Search:

Type: Posts; User: SL Tx

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Thread: How exact?

    by SL Tx
    Replies
    11
    Views
    959

    Re: How exact?

    The depth of the frame rest dado is the most important dimension. If you get it wrong and the tops/bottoms of the frames are too close together, the bees will glue it into a giant tower. In fact,...
  2. Replies
    20
    Views
    2,167

    Re: Thoughts Upon the New Shizel Hive Tool

    pretty big and pretty pricey...have you checked out http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?293611-Hive-Inspection-using-THE-PERFECT-POCKET-HIVE-TOOL?
  3. Re: Hive Inspection using THE PERFECT POCKET HIVE TOOL

    I would agree that little in our lives is perfect...but "perfect pocket hive tool" isn't too outrageous a claim since it is about the only one that will fit in your jacket pocket and it will stay...
  4. Re: Hive Inspection using THE PERFECT POCKET HIVE TOOL

    The two dark colored frames are from an old hive that I split in late summer to deal with bad behavior. It was on wax foundation but the bees have worked it over several years to make it look like...
  5. Re: Hive Inspection using THE PERFECT POCKET HIVE TOOL

    They are in the Spring 2014 Dadant catalogue or online at dadant.com
  6. Hive Inspection using THE PERFECT POCKET HIVE TOOL

    I borrowed my brother-in-law's GoPro camera to video a hive inspection using THE PERFECT POCKET HIVE TOOL. It was a mid-February check on a late summer split that I made to deal with a hot hive...
  7. Replies
    28
    Views
    3,754

    Re: Cheapest Supplier

    As has been said, cost is cost + shipping. I've found that Brushy Mountain starts out cheaper but tacks on shipping costs that are nearly double the actual UPS charge. Don't figure that they all...
  8. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,383

    Re: Where can I find gallon feeder jars?

    Dadant sells a 5 lb glass honey jar that is perfect for entrance feeders (about the only way to feed bees with killing hundreds of them). ...
  9. Thread: zipper pulls

    by SL Tx
    Replies
    0
    Views
    839

    zipper pulls

    I went looking for zipper pulls to make putting on my jacket easier..simple, but I wanted white ones...no luck. No luck online either until I found this video:...
  10. Replies
    24
    Views
    8,500

    Poll: Re: Ulster type observation hives?!?

    I have used the Brushy Mountain Ulster obs hive for several years...it's great. It is incredible how much you learn as you watch bee behavior. At first I intended to make one..but when I priced...
  11. Re: What is the best advice when building a bee vac?

    Beevacs work just fine...but not for every colony and certainly not for swarms. My advice:

    Don't use corrugated pool hose...you want hose that is smooth on the inside so as not to kill bees as...
  12. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,939

    Re: "bee jug" swarm capture

    one more thing....I use PVC fittings because sometimes I need to use PVC pipe and my beevac with the bee jug. The vacuum attaches to the pipe with the jug on the other end so I can vacuum bees if...
  13. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,939

    Re: "bee jug" swarm capture

    I had three last week....my biggest problem is finding someone to take them. It is my experience that I can usually get to the tangled up ones without even a stepladder.....unlike the ones up on a...
  14. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,939

    "bee jug" swarm capture

    I get lots of kudos for my "bee Jug" YouTube video of a swarm capture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FAiOB9MzIY. My record "altitude" so far is 29 feet using a 16 foot pole plus an 8 foot pole...
  15. Replies
    57
    Views
    8,004

    Re: First time queen breeder

    I'm confused...the reason to buy the (expensive) queen rearing system is to take the grafting step out of the process....and for small scale it has worked great for me, especially with a Cloake Board...
  16. Replies
    121
    Views
    29,497

    Re: SHB Study... NEED YOUR THOUGHTS

    I have heavy SHB pressure, especially at home where I keep an Ulster observation hive. I have found that a screened inner cover offers the pests (what they think is) an easy entrance into the hive. ...
  17. Thread: Bottling Buckets

    by SL Tx
    Replies
    8
    Views
    1,945

    Re: Bottling Buckets

    that's why I use 1 1/4" gates....
  18. Replies
    41
    Views
    5,749

    Re: screened inner covers

    I may have been the post about keeping out the SHB's....and it really works. After about a year, it is unusual to see one of them!! In fact the only one I saw yesterday afternoon while checking ten...
  19. Replies
    2
    Views
    791

    "Christening" Maxant 3100P Extractor

    I "christened" the new powered extractor yesterday after gathering up two supers of last fall's honey that the bees didn't eat. The new machine worked great. What had always been a sticky mess in...
  20. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,144

    Re: swarm capture video

    I took a picture...then made a drawing and posted them at

    http://www.shutterfly.com/lightbox/view.sfly?fid=93f779e7eb4cdb896d9889752d9a603c

    there is another picture that shows what happens...
  21. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,144

    swarm capture video

    I've had lots of swarm calls over the last few weeks (one or two a day!). Yesterday I asked the homeowner to suit up so he could video my BEE BUCKET in action. He did a great job: check it out at...
  22. Replies
    14
    Views
    3,525

    Re: Help with gloves, a suit and veil

    After trying all kinds of hats, veils, jackets, suits and gloves, I've settked on a dome-hood inspector jacket (like http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Inspectors-Jacket/productinfo/989Z/) and (if...
  23. Replies
    4
    Views
    988

    Re: Outdoor Observation Hive

    The queen is above a queen excluder section in an Ulster observation hive and they aren't going anywhere without her.
  24. Replies
    4
    Views
    988

    Outdoor Observation Hive

    Our museum is interested in building an outdoor observation hive. I keep an Ulster observation hive and am contemplating building a great big one on an 8 or 10 frame hive body with a 2 frame...
  25. Replies
    6
    Views
    2,748

    Re: Cutting a Hive Out of a Limb

    It's not a good idea to do a cutout in the beeyard...you can't expect the residents to pass up free honey.

    and it wasn't obvious that you considered which way was "up" when you tied the comb in...
Results 1 to 25 of 82
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4