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    Re: How to leave more honey for the Winter?

    What is a good way to feed full medium crystallized honey to colonies?

    I have 12 full mediums from last year that I was going to feed to lite hives. I am not seeing lite hives.
  2. Re: Northern Beeks; Hives should look like this....?

    Do bees bring in & store pollen if there is zero brood?

    I am still seeing a yellow pollen being brought in.

    I often watch to see if they are bringing in pollen as a sign that there is probably...
  3. Northern Beeks; Hives should look like this....?

    I am in my 5th year of keeping, 4 years of over 50 hives. Admittedly, I don't know much!

    I lost a couple hives to what seems like robbing, not sure, they were two hives that I moved & were dead...
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    Re: need 5 mated queens. bee riddle??

    Michael, Astro...hope your right. I hope to look @ them today. thanks
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    Re: need 5 mated queens. bee riddle??

    I have not checked these hives since Aug when they were in need of supering, I gave each a deep...now packed w/honey. there has been some issues w/thieves in our area. I can't see how all 5-6 hives...
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    Re: need 5 mated queens. bee riddle??

    is there enough time to raise & get mated?
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    need 5 mated queens. bee riddle??

    Not sure what happened to 6-of 8 hives; all had three deeps, were nucs in early june graduated to fully drawn deeps end of July, added 3rd deep early Aug.

    1 totally dead. 5 identical in...
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    Re: Fumeboard product questions?

    thanks Astro... maybe budgeting for new bottle every year is in order.
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    Re: Fumeboard product questions?

    Mine have never been frozen. No idea why they are not working.
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    Re: escape board questions

    Spieker, sounds like something I might try.

    Brandy, sounds like what I thought it was.

    Radar, Good link. Only problem w/me is I can't do anything on a one piece scale. I took a day & built 18...
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    Re: escape board questions

    Brandy,
    I put 12 on yesterday with only one super above EB. I didn't know whether or not multiple supers above EB was possible for short term collection.

    What do you mean "Bottom super"? I put...
  12. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    Mark, I did not notice. I saw that bees were not leaving. I spritzed it liberally, maybe 7-8 times, nothing crazy.
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    Fumeboard product questions?

    Is there a "shelf life" to Beego, Honey Robber, Honey Harvester etc?

    I have solar fume boards that worked very well the first year & now are hugely disappointing. Is it necessary to clean the pads...
  14. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    I did not read EVERY post.

    Do these products have a shelf life?

    I used Honey Harvester two years ago with great success. I had bought two bottles that carried over till now & It doesn't work...
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    escape board questions

    What is your escape board method?

    What do you consider to be the disadvantages of using escape boards?

    Anyone have improved modifications to the typical escape board?

    Should I expect a...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    Ben, I have been meaning to look at it & post the manufacturer. I would like to know if it can be repaired. It really has very few hours on it. I just finished getting my hay in (only broke the baler...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    I had same experience w/Bushnell. they didn't care when or how long. it was their product & they stood behind it. very rare. guess what? I buy Bushnell scopes/binos.
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    What does this mean? & directed @ whom?
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    Mark. I did not, & should have back when it happened last season. I get focused on so many things I lose track of time & spent conversations.
    I am going to sugar dust my bees. I have wet boxes &...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    Mark, I did buy new.

    PLCNUT. not sure, I will look @ it. I got my honey extracted & hopped a tractor.

    http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=106
    How...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    I did say I would use them again. that is if I get a proactive response from someone that appreciates loyal customers.
    as I stated; the person on the phone called me & told me that they had never...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    OT. Love your input, & I hold your advice in high regards. reread what I have posted. nowhere did I say I wanted anything for free. I may have implied, I didn't mean to. Hey when this one burns out...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    1. I am not "hammering" anyone. notice the question mark in title. that was fishing for someone from ML.

    2. I did call & explained what happened. I got what I believed was "sorry Charlie".

    3. I...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    OT. I would expect them to say: send it back, let's have a look at it....not: sell you another one.
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    Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    I bought a 300#/$1400. bottler. 2011/2012 if my memory serves me well. I kept the heat @ or around 85-90 degrees. There was about 50 lbs of honey in it & the water level showed to be well above the...
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