Type: Posts; User: Kevtater
Skunks make them grumpy. Dearth makes the grumpy. Opening the hive if it's raining makes them grumpy.
Also, I work in heavy industry and am required to wear hi-vis clothing. If I forget, come...
Took two queens out of the cages? Stole the queens but left the cages? Sounds like the bee keeper messed up, or didn't have his glasses on somewhere along the line, and had empty cages to begin with.
You know how hot it gets in your car when the sun shines through the windshield and the windows are rolled up? Cover the plexiglas when you're not looking through it. Bees are acustomed to working in...
I leave most hives with 6-8 deep frames of honey, plus whatever they stash in the corners in the bottom box. Some use it all, some don't. Seems like they are more likely to run out by spring if it is...
Just a young bee, recently emerged. Her eyes will grow quickly. Very normal.
I had never heard of this. But I think I need do check like you said. I moved two hives from another yard this morning at 4am, not a single bee on the landing board, I sealed them up...
Did shutting the light off work?
I have this problem if I leave porch lights on. With the warm nights they do forage past dark and before sun up... The back porch light confuses them... Moth to a flame... Shutting it off will fix...
Beautiful. It's something to be very proud of. Hope you get lots of honey!
I left one jar out and covered the hole with SS screen, added a vented super above the body with the jars in it, hoping this helps avoid condensation from the brood nest.
I found your post after reading about this in Kelly's newsletter a few months ago. I'm curious how it worked out for you.
In doing my research, it sounds like there's more unfavorable...
Thanks for the input guys. Most of what I read on here from the guys from Kentucky, Michigan etc, I feel doesn't apply. Such a different world here. The rain seems to fall in every neighboring...
Since most of the rest of the country is soaking wet, I'm posing the question to the desert/western beekeepers.
I've got 9 hives that are new this year, hived or split in early May, first deep is...
Looks like wax moths to me. Picture 9 with the trail, picture 7 with the larva, and the webs in some of the other pictures. However, I have no experience with shb. My 2 cents.
I'm an engineer :thumbsup:
Beat me to it.
Cut a sheet of plywood to the outer dimensions of the ten frame super. Cut a hole in the middle of the plywood matching the inner dimensions of the eight frame equipment. Put the plywoo in between. ...
Morning glories. Bees don't do much with them but they're pretty and grow quickly.
Add a frame of eggs from another hive, they'll stay.
I usually have a helper of the feline kind as well. Good work.
I take a frame of brood from one of my other hives as a way to get them to stay. That will keep them there until they raise their own brood.
Good to know. Things are a lot better now, both fires seem to be under controls. My bees seem as happy as ever.
I trap, kill, and spray wasps and hornets. Reduces the chance of a neighbor getting stung and blaming my bees.