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    Re: Need help choosing a beesuit

    If you want to go with a "Full Suit" option I got a set of white painters coveralls from Home Depot for only 10.98!
    Then all you need is a veil and gloves....
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    Re: Need help choosing a beesuit

    I got a bunch of equipment my first year. I ended up getting 8 to 10 stings, but you really need to get about 26 stings a year.. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0QB96RrGdM)
    Above is a link to a...
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    Re: Shop accident!

    Yes I always need to be careful when I work on my shop smith because I am pressing the wood against the spin, and my "safety" sticks that I use to keep my hands away from the spinning blade tend to...
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    Re: Not sure what killed my hive???

    Zombie Brood looks like the photos in this post of mine:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?284529-Why-my-colony-is-collapsing ...
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    Re: Not sure what killed my hive???

    Sorry, I didn't read your post close enough. the Screen Bottom Board is a definable factor here.
    Did you have it closed off?
    Weather.com says you had low temps in the teens a few weeks ago, and...
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    Re: Not sure what killed my hive???

    Some questions
    1). Do you have a screened bottom board? It could reduce the temp inside and the bees would not be able to maintain temperature.
    2). What has the temps been like over the last month...
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    Re: Town Considering Banning Beekeeping

    I missed a topic of conversation among the council members:


    http://townofcrewe.com/Town_Council_Minutes.html
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    Re: Town Considering Banning Beekeeping

    Town of Crow Contact Us form:

    http://townofcrewe.com/Contact_Us.html

    We can let them know our opinion.

    Crewe Municipal Building
    125 East Carolina Avenue
    Crewe, VA 23930
    (434) 645-9453
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    Re: Town Considering Banning Beekeeping

    Here is the discussion from the Town of Crowe regarding their bee issue: http://townofcrewe.com/Town_Council_Minutes.html October 16 session


    Nobody claims they even got stung or anything... ...
  10. Re: Exporting Hives and Bees to the UK

    Sure, no problem,
    I am still trying to figure out what they mean about Hawaii being a 3rd world country?! That is even farther away from the UK to import anything from.

    Well... I am not sure...
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    Re: EU and UK short of bees.

    Maybe a good business idea is to buy a Farm in the UK, and get my own BEES to polinate so I get 3 times the production! The profit is in the fact that I am out producing a same sized farm with no...
  12. Exporting Hives and Bees to the UK

    Exporting Hives and Bees to the UK
    $1.65 dollars = 1 pound. (1-8-14 conversion rate)
    This article here: (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/08/uk-food-security-honeybees) says that in...
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    Re: Town Considering Banning Beekeeping

    If you have a laptop and WIFII,
    You can have us fellow BEEKS attend via a Google Hangout!

    We need to be present to speak our minds about what may be an over reaction.
    Banning bee hives in the...
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    Re: Special Message from my Bees

    I went outside on New Years Eve to check on my bees, and when I peeked in You will never Guess What I saw?!
    http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad46/disc999golfer999/Happy_New_Year2014.jpg
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    Re: Check those prices before buying!

    Right now my time is cheap. And no it was not a concern. The wood I used was cured I think in a furnace. Also when I painted the outside I let sit and cure for several days before my packages...
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    Re: Check those prices before buying!

    I have been building myself.
    Last year I built 2 hives for a total of 2 bottom boards, 4 19 3/4 x 16 hive bodies and top cover out of one 4 x 8 plywood. Plus I had miscellaneous scrap wood, and I...
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    Re: Dead hive

    I just watched the video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSjlwKfjM1U
    At 12:25 Michael Palmer explains. His target weight is 155 pounds.
    He has 2 hive mediums and a honey super. With no top...
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    Re: Dead hive

    This is a good presentation on how to prevent some of the problems you had. It was put on by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm:

    1 takeaway for me was that one of the panelists weighed his hives. If it...
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    Re: Dead hive

    Hi Mark,

    I am up here in Vancouver, WA with 2 hives.

    I had brought my bees into my garage when the first cold snap happened.
    You can see my post here:...
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    Re: Dead hive

    They look like Italian ones from the pics.
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    Special Message from my Bees

    I just got through creating my Holiday Cards this year.....
    http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad46/disc999golfer999/front.jpg
    Inside...
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    Re: Over Wintering Bees

    I heated it on the stove till it was just warmer than body temperature. ~100 or so, and then by the time they got it it was right at ~90 - 95.


    Is that from Ruhl Bee Supply? I was almost going...
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    Re: Over Wintering Bees

    OK Thanks, good to know. This cold freeze will be over next Thursday, so I can move them out of the garage then. I will dry the hive out first so the excess moisture will be gone. I fed them about...
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    Re: Over Wintering Bees

    This is sugar syrup. I figured they were going to have a feeding problem because of the extremen cold and there was almost no food stores in the 1 hive. My thinking is they will take the 64 oz of...
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    Re: Over Wintering Bees

    My other hive for comparisan:
    http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad46/disc999golfer999/DecFreezea.png
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