30 August 2013
Type: Posts; User: notaclue
30 August 2013
When I have had SHB loss I found out from one of our club members to thoroughly rinse the frames and all woodenware and comb to rinse out the SHB smell. I always freeze brood boxes and supers after...
The old hive you are using, has it had SHB? If it has they will not set up house in it. The only way I have been able to get them to stay has been rinsing out the come frames and boxes with a water...
Looks great! Simple too. Thanks!
Well I have been my own worst pest. Dropped 2 medium and a deep and lost all honey. Another pest today was someone cut comb and honey out of frames put the frames back in the supers. Guess I need...
If you are headed straight there there shouldn't be a problem. I have had 80 degrees and half hour from pull to set and they were fine. I left nurse bees on the frame. Good luck with the trap out....
I will see mine at the hole of the inner cover and nail the ants as they try and get in. I see heads all around the hole watching and acting. I use fgmo (food grade mineral oil) smeared around the...
I have made sure that the trap has at least one capped queen cell and that has worked. I don't do trap-outs anymore unless they are low enough and I don't have to climb at all. I have a friend that...
14 March 2013
Corner of Main and E. Illinois on pawn shop sign/came from across street Main and W. Illinois
Clear and sunny 72 degrees F.
Checked hives at night with a flashlight, so they would not bother the neighbors. They didn't and for a couple months I was okay. One night they got a hold of me and that was my last 'night ops'. ...
11 April under patio table
13 April side of fence
20 April under trampoline
Weather has been war mer than usual until 18 April it became more seasonal (basically clear then...
13 April vetch and red dogwood
17 April Red Clover
19 April Dutch Clover
29 March 2013
1 April 2013
04 March 2013 Second bloom after weather killed off first couple blooms from a few weeks ago.
Bees are hitting it really hard and it has just started blooming.
Gorilla Glue (a little dab will do ya) and nails or screws.
18 Feb 2013
Carolina Beauties, Peach Tree
First bloom today
Here is what I have done. Wait till warmer weather. When you remove the limb, and if it has numerous entry points, you will obviously have to close off all except one. When evening comes screen...
10 February 2013
Dandelion bloom (only one)
My best luck , and some years it works great other years nothing, is 10 frame box or a five frame nuc with at least one brood frame in each. I have had both become occupied, one occupied and...
Here is a 2013 input. I figured I'ld do it now or forget.
28 Jan 2013
a very small white flower with a couple bees. not many
Today temperature dropped again.
I have seen them perpendicular, diagonal and parallel of the entrance(s). It depends on how the space is set up and where the entrance(s) is/are.
Yeah, mine don't like my smell anymore since potassium pills were added to to my medication arsenal. So I don't thing a queen or pheremones would work for me!!! lol
What Seymore and mgolden said, plus be careful 'painting' honey on the hive. That is one of the best ways to start a robbing frenzy. I say frenzy because I have never seen a calm robbing. Robbing...
Nectar source. I had two hives not more than eight inches from each other and one had a light gold and softer flavored honey where the other was an extremely dark and bolder flavored. The honey was...