Type: Posts; User: HarryVanderpool
No, you are not mistaken.
You have a very sound, proven, procedure.
We have a 98% acceptance rate year after year following a very simple, straight forward procedure that mirrors yours:
Any queens that I have purchased that were bred for mite resistance were junk.
Don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but that is the truth.
And the more intensely they were managed for mite issues the...
Now THAT was funny!!
Yes. Assuming bee characteristics follow a "normal" distribution is out on the VERY FRINGE.
Beekeeping is not process control.
Why not apply Ohm's law to our hives?
Yes, how much force can a...
Yeah, more torch!
That is something we all need in our new machines!
So, who's hives did a better job this year pollinating almonds?
Did the beekeepers that signed an 8 frame average contract and delivered just that do well?
Or, did the guys that delivered double...
I have been pollinating for the same grower for 11 years in Butte and Glenn county.
Every year I watch carefully for the first bloom that I see and note the date.
Last year was the earliest;...
That's one hive more than YOU, Keith.
.....and don't forget the opinion part.
When a colony dies, there is one more valuable thing that it provides the beekeeper; an education.
We suggest that you invite the most knowledgeable and experienced beekeeper that you can find, to...
This may be rude to say, but when varroa first showed up in the US, some viewed it a blessing because it immediatly ended "marginal" beekeeping operations.
Are we in a second wave of that?
Lots of good answers.
Along with everything else is the aspect of portability.
When you need to fix a hive in a different location, nucs are so easy to move.
Just stuff a pinch of grass in the...
I burned up my last saw and went shopping.
Couldn't find anything that looked like it would last.
A friend of mine's dad sold me the exact same saw that you bought, dado blade, plywood blade, and...
They do sell frames.
And yes, they are very, very busy.
Bullseye, I thought I was the only one so OCD as to sort and grade boards! I do it the same as you.
I first heard about them after...
You bring up some good points to think about and work around.
I haven't used it yet.
You really need to CAREFULLY read all if the information from the Alpine Bait Station:
Click on each bar down...
We really got hammered with yellow jackets last fall.
We ain't guuna take it no more!
So a few of us purchased Onslaught insecticide with the Alpine baiting stations to use this fall in our...
Take a look at Primera Technologies.
I think ours is the 800 or 900.
And forget the quote routine.
Buy the best printer you can afford, not the cheapest piece of junk.
Also we use BOP labels....
Yes. You make perfect sense.
But you may be mixing up things a bit.
As was stated before, some jobs do not revolve around the clock.
If the boss or the job does not require a strict schedule;...
This is one beekeeping skill that is honed and tuned into over time.
Time of the season, status of nectar flow, temperature and other conditions all have to be considered.
There is no replacement...
It's too bad that you can't set them side by side and compare.
If you could, there would be absolutely no question in your mind that the Maxant tanks are of the highest quality.
Two things jump out...
So you asked for opinions; here's mine:
There was very little useful information in the article.
It was as if the article was written for the employees, not management.
The first real issue to...
Wendell, the problem is, you have to be able to spray the spray for it to have any effect.
When you walk up to a hive and CRACK the lid loose, it is already too late!
The idea of smoke is to...
What is going on is, only bad news is good news for the media.
That right there qualifies as post of the day; maybe year to date!
So very, very true!