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  1. Re: Queens and nucs from Old Sol 2014.... Survivor Stock, F1 Caucasians, VSH/SMR

    Thanks for the heads up, John. Looking forward to some of your new queens this year.

    Corinne
    Brookings, Or
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    Re: Oregon Super Queens!

    I've used John's Selects in my hives for years...a few years ago I opt for one of his program queens...it was the best hive I have ever had and so far still is thanks to her excellent daughter...keep...
  3. Re: I have 3 solid bottom board hives and I've got Varroa what should I do?

    The hives cann't get away from Varroa. I find good queen survior stock aclimated to your area and I keep thymol strips on hand just in case loads get too high.
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    Re: Dog Biscut Recipe

    Thanks, AltamontBee.
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    Re: Dave Cushman Passed Away

    My heart is saddened.
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    Dog Biscut Recipe

    Does anyone have a good tried and true dog biscut recipe they could share. I will be selling at a Farmer's Market and would like to offer a dog biscut made with honey. Also what does one charge for...
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    Re: Queen for sale??? ANYWHERE????

    Thanks, catbackr,
    I just called Ruth and she said I'll have 3 queens next week...sweeeeeet:D:D:D:D Plus her bees are on 4.9 cell...so are mine.
  8. Queens Marked and Clipped, just Marked, or Not At All

    When purchasing queens which is prefered and for what reason(s)? Does it really make a difference if the queen is marked and clipped, just marked, or not? :scratch::scratch:

    Corinne
  9. Exellent advice from HarryVanderpool

    Harry is right on with his advice. I use his method and it works like a charm every time. I will reiterate works every time I have used this method. I have tried other methods with no success. Thank...
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    Re: survivor stock commercial option?

    Thank you for this info everyone. This is very enlightening.
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    Re: Laying worker maybe?

    Pic is worth a thousand words. Thanks Michael.
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    Re: Grease patty recipe?

    Thanks, Ernie. Chick, I personally use for human consumption the Gray Celtic Sea Salt. It still has the minerals in it. This is what I use for the girls. I could be wrong.

    Corinne
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    Re: Grease patty recipe?

    So which is better to use essential oil or flavoring????

    Corinne
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    Re: What is under my hive?

    In the upper left hand corner it looks like a piece of mouse dung.
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    Re: How do you pronounce "Dadant"?

    Thanks Ernie,
    I just love that history.

    Corinne
  16. Re: Gathering of 8 Bald Faced Hornets on Hive -- Help...

    I only caught yellow jackets in this trap--no baldface hornets (which I have been having problems with) and not one wasp. Did get a few of my honeybees in it also.
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    Re: Making Nucs and Time of Day

    Thanks for the good advice and tips. My queens have arrived so I will be busy this afternoon.

    Thanks again,
    Corinne
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    Re: Making Nucs and Time of Day

    Sorry I forgot to state some important info. Yes, the nucs will be in the same yard. There is a small honey flow going on but may end in about a week. I was planning on feeding nucs along with...
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    Making Nucs and Time of Day

    I plan on making 3 nucs when my queens arive in a day or so. My question is: What time of day is best to make nucs--early morn, mid day, or early evening before the sun is gone?

    Corinne
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    Thank you for this info Axtmann Corinne

    Thank you for this info Axtmann

    Corinne
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    I believe it is also called thistle seed and is...

    I believe it is also called thistle seed and is used as a bird seed for finches.
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    Thank You Axtmann

    Herbert Axtmann,

    I just want to say thank you for your help last fall when I asked you about the info on Thymomite strips. I did use them in the fall and oa vapor this past winter. Bees are doing...
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    Tubular Bottom Boards

    Has anyone had experience with these?--Pros and/or cons of using these bottoms. Does anyone know where I can get plans to make a few? :scratch::scratch:


    thanks
    Corinne
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    Happy Thanksgiving

    :) Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving. :)

    Corinne
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    Hmmmmmmmm

    :scratch: Hmmmmmm. I see no answers yet. Good question. I'd like to know too. I have 12 acres with a small orchard and this year had 5 hives. We had a good crop this year. But what is the...
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