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  1. Re: I need some pointers on foundationless frames

    It is a predicatble result of what happens when my wife refuses to take my advise.
  2. Re: I need some pointers on foundationless frames

    My wife put a foundationless super on one of her hives a few years ago. When she checked it 3 weeks later all the comb was going in the opposite direction of the frames.
    You can do it but you will...
  3. Re: suggestions for switching out old frames for new ones

    I haven't replaced a honey super frame. Some of mine are 7 years old & the wax is still good looking.
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    Re: Noble Apiaries LLC

    They are Good guys, with good bees. I had one of their queens last three seasons before I lost her in a swarm.
  5. Re: suggestions for switching out old frames for new ones

    Let the bees start a new box of foundation in the spring. Then you'll be able to remove 10 of you're blackest frames.
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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    The only thing I do differently, is I use city water. Doesn't seem to be a problem.
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    Re: Wax moth issue where to get bt aizawai?

    Been using BT 7 years with very good results. I get a little moth damage but it isn't bad.
    Just bought a fresh bag of the Xtera to refresh my stock
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    Re: switching to natural/ 4.9 cell size input?

    Hives are ranging from a few frames- 10 frame clusters.
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    Re: switching to natural/ 4.9 cell size input?

    Mann lake standard plastic frames the PF frames are 4.9
    All my brood frames are 4.9 or natural & I would recommend it.
    Had 14 of 14 survive winter without chemical treatment, just IPM & small cell
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    Re: Mean Bees More Productive?

    No, but a crowded hive with large population is more productive, & sometimes mistaken for mean bees.
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I'm bought some to try this year also.
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    Re: Can I reuse this Queen Excluder?

    It all looks like brand new equipment, like he was a first year beekeeper.
    American Foulbrood is the only reason not to reuse those new frames.
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    Re: How many hives can one person manage?

    Some guys run 500 while still working a full time job. I don't know how they do it.
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    Re: Natural Comb Frames?

    Kelly's Type F frames are for foundationless.
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    Re: Natural Comb Frames?

    When I have a super being capped I like to sandwich a foundationless frame between capped honey frames.
    It works very well.
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    Re: Wax Melter Question

    Use Real glass, mine gets pritty hot.
  17. Re: Help me pick my type of bee for my location | Italian or Carniolan

    Can't argue with that, but you'll bee feeding them later in the year because they continue to raise young.
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    Re: When should I put out swarm traps?

    About the time fruit trees start blooming.
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    Re: Hi from Temecula, CA

    welcome
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    Re: hello from cleveland ohio

    Welcome
  21. Re: Help me pick my type of bee for my location | Italian or Carniolan

    IMO Italians are only the right choice for almond pollinators who need to get large colonies in February. That really their only advantage over the other bees.
  22. Re: Bay Area, California packaged bee recommendations

    Hi Keith,
    Don't remember who is supplying them. One of our members used to work at UC davis with Sue. She has been getting our clubs bees from this apiary for many years. I made a mistake on the...
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    Re: Will copper top blow away?

    On 7 years now, & my wife's hasn't blown off the hive.
    Don't have a ventilation problem because the inner cover under it is notched.
  24. Re: If I order Carniolians can I use large foundation with small cell bees?

    To answer you're question, yes it will work. But I agree with everyone else, why?
    I took 13 small cell hives into winter, & they are all still alive. chemical free
  25. Re: Has anyone used this method for killing Varroa Mites?

    I think Don the fat bee man might still use the FGO method. Can't think of anyone else using it.
    He has video's on utube

    That is him in you're video
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