Okay try this.
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Okay try this.
Okay try this
What ever the reason, this will encourage her to go upstairs... Replace bottom frame w/ honey... w/ frame 1 facing (north) left from back of hive move full brood frame into frame 4 postion of second...
Your a good man and Beekeeper Greg , I hope it was a valuable lesson.
In regards to honey flow, the most important thing to remember before even approaching a hive is; ask yourself, " What has the weather been doing? Research nectar if not fully understood.
Sonofagun! Thats most contradicting! Now I'll never get any sleep. Back to beemasters101.
Great job mark! If the queen is still alive i assure you all laying workers have been destroyed.
Okay mountainbee, many will disagree with my method, but its best by the level of laying workers in which you described. Scatter brood and bees among several other colonies, perhaps 1 or 2 frames in...
@goldprospector: queens will appear smaller if A) getting ready to swarm with her daughters- fasting in a sense; to be fit for flight. B) Overies not fully delveloped awaiting fertilization.
My oldest queens are on their 3rd summer
Pollen substitute ( patties) can never hurt.
Great replys from everyone! I have never had moth larvae skirming on any sticky boards since first practicing in this... or any other greater/ lesser wax moth specimen.
Good fortune and natural beekeeping to you sir.
@Sully1882: The solution acts as a magnet to hornets, wasps, flies, and wax moths (I only wish it worked for the hive beetle), all those little pesky flybyers looking for a freebee! The vinegar as...
remove all bridge comb please with hive tool, this is also good practice to minimize hiding places for hive beetles... they love that bridge comb due to the low bee traffic.
Remove all feeders , yes.
@ poor performing, replacing your Queen should always be LAST alternative... there are to many cascading possiblities, please call, or ask a local bee keeper to come visit your hive(s).
To Peter, if you have a problem with wax moths I have a fantastic solution... grab an empty container any size, or shape, and fill w/ 1 to 1 sugar water about a ¼ way up. Then Add a cup of vinegar...
I hope this answers your question... Drones are very territorial, and will "bump", chase off other animals.
Is it working?
In reference to using 2011 combs: by now you've probably already figured out the results with good old fasion, trial and error- mold (in your pic) is no match against the bees tongue's, and brain...