Welcome from Virginia
Type: Posts; User: tibadoe
Welcome from Virginia
Welcome from the central part of VA. Just dive right in - it's a lot of fun!
I like it. Good job!
I read that spreading salt around the hive can help the SHB to some degree. I may give it a try this season.
Don't have an answer for what happened to your hive but the weather has been quite harsh.
I don't think a filled top feeder will help much with high temps. Feeders will just absorb heat until its reaches the ambient temperature outside. Just make sure they have a water source. So far...
Sounds interesting......waiting on pictures and more info.
From what I have checked out, looks like Mann Lake and Brushy Mountain have the best kits quality wise. Decisions - decisions! :rolleyes:
One of these days I would like to check them out. Only about a 3 hr ride or so.
Good idea, didn't think of that!
I'm going to check out the web site.
I am in the market for a nice 5 frame NUC box. Found a few on a web search but don't know which would be the best. I was thinking of going with the box Dadant supplies, mainly because they are down...
Welcome from another VA member.
Should see eggs in about 3-4 weeks. Takes time for the queen to be raised, maiden flight, then laying.
Normal for find some brood discarded by the entrance. The bees are just doing their thing. I find it on occasion myself.
Any signs of eggs? Are you feeding them? Can you find the Queen?
My bee hive is placed in the back of the flower bed in the backyard. From the front of the hive to the flower bed rock edging is 21ft. From front of the hive to back of the house is 75ft. I do...
The wife usually brings a camera and takes the pictures. I like looking at them afterwards. I always see things I missed the first time.
I inspect my first year hives once per week until I get the second brood chamber on - then it's approximately every 2 weeks.
I hope my first honey extraction goes as smooth as yours. Nice pics.
Since you said "bees boiling up between the frames", I would agree that you had a house full of irritated bees that had not much else to do. I keep my suit pretty smoked so it smells like it all the...
My rule of thumb is not to take from the brood box - it's what the bees need.
This book is on my list.
I stop feeding them when the bees stop taking it.