Search:

Type: Posts; User: HarryVanderpool

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    3
    Views
    112

    Re: Best division board feeder?

    I have had the same problem with other brands as well.
    The problem is that the polymer formulation is way too brittle, totally unsuitable for frame feeders.
    On the other hand, I have bought some...
  2. Replies
    7
    Views
    190

    Re: Queen Cell in New Package

    If it were me, and I had a good laying queen, I would want to get it over with.
    :)
  3. Replies
    7
    Views
    190

    Re: Queen Cell in New Package

    It is very common for packages to begin supersedure of the queen at a given point in initial brood production.
    This is believed to be an impulse initiated due to brood pheromones WAY out of balance...
  4. Replies
    18
    Views
    729

    Re: Spraying for Ticks/Lawn Ferilizer

    Why would one consider fighting ticks with an insecticide?
    Ticks are not insects; remember?
  5. Replies
    12
    Views
    704

    Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

    I wish!
    Actually, we will be PAYING the almond growers to allow us to place in their orchards all around Solano, CA due to our bees looking so good!
    ;)
  6. Replies
    12
    Views
    442

    Re: How do eggs end up in a queen cup?

    This is incorrect.

    >>how or why would the queen lay the egg in the supercedure queen cup?" Assuming the queen has the ability to make a onscious decision of what cells she lays in.<<

    Why does...
  7. Replies
    12
    Views
    704

    Re: Manitoba Bee Auction

    Luke, everyone that I know has bees coming out of their ears.
    I don't know why anyone would drive more than a mile to buy more!
  8. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,265

    Re: Interstate Hauling of equipment

    I'm not sure how it is around the country, but in Oregon, the Oregon Department of Transportation sets up a meeting with you shortly after you get your DOT number.
    They go over every detail of what...
  9. Replies
    12
    Views
    442

    Re: How do eggs end up in a queen cup?

    They are not the same.
    In the instance of swarm or supercedure cells, the cup is built, then the queen lays an egg in the cup.
    Emergency cells are formed when YOU DON'T HAVE A QUEEN in the hive, or...
  10. Replies
    57
    Views
    2,833

    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Hi Robert,
    As long as the screen is available to the bees to feed the queen, the orientation does not matter.
    However, I do not buy queens with attendants in the cage.
    So I generally face the...
  11. Replies
    9
    Views
    391

    Re: push in cages.....

    Hopefully this helps:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?311486-Sucsessful-Queen-Introduction-tips
  12. Replies
    0
    Views
    154

    Check out our new website

    http://www.westernapiculturalsociety.org/
  13. Re: the bee and butterfies are getting help from the Government finally!

    Because I love Beesource and it's members, I choose to self-delete my comments.
    :shhhh:
  14. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,352

    Re: Drought vs Almonds

    I have been with the same almond grower for many years.
    I stay in the same motel every year, often the same room. (because I can see my truck)
    Last season the toilet was running, and running HARD....
  15. Re: Question on Splitting/Finding the Queen

    It is a good idea.
    However, if you take yourself serious as a beekeeper, learning to find the queen is a basic rite of passage.
    You can do it.
    Get some mentoring help if necessary.
    Soon, you will...
  16. Replies
    2
    Views
    184

    Re: best way to replace a queen.

    Michael's advice is good as always.
    Buy a good queen from a quality source.
    Install it between frames of mixed brood and nurse bees.
    Use the candy release method and STAY OUT OF THE HIVE for at...
  17. Re: What am I looking at? Swarm Cell, Supersedure, or Emergency Cell?

    John, when you see a supercedure cell or a swarm cell, remember that it took a queen to lay an egg in it AFTER it was constructed.
    A cell cup was formed, the queen layed an egg and then the bees...
  18. Replies
    55
    Views
    1,880

    Re: How many bee hives do you have?

    A very good Oregon beekeeper that is a retired math / physics professor puts it this way:
    "To find the I.Q. of a beekeeper, calculate for the inverse of the amount of hives he has"
    ;)
  19. Re: What species of honey bee did I catch?

    The species is mellifera of the genus apis.
  20. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,517

    Re: MAP 21 ?

    Good question!
    Many beekeepers across the nation has been wondering the same question.
    Maybe we should get a California Beekeeper to find out the answer.
    :kn:
  21. Replies
    57
    Views
    2,833

    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    No.
    And nobody that I know of does.

    Pinch the queen, reassemble the box of frames with extra space between the frames that I have chosen to place the queen cage between just as a reminder, go to...
  22. Replies
    57
    Views
    2,833

    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Brad, it is so funny that you ask because I just got done doing the same rig-a-ma-roll!!
    Every year my peach growers start screaming for bees while they are still in almonds.
    So as soon as some...
  23. Replies
    57
    Views
    2,833

    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    I do have a preference for queen cages, but it is probqably no more than that; personal preference.
    I only purchase mated queens in California Mini Cages with the candy tube.

    All of my favorite...
  24. Replies
    57
    Views
    2,833

    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Aluminum window screen that is cut at 24"long and the depth of the feeder, folded.
    Cut a slot in the middle just enough to allow a wooden block to be nailed in place to keep the feeder from closing...
  25. Replies
    57
    Views
    2,833

    Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    I'm sure you know all of this but for those following along:

    The first thing is to precisely determine if you have laying workers OR a drone laying queen.
    When one starts to pull frames and finds...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4