are the cells active
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are the cells active
knock off as many as you can set in the sun and air dry. Pjt them in a hive, they will clean
I let the cell go or start a new hive with it. Its likely the hive will continue to try to supercede her if you pinch the cell, if they are a small cluster make sure they have enough stores.
I wouldn't try to split em, not worth it.
Even with increased popularity lately, I still think very low figure. Maybe 5-10% of hives are top-bar.
didn't put any on this year. I will remove the entrace reducer sometime in mid april
Atleast 2 frames. Even 2 frames can be a bit risky.
im not seeing any drone brood yet, but i run all foundation so drone brood is pretty rare to begin with..... i would like to start in 1 week but thats unlikely, im thinking 2 weeks, maybe 3.
Heres the wiki.
Beeswax has many and varied uses. Primarily, it is used by the bees in making their honeycomb foundations. Apart from this use by bees, the use of beeswax has become widespread...
my thoughts too
I try to clean up during the first few inspections using a j-hook tool. just the stuff in my way.
On a warm sunny day, see how strong they are flying. If the cluster is larger enough they should do
This year i don't think pollen patty would have done much good for our area. The weather was so cold then instantly warmed up. There was pollen coming-in the first warm flying day.
I inspected 2 hives yesterday and sold a nuc this morning and transfer that into a new box. Today here is 70 and sunny. No probem.
4 frames is most i've seen in 1 hive. Usually at peak. They will consume the pollen as it dries up. Pollen frames are good for hives raising queens.
probably maple for my area. Seeing a bit in the hives today.
Pollen substitute. Maples must have not started to bloom yet there.
LOL. Main reason why I hate these trees and starlings...with a passion!
I would extract the surplus is thats not too much of a hassle and worth your time for amount. Otherwise i would store or put on another hive.
Probably okay,.Depends on if maple is good, sometimes you'll get a bit of surplus. I would check back in a week or two, see whats left.
Thats odd the bees arn't around the pool at all. Must have good water source nearby so I wouldn't worry about. If you do create a water source, recirculating systems with wet rocks work well.
what kind of pipe?
Timing is dependent on cluster size too, just not time of year. Case by case basis. You want to split when you have atleast 5-6 frames of brood. I think anything smaller is a risk for either hive...
The marks can wear off. The only way to know is by visual identification or a clipped wing...something like that