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Type: Posts; User: Stanisr
Welcome to the forum.
Welcome Bonnie, I also live in eastern Oklahoma, I have had hives for 4 years and if you need any help just ask.
I think open feeding has its place in beekeeping, I open feed using a gallon pickle jar I drilled about 40 very small holes in the lid and inverting the jar in a frame I built from scrap plywood. I...
My hives with top entrances have had no skunk problems. By the way I'm putting top entrances on all my hives this year. As Michael Bush stated as soon as the skunks can no longer get bees from the...
Success rates are very subjective. It is influenced by the number of hives within five miles of your traps as well as the weather conditions in your area. But as stated, you can't catch swarms...
That sounds about right.
IMO you should be in great shape for the orange flow. It takes 20 days or so for workers to emerge, so by the time the oranges began to bloom your bee population should explode with workers to do the...
I have converted to top entrances as well. I have both solid bottoms and a few screened. I am going to all solid bottoms as I think it works best.
Me too. I have always been interested in beekeeping, so I read everything I could and then I made the greatest discovery, Michael Bush. I read his website and have had bees soon to be five years.
Lost 1 of 6, but the one was a late swarm that did not build up adequate stores. All treatment free and hoping for the best.
Welcome from Eastern Oklahoma.
Going to convert to top entrances this spring and have a question for all you experts. What do you do for the bottom or base of the hive. Do you use a regular bottom with the entrance blocked, or do...
Keep us updated how your experiment is progressing. And ask questions, there is always someone who will give advise.
Hello, and welcome. So what kind of flow can you expect in Juneau.
I buy 1 X 12's and rip them. I use the 2 in piece to build other items such as bottom boards or lids.
Welcome, I live in eastern Oklahoma and have been beekeeping 4 years. If I can be of any assistance, just let me know.
Hello, Loyd. I live in eastern Oklahoma welcome.
Louie, Soloman Parker in Northwest Ark. has the type of bees you may be looking for.
It is simply a matter of food supply. In rural farm areas pollinating plants tend to be available for a short time. While in urban areas, due to various flower gardens and ornamental plants, the food...
Might try using Bee Quick in greenhouse.
Having a BS in agriculture and working in agriculture my entire adult life, I can tell you the reason I keep bees treatment free is simply good animal husbandry. In any agriculture operation, the...
Mr. Bush, are there any concerns having them that close to the ground, I use top entrance hives. Also, have you had a problem with that many hives so close together.
I have used cement blocks for years as hive stands, but would like to build metal hive stands instead. Building is not the problem, as I have an extensive metal shop with a variety of materials and...
Been keeping small number of hives for four years and ready to increase. Wintering 6 hives and would like to work up to 20.