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  1. Re: Long range forcast for another nasty cold winter in central-southeast states, rat

    Heres hoping last winter was the 49th one!
  2. Re: Long range forcast for another nasty cold winter in central-southeast states, rat

    http://www.almanac.com/weather/longrange

    Find your area, then your town....

    Colder, dryer than normal for my area
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    Re: Accounting for Bee Keeping Associations

    Doesn't the association have a current system for accounting that you will inherit? If it is not new, take a look at what is currently in place and augment accordingly. If the association is new,...
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    Re: Plastic Top Feeder?

    Thanks everyone, I like the Fat beeman's top feeder, but I am not interested in buy or building one this year, probably a winter project. In the mean time I will go with my thought of a plastic top...
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    Re: Plastic Top Feeder?

    You don't have a drowning issue?
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    Plastic Top Feeder?

    I am getting tired of filling my feeders every other night, 2, 1 quart glass feeders on each hive are only lasting 2 days. So I was thinking about putting two larger, 1/2 gallon plastic top hive...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    First year Beek. Consensus is that the NE is in a dearth, and I agree. Northern Vermont is definitely in between flows, BUT, my question is when will the fall flow start, for how long, and what...
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Awesome!! How do you grow Beer then? LOL
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Growing wine? how do you grow wine?
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    Fall Flow in New England?

    First year beek and I think the main summer flow has ended in my local as there is no new comb in my queen right hives for the last week or so.

    As a newbie, what should I look forward to in a fall...
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    Re: Is comb building over?

    I started 3 hives with both Deeps and Mediums this year completely foundationless and had almost no issues with Whacky comb. I had to fix 1 cross comb once, and that was it. I wouldn't be worried...
  12. Re: Transitioning June nucs from deep to mediums, foundationless

    I also start my hives with foundationless mediums with the intentions to go all mediums, but one absconded and the other was really really week. So I ponied up and bought two nuc's and two frames of...
  13. Re: Transitioning June nucs from deep to mediums, foundationless

    Messy! I did that with the comb on the bottom of the picture above, I wouldn't want to do it again, so I will avoid allowing them to draw in open spaces again. And to add to the mess, it dropped...
  14. Re: Transitioning June nucs from deep to mediums, foundationless

    I would be carefull putting a medium in a deep or a deep in medium hanging into a deep. There is so much room below that the bees will build comb on the bottom of the frame. After I did this, Mr...
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    Re: Is the northeast in a dearth now?

    I could be wrong, but in my area, North western Vermont, my hives are slowing comb production. It has been about 2 weeks since I put the first honey super on my strongest and it has barley any comb...
  16. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    Thanks, I knew there was a way but didn't know who to ask...
  17. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    I don't know how my signature says Nebraska or how to change it. To your point, it is even worse, I live about 15 miles away from Michael Palmer in Northern Vermont
  18. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    At the end of the flow season, if your hive consisted of 2 deep brood boxes, why couldn't one simply move the second deep to it's own Bottom board and call it it's own single hive? Basically a walk...
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    Re: Deep frame in Medium box

    http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb450/wrlcpa/DeepFrame_zpsc94fa11e.jpg

    Here is what it looks like when you let a deep frame hang from a medium into a deep. Messy

    The lower left corner is...
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    Re: Deep frame in Medium box

    Thanks Michael, I already made the mess by cutting the comb off
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    Re: Deep frame in Medium box

    Okay, inspected last night, 4 days after putting a deep frame in a medium box and what a mess, I won't ever do that again.

    They had built out the entire empty space below the frame in just 4 days....
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    Re: End of Summer Splits???

    I guess my real concern is around first year hives and knowing if they are strong enough. Both have completely full bottom deeps, 1 has a partially (1/2) full second deep, while the other has a...
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    End of Summer Splits???

    First year Beek here. I started two foundationless hives hives from 5 frame foundation Nuc's, with the intension to pull the foundation frames at some point and replace them with foundationless...
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    Re: Deep frame in Medium box

    3 Hives, all foundationless and I have only had to correct 1 frame, once :popcorn:
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    Deep frame in Medium box

    So last weekend I put a medium foundationless super on and today when I inspected I found no comb. Nothing.

    So in hopes of getting the medium box to draw comb, I pulled two deep frames of honey...
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