I would put the notches down.
Type: Posts; User: Acebird
I would put the notches down.
Doesn't look anything like the plantain we have.
I wouldn't treat a hive that is raising a queen. You can treat a hive and then introduce a queen.
They have to accept the super as part of their hive before they will use it. Drawn comb makes it easier. Drawn brood comb even easier. One bait comb pulled up from a box below will get them...
It should go well.
If there is a flow they won't take it. How much are we talking? Di-humidifier set on 40% in a closet and spread out the honey to get the most exposed area.
I have never tried one medium but I have had success with 2 through 5 nearly effortlessly.
I harvest in the fall so the effort required is harvesting the honey. As a result it down sizes the hive.
Apparently not a good beekeeper either. A closer water source might help but I don't see that as the obligation of the one getting harassed. Tell your friend not to poison the bees. It could get...
Which one has greater population?
I think the same thing happens when you move an entrance. It will be three weeks before the old bees stop going to the old entrance first.
The swarms are what killed your honey crop. Had they not swarmed they could also be used to support new hives that are in trouble or just need a little help.
At this point if you know you have...
Most hives get to be 4 or 5 ft tall so they are supported much closer to the ground. Maudbid is correct you can only see the bottom of the bottom box for that I can look through a two inch space...
It didn't take long.:D
Papers? What papers? It requires papers to have bees?
No, because you aren't growing the corn. The odds are you don't have a clue what your neighbor is doing.
And I thought people were ridiculing me for being non intervention. I guess if Michael Palmer does it people won't flame me. I will hold my breath.
Well a hole saw is meant for thin material because there is no way to clear the chips once the tooth fills up.
I was thinking it is not that desirable in the spring because of other plants that are available. When pickings get slim in the fall they go after it. But that is just guessing.
I think the last thing I would do is put my head under a beehive.
It should work. By now you must know that drilling a deep hole with a hole saw is a PITA.
You drilled a 1.5 in hole for a 1 in pipe? Was the od of the pipe 1.5?
They didn't touch mine either but I have two plantings. We will see on the second one.
I would have liked you to go 3 inches deep on a 1 1/2 in pipe. Rule of thumb double the diameter.
In my location I would not drill into end grain because of rain. But I don't have ant problems...
I went to U tube and found two videos installing these cages. neither one put the cage in the comb and the frames were separated away from their rest. The verbiage on the link you provided makes...
Based on how well it propagates cat nip is the mint winner around my hives. I don't plant anything for the bees except buck wheat but that is more for the garden to control the weeds. What we do is...
One of the reasons I like SBB is that you can puff under the hive and it will surely rise up through the major stack. Lately I have been placing my smoker up wind as it fills the area around the...