Search:

Type: Posts; User: Don

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Thread: bee stings

    by Don
    Replies
    11
    Views
    2,294

    Also a new hobbyist physician (seem to be a...

    Also a new hobbyist physician (seem to be a number of us out here). I did some lit searching back in April back when I had a large local reaction to see if I could figure how much at risk I was for...
  2. Thread: Top-Bar Hives

    by Don
    Replies
    5
    Views
    2,159

    Yep, they're registered, though I'm going to have...

    Yep, they're registered, though I'm going to have to move them to Oak Ridge in a couple of months. That is one disadvantage about TBH's - the comb is only supported along one edge so they're a lot...
  3. Thread: Top-Bar Hives

    by Don
    Replies
    5
    Views
    2,159

    I started beekeeping this year using 2 top bar...

    I started beekeeping this year using 2 top bar hives (had a lang too but it managed to get a laying worker so it got dumped in the field). I'd heartilly recommend them to people considering...
  4. Thread: really 101stuff

    by Don
    Replies
    7
    Views
    1,470

    And just a reminder if you plan to store the...

    And just a reminder if you plan to store the honey for any length of time. Commercial honey producers will often nuke (140deg I think) their honey to delay it's crystalization, though with few...
  5. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,921

    For other ideas take a peak at...

    For other ideas take a peak at http://www.gsu.edu/~biojdsx/obshiv.htm

    -Don
  6. Thread: Adding Super

    by Don
    Replies
    5
    Views
    1,464

    George Imrie has written some tips about...

    George Imrie has written some tips about supering. Here are some of the links I turned up with quick browse as well as the link to the rest of his articles.
    http://www.beekeeper.org/george_imirie/...
  7. Thread: Adding Super

    by Don
    Replies
    5
    Views
    1,464

    I'm also new but I'll give you my thoughts...

    I'm also new but I'll give you my thoughts anywas. I would add another brood chamber once the first is drawn out and not worry with trying to collect honey this year. It'll take a lot of calories...
  8. Replies
    11
    Views
    5,694

    I'm also in TN and think I know what you're...

    I'm also in TN and think I know what you're talking about. Small, dumpy, somewhat golden brown, long pointy sipper... I had always thought they were a kind of fly. Unfortunately I don't have a bug...
  9. Dee, I was curious, after getting getting your...

    Dee, I was curious, after getting getting your bees successful for a number of years on the 4.9 foundation, have you tried taking a batch and de-regressing them back to 5.0 or 5.2 and seeing if they...
  10. Interesting, I'd also heard of some problems with...

    Interesting, I'd also heard of some problems with Russian queen acceptance but hadn't heard any attributions as to the cause. I went ahead and got some with my starter packages anyway to see what...
  11. Thread: Pollen Substitue

    by Don
    Replies
    1
    Views
    790

    I have pretty much no experience, but from things...

    I have pretty much no experience, but from things I read, this is about the time colonies start rearing brood in anticipation of the upcoming nectar flows. Feeding pollen and syrup will help them...
  12. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,399

    By your question, I'm guessing what I'm about to...

    By your question, I'm guessing what I'm about to say will be of limited use to you, but I'd hate to miss an opportunity to make a plug for variety. http://beesource.com/ubb/wink.gif

    Echoing back...
  13. Replies
    69
    Views
    6,489

    What Robert said. ...

    What Robert said. http://beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif

    Here's a link that mentions some of the differences (largely behavioral) between some of the more familiar races and hybrids: ...
  14. Thread: beevac

    by Don
    Replies
    6
    Views
    1,722

    Was just curious about what people thought were...

    Was just curious about what people thought were the critical features to a successful bee-vac design. Here are some aspects that sounded useful to me (some mentioned on beesource, some from...
  15. Replies
    24
    Views
    3,922

    I read in Dave Cushman's site about using...

    I read in Dave Cushman's site about using vaseline on abutting surfaces to minimize sticking with propolis. Anyone do that here?
  16. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,026

    >>It has been said that man created this varroa...

    >>It has been said that man created this varroa problem over the course of the past century.

    Of course, varroa was around somewhere for ages before it decided to become a problem.

    I see the...
  17. Replies
    6
    Views
    1,675

    Just a note on allergies: they are mediated by...

    Just a note on allergies: they are mediated by certain proteins attached to cells in the immune system (and when triggered cause their cells to release chemicals which cause the symptoms). As such,...
  18. Replies
    21
    Views
    3,875

    John writes: "If the causes are historical what...

    John writes: "If the causes are historical what changed in 92? Surely it doesn't take 100yrs for a reaction to our management errors to show up?

    Actually this might not be so surprising a...
  19. Thread: Bees Regression

    by Don
    Replies
    6
    Views
    1,522

    Barry writes: "Nature goes for small. In nature,...

    Barry writes: "Nature goes for small. In nature, no one gives the bees new wax after a few years so combs become used and cells get smaller from many rounds of brood rearing, and smaller drones fly...
  20. Replies
    69
    Views
    6,489

    Just to add a couple pennies to the pot and get...

    Just to add a couple pennies to the pot and get my feet wet in the thread...

    To start with definitions of the terms in question:

    Domestic: kept by people. One can talk about varying degrees of...
Results 1 to 20 of 20