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  1. Re: We didn't have enough to worry about....now Zombie flies?!

    here is a thread from a year ago
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?249871-project-apis&p=611240#post611240
    made me worry then, still do.
  2. Re: adventures in lip balm...plz share advice and recipes

    riverbee1,
    i do use the cup to fill the tubes, a little slow but it works well for small batches.
    i have not had any issue with grainy shea butter so far, but good to know it may be a problem. i...
  3. Re: adventures in lip balm...plz share advice and recipes

    Hi all,
    the mix i have used is, 4 parts beeswax, 2 parts shea butter, 4 parts sweet almond oil. you can adjust the oil part to easily change the firmness.
    i like the tubes.
    i melt it in a 1 cup...
  4. Re: Please Help, looking for a reference in "The Hive and the Honeybee"

    hi,

    is it this one?

    Mr. E. T. Sturtevant, of East Cleveland, Ohio, widely
    known as an experienced Apiarist, thus gives his experience
    in wintering bees in the open air:
    "No extremity of cold...
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    Re: Bee suit vs. jeans and ls shirt

    now thats love, you are a lucky man.
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    Re: project apis

    Reading about these phorid flies worries me quite a bit. Way too early to conclude anything, but makes me wonder if they are able to make “zombies” out of more than just fire ants.
    ...
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    Re: Maxant Extractor

    Agree 100%
    I am very happy with my 3100P
    It has worked very well this year, and I look forward to using it in the coming years.
  8. Re: Cannot get those cotton plugs to stay burning!

    I use that type of thing, only I got mine from Dadant.

    I use a propane torch to light them, I blaze away at the top of the plug for quite a while, longer than one would think it would take, then I...
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    Re: Smaller Bees

    I would not be suprised.
    I don't have a tbh, but over the last year I have been switching to founationless comb in my lang so I have a mixture at this point.
    What I have seen is that about half of...
  10. Re: How much honey can fit into a 1/2 pint Mason Jar?

    hi all,
    i have found this converter to be handy
    http://www.traditionaloven.com/conversions_of_measures/honey_measurements.html
  11. Re: Please Help Beekeeper, 15 , get $25k grant

    I think this is a good example of "Ain't nothin' free".
    I hope the girl does well, but it's still a gimmick.

    meh, probably no worse than me, but a system that makes you feel compelled to lie is...
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    Re: Which extractor would you buy???

    Last month I bought a Maxant 3100P.
    I got to use it last week, it worked like a dream!
    I am a hobbiest and for now plan to stay one, I however knew I would not like a hand crank model and I was...
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    Re: extracting honey

    Thanks for sharing this!
    As a hobbyist I’m happy with my 2 hives, but it sure is cool to see the efficiency you guys can achieve and the machines and workers that help make it possible.
    I hope you...
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    Re: honey as an antibiotic

    Hi all,
    I learned a new thing a few days ago that I never ran across in any of the bee books that I have read.
    In "The complete mead maker" book by Ken Schramm, he has a lot of chemical info about...
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    Re: New beekeepers, good or bad news?

    Hi, my 4˝˘ (inflation).

    1. Use the increased interest to best advantage.
    The prior bee die offs were not noted in the press nearly to this level.
    Find ways to educate people to benifit the...
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    Re: How To Light A Smoker That Stays Lit

    Hi,
    Just a couple of things I would throw out there.
    1. The light came on for me when it was stated that it was like smoking a pipe, a full tamped bowl won't burn your lips. (in this case your...
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    Maxant extractor

    The Maxant 3100P I ordered came today.
    I sent them an email on 7/11/10, Sunday afternoon, with my intended order and shipping info, I was surprised to see a reply that evening.
    I called the next...
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    Re: New Picts of My Urban Apiary

    very cool, and very tidy :thumbsup:
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    Re: flight path

    I also have bees in a residential area, I find they are over my 6'4" head at 20' to 25'.
    You could always put some kind of barrier closer than that to get them to go higher sooner.
    I was really...
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    Re: Beeks who don't wear protective gear?

    did the bee make its way out?
    I had a good ball of welding spater go down my ear once, the sizzle was uber loud and i was dizzy for about half an hour. i think i would like a bee in there even less.
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    Re: Beeks who don't wear protective gear?

    here is my take,
    use whatever protection that lets you be calm and patient, the bees for me have responded in kind.
    I started with a veil and gloves and even used a frame grip the first 2 times,...
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    Re: Polka and Bees??

    thanks for sharing this, its great!
    it seems to be Slovenian, maybe beenovice can fill us in?
  23. Re: Moderators Could we have new stickies for

    I really like the guides for planting from
    http://pollinator.org/guides.htm
    not exactly what has been requested, but good info to expand on maybe.
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    Re: honeybee eating

    Canon Power Shot A1100 IS, looking through a microscope set at 20x magnification.



    As matings happen outside in the air I could not use the setup I used.
    I hope to play with it some more on...
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    Re: orientation, day after christmas

    hi,
    thanks for watching my video, we haven't seen so many out in about a month, it's been wet and cold (well cold for here :) )



    I'm afraid I'm not much of a birder, so I have no idea....
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