Chronic bee paralysis?
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Chronic bee paralysis?
The honey bee democracy is an ok read. Good information with a unique writing style.
Haven't read the others.
Take a hand plane to the high corners, that is what I do. You can buy one for ~$20.
Build another hive 4-5 foot long and move them, and use the 3 footer as a big nuc. If you think you will get some more "flow" then take a couple bars, if not then leave it all(I would steal one just...
Use what you can get the cheapest. I use rough cut pine on my langs and top bars. I don't have a planer so some of mine look a little rough/warped but the bees don't mind.
I reuse them to feed nucs
I have some black rimmed glasses they really don't like. :)
I helped a guy with his first install the other day and they were not to fond of his cologne.
Beekeeping publications from the Univ of Minn suggest using three deeps. I think they are plant zones 3 and 4.
The dead one abscond?
A good reason for vaccination. Most adults today never had to live through a time when their childhood friends would not come back to school in the fall from polio outbreaks in the...
One of mine that came out of this winter only had a handful of bees. So I would guess a frame of capped brood and a queen would keep them going.
If you aren't having to buy the queen you don't...
Mine do the same. When you are small and an ectothermic in need of a big drink cold water can be a killer. Water in the bee yard is suppose to help.
I don't worry about it. There was a similar...
Just got one. Got to put it together. Hopefully my fingers and my children's will be safe and never put it to the test.
I am not sure it is right, but here are my thoughts. You could get some clam shell hair clips and cut the comb off in big strips. Drill two holes in your top bars and use a zip tie to thread through...
good idea on the feeder
You ride public transit and some gets stung by anything and you got problems. Someone dies from anaphylaxis you got big problems. Is it likely no, but why bother.
Well it is cold and windy and dry here. But I have an expression that extreme weather weeds out stupidity. The older I get I have come to think that maybe that actually means that similar fools...
I would strap your hive to the porch railing to avoid a tip over with the narrow legs you got. Minimal risk and maximal benefit.
I have taken the same photos of comb, not the stinger though. :)
I am aware of a lot of the discussion of screened bottom boards which I have chose not to do.
But having cleaned out my 2 survivors today I think a drop bottom without a screen would be the...
You probably won't have to worry about bad tasting honey in Lander. I don't know but you will probably be relying on alfalfa mostly.
Is it swollen? No pics?
You could be on to something. Could be the next male enhancement ad on TV.
Use a small nail, as mentioned, and the round you likely cut out from making your feeder(as a support in the lid as you tap some holes in it).
A little sad as I don't have a very good sense of smell and most of those don't have any aroma to me.
Plant zone: 3-4
Average lbs of honey going into winter: 50-80
Hive preparation: nothing
Average hive losses in spring: 60%
Thought I would update a post from the fall. Lost 4 of 7. No good...