Search:

Type: Posts; User: Beregondo

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Re: difference between wedge top and groove top divided frames?

    Either will work well.

    The Mann Lake ones have a solid bottom board with a groove in the middle to keep the foundation sheet centered.

    The Valley Bee ones have a slot all the way through the...
  2. Replies
    10
    Views
    336

    Re: Nosema cures?

    With a dry hive and good nutrition, and otherwise healthy bees, nosema can clear up on its own.

    It's not uncommon to see poopy mess on the front of a hive and the ground in front of it without...
  3. Replies
    13
    Views
    514

    Re: Top entrance size

    Here is a link to it's location on Vimeo:

    http://vimeo.com/43418194
  4. Replies
    13
    Views
    514

    Re: Top entrance size

    I've also found that the best size for the entrance varies through the season.
    I made a video a few years ago explaining the use of, and a brief description of how to make, an adjustable top...
  5. Re: What is your favorite hive configuration?

    My brood chambers are double deeps.
    I generally run ten frame boxes for side-by-side nucs, and ten or eight frame boxes for full hives...two tens, or 2-3 eights.

    I super with deeps, as well.

    I...
  6. Replies
    5
    Views
    424

    Re: selling honey to small stores

    When I sell, qualifying for wholesale pricing requires purchase in quantity and a retail sales location. A consumer would get a price break if buying several cases, but not for an occassional case...
  7. Replies
    14
    Views
    419

    Re: package vrs nuc's

    A package may draw comb faster, but a nuc *gets you* comb faster...you have five combs of it already the night you get it home.

    And you probably have more bees, and younger bees in a nuc...those...
  8. Replies
    109
    Views
    5,050

    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Buying bees is non intervention beekeeping?

    Non-intervention beekeeping is when a beekeeper hears a about a swarm clustering on a branch a mile away,
    grabs a hive body or nuc box and puts it in...
  9. Replies
    10
    Views
    355

    Re: Deadout, reuse frames come this spring?

    If varroa killed your hive, you don't have to worry about any contamination on your stuff, so go ahead and use them.

    People reuse stuff this way all the time.

    If your hive had been killed by...
  10. Replies
    19
    Views
    606

    Re: Easier way to feed...suggestions?

    Gallon buckets used this way work very well.
  11. Re: Pertaining to the Pacific North West..nectar and pollen dates

    Olympia, WA

    Witch Hazel
    first bloom 1/19/2015

    Hazelnut
    Noticed bloom same date, already in progress.
    Estimated first bloom based on number of fallen catkins and recent weather approx...
  12. Replies
    10
    Views
    543

    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

    Olympia/Tumwater, WA 98501

    Elevation 183 feet

    Witch Hazel, 1/18/2015

    Hazelnut, estimated first bloom 1/12/2015

    Hazelnut first bloom date based on recent weather and number of catkins...
  13. Replies
    3
    Views
    231

    Re: Recently mated queen not laying

    If they are eating eggs, giving them some pollen or pollen supplement might take care of it.
    Sometimes that is caused by depletion of their fat bodies and the protein stored in them.
  14. Thread: Mapping App

    by Beregondo
    Replies
    6
    Views
    342

    Re: Mapping App

    I use Google earth.
    Using the ruler tool and the sattelite image, its easy to see what is in a 2-3 mile radius.

    O r, with the overlay tool, you can define a squad of any size you like
  15. Re: Crud..problems in my previously stronger hive...insight needed please.

    I think of more than one reason your bottom board might be wet.

    Unless your inner cover is so wet that water is dripping off of the under side onto the cluster, it's not your problem.

    Moisture...
  16. Re: How warm does it need to be to do a cut out?

    Well, you can.
    But just because you can doesn't mean you should.

    Would you rather handle and smoke bees over and over, or not at all, merely vacuuming them into a brood box where they can't:
    ...
  17. Replies
    11
    Views
    544

    Re: january inspection

    Thanks.
    I'm actually a wetsern Washington native, but spent the last dozen years or so in New York, where I began keeping bees.

    So I'm very familiar with the climate, but wasn't paying attention...
  18. Replies
    9
    Views
    629

    Re: Bees are out in January 2015!!!

    I'm about 175 miles south of you, and we've got some pollen form Hazelnut and another unidentified source.

    I've only got one hive after moving cross continent, and it is a bit dinky, so I am going...
  19. Re: Crud..problems in my previously stronger hive...insight needed please.

    Finding a damp mess of bees on the bottom board isn't a big deal.
    I've had hives that had 1/2 -3/4" of dead bees on the bottom board come spring in New York winters.

    Queen loss and absence of...
  20. Thread: Moving Hives

    by Beregondo
    Replies
    8
    Views
    344

    Re: Moving Hives

    Are your bees flying yet?

    Down here in Olympia,
    we've had several in the mid 40s/low 50s, some flight.

    Both here and in Sultan, Thur/Fri/Sat are supposed to be rainy, followed by a few days...
  21. Replies
    11
    Views
    544

    Re: january inspection

    This is my first January in western Washington since moving from New York.

    It was 50 degrees today.
    I found hazelnuts blooming and many ctkins on the ground... expect they've been blooming at...
  22. Replies
    78
    Views
    2,576

    Re: Apiary Registration

    Washington requires registration and ther is a fine for failing to.
    Still, the state Ag dept acknowledges that probably fewer than half of the hives kept in the state are registered.

    Given the...
  23. Re: First Langstroth - am using foundation less frames

    Unsupported frames of first/second year comb can be a problem when they are heavy and not attached on all sides ( they can fall out if mishandled).

    Until the comb gets hard, they also have a...
  24. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,124

    Re: Treatment free strategy

    I want to keep bees without treating them, as I did in New York.

    Maybe I;ll find some feral stock to start from as I did there, but that's not likely.

    The Harveys at Olympic Wilderness Apiary...
  25. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,124

    Re: Treatment free strategy

    Sure:
    bees.

    Of course, that depends on dosage/ exposure doesn't it?

    I suggest that the same is likely also true of the other organisms in the hive ecology.

    EDIT >> I misread your post...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4