They invented smokers for a reason.
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They invented smokers for a reason.
JW - congratulations. Report back when you have a day like ours today. The sky alternated sun and grey clouds, they got grumpy, and probably took 150 stings total for the day. You can work up to it....
The sweet spot is determined by your uncapping and loading/unloading time. If the cycle time on the extractor is 20 minutes, how many frames can you uncap in 20 minutes? If you can unload/uncap/load...
We work our bees with exposed forearms. That only works if the hairs on your arms are too short to trap a bee. A full suit would solve that problem for your friend.
Our Bee Lady sent me to Beltsville, contact Bart Smith, who refered me to Roger Simonds, 704 833-1525 of the AMS, USDA.
Yes, they may have been robbed, but that should be easy to determine by...
The "slop" was yellow today for the first time. The scale hive crawled it's way back up to balanced, and should gain tomorrow.
We have often seen the strongest hives hit first and worst with poison. My guess is the effected area was more distant.
DO NOT PUT the dead bees in alcohol. Freeze them in a plastic bag and find...
What percentage is fructose, and what percentage is glucose?
I buy a pallet(2,500 lbs) of 50 lb beet sugar for slightly less than at Aldi's. The big advantage is that I save alot of time opening bags. It would be even cheaper in a cloth bag, but then I would...
Ian - could you use a blower?
Be very wary of any burlap for decorating purposes. My sister gifted me quite a few rolls that made us rather sick in a short time. Our guess was it had some sort of flame retardant on it.
For years we used the old burlap bags that had been used in the wax press. Now Christian rakes to dirt below the PINE trees in early fall, waits for the needles to fall, then rakes them up and dries...
Give me little warning. I can find some examples.
Acebird, at least you are consistent. As ussual you are beyond your sphere of knowledge. Florida was one of the first to have a legal definition. Wisconsin has one of the toughest, sugar ratio and...
.......and the wood slivers.
When things slow down, why don't you wander over and look at a few options.
I would guess we are 10-14 days from any nectar flow here. The first round of bloom is ussually not a productive variety.
About 30 years ago we had a good fall flow. Can't remember the ground...
You may think that AHB genetics in the gene pool is inconsequential, but what about us northerners that do not migrate and try to overwinter a purchased queen? I've seen mean package bees die at the...
Hmmm. Maybe the bees are trying to tell you something. Try an old fashioned wooden frame with wax foundation. It does not matter what you like, only what they like.
Ace, if the OP smashes all cells, where will a virgin come from for the drones to mate with?? Ace, how many beekeepers kill with intent?
OP - I would order a Strachan NWC and follow their...
If you purchase a MATED queen, there is no need to kill the bees. The old "mean" drones will not have a chance to mated and carry on their genes.
Remember, it's "Beekeeper" , not "Beekiller"
Yes. Did you need to borrow it?
C.F.Diehnelt came to Wisconsin as a beekeeper in 1852 from Pappendorf Saxony.
We believe that the bees respond to feed in the spring differently than stored feed in the spring. The closer...
If you are not raising queens, there is no need to kill the bees, just kill the queen.
In the past, the only time bees where gassed was AFB. Mean hives where requeened.