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Type: Posts; User: Splorndle
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So, my spring was going gang buster. 2 STRONG hives and 3 packages installed on 4/5/14 Everything was great. The last two days have seen freezing temps in NC. I go to find 2 package hives frozen to...
So, does anyone know where the larva leave the hive? I am catching many in the freeman trap. Is that virtually all of them or do some exit the front of the hive?
I wonder if this will fit on the Freeman bottom board. Seems to me the combo would be great.
Absolutely covered. FULL of bees. I will look Wed to see if they are concentrated on a frame or perhaps all are being driven to the bottom?
Here is my theory: The adults hang at the top of the hive and end up in the oil when entering the hive. The larva migrate down and end up in the oil?
The hives are FULL of bees and seem to have expanding populations.
OK, I have two VERY strong hives. I also have Freeman traps on the bottom. I am catching no adult beetles but the oil tray has many beetle larva in it. Is this the normal deal? Beetles lay eggs, they...
I just cut out the webbed areas and they just rebuild them. I freeze and reuse em all and it seems to work every time.
Awe come on, what...do you think I am stupid? Wait, what?
Just a few pro tips:
1. After a few years if you are feeling like a good beekeeper remember on that new hive full of expensive package bees...you must remove the cork or the queen cannot get out....
jredburn, do you have a photo?
I have added Freeman bottom board traps and they have almost eliminated the beetle issue. I had two hives infested and slimed. I saved the frames by freezing them for a week each and putting them in...
I have used guardstar, the beetle blaster, home made CD case traps etc and the number 1 most effective is the screen bottom board traps. Eliminates the problem.
Thanks, and I believe cool weather is best? Tomorrow is 72 so it should be perfect...right?
Both of my hives have good numbers but there is a significant mite count. I can wait till the correct time. The question is when is the right time in North Carolina?
Opened my formerly strongest hive today an the hive was slimed by hundreds of hive beetle larva. Turns out this hive, like my other, swarmed and failed to re-queen itself. So, a couple of questions....
Thanks guys. I am moving brood tomorrow.
3 weeks. And yes, 2 swarms from same hive. Watched it happen.
No queen. No eggs but on the bright side no laying workers. I have 2 other hives in good shape. Do I take a frame of eggs away from one of the other hives and hope for the best?...
I am sitting here wondering in "tangin" is the beek equivalent of snipe hunting.
"Thems God's bees" . . . AWESOME!
How do I get them down from there? I have 2 baited traps nearby.
I have 3 healthy hives. Is there a problem with splitting each right after extraction and putting the comb on top of each to feed them and for them to clean out? Just wondering if I am inviting...