Search:

Type: Posts; User: drtoddh

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    6
    Views
    371

    Re: what is this flower?

    Thanks! Always wondered what it was.
  2. Replies
    6
    Views
    371

    what is this flower?

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drtoddh/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140717_184814.jpg

    so what are these little yellow flowers here. The fields around here seem to have more of them every...
  3. Replies
    9
    Views
    341

    Re: best way to draw out medium super?

    PaBill, thanks, I like it!
  4. Replies
    9
    Views
    341

    best way to draw out medium super?

    Looking for a way to feed and have bees draw out honey supers. I am feeding now to get deeps some deepsdrawn out on splits and they are doing it well.
    My hope was to get some more supers drawn...
  5. Re: Frustrated, did you all go this slow on the learning curve???

    Jbraun, thanks you too!
  6. Replies
    16
    Views
    449

    Re: Suggestions for feeding Double Nuc boxes?

    Hi, last year I overwintered 4 nucs, lost one. I feed w a frame feeder in the top nuc. In the winter, I placed a 1 inch spacer between the top box and the lid. I basically built a box shaped shim...
  7. Replies
    3
    Views
    294

    new queen excels in bee math!

    Hi 6/15 I killed my queen on my observation hive. Watched 4 emergency cells be made.
    Virgin hatched 6/28, right on time. Then yesterday 7/6 she's laying! Not sure when she started, she's been...
  8. Re: Frustrated, did you all go this slow on the learning curve???

    Thanks everyone for the kuddos! Just got some good ideas for next year. Got to get past seeing combining as a defeat or spending too much time on a doomed hive when I have a nuc that would be...
  9. Re: Will leaving an empty super on my new hives cause problems?

    You are doing fine. Do you have them in 2 10 or 8 frame deeps below the medium super? Are they drawn out yet? If not, I would pull off the super and feed 1:1 sugar water to get that drawn out in...
  10. Frustrated, did you all go this slow on the learning curve???

    Hi, Very frustrated and discouraged today. Seems no matter how much time I put in my bees, I get the same result

    2012: started beekeeping, lost a couple of queens over the season (probably...
  11. Re: Queen that thinks she is laying but isn't or something else? Advice moving forwa

    I have a new virgin in my observation hive. She hatched 6 days ago, so no way mated but is doing the same as yours. Going through the motions but no eggs. Wonder if u have a virgin queen who just...
  12. Replies
    3
    Views
    214

    best way to add nuc/queen to bigger hive

    Hi, maybe adding a nuc to a possibly queenless hive in a few days. Once I confirm queenlessness. It is a small nuc w 3 frames and a queen to be added to a double deep 10.

    Is it best...
    A). Put...
  13. Replies
    18
    Views
    644

    Re: Reasons for hive not to requeen?

    I marked her when I finally found her after going through the hive twice tonight. She doesn't seem to be laying yet but she looks good.
  14. Replies
    18
    Views
    644

    Re: Reasons for hive not to requeen?

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drtoddh/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140702_201500.jpg

    surprise surprise I found her. Now 9 of ten hives are queen right. I guess that explains why no queen...
  15. Replies
    18
    Views
    644

    Reasons for hive not to requeen?

    Hi! One of those infamous 3rd years here. This spring I pulled one of my queens to prevent swarming from a hive.. It requeened successfully but within a 10 day period was back in swarm mode again....
  16. Replies
    27
    Views
    893

    Re: Beekeeping conversions/rules of thumb

    A bees wings wear out after about 500 miles
  17. Replies
    7
    Views
    464

    Nuc raising own queen

    Hello, I have two hives with 3 year old queens. Both were slow to start up this year compared to the hives with younger queens. I pulled those queens and set them up in a nuc. They have finally...
  18. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    It is not illegal to use OA just because it is not approved for that particular purpose. We do it all the time in medicine. We know things work, we have studies to back them up, but our burdensome...
  19. Replies
    0
    Views
    186

    will this stop swarm impulse?

    My hives were prepping to swarm so I pulled the queen out w one frame of bees. The hives requeened but 3 of 5 are swarm prepping with queen cells again.

    This spring I reversed deeps, removed...
  20. Replies
    6
    Views
    415

    will this stop swarm impulse?

    I have a hive that I removed the queen from when I saw swarm cells 5 weeks ago. hive requeened itself without swarming and this queen started laying a week or so ago. Now swarm cells with brood are...
  21. Re: Customer having "reaction" to my honey??? Input please...

    As a physician, let me tell you you're not going to win this with her. No amount of facts or logic changes peoples mind once they've decided something caused something no matter how nutty. First...
  22. Re: Can't break swarming impulse...What to do?? Little help please....

    I pulled the queen and a frame of bees. Will see where it goes from here. Thanks
  23. Can't break swarming impulse...What to do?? Little help please....

    Hi all, 3rd year BK. Last year all my hives swarmed terrible so I was determined I was not going to let that happen again. April 27th I noticed swarm cells with brood in them in 4 of my hives. I...
  24. Re: need help w new queen (dud?) or is it a LW?

    http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drtoddh/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140529_192217555.jpg

    They love her. :)
  25. Re: need help w new queen (dud?) or is it a LW?

    URL=http://s251.photobucket.com/user/drtoddh/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140529_200927.jpg.html]http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drtoddh/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140529_200927.jpg[/URL

    A...
Results 1 to 25 of 132
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4