Search:

Type: Posts; User: Acebird

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.10 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5
    Views
    220

    Re: What in the world are they doing?

    I think if you have bees that act like nuts you have to treat them like nuts. Shake them all in to a deep or a couple of mediums and give them a frame of brood and walk away. They will either grow...
  2. Thread: creamed honey

    by Acebird
    Replies
    17
    Views
    2,026

    Re: creamed honey

    Actually the FDA is federal so it has nothing to do with which state you're in.
  3. Thread: How long?

    by Acebird
    Replies
    15
    Views
    496

    Re: How long?

    The point is you want the queen to lay eggs to build the population. If the cells are filled she can't lay eggs. It takes young bees to draw out foundation and if she doesn't lay eggs where are the...
  4. Thread: How long?

    by Acebird
    Replies
    15
    Views
    496

    Re: How long?

    Stop feeding. If they plug the hive of all the cells they have you won't like the results. You said, it is not a package it is a nuc with a laying queen. Where is she going to lay?
  5. Replies
    167
    Views
    22,166

    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Well the hard way is taking a pic axe and shovel and clearing each horizontal root and yanking one at a time. Hook the chain to the front of the tractor and pull backwards. Use little jerks. The...
  6. Re: how much to ask for placing 1-2 hives in a garden?

    I would ask the question. You had bees, why don't you have them now?

    If it benefits you, you don't have to charge. If it its a risk to put the bees there then you need to charge. No chemicals...
  7. Replies
    10
    Views
    647

    Re: Russians - first impressions

    What are you hoping for the offspring will be French?:D
  8. Replies
    167
    Views
    22,166

    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Ah ha, roots! no problem. I built a root riper. And the deep roots I use my potato plow. Now stumps, that takes a different technique. Think Tornado ... it easiest with two tractors. Wrap two...
  9. Replies
    19
    Views
    663

    Re: bone-head split

    I think they eat bee bread made from pollen and honey.
  10. Replies
    167
    Views
    22,166

    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    That is the problem, pulling it from the hole once it screws itself past the rocks. I have had it where the 3 point wouldn't pull if from the ground and picked the front wheels off the ground. No...
  11. Replies
    19
    Views
    663

    Re: bone-head split

    I should have said new brood, you are correct. The existing brood will already have an abundance of stored pollen before the split was made. The nurse bees will quickly turn to foragers and most...
  12. Thread: how do I....

    by Acebird
    Replies
    10
    Views
    263

    Re: how do I....

    In most cases the problem is not that big a deal but you can pull the long frame out and replace it with another foundation. I usually don't find it until honey harvest. It makes the long one easy...
  13. Replies
    19
    Views
    663

    Re: bone-head split

    A split hive with no queen is not going to raise any brood. I would rather add more bees than add a pollen sub. in a time of good and plenty.
  14. Replies
    167
    Views
    22,166

    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I have a ford 601 and a 6 in. dia post hole digger. I have to be right on the clutch because it will stall the tractor. Typically I have to dig 10-12 inches at a time and pull it out with the 3...
  15. Replies
    19
    Views
    663

    Re: bone-head split

    I don't understand pollen sub in the spring. To me it is like feeding sugar in a flow.
  16. Re: Moving hives 100 feet - any preferred sequence?

    I wouldn't be thrilled about doing it either but the bigger you let this hive get the more difficult it will be to deal with. If you are not wanting more hives split it into 4 pieces with some...
  17. Thread: Piping Queen

    by Acebird
    Replies
    12
    Views
    470

    Re: Piping Queen

    Boy there are so many ways to do splits I think you should research it so you get the desired outcome that you want. There are many threads on splits here on Beesource that you can search and then...
  18. Replies
    58
    Views
    1,734

    Re: FDA ruling it the works?

    I don't know how to spell so you are taking your chances.

    The people who produce honey should define what honey is and that should be the standard that the FDA up holds for labeling. There could...
  19. Re: Moving hives 100 feet - any preferred sequence?

    You are going to have to break it down to move it so why not split it again if you already have queen cells? Splitting and moving go together. If the hive / hives remain hot you are going to have...
  20. Replies
    10
    Views
    342

    Re: Once every blue moon sting reaction?

    Bees are smart. They are going to sting you in a vulnerable spot if they can get to it. Bees can detect inferred so I suspect they are looking for warm spots like veins. If they can get a vein or...
  21. Thread: Piping Queen

    by Acebird
    Replies
    12
    Views
    470

    Re: Piping Queen

    Your going to need more wooden ware when you split and even for the package.
  22. Re: Moving hives 100 feet - any preferred sequence?

    In the process of moving this one I would split, deep and medium to each half. If you can pull a frame out that has the cells for each half it would be good. Otherwise it would just be by the box. ...
  23. Re: why did bee push wax foundion out of frame?

    I gave up on split bottom frames because I had a couple of them bow away from the foundation and let it just flap away from the frame due to the stress in the hooks under the wedge. Foundation can...
  24. Thread: used frames

    by Acebird
    Replies
    3
    Views
    224

    Re: used frames

    Check for AFB and don't worry about anything else.
  25. Re: why did bee push wax foundion out of frame?

    Do you have enough room for the bees? Fix the foundation and add another box.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4