Thank you sir.
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Thank you sir.
Micheal I wanted to ask you if you leave the three high brood factories at three or reduce them to two for the winter. Ron
Yeah that's what I do so you end up with a full width of the nuc between the entrances. I had mine all facing the same way and when the queens go out to mate they got confused and I ended up with...
You might want to consider turning every other one in the opposite direction to give a little more separation between the entrances. That helped on mine.
I agree with Astrobee in fact the hive you put the brood in may already have multiple cells in it and you may be able to cut some cells off it for the queenless ones.
Put the nicot in a hive that has a queen for a day or two with the excluder off the nicot so the bees can polish the cells. Then confine the queen and keep check on when she lays in the cells. Three...
Thomas are you on face book?
I would like to know how it turns out.
I wouldn't panic just yet. First the queen don't start laying as soon as she gets out of the cage and when she does start to lay it might be just a few. And with that many frames and eggs being very...
Thanks everyone. Rube
Is a drone produced by a laying worker inferior to one laid by a queen?
Check with David Johnston he is right there in Rome. He is on facebook. Ron
Do you mean a 10 frame box on top of the 2nd level of the double nuc. I use these double nucs and would like to better understand how to do this. Thanks.
If you have a problem with the thought of treating bees then think of it as killing mites. If you have something in your hives that is going to kill the bees and do nothing that is mistreating bees...
Could we get a little more detail on how to best use salvaged comb and honey from dead outs in making splits and nucs?
I don't think anyone mentioned this but don't try to mark or handle queens with gloves on.
Do like Michael Palmer says and use 5 frame nucs. Those small boxes are just a mess. The only thing they are any good for are queen banks and not real good for that. Hive beetles like them and other...
14853The side the queen is in should be closed. here is what the bottom board looks like.
On the far side it would be 3/4 inch. I see what you mean that they would build comb in that area. If I put excluder on the other side that would prevent that. The reason I did it that way is I...
It's on you tube and its called more cell building by Michael.
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Michael Here is my knock off of your 3x6 breeder queen box. I was thinking of doing a divided 4 frame brood box with the excluder on both sides of the divider so the two sides of the box could move...
They are just muts I got from swarms and splits and so on. I didn't have much loses last year in spite of a rough winter but this year several of my nucs I had planned to over winter are getting weak...
If I don't see any deformed wings does that indicate that I don't have a mite problem?
It works very well if you lightly roll it over the honey. If you push down hard it plugs up like the guy said.