Type: Posts; User: Michael Palmer
I would give them a day to calm down. I've worked my bees the day after they were moved out of apples, and had them explode in anger. That said, nucs aren't full size colonies.
I know what you mean. My daughter started violin at age 7, moved to viola, was principle viola at Oregon, and worked at the Juilliard School. I miss the music.
I put 2 extracting supers on my production hives just before dandelion bloom.
I think you had better read a queen rearing book.
Yes, they're inner covers, but build like the covers the OP asked about.
They're entrance guards to keep virgin queens out of cell builders.
Rim is 3/4x1 1/4 stock
Outside dimensions: 16 1/4x19 7/8
Front/back rails are 16 1/4 with 3/4x3/8 rabbet
Side rails are 19 1/8
All have 1/2x3/8 rabbet to accept the 1/2" plywood
I build mine like this. Similar but ply is rabbeted into rim.
I get waste sugar from a warehouse that deals exclusively in metric ton totes of sugar. There's often a sour/fermenting smell in the building. Nothing wrong with the sugar I get from them.
I think they're both biennials.
It was a queen cell, and it looks like a virgin emerged from it...look at the tip. If the bees had torn it down, and killed the pupa, the end would have been closed.
Are you sure sweet clover was used as a hay crop? I've read that a chemical similar to cumarin is released when sweet clover is cured for hay. Causes internal bleeding in cattle.
Well, there's no doubt that insulation above the inner cover, and an upper entrance, are the most important things when preparing the hives for winter. I used to use supers full of shavings until I...
Then you shouldn't have a problem "interlooking". That's what it's called when you inspect from the bottom.
Loosen the box to be examined. Pick up the end closest to you a couple inches. Slide the...
It's not the size of the dog in the fight.... :)
I have a DeWalt mounted in my bench to crosscut long boards. Nice tool!
No, but I would add comb to the split to harvest more bees.
Remove the super and put to one side. Make your split from the top brood box...1 honey, 2 sealed brood, one open brood, one honey/pollen. Shake off all the bees. Put in empty body and fill with combs...
I assume it didn't work well. I think I remember there was a problem with the check valve...maybe sugar crystals.
Years ago there was a plastic feeding device that fit into a comb. Had a feeding chamber and a float with a valve. It was connected to a main line by a small hose. You could fit every hive in the...
Well, I go through the yard, deterring who has to be fed and how much, and feed those that need it. If they don't need anything, they don't get anything.
If you're talking about connecting each...