they want dark.
Type: Posts; User: jrbbees
they want dark.
Please explain why not if you are not going to harvest the honey.
Always bait ants. Much easier to do the job by taking out the queen.
Amdro Ant bait at L or HD.
Carpenter ant will forage from hives over a football field distance away.
wipe out the nest.
Increase essentials by John Connor is a great read for large, new or small time.
wash it out real good.
Look on the sites at pictures of the ones for sale.
That will help.
Smaller, black is most common or look for the beer mug.
crock pots have low high settings. Crock pots are designed to "boil" water.
Boiled water under wax can expand like a microwave boil.
most fryers have complete range of settings.
I use a fryer...
Normal wing are folded together over the back one on top of the other.
K-wing the wings stick out from the body like the letter "k".
K-wing indicates a virus. there is no cure for infected bees....
give it to the bees they will take care of it.
Just make sure the have has a bit of air circulation.
When they mate their "penis" is ripped out of their body and they fall to earth.
That is why they die after mating.
Then the queen "ejects" it to make way for the next male.
Just like when the...
Color does make a difference in the IR wave of light that the bees see.
But it helps the keeper better.
You will see frames spaced out wider but I am not sure you could start a frame that is already made to be equal to 9 in 10.
It seems that when the bees first start to draw comb in them they would...
They do not make different sized end bars fro frames. When keepers do that(9 in 10) they use normale frames and just space them out with more space between them.
All major supply companies sell...
Wait until you see the regulations they pass on us as bee keepers!
Government wanting to help always makes you pay for it.
Ok from Africa too.
Try logging out and re-logging in
Next time carry a 10 frame deep with foundation. They will love to crawl into it.
Transfer a frame of eggs and larva. that will suppress the laying workers.
New week you can do it again
Then if you want do it again and if you want do a paper combine.
Read Bush on laying...
Get Walt's paper. best money you will spend.
look toward the middle of you apple bloom.
even a "strong" hive will not swarm unless they have produced enough bees to populate the swarm and still leave enough viable population in the mother...
Looks like the hive absconded for some reason. Foragers who where out when the left returned. found queen cell about to hatch or hatching. That is what you found. She was a superceedure or swarm...
As long as they keep trucking bees around the country everything will spread.
That is how most of the pests on our bees got here in the first place.
They let them ship them in.
Add a shot of vodka and it will get them all!
Read John Conner - Queen Rearing Essencials
Thanks for the information. Very helpful. I can see using mason jars in the home made units. That way I can dishwasher the jars. I don't think they have hit us in Alabama yet but they are...