Type: Posts; User: Maryland Beekeeper
Transferred 2 week old swarm from bait hive 2 Alpine hive this afternoon. Good brood pattern, plenty of stores. New box is 4 foundationless frames and 4 frames w/ alum. screen pulled through wax....
I save/ transfer all brood comb, if 2 small t 2 attach can b left in hive bottom 2 hatch out, save honeycomb 2 feed back. I don't transfer honeycomb so they won't have 2 defend it, like colony 2...
You said 2# of B's ? recommend reduce size, 3-4 TB's
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I take a Vitamin C. Does it help breakdown toxin and reduce swelling ? I have no idea :)
perhaps dust w/ sugar first get a count ?
It is fantastic ! :) Have similar design 2 be fashioned out of old freezer ;) Best
I used double sided tape with good results last season, not sticky enough 2 trap B's but ants can't pass,
might try a quick mist of syrup w/ drop of LGO when you open, use new spray bottle, (not a cleaned out Windex bottle ;)
Beeks best friend- Hot Melt Glue gun ! Good luck
I'm w/ you...... it's cool ! Let 'em B ;) tell neighbor they are now part of US Ag. wild honeybee study and forward them lots of links 2 CCD articles. :) Keep us posted !
I thought the NBC news story was well done, one thing for beeks 2 watch and prepare for is the resistance from the pesticide lobby. The report that came out last week had a small bit in it about...
Nice easy one from 5' bush, simple snip and shake, in and out 30 min. Figure close 2 5 #. Seem happy, bringing in pollen yesterday, fingers crossed :) Thank you Garfield St ! :) ...
believe I pulled these out of a lady's family room ceiling last year, called them pretty b's :) small and literally golden, might have pic buried in this thing somewhere
You checked a bunch of boxes with this thread, nice job ! thankx 4 sharing :)
Bulldog - fiber aluminum roof coating - believe what Math was referring to. Trying this year for first time.
I have read about a multi-queen swarm being placed in large box, after a few days the box was opened to find several nests being constructed separately.
Perhaps a robber screen :
Like Norm Abrams says, "Read, understand, and follow manuals, wear safety glasses." Enjoy !