Search:

Type: Posts; User: joan

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    3
    Views
    321

    Re: drifting after package installs

    I did not see any brood in hive # 3 on 5/6.
  2. Replies
    3
    Views
    321

    drifting after package installs

    I hived 4 packages on 4/22 and all went well. They have been foraging nicely and I fed for a week. All were installed in deeps, and all had 10 frames of drawn comb. All 4 hives are in a row with...
  3. Replies
    36
    Views
    4,748

    Re: Attn: Barehanded beekeepers

    I AM A MARRIED woman with 30 years under my belt but I have yet to wear the wedding ring that my wonderful husband placed on my finger. Same for him. We have trucks, horses, and bees that we work all...
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    266

    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Welcome Terridawn.
  5. Thread: Our first honey!

    by joan
    Replies
    12
    Views
    815

    Re: Our first honey!

    And isn't it the best honey you've ever had ?
  6. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,216

    Re: Planting suggestions?

    How about buckwheat?
  7. Re: Reviews and Questions on Megabee Winter Patties

    For carbohydrate feeding in the winter, I use Dadant's winter patties. Easier than candy, and with less protein, they don't start brooding inappropriately.
  8. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,179

    Re: Anyone else keepng a log book?

    I love keeping log books but more so to note flows, dearths, and garden plantings.
  9. Replies
    9
    Views
    832

    Re: Returning Supers to Hives

    How do I get my extracted supers out to & on the hives without starting a bee tornado or some serious robbing?
  10. Thread: Fathers Day

    by joan
    Replies
    6
    Views
    952

    Re: Fathers Day

    To all the Dads out there, I thank God for you.
  11. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,098

    Re: Mann Lake 2 frame extractor

    We had the Mann-Lake for several years & I cannot say anything bad about it. Extracted well, no sharp edges, easy to crank. When I got my Maxant, I sold it to a hobbyist with 2 hives and he still...
  12. Thread: Skunks

    by joan
    Replies
    12
    Views
    1,494

    Re: Skunks

    That's the best way to do it, the ones I've measured, nose to back legs have averaged 15 inches. All beekeeping is local
  13. Replies
    12
    Views
    2,423

    Re: Macnine Washing Ventilated Suits....???

    Machine wash, gentle cycle, air dry. I have never added chlorine bleach when washing our ventilated suit or jacket.
  14. Re: What is the best cleaner for bee poop on a plexiglas skylight?

    Go to a hardware store & get some KRUD CUTTER, spray well, scrub lightly with a MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER, rinse with plain water or window spray. Works on my car windows.
  15. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,712

    Re: Selling honey internationally

    Hong Kong is in China.
  16. Thread: Misplaced queen

    by joan
    Replies
    10
    Views
    756

    Re: Misplaced queen

    Not appreciated, Burns.
  17. Replies
    19
    Views
    2,001

    Re: What bee books inspire you?

    Recently purchased Mr. Taylor's "How To Do It" after having read his "Joy of Bee-Keeping" several times. It was well worth the search & the price.. "The Practical Beekeeper" by Mr. Bush is also...
  18. Thread: Dying hive

    by joan
    Replies
    12
    Views
    1,671

    Re: Dying hive

    Thank you all very much. I guess a little success is no match for all your experience. I never thought that robbing was so devastating to hives, but it makes sense now. My sincere gratitude to all...
  19. Thread: Dying hive

    by joan
    Replies
    12
    Views
    1,671

    Re: Dying hive

    MiteAwayQuick strips, a softer formic acid treatment to control vaeeoa nites
  20. Thread: Dying hive

    by joan
    Replies
    12
    Views
    1,671

    Re: Dying hive

    Thanks Justin, yes, I set the box back, and the nuc hive wasn't treated but were being fed, tho I did have the entrance reducer on for a one-bee passage. Thank you for your concern.
  21. Thread: Dying hive

    by joan
    Replies
    12
    Views
    1,671

    Dying hive

    Today I went out to the beeyard to do inspections and remove MAQs from the hives I treated. As soon as I stepped out of my truck, I smelled something like a dead animal. The first hive I went to had...
  22. Replies
    32
    Views
    4,504

    Re: Beware of Betterbee

    The new & improved Betterbee has been amazing. I ordered a Maxant extractor Sunday nite after having used my hand-crank plastic one all afternoon, so it was late Sunday nite. It is on my doorstep in...
  23. Thread: Want to Share

    by joan
    Replies
    4
    Views
    504

    Re: Want to Share

    Way to go
  24. Re: Record keeping: There's got to be a better way...

    Blue painters tape & a sharpie. You can easily rip it off with the next inspection, put a hive # on it, rip it off when you're done & re-enter the info to another recordkeeping system, or leave a...
  25. Replies
    6
    Views
    5,004

    Re: honey/beeswax moisturiser recipes?

    Try lotion bars...1 cup clean melted beeswax, 1 cup shea butter & 1 cup coconut oil. add 1 tsp of vit e oil. melt all together and pour into muffin pan or silicone mold. everyone I know loves them.
Results 1 to 25 of 76
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4