Type: Posts; User: thebalvenie
To answer the original question
I stuck w/ the HTBH and then got 3 more!
i think next spring i want to try the Warre Hive
Very excited about that!
i've read that you could just keep the one entrance at the front and be just fine ...as it makes the hive easier to protect and less prone to robbing
but having the extra entrance open can help w/...
awesome!!! i don't have an ant problem...but it's nice to know the solution :) thanks for that heads up
my ladies treat me good
two weekends ago i opened for an inspection and check laying pattern and to open the broodnest...did it in shorts tshirt and no gloves...i did wear sunglasses ;)
anyone been to beethinking.com?
anyone buy one of their hives?
if not i highly recommend them
fast and wonderful to do business with
i've not ordered bees or anything but love their...
gonna have to give my two cents and agree w/ ya!
love gold star as a company and to work with
bees are good too ;)
love the lip balm video!
thanks for posting and sharing!
love the pics!!!!
thanks for sharing!
that's the beauty of bees
at least for me anyways...it never gets old seeing newly drawn comb...what a thing of wonder it is :) nice job on the hive!!!!
pull the queen cage for sure and make sure there's no queen in it
did you put a small nail through the sugar/candy on the cage? allowing the bees to eat their way in ?
you could just release her...? that's what i have done for my four hives and they are...
i went the leather route as well but found it didn't give me the dexterity i wanted and i still had sweat in there (hot days are hot days...not much to do about sweat)
the rubber cleaning/dish...
you SHOULD start seeing honey soon...but harvestable honey on a first year hive...well that will be up to how greedy you want to be...
that said...late july...if you work the comb right you could...
if/when i wear gloves i wear the nitrile disposable gloves...it allows me to be less clumsy and feel the comb
agreed. before i inspect i give a puff at the entrance and puff myself and hands too....i work slowly and just admire these beautiful creatures.
not macho at all...perhaps dumb is a better...
thanks again Colleen o
this is what i've done from the start....just from reading your site and various others
i use old pine cones or cherry tree twigs and get a good smoke going...it's hot at first...then i walk from...
to add what others have already said...
just work slowly and deliberately and bee patient when moving
i place the top bar in and place it down right next to the other ....it kind of pushes the...
welcome to home owning 305
:) great story!!
it was very moldy
it was white to blue mold and not very pretty.
i just wasn't sure what to make of it what with all the dead bees on the bottom and mold
my Htbh has a roof (from beethinking)...
i inspected today ...went over and looked at a huge pile of dead bees on the ground by the hive legs.
so i figured i'd look in the window and saw some activity and kept looking at the back...
i like it!!!! great job and thanks for sharing.
right now i'm just being careful w/ the comb and placing them upside down on the rest of the hive and inspecting comb
great ideas though!!!