Search:

Type: Posts; User: WWW

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    9
    Views
    358

    Re: Flying at 22 degrees???

    A number of years ago I had a hive with high snow kills and found that the bright light reflecting from the snow into the entrance was stimulating the hive into flying when it was too cold to do so....
  2. Replies
    27
    Views
    699

    Re: Feeding shim thickness

    jbuzz,
    Building these shims is an easy project if you use furring strips, two screws in each corner will hold them together just fine, easy peazy :).
    ...
  3. Replies
    27
    Views
    699

    Re: Feeding shim thickness

    I run 2 1/2" shims year around on all my hives, they have a 3/4" hole drilled through the front for ventilation and 1/8" mesh screen stapled over the hole and to the bottom. During winter the shims...
  4. Thread: Beek from Canada

    by WWW
    Replies
    7
    Views
    130

    Re: Beek from Canada

    Hello and welcome.
  5. Replies
    19
    Views
    846

    Re: Do You Harvest More than Once Per Year?

    laketrout,
    I feel your pain as far as needing drawn comb and to be held up a whole year because of a bad season really sucks, I have been there, drawn comb is like gold to a beekeeper. I wish you...
  6. Replies
    19
    Views
    846

    Re: Do You Harvest More than Once Per Year?

    laketrout,
    Here at my location the norm is that a strong hive can draw and cap one deep or two medium supers during the spring Wildflower flow of May and June, a strong hive will also draw and cap...
  7. Replies
    19
    Views
    846

    Re: Do You Harvest More than Once Per Year?

    laketrout,
    I treat the hives with 4 weekly applications of OAV in August and one time at the end of November. As you stated October is way too late for the four week treatment, by then the mites are...
  8. Replies
    19
    Views
    846

    Re: Do You Harvest More than Once Per Year?

    Adam,
    My season reference will differ from yours so you will need to adjust for it.

    * Beginning of May the supers go on for the spring flow (Wildflower honey).

    * End of July the supers are...
  9. Replies
    112
    Views
    7,104

    Re: walt wright's checkerboarding

    Good advise Squarepeg, I do not place foundation on my hives until the white wax / main flow begins, if the foundation is placed on the hives during the early woodland flow the bees will just chew it...
  10. Replies
    12
    Views
    328

    Re: From Post to Hive. Is There a Gentler Way?

    Learner,
    I have never installed a package so I am not an authority on the matter however in this video the package is set down into the hive with bees still in the package and would appear that the...
  11. Replies
    14
    Views
    302

    Re: Hello from frozen Ohio

    Welcome
  12. Replies
    5
    Views
    204

    Re: new beekeeper from Ontario Canada

    Welcome David, good to have you aboard.
  13. Replies
    10
    Views
    476

    Re: wood filler/wood puddy

    I use Durhams Rock Hard to repair boxes, after it dries you can sand it down and paint right over it.
    http://youtu.be/iK2YGUoctmU
  14. Thread: squarepeg 2015

    by WWW
    Replies
    95
    Views
    3,649

    Re: squarepeg 2015

    I am glad to hear that all 18 of your hives are still peculating, I will be following your thread with interest, all my best to you squarepeg........:)
  15. Thread: bees just died

    by WWW
    Replies
    18
    Views
    862

    Re: bees just died

    I for one like to tear apart the dead out hive ASAP to prevent excessive molding of frames and combs, if you have several queen excluders or 1/2" mesh wire to keep the mice out you can stack the...
  16. Replies
    67
    Views
    3,815

    Re: Worst mistake of 2014.

    Well I would have to say that my worst mistake this year came on February 28th when I slid through an icy intersection and was t-boned on the driver side door dislocating two joints in my left...
  17. Thread: Lets talk labels

    by WWW
    Replies
    70
    Views
    3,519

    Re: Lets talk labels

    Bevy,
    I sell my honey to coworkers at a reduced price as well, they are like family to me but not close family, with close family it is free, the smiles I receive mean more to me than the few...
  18. Replies
    19
    Views
    2,632

    Re: Disease ID help . . . Foulbrood?

    Did you all Know that this is a 2012 thread?
  19. Replies
    56
    Views
    2,927

    Re: Best State to Be a Commercial Beekeeper

    Here in Ohio during past years my hives average 60 pounds per colony provided the hives were healthy, didn't swarm, and the nectar flow was good that year, this correlates with the following link to...
  20. Thread: Lets talk labels

    by WWW
    Replies
    70
    Views
    3,519

    Re: Lets talk labels

    I will take a closer look at online labels.com perhaps its not too late for me but don't hold your breath :rolleyes:.
  21. Thread: Lets talk labels

    by WWW
    Replies
    70
    Views
    3,519

    Re: Lets talk labels

    Lauri,
    I am not great on the computer and I am unable figure most things out lol. The logic of a computer is backwards from my own, I do try but it isn't a pretty sight. I am not in the "most people...
  22. Thread: Lets talk labels

    by WWW
    Replies
    70
    Views
    3,519

    Re: Lets talk labels

    Thank you AstroBee, this may well be an avenue that I can take, I will see what my Daughter has to say when we visit her for Christmas and if she is too busy to do my design I will definitely...
  23. Thread: Lets talk labels

    by WWW
    Replies
    70
    Views
    3,519

    Re: Lets talk labels

    Mark,
    These are inspiring ideas, I am planning on 500 or less for 1 pound jars, I do have a daughter who is an accomplished artist and she has done bottle label designs for wineries out in...
  24. Thread: Lets talk labels

    by WWW
    Replies
    70
    Views
    3,519

    Re: Lets talk labels

    Wow great ideas, I will need to look at these web sites and see if I can get something going before summer gets here.

    Like Vance I am not very good with technology to print it myself so perhaps I...
  25. Thread: Lets talk labels

    by WWW
    Replies
    70
    Views
    3,519

    Re: Lets talk labels

    cg3, I really like your design, you done a nice job on it, I hope I can end up with one as well designed :).
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4