Make that one addtional place :D
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Make that one addtional place :D
My advice, do nothing, do what you want to be;). Do you think their "seemingly lack of productivity" is correlated to mites? Whats the population of the hives?
So, the other day, how about the days following? The best way to tell is see what's going on in the inside. Based upon temperature, I doubt bearding, my vote is an over crowded hive checking out...
Good lessons learned! Bees can survive without treatments :p
If you are splitting into eight frames and only pulling 4 frames & have no drawn frames, that gives you plenty of time to not worry about it exploding. Just stay out of the split hive for at least...
It might matter, because if you put her in the nuc with drawn frames and bees, it will explode quickly and might begin swarm preparations. Other than that, I dont think it matters.
Good Luck! It's in your blood ;)
If there is no jar in mine, that are always open. How do you close yours up? I too have a notch in the cover for ventilation/entance/exit.
Not necessarily, as pointed out. One of my favorite ways to tell a nectar flow is to stand next to the hive and smell. One also might see a lot of "fanners" on the porch circulating the air/smell to...
I was referring to varroa mite treatments/chemical residue. Variations of color happens depending on the color of the wax melted. For instance, brood comb wax is a lot darker then freshly drawn...
Does your wax come from treated hives?
Can I buy a larger block than 1lb?
Do you have color variations?
Loved the story :applause:, live and learn!
I have experienced this with a swarm (one in the tree branch, and one on the ground 5 feet away), and agree with becky that what you have is a swarm on the ground. Was your queen's wings clipped? If...
Temperaments change all the time; even honey bees, maybe two pairs of jeans :D. I am not a big fan of smoking cutouts because it makes the queen run and hide, which other bees follow. It also makes...
What is causing the robbing? Whatever you do, I would not close them up for a couple of days. Consider reducing the entrance?
Welcome, hopefully my window view doesn't look like that again until November;)
Perhaps jmgi is refering to the attendants in the cage with queen?
Leave it, LeAve It, LEAVe It,,Step away from the box!!! :D The damage or advantage has been done.
What type of feeder is it? With no inner cover will you be able to get the lid off, if they build under it?
My thoughts is Spring has Sprung and there is a lot of natural pollen for the taking, I would not put more in. However, do be ready to scrap off more burr comb:D Why not just leave it?
Happy Beekeeping, from your neck of the woods!
Depending on the size of the hive, you and the home owner will have to have your patience pants/dress on for this. Never? :D and the rodents & wax moths? What if it gets hot enough (ex. Hive...
Beetle, if you want to get into it, hang out/help someone who knows how to do cutouts while they work. Quickest way to learn, & it's hands on.
Great story,,,:lpf: Just because you think you are the only beekeeper in the area, you may not be. Also, what makes you so sure that 0 are not from your hives? If you want to keep them I would start...