Still swarming here.
Type: Posts; User: mbevanz
Still swarming here.
Poor Matt Roy got drug into this.
It has been raining a ton and the bees are flying a ton.
The flow isn't what it was in early June, but the bees are still building good here.
Caught a swarm yesterday on the north side of Indianapolis.
The rain here is killing us. Absolutely brought a bumper crop year to a halt and even threw things into reverse.
My mentor has said many times that drought produces tons of nectar and that overly...
Is the larvae wet or dry? That's what I am looking at.
Do you know the hive's mite load?
I want live hives with good wings. Period.
Try a 6 day old queen cell. 6 days from graft.
When you think you are finished with a hive, step back and look closely at it. Is everything in order.
Important to do every time. We often forget things.
i think Walter Kelleys has liquid feed. Clarkson, KY.
Lauri, Are you leaning more towards breaking production colonies down post flow and feeding the smaller colonies to winter or maintaining and feeding the large colonies post flow.
Couldn't tell you about wing paralysis. Temperature outside at 2 pm today was 33 and bees were flying w out falling out of the sky.
In reponse to Maine, I merely stated that if they were starving id...
I dont know about there but pollen is coming in strong here. Bees were flying rather strong today at 33 degrees. They are plowing through the carbs in our hives. We are feeding with gallon paint...
A sucrose/fructose blend
we have been feeding bees that needed it syrup since first week of February
if the bees are starving i disagree that it is too cold for syrup. Make a fructose/sucrose blend and get a bucket on em.
Maples might be producing nectar. Sounds like good bees for your area.
Milwaukee makes a good one. IMO everything they make is top quality.
Why not make your chosen survivor a drone breeder and graft from another. If by chance your virgins mate with several drones from your breeder, then you have deepened the gene pool.
It is supposed to replay at midnight.?
Check out Modern Beekeeping. I like the ones I have from Betterbee but the ones Modern has are more versatile IMO. Little more expensive but very nice. And dividable! With bee space.
Anyone have experience with solid color stain on pine boxes?
I suggest you will be money ahead by canceling the package order and laying down a deposit for a local nuc with a local queen. Support a local beekeeper. Don't just go for any nuc, ask questions, ask...