I got a bee skep.
Type: Posts; User: skosma
I got a bee skep.
Merry Christmas to all.
I started off with one colony because of finances. I also had some used equipment from a trusted local beek. So I put out swarm traps, the "free bees" helped with my second.
I don't like them(got them in purchased colonies). I like to slide the frames around to make room to work. My bees seem to glue the frames down more with the spacers. Next spring I'm going back to...
I have been keeping a hive log book since the beginning. I have found it helpful in keeping track of all that the hive happenings. Now that my daughter is starting out she has a reference point for...
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I'm not a Yooper, but I'm from the thumb. Welcome to the site.
I checked the nuc just before dark, and they now have about 4 frames of bees. This nuc was on life support from my other colonies until their new queen started laying. If this is a swarm they have...
You could rubber band the loose brood into a frame and put it between to drawn frames.. The bees will attach it to the frame, chew the rubber band off, and you will save some brood. I made the same...
I have a very weak (1 1/2 frames) nuc that had a marked queen (went queenless) installed 2 days ago. Today the nuc has bees fighting on the ground and and my marked queen(carniolan) is bring balled....
Welcome from Michigan
Welcome to the forum. I'm only starting my second year keeping bees. I would say your bees are Italians. Maybe someone with more experience will chime in. Also cool video.
I'd pay the extra Nick to have the "back up " queen
Congrats on your farm naming!
That is raccoon, we trap with large marshmallows.
100% I had six strong hives starting out the winter. 3 starved out with plenty of stores by the end of 2013. The remaining 3 hive died out within the last 2 weeks. This has been the coldest winter I...
Clover and alfalfa
My biggest mistake was starting out with one hive.
Glad to hear you didn't lose a finger.
I lost 4 out of six. All treated for mites. All had good stores. I hope the remaining 2 survive :)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I have 6 hives on a farm thats basically organic-all natural. I'm surrounded by big farms and crop farms who use harse chemicals. I think if the bees have plenty of forage near the hive they are less...
Greetings from the tip of the thumb.