Type: Posts; User: treeWinder
Your generally correct and it is in Chapter 8 of the Hive and Honey Bee by Norman Gary, PHD Davis for the answer.
Put in on in December and you'll be fine.
I use a foam paint brush,
X4 The Hive and The Honey-bee
Check for queen cells as your probably near swarming. (surprised they have not already as they usually swarm when about 3/4+ plus full) Split now if you can.
1:1 syrup will get em working for you. You did not say how your hives are set up or how many boxes/supers you have on them. Either way if I want them to draw comb in non-nectar flow; I add a...
Wow, great work.
You said 4 boxes, is that 4 supers or that total you have on 4.
In Maryland I average 4 supers on top of 3 mediums for brood.
Go in and take a look; what I do is move all capped frames to...
Much to be said about learning regardless of how old we are. My 1st exposure to learning about bees was 1959 and still learning about those bugs.
European hornets, look at your trees in the area, down near the bottom and look for a split/crack/opening. Usually that is where you will find them. I had to hunt down a nest last year that were...
This is Maryland... home of the shortest flow.
They won't touch that sweet smelly Japanese honey suckle or the morning glories. Raspberries or similar are only very minor here unless your around...
Very little during summer, if you got some good areas of goldenrod you may have a minor flow in Sept.
I'm extracting this weekend.
I grab a handful of tall grass.
The flow is about over in your area; I would not put it outside of the hive. Actually would leave it inside with small stick dividers and also reduce your entrance as robbing is about to get going.
no problems for the bees if you have both in the same yard. Enjoy.
Looks like porcupine gnawing to me. Skunk scratches are usually on the landing board.
Put em in the front seat with you so you can share your climate control ride.
Flow still going on in your area, any reason you do not put back on hive?
Welcome in, not too far away from us.
You'll have to bevel or provide guides on your bars, if not they will generally do what the are doing.