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    Recently I got 3 bunches of bees that swarmed...

    Recently I got 3 bunches of bees that swarmed from a guys house in the same yard. The 3 balls were all in the same tree. Two of these were larger and a third was maybe a quart or so. My question is...
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    Hi Clay, Was the honey capped? Try giving open...

    Hi Clay,
    Was the honey capped? Try giving open nectar next time if you didn't.RE: Some capped honey and some uncapped.
    Did you feed them? RE: No I hadn't gotten around to that yet but I intended...
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    I picked up a small swarm a couple nights ago...

    I picked up a small swarm a couple nights ago from one of my neighbors lilac bushes. They were about a half mile from my home 5 feet off the ground. I put them in a hive box ten frames of foundation...
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    Doesn't anybody have any ideas on this? Did I do...

    Doesn't anybody have any ideas on this? Did I do what I should have by adding the unsealed brood? Do you think they swarmed?
    What would you do?
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    Most of my hives seem to have wintered well but...

    Most of my hives seem to have wintered well but in two of them I found no queen,no eggs and no brood. I know my guess is something happened to the queens or they've swarmed already what are your...
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    you wrote; How do you get your bees to treat...

    you wrote;
    How do you get your bees to treat thenselves naturally without chemicals?

    Clay
    That sounds like a question that you already know the answer to and I would like to hear it. So why...
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    http://www.beesource.com/pov/lusby/foundation/inde...

    http://www.beesource.com/pov/lusby/foundation/index.htm

    I've been following the information on making press plates to make your own foundation. It seems to me that making the rubber/latex mold...
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    Clay, You do make a lot of sense here but I...

    Clay,
    You do make a lot of sense here but I think you are saying that you winter with 3 deep brood chambers? I have heard that if you winter with 3 deeps the bottom chamber will always be empty in...
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    Normally 2 brood chambers. I have been letting my...

    Normally 2 brood chambers. I have been letting my queens run free in the hive on some but just put excluders on to restrict her a little in the past few days. Do you let the queen have free run? I...
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    beeman01, Thanks again for all of the info....

    beeman01,
    Thanks again for all of the info. You have been about the most straight forward of anyone I have asked. Most of my bees are building cells on the comb and not on the bottom of the...
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    Thanks for the advice. Sounds like good...

    Thanks for the advice. Sounds like good information though I have read a lot about this subject and some of my bees are Italian some carniolan some mixed. I have tried to follow the rules on swarm...
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    I learned some from the last posting so I thought...

    I learned some from the last posting so I thought I ought to throw this one out there at the risk of sounding not knowledgable. I only have about 10 hives and ever since I spotted the first cell with...
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    Thanks for all of the great information. I will...

    Thanks for all of the great information. I will surely use it. Could have used it last year. I think I lost some from not having enough bees to keep them warm and last year was my 1st so I didn't...
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    Hi Clay, Thanks for the info. What is a double...

    Hi Clay,
    Thanks for the info. What is a double screen board? I'm in the Moravia area about 16 miles south of Auburn. Also interested in how you would go about wintering in a nuc box? The reason I...
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    I would like to know if anyone has ever attempted...

    I would like to know if anyone has ever attempted to winter 2 queens in one hive (with an excluder between them ofcourse). I thought that way when they get strong in the spring I could just split the...
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