Type: Posts; User: Steven Ogborn
I use legs. You can put bricks or blocks under them to level them out if you're on a hillside....
The sooner you fix it, or get rid of it the better. It won't set them back much if it has just eggs or stores in it.
Now it will be easy to get straight combs. Remember to just keep repeating what you've learned. Your hive will fill up with nice straight combs. Good job.
Yeah. That sounds kinda what happened to my hives a couple of years ago.
My queens were clipped. When they tried to abscond after releasing their queen they came back and landed on the hive next to...
Elmer's paint markers work well.
Loup, I've gotten anywhere from 12 to 30+ combs from packages started in April. My hives are 4ft also. I had two packages completely fill up two of my hives last summer.That's with harvesting a few...
Calvin, Overall they end up 4ft long with 46 1/2 inch sideboards. The smaller ones are 15 1/2 long and will hold 9 bars. A good size to make splits with. They've worked well so far.
Yes. Keep food on them at least until they start storing it in the top part of their combs. I do it like thishttp://s1066.beta.photobucket.com/user/StevenOgborn/media/IMAG0053.jpg.html?sort=3&o=33 ...
I haven't figured out where it's coming from, but my bees were bringing in white pollen all week. Elms are the first I notice around
Those zip-ties aren't that thick. Take your hive tool, breadknife, what have you, and pry all the bars to one side.
You'll want to close as much gap as possible. The bees will propolize whatever gap...
Don't stop until spring. Then we'll understand that you're too busy to post them. They're great until then.
With two and three season hives, swarm cells could be an easy way to get some good queens. Research cut-down splits.
Don't forget Mr. Bush's website/books. http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm
Full Bloom Apiaries is in CT. They don't sell packages. Carniolan nucs and queens.
Draper's in Millerton,PA ships Carniolan packages. They're taking orders now.
Put a small gap,just big enough for the bees to get through, between two of your bars. Then you can add dry sugar and wet
it down like Michael Bush describes. Cover the sugar and the gap with a...
If you really think you need it, use two hair clips and cable zip-tie them to the top bar. You can also just stand it up in the
corner or against the wall of the hive until the brood emerge, then...
No flocking. That's the real deal. Had to take a picture, because you only see it a couple of times a year
around here. A guy where I work was talking about how his girlfriend was all happy about...
Thanks. I had a shortcut saved to it. I guess he changed it from what I had.
I just looked for Dennis Murrel's website "bee natural", but it seems that he deleted it. He had a deeper TBH plan on there.
He used them in Wyoming. Not the best in the heat of summer, but he said...
My Dad grew up in Illinois. He used to talk about how they'd run a rope from the house to the barn, so they could keep the trench
Yeah, I know. Just trying to be funny. I knew you northern guys would jump on it. You can have it back if you want it.
Where's that global warming at?
I live in Texas. I shouldn't have to put up with this !!! http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u401/StevenOgborn/?action=view¤t=Christmas2012blizzard001.jpg :s
I got one of these. Gonna have to open it and see what it is.3806
Mine have some small patches of brood, the same as this time last winter.
About half of my hives are doing it now.