Type: Posts; User: Sr. Tanya
I would like to, just don't know where to get it. Glad to hear your enthusiastic response.
Where do you get BT Azawaii?? I looked at a couple of supply companies and couldn't find it. Is this a proper question on this forum?
Thanks Dan for the information. I'll get some...
That's great!! Hope it works this time.
I was only thinking of about 2 weeks or so. Would that work? OR is it even a possible way to get a swarm- or a long shot?
I have a couple of dead hives with some stores in them that I haven't disassembled and was wondering if they are a good enough advertisement for a swarm? I'm getting some bees from the wild in them. ...
I used to do that many years ago using the newspaper method. I never had any problem but I was only allowed three hives then. It works, but at this time of year you will have an extra new hive if...
I use Playtex from the grocery store. They work fine and are inexpensive. Only use hat with veil- no other protection unless removing honey supers. Then I add a light sweat shirt. It's loose enough...
I know that at least 2 of my 4 hives are alive. Didn't do a thorough check this time. One was very small- a late swarm that a friend wanted me to try to keep alive. One of the ones that looks like I...
Thanks for your reply. I guess I could also keep the extra amount in the freezer for spring feeding. Will try the paper plates.
About the cappings-- I have a lot and a paper plate is too small for this. Is there another way?
I've done this for years and thought this was the correct way. However, I did notice some fighting and the buzz saw look to the combs. Guess that'll be the last time I do the open feeding.
Is it normal to have quite a few dead bees where they are cleaning up the extracted frames and cappings? :scratch: I don't know what would be considered normal at this time of year. I hate to see...
I got mine from Kelley and the paper is very thin so thought they would be hard to get apart. Do you find it so?
OK- FREEZE... How do you keep them separated in the freezer? I suppose I could just put some wax paper between the patties.
Thanks for the info
I bought some pollen patties about 2 months ago. Since I didn't use most of them, how do I store them? Will they keep as is or do they need to be frozen?
Thanks for the warning. So far I haven't had any hive beetles. We are still in the dearth period so it should be OK. BUT will keep an eye on it. I'm in SW PA.
This question applies to the recent (about 3 weeks old) swarm that was given to me.
Someone mentioned adding pollen patties to it. I'm feeding sugar water too. I've never added patties before but...
About the hacksaw-- I only meant the middle edge of the upper wooden frame. About an inch wide.
I think they may make it. And I am feeding like crazy. It would be nice...
Thanks!! Will check my excluders. Use a hacksaw?? I think I get it...
For question 1-- I meant the hole-- where is the hole cut?
Couple of questions--
1. Cedar Hill- Where is the hole cut? I do have some unused queen excluders and quess I could put some mesh over either side but maybe you mean the wood side of the hive...
Hmmmm, I hadn't thought of that. What do I put between the top of the strong hive and the smaller one?
I have three other hives. They've downed 1 quart of sugar water since Tuesday. I'm not sure, yet, what I'll do. In September, maybe, I'll see where they are. Usually I do just add late swarms to an...