I do what Michael B does.
Type: Posts; User: BoilerJim
I do what Michael B does.
I enjoyed your video, Anthony.
:thumbsup: Always a joy to watch swarms. Especially after being cooped up inside this looooong cold winter.
I would give them some sugar water 1:1 and close them up and leave them alone for a while. Sometimes they will soak up the sugar water quickly and other times (if a flow is on) they...
Welcome Jim from Jim in Indiana. I lost 9 out of 11 hives. I am blaming the cold as well.
OMG. Too bad your are not in Indiana. I have 9 dead hives you could have.
Wecome Rickyboy. This is an excellant resource for information. YouTube is another. Local bee clubs as well.
I'll second what Ed said. I bought about $200 worth of glass and plastic bottles and jars that would have been quite expensive if I had to pay shipping. I paid no shipping by picking it up at the IBA...
I also want to say THANK YOU. This is good stuff. :thumbsup:
They may have been AHB but my concern is that the media often fills in the blanks with sensationalism if they don't know the facts. It may take a few weeks to get confirmation on the type of HB that...
As a couple of others have mentioned, I also use Titebond III and staples. Two years outdoor weathering and use and still going strong.
Excellent photos and explanations on putting it all together! :applause: Also, thank you delber for the advise on the push stick. :thumbsup: I'm thinkin I might just try this this...
Remind me to be no where around when Mark is behind the wheel and decides to back up ! :lookout:
Hokie Bee Daddy, I did the exact same thing last year but was lucky my...
Welcome Sam, bring on the questions.
:applause:Thumbs Up for Mann Lake :thumbsup:
Sounds logical, GB.:cool: Give it a try and let know at the end of summer.
Hi BDecker, There is a lot of good advice on here from a lot of good folks. One in particular is Cleo. I have read many of his post over again over time as he seems very down to earth and for me and...
Hi Blueline. My price includes the bottles and labels.
Hey Kavius, Welcome to the greatest hobby on earth and there are a few on here that make it their living which is a great resource for info.:)
Nice, thanks for sharing.:)
3 lb swarm caught May 9th cloudy 65 degrees F.
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Most were about 12 feet up in pine tree and probably a couple thousand on the ground.
I have purchased equipment from Dadant, Mann Lake, Brushy Mountain, and Walter T Kelley. Never been burned by any of them, all had good quality, and I have always gotten good customer service...
Hello Irmo. I've always put a new hive next to an existing hive. No problems yet. One thing I do (or my 11 year old daughter does) is paint pictures on the front of each hive. I don't know if it...