Search:

Type: Posts; User: mathesonequip

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Re: Two Steps forward and one step back!http://www.beesource.com/forums/images/smilie

    I bet the cell builder is off to one side now. thank-you for the heads up.
  2. Re: Mite count in drone brood as a diagnostic?

    because drone populations vary with the season and local flow conditions, counting mites on drone larvae is an indicator not a monitor that says this is ok or I am in trouble. if the count is high...
  3. Replies
    2
    Views
    129

    Re: Torn Foundation and top feeder?

    the bees will fix the hive up. the jar feeder is fine. usually you would use a top feeder in the fall to fill the comb quickly, this time of year you are trying to provide a light honey flow not a...
  4. Re: Mite count in drone brood as a diagnostic?

    seems valid to me. last summer I was lucky enough to be in some hives with doctor lawrence connor, he told a small group of us to use a comb scratcher to open 10 or 15 drone cells. if we saw 2 or 3...
  5. Replies
    31
    Views
    542

    Re: Hello from WI

    I have used quilt boxes. they help keep the bees dry in damp weather. last winter I did not have enough quilt boxes made up, it was a good late summer and I was overloaded with other things. I left...
  6. Replies
    6
    Views
    187

    Re: Question on Queen Release

    as you pull the cork, cover the hole with your thumb. slide a mini marshmallow in the hole. if you poke a small hole in the marshmallow, with a small nail, the queen will be out overnight. without a...
  7. Replies
    31
    Views
    542

    Re: Hello from WI

    the "Russian" bees are more interested in swarming, again not my favorite trait,
  8. Replies
    31
    Views
    542

    Re: Hello from WI

    the bees closest to the original "Russian" stock tend to be able to over-winter with a smaller population. I do not think a small winter population is a desireable trait. in general the darker bees...
  9. Replies
    31
    Views
    542

    Re: Hello from WI

    the foundation stock for the "russian" bees was mostly carniollian but a lot of italian and a little german black bee mixed in. these were developed in eastern Siberia over the last hundred years or...
  10. Replies
    3
    Views
    292

    Re: Having Second Thoughts

    it will stay warmer the way you have it.
  11. Replies
    6
    Views
    262

    Re: Feed Essential oils

    the commercial products add an emulsifier, soybean based I think. the bigger question is why??
  12. Re: Shallow frames in a medium box: advice?

    put at least some medium frames in the middle if you must do this on a temporary basis. there would be quite a gap for the bees to cross.
  13. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    nothing much in bloom, the bees are not flying, the fields barely have the slightest shade of green. looks like a cold first part of march.
  14. Replies
    20
    Views
    693

    Re: Sour Smell?

    since you just started I doubt you could smell American foulbrood yet. AFB starts slow and takes awhile to get going, but it just keeps going and is real contagious and lethal. fortunately in most...
  15. Re: Since 1980 this is the worst April Non-flow I have every seen...

    not any better in the saint Lawrence valley of northern ny.. it snowed yesterday and today, off and on during the day. not much of any on the ground but enough wind so it was sideways snow. only one...
  16. Replies
    6
    Views
    263

    Re: Caged queen question

    they like the smell.
  17. Replies
    5
    Views
    262

    Re: In need of expert queen advice.

    a day or so no problem, it will not start to get bad for 3 days or so of sitting on the table/ a drop [one] of water twice a day is a good idea. keep the queens in the shade. a small drop of honey or...
  18. Replies
    4
    Views
    173

    Re: Small Cell Question

    they will build what they feel like, some small cell and some bigger than large cell.
  19. Replies
    6
    Views
    263

    Re: Caged queen question

    be sure there is not a cork over the candy, poke a small hole thru the candy with a small nail. if she is not loose in a day from now release her carefully. if the candy is hard remove it and replace...
  20. Thread: Worried!

    by mathesonequip
    Replies
    5
    Views
    265

    Re: Worried!

    reduce the entrance size on the less active hive. get rid of the entrance feeders for sure. the above answers are good.
  21. Re: Spring inspection showed hives full of "honey"

    in the northeast the winter was long and cold. really no days much above average temperature since October. there were no flying days at all. the bees are behind on when to start brood in the spring,...
  22. Replies
    8
    Views
    559

    Re: split #3 package

    some years ago 2 pound packages were popular in Canada. these were installed on drawn comb with some honey in the comb in single deeps. often in the fall the bees were killed and most of the honey...
  23. Re: Some worker bees seem a lot bigger than others...

    no
  24. Re: Some worker bees seem a lot bigger than others...

    young or old, assorted 1/2 sisters.
  25. Replies
    7
    Views
    387

    Re: Starting with 2 nucs

    give it some time. if the slow colony continues to lag, replace the queen in 6 to 8 weeks or so. the bees may decide to do this themselves... you are off to a good start.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4