Thanks for the responses
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Thanks for the responses
I would start by emailing these bee keepers
Thanks for the response Mr. Bush, and thanks for everything you provide to the Beekeeping community through your web site, It's my Bee Bible, I read it all the time.
My thought on the syrup heater...
Now that's a good idea. With an empty box I could put a few feeder jars inside and still keep the syrup warm.
I'm still new to this and please correct me if I'm wrong, but I...
Yes I am concerned about excessive humidity causing condensation inside the hive.
Insulation is the key in preventing condensation from forming, just like putting a cold drink in a...
"I read that the syrup had to be 50 degrees or more before the bees could take it."
That's what I've found to be true.
"I may try a solar version of this, bring the...
I like the entrance feeder when it's cold so I don't have to open the hive.
Robber bees are less of a concern today than keeping the colony well fed without losing heat.
Yes they are Mike,
And If you look closely at the entrance in the second pic you can see a few bees gathered up.
I stuck my little bore scope in the entrance and there are quite a few bees moving...
I'm trying out a method of warming my 1qt syrup jar while it's on the Boardman feeder.
I wrapped the jar with a 120 volt self regulating heat tape and secured it with big wire ties and duct tape....
Thanks for all the input and advice.
My goal is to fill 150 of the 4oz Muth jars for my daughters wedding on June 6 so every bee counts.
I'll split it to avert a swarm and hopefully still meet the...
What concerns me is that 2 weeks ago we had days in the upper 70's and I didn't see anything like this.
And a most of the bees are small fuzzy young ones.
Just coming up on the 1 year anniversary with my first hive. They did great up until the last couple of days and now I'm finding about 50 dead bees per day within 10' of the hive entrance.
If you have a hack saw take the blade out and use it. 32 teeth per inch works best. Blade wont get dull and in makes a clean cut.
Condensation will develop based on the relative humidity of the air and the surface temperature of the material that air is in contact with.
Here's a calculator ...
Just a update to the thread. I installed a Freeman trap and used mineral oil in the pan, I also installed 5 Beetle Jails with a single crushed Blueberry for bait and Diatomaceous earth in the...
I've got one ordered, thanks for the advice
I'm new to this and have had my 1st hive since April. The hive is strong, the queen is laying and lots of traffic in and out. They have filled 2 deeps and 1.5 supers. Early on I saw 1 or 2 beetles...
You could rig up with a ceiling fan but you'll need two frames and a really understanding and forgiving spouse if it doesn't work out...
I came across this site. The USDA will test your bees for free and let you know what pests or some diseases they have.
I've been watching my first hive for the last 10 days and noticed the warmer it gets during the day the more the bees fly. The morning temps are around 50 with some afternoon temps over 90. Mid to...
Thanks for the advice.
With the flow on and bees doing good I'm thinking about putting plain warm water in my Boardman feeder for them to drink. The temp should reach about 90 today. I do have a water supply nearby but so...
Good point, I hadn't thought about the smoke being too hot.
Thank you for the response Mr. Bush.
No more feeding for now.
Did you happen to notice at the end of the video that bee doing the crazy gyrations, what do you suppose that was about?