Type: Posts; User: oldforte
Getting ready on a new motorized extractor to harvest. The old manual one had a steel ball under the pivot axel...this one has a nylon ball. Will it wear out fast without being lubed? Would applying...
Any way one could get an estimate the number of keepers with 12 or fewer colonies in the US?
That makes a lot of sense...but not sure of that length of time...how bout 2,3,4 weeks?
Could one assume that the queen that left with the swarm is fairly old, as 1or 3 years old and should be replaced?
How long do they need to be kept in the hive before opening the entrance?
many of my customers prefer dark ...color comes from many sources
http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by jdmidwest http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png Why not save them for something...
I did not buy the nuc...only the queen for a split.
I thought his "beet sugar" excuse was BeeS !
I have been told by a reputable bee dealer in the area that sugar refined from beets are detrimental to brooding habits from a new queen. Any thoughts? That was the reason for a new queen not laying...
the R value of wood is dependent on the wood density/species
I started using reclaimed 1" redwood ...made a lot of boxes...since then am having to add more boxes and find it hard to find 1" lumber to match...unless it's pressure treated. Sooo am laminating...
will they produce a bee? what kind?
"The nuc will use the one entrance until it is removed from above the parent colony to it's own stand."
OK....when moving the split to a new location...how will the bees reorient themselves to...
in making a split with a Q cell and nurse bees on top of the screen I understand that one opens the entry/exit on the opposite end of the parent hive for a short time to let forage bees...
How often does one need to inspect to identify covered/swarm cells for making splits.
when checking out a hive most all bees are on comb in one form or another how can one tell a nurse from a forager? One hears to "shake nurse bees"
"Whenever you pull a frame and spot the queen think seriously about what you might want to do before you put her back."
What are the best options in ones decision on what to do next with the Q...
Mid-Tn Last Wednesday temps were low 40's ... bees were flying....chance to check mt camp supply...all were running low and need attention...one of the easier and critical tasks of keeping.
the Dept of Agi should do a study on what makes the cocoon turn dark....there have been far more numerous, costly and frivolous government studies than this.
try it and see what happens...it's obvious that no one else knows
Lubricating the nylon ball bearing in the pivot post supporting the rack ....would bees wax work in lieu of a food grade lubricant?
" I put a couple of these together in that deep"
Please explain.....would this method work with mediums?
"sources use terramycin regularly"
never heard the sources say why....both have been successful keepers for many years...one was a university professor of entomology.
I just assumed for AFB
sources would be other keepers