Type: Posts; User: Grizz270
Ok I understand the bee escape, I also learned not to keep it on more than 24hrs.
But, they also moved honey from the full super to the empty super?
I live down in Anderson and we extracted 3 supers a month ago. I have about 3 more that could be extracted but, I'm just waiting for when we have time or we run out in our store.
I know someone who might have some nucs or hives. However, he lives near me in the upstate, bit of a drive. Let me know if you are interested. I think there are producers in Columbia and...
Cool. Anything that can help catch a swarm. I'll be adding this to my things to use as a lure.
Yeah I would just let it re-seed. And, clover doesn't like a lot of shade. Ideally we keep it grazed but, sometimes it gets ahead of us so we bush hog it.
1. Thinking I could use some red welders gloves instead of beekeeping gloves.
2. Thinking I need to use gloves.
3. Keeping a bee escape on too long.
4. Not thinking about moisture in the...
Is Patience a Virtue?
Yes. A virtue best found in others. Now, go look in your hive.
I used to take allergy shots and it seems to me that honey may be a similar way for the body to develop "immunity" to allergens. But, yes I would like to see some studies. And, I never use "treat...
I remember reading a National Geographic article many years ago these people. It is really cool. And, those are some "all natural bees".
When I read this I thought "the same thing happened to us", then I saw where you are. At any rate we've been overseeding our pastures with crimson and white clover for several years. It will grow...
Have you tried this? Sounds like a good idea and I have lots of slumgum.
What is the best time to switch out old frames? Ie, the start of the season, after the main flow, before fall, or "when I can".
I'm using a vent box (goggle it and you'll get some interesting ideas) and it seems to help). I used an old brood box cut in half with holes drilled in the sides and window screen to keep the girls...
I wouldn't try to use it as propolis, there is too much other "stuff" at this point. And, I just use a paper towel (as opposed to cheese cloth) with a 1/2 an inch of water in the bottom of the...
Personally I wouldn't freeze it if I was going to sell it. Is it not capped?
Once you mentioned that I looked again and see no stores.
I would just leave it out for them to rob. They will store it or use it so, it will help them either way.
That is not just grouchy but, sociopathic. Did they have little Wanted posters of you too?
My buddy and I were checking his hives and found one larva that looked "melted". He immediately said it was Foul Brood. Could it have been something else?
Jacket and veil with jeans. But, I keep a pair of pants nearby just in case. And, I rarely wear gloves.
Don't sugar coat it. Tell us how you really feel :D. That really did make me laugh.
Can you define "grouchy"? I did an inspection today and they really went after me couple of times.. It was very windy so it may have been the smoke wasn't as effective.
I stopped using QE this year and have been very happy with the results. And, if you do get brood another option is to put a QE on 30 days before you extract; making sure the queen is below it. ...
My understanding is that they can see red light but, that it doesn't "scare" them as much. These lights "blink" which is "unsettling" to them and does "scare" them. We had raccoons, skunks, and...