Search:

Type: Posts; User: samoadc

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    592

    Re: Selling Hand Made Hives

    Be sure to make jigs(or what ever you call various forms to help you do much faster work and realize how very important exact dimensions are. If langsforth hives weren't so expensive I imagine many...
  2. Replies
    11
    Views
    433

    Re: new Member from San Diego County CA

    Very nice looking hive to me but not knowing that much about the top bar hive will you have a 1/4 inch cover board to prevent the bees from trying to build comb above the bars?
  3. Replies
    4
    Views
    518

    Re: What am I doing with Bees?

    I believe bees sometimes go to a great deal of work to establish themselves as a strong hive and therefore at first leave them pretty much alone until they have done what I guess they think is best....
  4. Replies
    4
    Views
    518

    Re: What am I doing with Bees?

    I don't know h
  5. Re: where do commercial beekeepers buy their bee hives and frames

    Maybe he is young and has big ideas and dreams that hopefully and with a lot of hard work will be achieved. Best to read the book "RichDad, Poor Dad" as I think it is the finest book by far that I...
  6. Replies
    10
    Views
    577

    Re: Hello from Washington State

    Thanks for the very interesting data. I went to Pahrump to pick up what was evidently a late summer swarm that made their home in a pasteboard box about 18 inches square. They were so light I...
  7. Replies
    10
    Views
    577

    Re: Hello from Washington State

    I read that after a rain it takes a few days before nector is again available from flowers. If true Seattle winters must be quite a hard place for bees since most of the time it is warm enough for...
  8. Replies
    16
    Views
    993

    Re: Installing Megabee Winter Patties

    Very good point about drying out. I don't remember that problem but maybe it was because when I made the patties the instructions I used said to include cooking grease like Crisco I think, anyway it...
  9. Replies
    16
    Views
    993

    Re: Installing Megabee Winter Patties

    Years ago Iasked the same question about paper removal and a guy said to always remove it as why would you want the bees to do the extra work. Any idea about how many bee mouth fulls of paper it...
  10. Replies
    37
    Views
    2,086

    Re: your forum is feeling unfriendly

    I personally mildly resent all the welcome notices I read and consider them a waste of my time. I have often tried to assist someone who asks a question I think I can paartially answer and while ...
  11. Thread: Heat stroke

    by samoadc
    Replies
    46
    Views
    6,958

    Re: Heat stroke

    I wish I had read these comments before last Friday as I had tried to get a few eggs on a frame to put in a queenless hive. Problem was it was around 103 degrees here in Las Vegas and I mistakenly...
  12. Re: Desert West Texas....captured a swarm....hived them....now what?

    I strongly believe that the bees do recognize you and do remember somehow you have treated them. Unfortunately I also think some are justified in being pissed off at me like when I tried to find eggs...
  13. Re: Desert West Texas....captured a swarm....hived them....now what?

    Be sure that your feeders are not attracting many bees from other hives. I believe it is not necessary to feed bees especially in the summer when there are plenty of nectar producing plants around. I...
  14. Replies
    14
    Views
    666

    Re: Help needed in Presque Isle, ME

    I will only add that they may stay as long as a day or two and you might phone the local bee inspector for names of someone near by who would want them. They say that when in a swarm bees don't try...
  15. Replies
    11
    Views
    392

    Re: New guy in Georgia

    I think that if you don't take too much honey from the bees and don't bother them too much they will pretty well take care of themselves. But, learn a lot so you can do a good job of taking care of...
  16. Replies
    9
    Views
    557

    Re: Hello from IRAN

    i DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT SUCH THINGS BUT IF POSSIBLE START by contacting the American Embassy or some local food products store in your area. Hopefully the person will tell you about the paperwork...
  17. Replies
    9
    Views
    749

    Re: It runs in the family

    What evidence do you have? I personally have seemed to find that the more aggressive the bees the more honey they produced or at least I noticed what was happening with that particular hive. I have...
  18. Replies
    12
    Views
    630

    Re: New Bee K./Top Bar in Seattle

    I am sure once the black berries are blooming it is best to not feed further. It can be cloudy for a month in your area and as one rain may cause the flowers to not produce much nectar for three days...
  19. Replies
    12
    Views
    630

    Re: New Bee K./Top Bar in Seattle

    I think the window must be very nice. You can learn a great deal just by listening and looking. If there are many bees going in and out and when you occasionally see the queen is laying and they seem...
  20. Thread: losing my bees

    by samoadc
    Replies
    13
    Views
    1,222

    Re: losing my bees

    Bees cannot be moved over about two feet or they will have a problem finding their hive unless you move them well over 2-3 miles then they will seem to realize they have been relocated. Therefore I...
  21. Replies
    5
    Views
    440

    Re: Where do i start?

    Rather than wasting a lot of peoples time start googling honey bees and what you find may keep you busy for even months. Also the local library. If interested in building your own hives etc be sure...
  22. Replies
    7
    Views
    660

    Re: How do bees feel about citronella?

    Sorry but I can't help you. I have no idea what citronella is.
  23. Replies
    8
    Views
    526

    Re: Trouble with ants

    I like the idea of getting one of those types of ant poison that claim to have the ants take the poison back to their nest where it also kills the queen so eventually there are no ants around. In my...
  24. Re: Hello from Tennessee,,,need so informaion about electric extractors?

    I can't be of much help but it reminds me of myself about 40 years ago when I bought a commercial extractor that was about five feet across. I never did use it as just too large. I now have a two...
  25. Replies
    8
    Views
    484

    Re: 2 weeks in, still learning what is normal

    It might be some have been poisoned by things flower and gardeners put on their plants to kill the bugs. Hive boxes are so designed that only enough space exists between the boxes so the bees can get...
Results 1 to 25 of 105
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4