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    Catch queen in trap out

    Sent up a trap out 2 days ago. The bees are in the wall of a closed school. Put up a funnel and hive box next to where the bees were exiting. I've read the you don't typically catch the queen. On the...
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    Re: March hive check

    Great pictures, nice looking bees. Congrats.
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    Swarms yet?

    Anyone in Oregon had any swarms yet? I know it's early, but seems everyone's is happening a little early this year.
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    Re: Are you missing bees?

    Yes, but the bees might be a feral hive and that might be the closest water source.
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    Re: Are you missing bees?

    I would say that unless you live in a area that has Africanized bees, they more than likely won't bother the kids. Since they found the water source, might be hard to get rid of them. Didn't know...
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    Re: Good honey year?

    Thank you everyone, sounds like I should be hoping for rain of and on through summer with some sunny days thrown in there. Good luck to everyone for a great honey harvest for 2014.
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    Re: Good honey year?

    Good luck to you, I"m hoping for a good year.
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    Re: Bee association needed

    Thank you everyone for your helpful ideas. I'm going to take the ideas and see what I come up with. Wish me luck:)
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    Re: Bee association needed

    Thank you Mr.Beeman, I'm trying that idea and we'll see what happens.
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    Re: Building a brood box

    Thank you all for your responses, very helpful.
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    Re: Bee association needed

    tacomabees thanks, that's a lot of useful information. No wonder there isn't one here, it's a lot of work:) Maybe the blog, coffee idea is the way to go.
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    Re: Bee association needed

    Philip.devos, thanks, those are good starting points.
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    Re: Bee association needed

    Yes, that's the closest.
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    Bee association needed

    I am located in Douglas County Oregon. The closest place for bee keepers here to attend a bee association is about 1hr. and 15min. away. Those of us in the Roseburg and surrounding areas would...
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    Building a brood box

    Do those of you that build your own use 1x10 or do you go up to the 1x12 boards? I know the 1x10 is a little shy of the exact size the plans give. Just wondering if it's ok to cheat on that much of a...
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    Good honey year?

    To the old timers or at least more experienced than myself. Other than a good honey flow, what determines a good or great honey year? Does it have to do with wet springs and dry summers or cold...
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    Re: Raising queens

    o.molchanov- Currently our weather is in the low 50's, but expecting 3inches of rain the next couple of days. From what I'm getting, won't be able to start raising queens till maybe May or June. As...
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    Re: Raising queens

    Not sure what method I'm going to try. This is only my third year of bee keeping. Know an old gentleman who has been bee keeping for years and thought we might go in together and give it a whirl. Any...
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    Re: Balloon hand

    I had that happen last summer and my husband insisted I go to the Dr. He actually gave me some kind of antibiotic, swelling started going down the next day. So, not sure if I needed it or if it went...
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    Raising queens

    What time of year do you start raising queens in the Pacific Northwest? Or is it more weather related?
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    Re: Hive checks

    Do you just put dry sugar in or do you mist it with water? Can you just dump it on top of wax paper? Is that better than feeding sugar water?
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    Re: Update on bear or coon thread

    Sorry to hear about your lose, did the bee's survive?
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    Re: Update on bear or coon thread

    Have not been able to get that done yet. I have put tiedowns on them to at least hold them together if they get tipped over again.
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    Update on bear or coon thread

    So far bear (or whatever) has not been back to hives. But, up the hill from my hives and across my driveway, he made a stop. I had a hornets nest hanging about 5 ft off the ground that I went to...
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    Re: Bear or coon?

    Nick, love the pooh quote:) Whatever it was has not been back yet. Going to try some tiedowns, that's all I have acess to now. Might be able to get battery powered fence charger. Thanks
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