Type: Posts; User: burns375
Wow $30/lb...i'de like to know if anyone is buying, how much they've sold.
I sell the same jars for $10-12. Folks seem to love the jars.
A few points
- There are some folks who wait until spring to harvest the previous years honey
- Overwinter the bees consume a relatively small amount of honey. Maybe 20% for our climate. The...
the heat sucks, can't get anything done outside
I think missouri is similar to KY....the flow is usually not so great...too dry, but if your hives are located near large fields could be good.
There are many species of goldenrod, we have 1 short...
If you only have 1 or 2 hives you can setup it out right in front of the hive an half hour or so before flying stops for the night. I lean the frames or boxes right up against the hive. They will...
In our neck of the woods, its practically dearth, less honey coming in than whats being consumed. The population has been declining since June. And our fall flow usually amounts to no surplus, just...
Snapper i think this is a tough question to answer directly for your setup. Sounds like an old or non-stock installation. The motor needs to be sized for the gear-train ratio of your setup and...
Depends on your area. My hives put on some honey, i smell it.... but its not much, more or less re-fills the empty cells from what they consumed during dearth.
I personally don't do anything. Heres a pic from earlier this week after pulling off honey.
The hives not bearding so much have a smaller population
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in my experience robber screens arn't so necessary unless you have a very week hive or you are feeding during low flow time of year
The birds are interested in larva. Symbiotic relationship of sorts
Bees can make a pipe like noise, but the queens is quite different and distinguishable. I've only heard pipping when there are multiple queens or cells in a hive.
If they have decent stores now i would wait and access weather to feed in September/October. We are practically in dearth at this time of year, ie...more honey is being consumed than stored...In...
With good vision, i find it difficult to see eggs without the proper lighting. Sun to your back with light shinning into the cell is what i've found to work best.
I wouldn't freeze it. Just cut, put on a rack to drain of the excess honey and package.
Excellent swarm catch! I havn't tried the fishing pole technique but I have tied rope to ball and rock to throw around a branch.
to stay cool, to reduce heat inside hive
In early spring end of March early April this hive and others were nuc frame donors. Then I just piled on the drawn supers. Put 3 on in early may then then 2 more end of may. This hive had black...
Titles says it. I've harvested 3 and 4....but 1st 5 medium hive. Typically they swarm out but this hive stuck it out. Now all the frames were full.... a couple of the end frames were 50% open.......
We have them around here, no idea if the bees work them. Right now they are working clover, different vines and ivys.
J-hook all the way.
.pulled 9 supers today....
- spray pc of cardboard w/ bee-go
- Place in sun if cool
- Pop off the inner cover
- Place cardboard over hive
- Wait 5 minutes
- Pull the super
- Blow out any...