Search:

Type: Posts; User: Will O'Brien

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    383

    Re: Two Marked Queens In A Hive

    The hive is about 7 weeks old. I got three nucs from my supplier. She bred and marked them. They are sisters. One hive swarmed and it looks like she moved into her sister's place. They have not...
  2. Replies
    5
    Views
    383

    Two Marked Queens In A Hive

    I found two marked queens in one of my hives. Neither was laying though. I created a nuc from frames from another hive and caged one if the queens and put her in the nuc. I left the other queen in...
  3. Re: Strange Hexagonal Aliens in our beehive cells. What could they be?

    Soar,

    Have you removed one of the things with the lines? What did you see? Can you post a picture of it? Without anymore information I agree with Gezellig that you are likely seeing the lines...
  4. Replies
    6
    Views
    456

    Re: How many and when? - You guess

    Now we're cookin'

    JW you are down for 1 and 6. Andrew, 7 is all yours!
  5. Replies
    6
    Views
    456

    Re: How many and when? - You guess

    Perhaps, but there is not that much and the flow has started so I am not too worried.
  6. Replies
    6
    Views
    456

    How many and when? - You guess

    Last weekend (4/12) I put 6 swarm traps out in my backyard (big yard). Each has at least some drawn comb, nectar/sugar water and/or capped honey. Each also has a little lemon grass oil? This...
  7. Replies
    13
    Views
    879

    Re: Comb in swarm traps

    I found DiPel PRO DF - it has BT 54%. The other 46% is "other ingredients". Does this sound like the right stuff?
  8. Replies
    13
    Views
    879

    Re: Comb in swarm traps

    Never heard of that Snapper. Thanks for the recommendation. I will look it up.

    Will
  9. Replies
    13
    Views
    879

    Re: Comb in swarm traps

    What's BT? I am sure that when you tell me it will be obvious but I am not remembering it right now.
  10. Replies
    13
    Views
    879

    Comb in swarm traps

    I have some good comb, with nectar as well as sealed honey. I also have open comb ready to be filled with eggs etc.

    When you set a swarm trap, do you fill the trap with the comb or just place...
  11. Replies
    10
    Views
    937

    Re: Is anyone in NE Ohio?

    I am in Bainbridge, very close to 422 & 306. I am new to this area so this was my first year with bees in Ohio. I got a couple nucs from a source in Medina and also use many of Michael Bush's...
  12. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,221

    Re: SBB and pollen loss

    Thank you AR for that apology and your thoughtful response.

    Fortunately I have not had a significant SHB issue as you described to deal with. If I did I might very well use a freeman trap in...
  13. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,221

    Re: SBB and pollen loss

    AR, I said nothing about other's decisions or approach being wrong, I simply stated why I made the decisions that made regarding how I keep bees.

    I understand about the varoa and considered...
  14. Replies
    43
    Views
    3,008

    Re: Splits -Tips for Finding the Queen

    Tim, the cleavage can be very distracting!!!
  15. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,598

    Re: swarm prep

    Thanks Mike, great advice.
  16. Replies
    43
    Views
    3,008

    Re: Splits -Tips for Finding the Queen

    I usually remove an outside frame (rarely do I find a queen there but I do check it.) and then split the frames in the middle so the box is divided in half. The queen is less likely to cross the gap...
  17. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,221

    Re: SBB and pollen loss

    I am switching to solid bottom boards with upper entrances. Michael Bush' comments were compelling to me that that set up is much more like a natural bee tree which has a small upper entrance and...
  18. Replies
    6
    Views
    643

    Re: Pocket Microscope

    Why are you worried about microscopic pollen in your honey?
  19. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,598

    Re: swarm prep

    When do people in Ohio put their swarm traps out? I am east of Cleveland and was planning to put them out in mid April and hope for capturing swarms in May and June.
  20. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,378

    Re: Splitting vs just adding a new box

    Swarming is triggered by overcrowding in the hive, so I add additional boxes a little early and I pull some frames with brood as well as honey and pollen frames up into the new box and place empty...
  21. Re: Do NOT start another "Honey Flow" thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Barry, I looked but could not find the limitation that is clearly stated. Will you please restate it for me?

    Thanks
  22. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,684

    Re: which magazine?

    I have subscribed to ABJ and Bee Culture at different times in the past. They are both good. My preference is Bee Culture.
  23. Replies
    39
    Views
    2,546

    Re: My neighbour's bees have it in for me...

    I think that the most significant pieces of advice that you got are:
    - don't wear cologne/after shave/perfume when in your back yard - they will go after fairly aggressively
    - ask your neighbor to...
  24. Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    It was like watching an episode of the Brady Bunch - very clean, very simple, everything was new and beautiful and of course it is just that easy.
  25. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,208

    Why do bees leave the hive in December?

    I am in Ohio and it is still early enough in the winter that our temperatures can swing from single digits to the low 50' in the course of a week. I am wondering why the bees come out of the hive ...
Results 1 to 25 of 120
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4