned about the q-cells looking deformed, I will add another frame of brood today