Search:

Type: Posts; User: 6470zzy

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    8
    Views
    2,377

    Re: Catnip information

    Any of the mints will be good forage for your bees and they readily will spread on their own.
  2. Replies
    21
    Views
    6,291

    Re: Anyone know how to get Wyatt Mangums book?

    Top Bar Hive Beekeeping: Wisdom & Pleasure Combined is the title
  3. Replies
    21
    Views
    6,291

    Re: Anyone know how to get Wyatt Mangums book?

    I have an email off to him and will let you know when I hear back regarding this.

    Cheers
  4. Thread: Queen bee

    by 6470zzy
    Replies
    8
    Views
    1,336

    Re: Queen bee

    Try Charles & Maxine Walter, I am very happy with the Russian queens that they provided me with. They are good people and very prompt with their service.


    info@walterswholesomegoods.com...
  5. Replies
    42
    Views
    8,096

    Re: Why's of Top Bar Hives

    I suggest that you might want to take a ride and attend this presentation. For a copy of Wyatt Mangum's book and to hear him speak.
    ...
  6. Replies
    20
    Views
    3,950

    Re: Candy in queen cages

    Here is the web page with the contact information for you. Hope that helps.

    Cheers
    ...
  7. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,850

    Re: Queenless Split

    When the bees hatch they are not going to go back to the hive that they were laid in, they will stay in the hive in which the were born, don't forget that they will do their orientation flight to...
  8. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,733

    Re: Top Bar Hive plans

    Check out these plans for the Kenyan Top Bar Hive and yes there are follower boards.

    http://www.biobees.com/build-a-beehive-free-plans.php

    Cheers
  9. Replies
    7
    Views
    2,733

    Re: Top Bar Hive plans

    http://www.biobees.com/build-a-beehive-free-plans.php

    Here is one that many seem to build.

    Cheers
  10. Replies
    37
    Views
    4,383

    Re: Got a Mess in the Hive

    Curious as to what you mean by a "real hive?" and in case I am missing something, how is a top bar hive a "new kind of hive?"

    Cheers
  11. Thread: Scared

    by 6470zzy
    Replies
    25
    Views
    3,516

    Re: Scared

    Sounds to me like orientation flight activity, completely normal. :)

    Cheers
  12. Re: Correct temperature and humidity inside hive????

    https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/2507/V31N03_181.pdf;jsessionid=657D82A73B30A55E15BE32936221A6C7?sequence=1

    You have to read that pdf it is fascinating stuff if you are interested...
  13. Replies
    1
    Views
    521

    Re: SHB's in TBH w/SBB

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_KDPp8H6PU

    This is a very simple treatment for the Small Hive Beetle (and cheap)

    Cheers
  14. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,357

    Re: Switching from brood to honey storage.

    Why not simply butt your two hives together end to end if they are of the same types and join them into one? Or just put a super onto the first top bar hive?

    Cheers
  15. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,065

    Re: Making my own queen

    Having lived for many years in Northern Virginia myself, I would tend to be of the opinion that you don't have anything to fear from the winters there. I think that your bees should be just fine in...
  16. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,852

    Re: Top bar hive entrance front or side?

    I just use a top entrance. I simply leave a 1/2 space between the end of the hive and the first top bar and my lid is such that the bees have no problems streaming in and out. Also I haven't put...
  17. Replies
    2
    Views
    533

    Re: buy new queen or let virgin take over?

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm

    Micheal Bush describes the push in cage method on this link. Don't hang the cage.

    Cheers
  18. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,275

    Re: Direct release, or bee release...And feeder?

    The entrance to the feeders looks big enough, I think that you might want to try to make a different design more like a Boardman feeder so that you can just notch out your follower board and then you...
  19. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,252

    Re: Linseed oil, boiled or not?

    http://www.sunnysidecorp.com/pdf/msds872.pdf

    Check out the ingredients of this "boiled" linseed oil. Not what I would call green in any way. I Just use raw linseed oil, works for me.

    Cheers
  20. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,252

    Re: Linseed oil, boiled or not?

    Both are usable on wood. The raw will take about a week to dry and the "boiled" will be faster due to the the not so friendly petroleum and metallic additives that it has as part of its composition....
Results 1 to 20 of 20