Search:

Type: Posts; User: jdmidwest

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    14
    Views
    763

    Re: Nature's Brutality

    Nature has a way of taking care of things "naturally". Mankind suffers from compassion, greed, envy, gluttony, guilt, and other sins. That is what makes our society so much different than that of...
  2. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I hate anything that wants to take a stab at me. Skeeters, ticks, wasps, snakes, and bees.

    But, like all of the above, I armor up and wade right in. Skeeters come out, Thermacell goes on. ...
  3. Replies
    9
    Views
    593

    Re: Dearth Nucs...

    Nasty ole Clint Eastwood Bees, thats funny. Are You Feeling Lucky Punk? Are You.
  4. Replies
    15
    Views
    591

    Re: Hives side by side East booms, west sags

    I have hives in 3 locations that are 50 miles apart. Your observation has made me think about mine. The eastern most hives in the rows do seem more productive.

    But none are more than a few feet...
  5. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,480

    Re: Drones got the boot!

    My drones were all tossed last Thursday before the rain event. We are in a dearth, I was guessing they were just tossing the freeloaders out.
  6. Replies
    11
    Views
    978

    Re: hive purring like cat, i'm not crazy

    Do an inspection. A rotting cat will make the honey taste bad.
  7. Thread: HOT

    by jdmidwest
    Replies
    9
    Views
    721

    Re: HOT

    I can tell it when the water runs out of the gloves down my arm inside of my suit when I raise my hands to adjust something around my head.

    I use the little blue foam things called Dry Brow to...
  8. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,559

    Re: what to do with apples from my apple tree?

    You will probably end up with alot of yellow jackets if you try to feed them to the bees.
  9. Replies
    0
    Views
    229

    Hauling Out the Drones.

    I witnessed a first today with the hives at the house. With less than an inch of rain in July, were are now in full scale dearth. And today must have been the day they voted to get the freeloaders...
  10. Thread: HOT

    by jdmidwest
    Replies
    9
    Views
    721

    Re: HOT

    You think it is hot there, how about 90 degrees and the humidity is so high that sweat pours off of you just watching your bees fly. But, less than an inch of rain all of July, where does the...
  11. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,777

    Re: Watch For Spiders

    Brown Recluses like dark areas, they don't have to build a web either. Nice place for them under the cover and above the inner cover. We have plenty of them around here. They don't attack you, but...
  12. Replies
    11
    Views
    978

    Re: hive purring like cat, i'm not crazy

    Get a big dog and get that cat out. Install mouse guards to keep mice out. Mice guard holes are too small to let cats in.
  13. Replies
    18
    Views
    778

    Re: Do worker bees toot

    Can't we say fart on here? I think we are all adults.
  14. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    I use simple box butt joints cut on the table saw.

    I use a ratchet clamp with 4 corner brackets that hold the box in the middle.
    ...
  15. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,062

    Re: Cost of Feeding Sugar Syrup

    TerriB, why are you feeding them this time of year? Are you doing so to get them to draw comb or are you afraid they need it to survive?
  16. Replies
    9
    Views
    592

    Re: Rocks in the hive?

    Somebody punking you?
  17. Thread: Kelleys

    by jdmidwest
    Replies
    37
    Views
    1,474

    Re: Kelleys

    Obviously, from my experience and others, and based on what Kelley is saying on the phone when you call them, they are behind on woodenware. My orders have been for frames and foundation. Frames...
  18. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,062

    Re: Cost of Feeding Sugar Syrup

    Are you trying to feed them up to winter weight already?

    If they started as nucs and they are now in 2 deeps, have they drawn and filled out all of the frames in the 2 deeps?

    Typically, you...
  19. Re: Ooops, I cant be the first one to do this...

    You can always just cut them down and make shallow supers. Or cut the long boards down to make end boards and scrap the rest.
  20. Replies
    44
    Views
    2,661

    Re: Are You In The Closet?

    I always use a screen name. I have met people on forums face to face and have always had nice results. But there are trolls that will pick at you and try to find out personal info. I have always...
  21. Thread: Kelleys

    by jdmidwest
    Replies
    37
    Views
    1,474

    Re: Kelleys

    They have offered free shipping on orders over $200 this year and I have taken advantage of it. I never could justify shipping wood boards from 2 states away, but now it is free, I can save some...
  22. Replies
    40
    Views
    1,932

    Re: Raising vs. Buying a queen?

    My theory of thought is that if you raise your own, you have better control of what goes in and out of your hives. You buy a queen from another state, she could be carrying problems like varroa...
  23. Replies
    18
    Views
    695

    Re: Fever following multiple stings

    It is not a fever due to an infection, it is a temperature elevation due to the release of histamines that react to the poison. Kind of the same thing, but not really. It is a foreign invasion to...
  24. Replies
    18
    Views
    695

    Re: Fever following multiple stings

    Fever is just one of the ways a body reacts to the poison. Localized reactions to a sting creates a raised temp in the area of the sting in reaction to the poison. When enough of the poison enters...
  25. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,318

    Re: My bees HATE platic frames and foundation!

    Bees will do what they want to do. I run all plastic, Pierco and Permadent. I started first year with all plastic frames and foundation built together. Those are the ones that are the easiest to...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4