Type: Posts; User: joan
And isn't it the best honey you've ever had ?
How about buckwheat?
For carbohydrate feeding in the winter, I use Dadant's winter patties. Easier than candy, and with less protein, they don't start brooding inappropriately.
I love keeping log books but more so to note flows, dearths, and garden plantings.
How do I get my extracted supers out to & on the hives without starting a bee tornado or some serious robbing?
To all the Dads out there, I thank God for you.
We had the Mann-Lake for several years & I cannot say anything bad about it. Extracted well, no sharp edges, easy to crank. When I got my Maxant, I sold it to a hobbyist with 2 hives and he still...
That's the best way to do it, the ones I've measured, nose to back legs have averaged 15 inches. All beekeeping is local
Machine wash, gentle cycle, air dry. I have never added chlorine bleach when washing our ventilated suit or jacket.
Go to a hardware store & get some KRUD CUTTER, spray well, scrub lightly with a MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER, rinse with plain water or window spray. Works on my car windows.
Hong Kong is in China.
Not appreciated, Burns.
Recently purchased Mr. Taylor's "How To Do It" after having read his "Joy of Bee-Keeping" several times. It was well worth the search & the price.. "The Practical Beekeeper" by Mr. Bush is also...
Thank you all very much. I guess a little success is no match for all your experience. I never thought that robbing was so devastating to hives, but it makes sense now. My sincere gratitude to all...
MiteAwayQuick strips, a softer formic acid treatment to control vaeeoa nites
Thanks Justin, yes, I set the box back, and the nuc hive wasn't treated but were being fed, tho I did have the entrance reducer on for a one-bee passage. Thank you for your concern.
Today I went out to the beeyard to do inspections and remove MAQs from the hives I treated. As soon as I stepped out of my truck, I smelled something like a dead animal. The first hive I went to had...
The new & improved Betterbee has been amazing. I ordered a Maxant extractor Sunday nite after having used my hand-crank plastic one all afternoon, so it was late Sunday nite. It is on my doorstep in...
Way to go
Blue painters tape & a sharpie. You can easily rip it off with the next inspection, put a hive # on it, rip it off when you're done & re-enter the info to another recordkeeping system, or leave a...
Try lotion bars...1 cup clean melted beeswax, 1 cup shea butter & 1 cup coconut oil. add 1 tsp of vit e oil. melt all together and pour into muffin pan or silicone mold. everyone I know loves them.
Love the new folks @ BetterBee, but as mentioned above, all the bigger equipment dealers have something to offer.
Just my limited experience, but I find my bees drawing anything better on the sunnier of the 2 sides in the hives.
Perhaps she was removing a drone? Are you going into a dearth?