Search:

Type: Posts; User: fruitveggirl

Page 1 of 15 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    311

    Re: Slow build up of stores

    This question is one that I asked myself a lot this spring. When Peter Borst spoke at my local bee club last month, I asked him what would be the ideal time to split in order to suppress swarming...
  2. Replies
    5
    Views
    363

    Re: I finally got bee's in my topbar

    Congratulations! That's wonderful! And doing cut-outs as brand new beeks, too -- wow! You guys are boss!
  3. Replies
    2
    Views
    315

    Re: Adding A New Queen To A Split

    Yes, you can add a queen to a split, and it's a very common practice. The bees should be queenless 24 hours to improve their acceptance of the queen.
  4. Re: Best methods of correcting cross / curved comb?

    Thanks, Sovek! It's always nice to hear feedback! :) I've been thinking about doing a horizontal Lang, but I haven't quite built up enough steam to start building that. I'm going to check in on your...
  5. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,239

    Re: problem staring a new colony

    Do you have a screened bottom? Is it open? That seems to be the #1 reason why bees abscond. The #2 reason would be too many interruptions (e.g., opening the hive, opening observation windows) while...
  6. Re: 64 years old and still learning! This is truly amazing.

    So true! I've only been beekeeping for 3 years now, but every day with them is a new learning experience. In some ways, I feel like I know less now than I did when I started!
  7. Re: Best methods of correcting cross / curved comb?

    I flip the bars around when it is just starting to curve. That makes the bee space tighter, and the bees will correct it. The best thing I've found though is to prevent it by making sure you always...
  8. Replies
    3
    Views
    406

    Re: Rearing queens for packages

    Thanks, Beregondo and ruthiesbees! Ruth, I think I'm on the same page as you. If they make queens on multiple bars, then definitely, I'll just split the bars up rather than cutting/inserting queen...
  9. Replies
    3
    Views
    406

    Rearing queens for packages

    I have two packages that I installed May 11, and I want to requeen them with local overwintered TF stock -- namely, I want to use genetics from another fantastic colony of mine that overwintered and...
  10. Replies
    4
    Views
    371

    Re: honey allergies?

    Thanks for these ideas. Ruth, I've seen Mike's video, and I try to be careful about my stuff. However, you're right about an allergist being in order if he keeps having these reactions.
  11. Replies
    15
    Views
    976

    Re: Top Entrance -- Pros & Cons?

    Thanks for all the replies. You've certainly given me a lot to think about and some great ideas. Thanks again!
  12. Replies
    10
    Views
    684

    Re: Wintering a Top Bar Hive

    I had 4 hives going into winter. Condensation killed three of them. The only hive that survived had an observation window. My naive theory is that moisture may have condensed on the glass instead of...
  13. Replies
    19
    Views
    4,218

    Re: Top bar hive entrance front or side?

    I have end entrances, which I like for the reasons Michael mentioned. Also, with end entrances, you need just one divider board. I try not to feed, but if I have to, my divider board has a hole in...
  14. Replies
    9
    Views
    513

    Re: New to beekeeping

    I leave the entrance open when I install, but I install later in the day. That way, the bees stay inside for the night. Also, I'd would leave the hive closed for about 5 days. This includes...
  15. Replies
    15
    Views
    976

    Re: Top Entrance -- Pros & Cons?

    I like the idea of a ventilation bar that can be left on year round. Do you find that the bees build comb on it or try to propolize the screen? How wide is the bar? Is it next to the entrance or...
  16. Replies
    15
    Views
    976

    Re: Top Entrance -- Pros & Cons?

    Thank you all for your input. I believe my hive width is about the same as a lang, so I'll definitely look into the lang reducers. Thanks for that tip, AdamBeal. CharlieKing, that is really...
  17. Replies
    15
    Views
    976

    Top Entrance -- Pros & Cons?

    I lost 3 out of my 4 colonies about 2 weeks ago to condensation. As a result, I'm thinking of switching to top entrances this year. However, I'm a little worried that they might cause robbing. Has...
  18. Replies
    12
    Views
    315

    Re: Hello from New Hampshire

    Welcome to BeeSource. Good luck with your new obsession, I mean, hobby.
  19. Replies
    6
    Views
    863

    Re: Screened bottom? Ventilation?

    I agree with Michael Bush. Even though I don't have any scientific data from controlled experiments, I have found that I have less bearding with solid bottoms than with open screens.
  20. Replies
    9
    Views
    612

    Re: Pollen for New Hive?

    They need syrup to build comb. Without comb, they have no place to store the pollen. Also, you should have blooms available by the time you get your bees, so they'll collect their own pollen.
  21. Replies
    17
    Views
    517

    Re: Greetings from Hungary

    Welcome! Your English is great, and this community is already degraded. ;)

    I love seeing how this site attracts so many people from around the world. Your area of the world seems to have an...
  22. Replies
    18
    Views
    750

    Re: Newbee in central VA

    Welcome & goood luck with your bees!
  23. Re: Hello from Alaska, I'm interested in the top bar hive....

    I have and love my TBHs, but I have no experience with your climate. However, I do know of TBH beeks in places with severe weather like Sweden, Michigan, Maine, and Canada who have successfully kept...
  24. Re: First Spring Inspection -- Splitting next Weekend

    Florida is in AHB territory, which is probably why it's illegal to have a queenless hive. My guess is that they don't want queens open-mating and introducing AHB genetics. I'm not saying I agree or...
  25. Re: Hello again from very cold connecticut

    Welcome back. You're not too far from me, and you're right -- It is very cold this winter. Hope your hives are doing well!
Results 1 to 25 of 351
Page 1 of 15 1 2 3 4