Search:

Type: Posts; User: Autonomy Acres

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Getting ready to make a split w/ a purchased queen - mated vs. virgin queen??

    I am getting ready to make a split using frames from two relatively strong hives using a purchased queen, most likely a Carniolan hybrid. What I have been thinking about is to use a mated or virgin...
  2. 2 Hives, 1 Combined split - Any Thoughts??

    Currently I have 2 hives going. One of them is a polar vortex survivor colony that has a naturally mated queen that has Carniolan heritage for sure. My other hive comes from a 3 lb. package of...
  3. Replies
    2
    Views
    241

    DIY hop - guard?

    Has anyone experimented with homemade/DIY recipes for hop gaurd? I beleive it is a patented extract, obviously made from hops. I have a strong tincture I made out of vodka and hops, and wondering...
  4. Package install, possible queen problems...

    Just got home from my bee yard an hour away. 2 packages of Buckfasts from Georgia, both looked really healthy. First one went very smoothly, but the second one may have been missing the queen. She...
  5. Package bee install in cool/cold weather?

    Next Saturday I will be getting 2 packages of Buckfast coming from Georgia. The weather for next weekend looks like it will be in the low 50s for a high, with a slight chance of rain/snow for the...
  6. Minnesota Bees and the Polar Vortexes!

    Bynow everyone knows about the three major polar vortexes the upper midwest, and many other parts of the country experienced this winter. I am in St. Paul, MN and went into winter with 3 hives. I...
  7. Moving Bees in the Winter?? Any thoughts...

    I have run into a significant problem concerning my bees. One of my neighbors is very ticked off with me because one of their small dogs was stung about 2-3 weeks ago on a cleansing flight. I am in...
  8. Re: Siberian Pea Shrub/Carragana - Any thoughts on this plant??

    Without checking, I thought Lawyers might have them. Also, my mother-in-law has a small stand, and I know of one other patch not far from my house. One way or another, I will find some! Thanks for...
  9. Re: Siberian Pea Shrub/Carragana - Any thoughts on this plant??

    Who do you order from?
  10. Re: Siberian Pea Shrub/Carragana - Any thoughts on this plant??

    Thanks Dave - Does it tend to bloom reliably year after year at the same time? What does it overlap with - dandelions, black locust, others?? I think I will go for it, even if it only blooms a...
  11. Siberian Pea Shrub/Carragana - Any thoughts on this plant??

    He everyone, looked in the archives and couldn't find anyone talking about this plant. Siberian Pea Shrub, or Carragana, is a nitrogen fixing perennial. It forms pods filled with a small pea that...
  12. Replies
    1
    Views
    369

    Morning Dew??

    I went to take out the trash this morning, which is near to where my hives are set up, and realized I was walking through quite a few bees flying around. I am almost postive that it was not a swarm,...
  13. Re: Early summer hive/queen questions??

    About an hour ago the brown hive swarmed, another big one. That is twice now in less than a month! Will they swarm with a virgin queen?
  14. Early summer hive/queen questions??

    I did my weekly inspection today and have a few questions.

    1- The split that I did about a month ago seems to have a bunch of healthy bees, the queen cells are open, but I am not finding any sign...
  15. Replies
    4
    Views
    299

    Re: Honey Bees 1 - Andy Zero!

    surprisingly the pain has not been too bad, just annoying! 24 hours on it is still pretty swollen, my wife says it makes me look tough!!
  16. Replies
    4
    Views
    299

    Honey Bees 1 - Andy Zero!

    Just got stung in the face!!! For the full story ...
  17. Re: 1st Bee Swarm for me ever - Minnesota

    missed 'em! went in to have lunch, 15 minutes later went out to check on them and they were gone. maybe next time...
  18. Re: Japanese Tree Lilac - Syringa reticulata - Any good for bees?

    thanks, just curious
  19. Japanese Tree Lilac - Syringa reticulata - Any good for bees?

    Anybody know the merits of the Japanese Tree Lilac - Syringa reticulata, for bee forage. Tried a few google searches and could not find anything conclusive. I have a big one right near my boxes,...
  20. Replies
    9
    Views
    886

    Re: White Spots on Bees

    I have noticed this same thing. I am in MN, am looking after 3 strong hives, and one weak one, and have noticed this white spot on atleast 2 of the hives. Pollen, good thought, best case scenario...
  21. Replies
    16
    Views
    759

    Re: Sadly wave goodbye - Swarm too high

    flower planter - that is a good idea, I might have been able to pull that one off. too bad...
  22. Replies
    16
    Views
    759

    Re: Sadly wave goodbye - Swarm too high

    came in to eat lunch, went back out to check the swarm and they had left! I missed their exit flight, bummer! Maybe next time...
  23. Replies
    16
    Views
    759

    Re: Sadly wave goodbye - Swarm too high

    how long have they been clustered up for?
  24. Replies
    16
    Views
    759

    Re: Sadly wave goodbye - Swarm too high

    Raveneyes - good call on the step ladder - just got out the 12 ' and got a trap up top. Also found some old comb from a swarm last year and added them to all the traps...
  25. Replies
    16
    Views
    759

    Re: Sadly wave goodbye - Swarm too high

    I am having this same problem right now. The bees are up about 25 feet, no access with a ladder or extension saw. 4 traps, all with lemongrass oil. They have been in the tree for atleast 12 hours...
Results 1 to 25 of 68
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3