Search:

Type: Posts; User: West AL Honey Bee Guy

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    9
    Views
    935

    Re: Should i or should i not?

    I have already made my mind up to bring my brood box with me on my next swarm. This will mean one less disturbance when you put them in the box.

    The idea to feed the bees (I have a jar with...
  2. Replies
    9
    Views
    935

    Re: Should i or should i not?

    Thanks, I guess I am getting too anxious for spring!

    I was so disappointed in my 3 swarms last year. Not sure what I did wrong. When I slamed the cardboard box down on top of the open brood...
  3. Replies
    9
    Views
    935

    Re: Should i or should i not?

    Thanks, I never thought about them having to re-attach the comb. Makes perfect since.
    Thanks Again
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    935

    Should i or should i not?

    I have located me a honey bee hive in a old abandoned church buiding wall. They are about 10 feet up from the ground. I got lucky last year on what I collected a cut out in a storage building. ...
  5. Re: Ventilating the Top A Good Idea?

    I wonder if having two entrances (one is on top and closer way of getting out) can expedite the time spent getting out back to the field? If a hive is full of comb, honey, and bees wouldn't it take...
  6. Re: Ventilating the Top A Good Idea?

    Wow, I think we have about the same climate. I quess this is normal for the south. I think I will go to the screen idea. I take it they you use window screen size mesh?
  7. Ventilating the Top A Good Idea?

    I've had some bad luck with my only swarm this year. Don't think I got the queen. Out of desparation I decided to do a fairly easy cut out. It was a fantastic sucess. It filled up a 10 frame...
  8. Re: Worried About Beatles and Mites

    I actually custom built mine for sliding the tray out from the back. I plan to start using them next week. I have only heard good things about this technique.
  9. Worried About Beatles and Mites

    I understand that letting a colony of bees make it on their own will make them stronger in survivability, especially when it comes to medicine. But is using vegetatable oil in a pan below the bottom...
  10. Replies
    4
    Views
    654

    Re: A Tale of 2 Cities

    City 1
    I think tomorrow I will try to see if a queen is on that one foundation (that is full of bees). I also will do my best to look at whatever type combs they have. I do believe that in order...
  11. Replies
    4
    Views
    654

    A Tale of 2 Cities

    I am a new comer to Honey Bees. I have basically read as much as I could and feel like I know the basics. But have had limited resources and experience getting started. I have another guy that has...
  12. I caught an existing bee hive & might not have got the queen.

    I caught a small honey bee hive from a wtaer meter. I did take too much time in putting the existing new and broom comb into frames. And most of the bees where flying (maybe 10,000 honey bees)...
Results 1 to 12 of 12