Search:

Type: Posts; User: the doc

Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,197

    Re: trying foundationless frames

    I have seen them draw out a whole frames of drone comb during swarm season. I will just move those out to the sides for honey storage
  2. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,197

    Re: trying foundationless frames

    I will move the drone frames out to the side or above the cluster. They tend to then fill them with honey later in the season
  3. Replies
    56
    Views
    2,768

    Re: Winter Losses or Success?

    Lost 2 of 10 nucs and 2 of 14 full size colonies. Very cold and long winter. Several wouldn't have made it except I added extra boxes of honey and/or sugar bricks
    Even with all that confinement only...
  4. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,589

    Re: What staple gun do you have?

    Been using the harbor freight stapler for a few years with a good Quality staple from menards or lowes. Works great and was only $18
  5. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,638

    Re: foundationless frames

    Run the strips the whole length as mr bush suggested. They will curve the end otherwise
  6. Replies
    9
    Views
    354

    Re: Bees in MI bringing in pollen today

    Yes looks like they were bringing in cream and pale yellow pollen, very exciting! They were working crocus and snowdrops in my yard, and I saw red maples in bloom
  7. Replies
    17
    Views
    862

    Re: Henbit and Morrow's Honey Suckle???

    We have a lot of henbit here in sw michigan. The bees work it for the bright orange red pollen.
  8. Replies
    80
    Views
    4,359

    Re: At a loss...I just don't understand

    Also not to far away. I may have a few locally mated queens and over wintered nucs later this spring.
  9. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,246

    Re: ordering supplies and long wait times...

    Also after visiting Kelleys I am not surprised about the delay in orders. Didn't seem very organized and the shop was smaller than I expected
  10. Replies
    34
    Views
    1,246

    Re: ordering supplies and long wait times...

    I put in a big order with man lake and had everything in about 3 business days. Have always been extremely pleased with there customer service
  11. Thread: Table Saw

    by the doc
    Replies
    48
    Views
    2,388

    Re: Table Saw

    Saws top contractor saw is a very good saw and I still have all my fingers. Intact fingers are super important for my day job! Even the most skilled woodworkers (which I am not) will likely make a...
  12. Re: Fact or not; Colony needs open cells to cluster.

    Well this is an interesting question I was just discussing with another beekeeper. So when I have seen this happen I will add an empty super to the bottom of the stack and the bees will actually...
  13. Replies
    7
    Views
    483

    Re: nucs - winter feed usage

    Very instructive and useful data. Qualitatively my observations on honey usage by nucs are similar to yours, except I use a stack of 3 or 4 - 5 frame medium boxes
  14. Replies
    8
    Views
    352

    Re: First cleansing flight

    Our first cleansing flights since dec 26 this weekend in sw michigan!

    Couldn't have come at a better time! Added sugar and honey to all my colonies
  15. Replies
    88
    Views
    4,435

    Re: Dead Out Numbers/Winter Losses

    Have 14 of 16 full size colonies and 8 of 10 medium nucs still going!

    1 loss to dysentery and 3 other were all starve outs

    Lots of honey used in the last 3 weeks here as it was been so cold!
  16. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,140

    Re: Noble Apiaries LLC

    Two years ago I ordered 6 packages from noble apiaries/honey 4 all and they were delivered on time and with an incredibly sturdy and well,protected shipping crate-like arrangement. When I need...
  17. Re: Stethoscope to hear the bee cluster in Winter?

    I use a littmann cardiology II that you can hear the bees slightest movements when properly positioned. Pretty expensive not one I would buy for hobby use. As others have said make sure you have the...
  18. Replies
    5
    Views
    699

    Re: Crystallized honey for mead?

    Just use warm water to dissolve the crystallized honey. It works great for mead!
  19. Re: Leaving a medium w/honey on two supers for the winter?

    I forgot to mention in my post the total hive weight should be well over 100 lbs and I routinely use 4 mediums to winter in (I use all mediums) and I use quilt boxes with top entrances. No issues...
  20. Re: Leaving a medium w/honey on two supers for the winter?

    I routinely leave a full super on top of 3 medium brood chamber here in michigan. This should give me at least 50-60 lbs of just honey in the top 2 boxes. If they don't use it then great, I just...
  21. Replies
    2
    Views
    306

    Re: Late Summer Swarm Erie Pa

    Give drawn comb and brood if u can spare
  22. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    Went out to the hard today very stinky

    Saw several patches of goldenrod still blooming strong, bees working every frond of yellow

    Checked some hive weights by hand today they are starting to...
  23. Re: Goldenrod blooming in Central to West Michigan

    Smell of golden rod was strong in the yard last weekend have supers on several hives. Most are still packing on nectar. Also noticed a few frames of drones up in the supers lol queen had to cross 2...
  24. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,427

    Re: Plastic or wax?

    Well if you want the best of both worlds get a couple of cases of dura gilt you'll love it! Greatest product ever wax and plastic in one. ;)
  25. Thread: Drone Exodus

    by the doc
    Replies
    19
    Views
    1,001

    Re: Drone Exodus

    I saw drone evictions about a week ago involving a couple of my hives. Sucks being a guy then the rest of the time it's just sex and eating
Results 1 to 25 of 336
Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4