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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Springhill, Louisiana
    May 1, 2014 10:30 am sunny from my hive
    May 10, 2014 4:00 pm sunny from bee tree
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    Newbie First cut out questions

    Hi all,

    I did my first cut out and never saw the queen. The bees did not stay with the brood from their hive, that brood died and now the hive is weak and I suspect its queenless. The hive was...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Springhill. Louisiana. 33rd parallel.
    One of my hives swarmed (a relatively small swarm) sometime after Saturday (April 19) and they went into one of my lure boxes around 2:00 PM Tuesday April 22. ...
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    Re: Newbie question about trapouts

    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the input.

    This thread is living proof of the saying that if you ask a dozen beeks a question you'll get a dozen answers - many of them different and some conflicting.
    ...
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    Re: Newbie question about trapouts

    Hi Michael,

    You're absolutely right. Its been maybe 20 years ago that I saw my first swarm of bees on a relatively low tree limb about 100 yards from my front door. I was afraid to go near them...
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    Re: Newbie question about trapouts

    Ed - KA9CTT,

    Thank you for the advice. That's what I'll do.

    NK5I
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    Re: D Coates Nuc Cutting Guide Spreadsheet

    Hi snl,
    Rader Sidetrack has a post just above on this same page. That post has a link which goes to a cut page layout.

    To Spinner:
    Your version looks real good. I could use it easily.
    ...
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    Newbie question about trapouts

    Hi all,

    I've read enough about trapouts and watched YT videos enough times to have gained enough courage to try trapouts.
    I knew of 2 bee trees through the entire Winter and waited until Spring...
  9. Re: Do you wear gloves during a frame-by-frame inspection?

    Yes (then)
    No (now)
    Future (yes if needed)
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    Re: Bees finding pollen on January 20

    Hi Hoss,
    Its my first Winter too. I'd never before watched bee hives in Winter, so I didn't know if my surprise at the pollen was misplaced or not. Some are saying it is ususual.

    Bernhard,
    I...
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    Re: Bees finding pollen on January 20

    Fusion power,
    Thanks for the reply. I'm about the 33rd parallel, so I'm looking forward to the bees getting heavily into it, too.

    johng,
    I looked at the buds breaking on a tree where I heard...
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    Re: Bees finding pollen on January 20

    Thanks for the nice pictures. I'm on the verge of ordering my first dslr. My camcorder won't give me bee pictures that size. At least not without my little pseudo macro lens. I have a cheap...
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    Bees finding pollen on January 20

    Today I sat watching my 2 hives for a few hours - that is before getting run off in the last few minutes I was there. lol They sure were busy.

    Mainly I wanted to give them enough suagr water...
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    Re: Cold Blast in the South

    There was an abnormal cold snap in North West Louisiana too. A couple of nights in the low 20s with the wind steady at 15 to 20 mph. Previous to the last cold snap my 2 hives of first year bees...
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    Re: youtube video series about bee lining

    DanielY said:

    As the videos suggest to. the bees may have been making a looping curve back to the tree. maybe there was another hive somewhere.

    The last line to the East from the tank location...
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    Re: youtube video series about bee lining

    Whew ! Dynamite and a backhoe.
    Its cheaper to buy them.
    bnt
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    Re: D Coates Nuc Cutting Guide Spreadsheet

    Hi Spinner,

    I got your PM, loaded your work and replied to your PM. I haven't replied to enough PM to know how to tell when they actually "go", hence this message.

    I meant to, but forgot to,...
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    Re: D Coates Nuc Cutting Guide Spreadsheet

    Hi burns375,

    Thank you for your ideas.

    1. I think there's a way to lock ONLY the cells containing formulas and their displayed calculations. The cells containing variables can't be locked and...
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    Re: D Coates Nuc Cutting Guide Spreadsheet

    Hi Spinner,

    After another read of your comment on the dimensions tables I understood that you weren't referring to the color scheme making the figures hard to read.
    Anyway, I do see what you...
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    Re: D Coates Nuc Cutting Guide Spreadsheet

    Hi Spinner,

    Thanks for the compliment and for taking the time to give the spreadsheet a go.

    The 4.9mm cell size can be changed by the user. I didn't run different cell sizes to calculate honey...
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    Re: youtube video series about bee lining

    lol
    good one
    bnt
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    Re: youtube video series about bee lining

    [QUOTE=cblakely;1015748]I watched the whole series. Happy that you were able to find the bees in the end. A lot of time and effort invested. Not sure that I would have been able to...
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    Re: youtube video series about bee lining

    Hi Cleo,

    The same has - or at least should have - been said to you many times over.

    bnt
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    Re: youtube video series about bee lining

    burns375,

    Thanks for the input.

    Last Spring I set 28 lure boxes and caught one swarm I suspected might come to a tree which drew swarms the previous 2 years. I also caught a swarm in one of...
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    youtube video series about bee lining

    Hi,

    Today I finished uploading my last video in a series about my "first try at bee lining". That's the title of the series.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=643Y5vFUpMc

    When I started...
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