Type: Posts; User: Bodhited
Thank you, I knew it wasn't neglect as I check them often, but it am new at this...
Any advice on cleaning and storing equipment? I cleaned and put away one hive body already. Scrapped excess...
Sadly, no queen
Went to winterized my hive the other week and noticed it was very quiet. Maybe about 100 or so bees left that were hardly moving. There was not a substantial amount of dead bees around, so I wonder...
Well that worked, thanks. Anyway, notice the top of the frame with no comb? Thoughts?
I am unable to upload the photo I wanted to show
Was wondering why they are not storing honey and pollen near the top of the frame in the typical half circle rainbow pattern...honey, pollen, brood?
Is this looking ok?
This may sound stupid, I'm new....but what is the purpose of burr comb? Why do they need to build it....I was under the impression that they were just filling as much space as possible?
It's not up against the wall, the burr comb side is up against a full frame of brood (part of the nuc). The second picture I posted is on the inner from other side of the nuc frames.
The other side....drawing it out just fine there...weird
Any idea why they are drawing the comb out this way? Should I scrape it or leave it?
This is on one side of the nuc frames installed in a ten frame deep. On the other side of the nuc frames they...
What are the dimensions of the brushy mountain bee company's inner cover for a 10 frame hive?
Both were hatched out, one looked very natural with only a hole at the bottom. The second was very mangled, there was hardly anything left of the queen cell. My thought is that they killed her?
2 weeks ago I installed 2 frames filled with bees, brood of various stages, nectar, pollen and honey. In addition to that there were 2 queen cells on one of the frames about to hatch the...
Which kind is this?
Which type is this?
Due to some recent weather in my area I lost most of the bees in my hive including the queen. I need to requeen and was wondering if anyone I the finger lakes region, rochester area has any?
What if you had someone paint the box for you and gave poor instructions.....?
Brand new box painted inside and out because I wasn't clear. Can I use it or just get a new one?
I did not pull any frames so was unable to see if there was brood, however their population seems larger than it was in the winter.....but I could be misjudging that.
I noticed some mold on the inside of the outer cover yesterday, what should I do?
Replace it or dry it out?
We had a warm day (50’s) followed by cold again, on the warm day I check the hive and they were flying....tons of action and quite noisy. Is it safe to assume that they have survived the winter?
I have some questions on what to do now that spring is coming. This is my first hive and their first winter, last I checked around mid February there was still movement inside. I didn't open the...
My first winter, was wondering if anyone had some tips on winterizing for upstate New York, 2 deep 10 frame hive. Best methods?
Best kind of insulation for outside? Change out screen bottoms...
No slim last inspection, I've noticed the smell for months just seems stronger now.
How is the goldenrod honey?
I notice an odd smell outside of the hive, I suppose it could be described as yeasty. I have read this could be the fermentation of honey due to SHB larvae.
I do have a small amount of beetles...