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  1. Re: drones from a laying worker question ?

    I understood that a laying worker only layed unfertile eggs and her egg could only be made into drone,right ? So,is it a good drone with good spirm that can fertile a queens eggs ? You know a drone,a...
  2. drones from a laying worker question ?

    My questions are,can or do queens mate with drones from a laying worker ? Does a queens eggs become fertile from mating with a drone made by a laying worker ? If they do,will they built a good bee...
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    Re: Nicot system

    My thanks to all.
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    Re: Nicot system

    You can't just shake bees from one hive in another.
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    Re: Nicot system

    Mr. Bush,yes there are drones.We made the hive queenless with no brood or eggs to rear queens from a nicot system.They only have bees ,honey,and pollan.The first round of trying to make queens we...
  6. Re: Economical way to re-queen 5 hives

    We have queens 3-5 yrs.old and doing great.If they build up in the Spring to 15 -18 frames they are doing great.The economical way is,kill the queen and they rear a new one.
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    Re: Nicot system

    Hi, Mr. Bush or any other person please answer. We split our queen rearing hive it will be 15 days ago the same time we tried to get eggs to raise the queens the first time. My question is,with that...
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    Re: Question about 4 way pallet

    Yes and they been doing fine for 5 years,splits and all.Never lost any to mites.
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    Re: Question about 4 way pallet

    Thank you very much,I figure it is the bees,my other bees doing fine.
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    Re: Question about 4 way pallet

    BH,Your the one who made me think pallets are not the problem by saying this,(Yep, most commercial guys use 4 way pallets.)I have the hives with hive bottoms on the pallets.My thinking was,they are...
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    Re: Question about 4 way pallet

    I'll just re-queen with my mite resistant queen bees,no problem with them.
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    Re: Question about 4 way pallet

    OK,so do everyone say it's not the 4 way pallets?
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    Re: Question about 4 way pallet

    OK,I guess it is the no good bees,not good at house keeping.I know some breed of bees are alot better at house keeping then others and that is how they keep varroa mites under control,good bees.Guess...
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    HopGuard

    Hi,Has anyone used HopGuard for varroa mite control ? How does it work,good ?
    Thanks,John
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    Question about 4 way pallet

    Hi,Can ya keep 4 colony hives on a pallet all the time ? We had some on pallets all year and lost 13 for no reason,I thought it might be that.We didn't lose any that we had seperated 3-4 feet.What do...
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    Re: Wax Moth Control?

    Hi,Does freezing the frames and putting them in plastic bags keep moths out or will they chew though plastic ?
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    Re: No only bees have mites!

    Hi,I lost my instructions for check mite plus,can someone tell me how to use it for verro mites ? ccan the bees walk on it ? Thanks
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    Re: Check Mite Strips

    Hi,Can someone tell me how to use check mite plus for mites ? I lost the instructions. Thanks
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    Re: New to me ?

    It was a new colony just started this year,about a month old. It was doing good,3 frames brood-eggs,4 frames honey. 7-8 frames off bees. We had put some drawn comb in,I think it was something in it....
  20. Re: Should I split my hive or add a super?

    Do ya want honey or another colony ? With all them bees hanging out you better do something soon,they need room.
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    New to me ?

    Something new happened to me a couple weeks ago,tell me what you think it is ? One hive all of a sudden,the bees started dieing,new brood some born real small,some dieing unborn.Nothing unusual seen...
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    Re: Moth Balls

    How does Para moth work ?
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    Moth Balls

    Has anyone ever used moth balls to keep moths out of frames when stored ? Does it work ? What do you use ?
    Thanks
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    If they come back to the hive,that means the queen didn't leave with them,you got lucky. Best thing now before they swarm again is,find the queen,split her and half the bees to an other hive,no...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Did you contact Larry Chicoine ? He said he placed order last June I think he said and never got his queens and can't contact you either.
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