Nice view Rader!
Type: Posts; User: Gypsi
Nice view Rader!
Welcome. I tried to be a bee-haver and flunked so Beesource was my first "school". I read voraciously about 9 hours a day summer of 2011. I opened my hive and checked on things twice a week And...
Great thread. I harvested some capped and uncapped dark honey/nectar when I cut some bees out of a valve box, kept about a cup and a half of it (the rest went with the bees, which hadn't been...
ventilation on top I hope? neat setup but in Texas those bees would COOK
Lucas, it made a lot of sense. There are a LOT of smart keeps on BeeSource, but that one post kind of tied in the rhythm of what I am finding to be true for me locally. I was going to bail on...
Mr Beeman that is quit a hive hauler
Lucas that may be the smartest thing I have ever read on a bee forum. No offense Sqkcrk :) On second thought Charlie B also has contributed greatly to my bee-education.
In answer to someone on the prior page on queen smashing: I don't smash a queen til the new queen comes in the mail, then I smear the old queen on the face of the new queen's cage before inserting...
I sure hope that is sarcasm. I haven't had time to read it in 3 months. What happened to Solomon? (I know he was moving from Arkansas to Colorado)
Definitely worse than gambling. I gave up cigarettes so I could support my bee habit, lol. (never have a nicotine fit when you have an Africanized beehive open)
I'm sticking with powdered sugar and screened bottom boards, ya'll have fun
I didn't even vote. For a backyard beek not near any commercial keeps there is definitely a middle ground
waiting to hear what he finds before I'd make a final judgment. There are several options besides mites
Great thread. And there is a lot more sign of intelligent life on here than on GMA.
Matheson I like your math
Never mind the queen, I've got great queens, I would trade a lot for that forage, I can build up to accommodate but with no rain no forage.
Thank you America's Beekeeper
aren't we just depressing on Thanksgiving day. But it is a real concern. I'm 55, and only 3.5 years into the hobby. Hobby it will likely stay, I feel like I am too old to do more with it. When I...
I see more bumble bees, mason bees etc since I brought in honeybees.
I am not a commercial beek and can't be one located where I am now, too late in life and the drought owns Texas I would LOVE to move northeast and work with Michael Palmer. None of my children have...
that is a beauty Charlie! where does the oil or water go?
I got a bag of it once. wheat, chickpeas maybe and sunflower seeds? (might have been organic chicken feed)
Hens wouldn't eat it
I can't afford non GMO chicken feed, my chickens are just for eggs, they are free ranged some so they are tough and unless I cull the roosters when they die I generally put them in the trash. I don't...
Beeweavers.com has queens, I just got a couple, but they are southern queens
http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n406/gypsi_fw/Bee%20and%20Garden%20Stuff/Bees/goldenlegQueenAug28_2014_zpsd3eb8eed.jpgNot my best queen photo but my favorite queen this year, note the golden legs,...