Search:

Type: Posts; User: Hampton

Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,784

    Re: Need advice on extractors

    Quality and bang for your buck...Maxant
  2. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,675

    Re: Is a swarm worth catching this time of year?

    Last fall I picked up two swarms. Both of them made it through winter just fine. They are real nice bees. Well worth the effort.
  3. Replies
    25
    Views
    4,466

    Re: Which extractor would you buy???

    go with a motorized extractor. Take a look at the Maxant 20 frame. You won't be sorry. Just my 2 cents.
  4. Thread: 12oz bear

    by Hampton
    Replies
    26
    Views
    2,815

    Re: 12oz bear

    The first responce was both direct and correct. A 12 oz honey bear is sold to hold 12 oz of honey by weight. A one pound bottle holds 16 oz of honey by weight or one pound which by chance is just...
  5. Replies
    4
    Views
    622

    Re: Trap out Queen Rearing

    Depending on when things happened and all you may have been too early on your checking. Today could be anywhere between day 27 to 32 depending??? I'm with an earlier post to leave them alone for a...
  6. Replies
    8
    Views
    2,168

    Re: keeping hives warm in the winter?

    Good Question.

    In the fall I wrap my nucs and hives in 1" of foam sheet insulation and then also put 3" of insulation on top of the inner cover around the feeder. I think the trick is to ensure...
  7. Replies
    77
    Views
    7,676

    Re: New beekeepers, good or bad news?

    Education and mentoring go a long way.

    Stan, Where did you see the 90% decline in feral stock due to CCD? I have not seen that in my removal business and the colony losses in this area due to CCD...
  8. Thread: 2010 packages

    by Hampton
    Replies
    107
    Views
    19,314

    Re: 2010 packages

    If you really want to warm beekeepers then who did you buy from and who produced the packages?
  9. Replies
    83
    Views
    7,302

    Re: Bee killers!!!!

    Holy cow! I finally got to the last post.

    There are several different sides that I see.

    1. I can agree that as far as Virginia and US law I have not read anything to lead me to believe that...
  10. Thread: Wild Bees

    by Hampton
    Replies
    12
    Views
    1,248

    Re: Wild Bees

    Budster,

    Thats a great idea.
  11. Replies
    2
    Views
    541

    Re: Do they eat the SS

    They can be eating it and also moving it into empty cells for use later.
  12. Replies
    64
    Views
    7,220

    Re: Self-sustaining beekeeping

    I thought you did? It must have been someone else.

    Ian Re: Self-sustaining beekeeping

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >>At what point is...
  13. Re: Splitting, Feeding and 2 Nectar Flows - 2nd year plans

    I would leave your one hive as is for now. get a swarm and put them into the hive from the colony you just lost.

    You could take 5 frames from the one hive for a split and have those bees raise...
  14. Replies
    99
    Views
    11,579

    Re: "What's a Bee Haver?"

    Omie, I'm with you on that.
  15. Replies
    64
    Views
    7,220

    Re: Self-sustaining beekeeping

    Thanks Hipbee, I learn something new every day.
  16. Re: if you have a flatbed bee truck ...or are getting one - read this

    Thanks for the information.
  17. Thread: Wax Moths

    by Hampton
    Replies
    3
    Views
    603

    Re: Wax Moths

    Is there comb inside the boxes? Most guys just stack their equipment up outside. Depending on the outside temperature and when you plan on getting bees you should be ok.
  18. Replies
    64
    Views
    7,220

    Re: Self-sustaining beekeeping

    Ian, If there is no line, how do you know its black and white? Also, how is it your hippy buddy can see it?

    You are choosing to put in standards that are not there to justify your side of this...
  19. Replies
    64
    Views
    7,220

    Re: Self-sustaining beekeeping

    Yes it is.
  20. Replies
    64
    Views
    7,220

    Re: Self-sustaining beekeeping

    Roland,

    I here you there. That's Business.
  21. Replies
    64
    Views
    7,220

    Re: Self-sustaining beekeeping

    While I agree with many of the thoughts posted so far I have to say that in taking all aspects of beekeeping to the extreem we are loosing sight of the origin of the thread. I don't think too many...
  22. Replies
    64
    Views
    7,220

    Re: Self-sustaining beekeeping

    I hear what your saying but somewhere you have to draw a line.
  23. Replies
    64
    Views
    7,220

    Re: Self-sustaining beekeeping

    Rearing queens your "Self" is part of the equation in being "Self-sustaining".
  24. Replies
    64
    Views
    7,220

    Re: Self-sustaining beekeeping

    It sounds like you have one heck of a good business. Make your own queens and you would be all the way there.
  25. Replies
    14
    Views
    4,944

    Re: Plastic vs Wax Foundation

    I have used both. They both work well. It will be very interesting to read this thread through the weekend. There are many pros and cons but I like plastice in my supers and wax in my brood...
Results 1 to 25 of 176
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4