Search:

Type: Posts; User: Mbalboa

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    11
    Views
    461

    Re: When and how much to feed, central MA

    That's all good to know, particularly about putting away the entire winter's stores in a few weeks. I'll have to cross my fingers for that. This colony basically missed the spring flow altogether so...
  2. Replies
    11
    Views
    461

    Re: When and how much to feed, central MA

    How much honey do you expect from an average hive on a good fall flow in our area?
  3. Replies
    11
    Views
    461

    Re: When and how much to feed, central MA

    Okay, thanks for clarification.
  4. Replies
    11
    Views
    461

    Re: When and how much to feed, central MA

    Hi Ravenseye. Thanks for the input, it's really helpful. If you don't have all 20 frames drawn, do you rearrange the honey at all or do you just let the bees do their thing?
  5. Replies
    11
    Views
    461

    Re: When and how much to feed, central MA

    Hi Michael, thanks for the reply. When you say '1 capped comb' does that mean one side of a frame?

    I hear a lot of reference made to the cluster size. This always confuses me since the bees...
  6. Replies
    11
    Views
    461

    When and how much to feed, central MA

    Hi All,

    I have a first year hive that got off to a late start and as a result does not have adequate winter stores. I'm going to be doing an inspection today and want to know if I should begin...
  7. Re: Emergency Queen Cup despite productive queen?

    Thanks!
  8. Re: Emergency Queen Cup despite productive queen?

    Thanks very much to you both for the reassurance.
  9. Emergency Queen Cup despite productive queen?

    All,

    First year beekeeper here. My hive seems to be finally getting on it's feet and yesterday I found a queen cup. I haven't opened this hive for two weeks, so I'm not sure if it's new or old. ...
  10. Replies
    20
    Views
    708

    Re: Can I Test my Honey in the Freezer?

    Are you trying to determine if the honey is raw?
  11. Replies
    3
    Views
    305

    Re: Adding Second Deep

    Hi Tennessee, why does it slow them down?
  12. Replies
    3
    Views
    305

    Adding Second Deep

    After a rough start with a drone layer (package bees), my hive is just starting to really get going. The bees have drawn out about seven frames, though two or three are partial. It seems like the...
  13. Thread: Drone layers?

    by Mbalboa
    Replies
    4
    Views
    192

    Re: Drone layers?

    If they're new queens, they either did not mate, or were mated improperly. Drone bees develop from unfertilized eggs, where workers develop from fertilized eggs. So when queens do not properly mate...
  14. Replies
    4
    Views
    376

    Re: Rearranging comb

    It was 2:40, so right on time I guess.
  15. Replies
    4
    Views
    376

    Rearranging comb

    I'm trying to move my bees to small-cell comb and added some into the brood nest this weekend. A few hours after, I noticed considerably more bees than usual doing orientation flights. Does...
  16. Re: Using small cell foundation in second deep

    Interesting. Thanks very much for the help and information.
  17. Re: Using small cell foundation in second deep

    Why is it that the PF100s allow them to skip the intermediate regression?
  18. Re: Using small cell foundation in second deep

    Thanks FlowerPlanter. So assuming that for a while my bees will build some 5.1mm or intermediate size, how often should I replace the center brood combs?
  19. Using small cell foundation in second deep

    It's just about time for me to add my second deep brood box this coming weekend. Right now I have standard foundation (not sure the exact size) in my first brood box. I did some reading about the...
  20. Thread: olive oil

    by Mbalboa
    Replies
    13
    Views
    816

    Re: olive oil

    Vegetable oils, if I understand correctly, should not be used as wood finishes because they never dry. As such, they tend to be eventually washed away. Additionally, there is a tendency for...
  21. Replies
    3
    Views
    321

    Re: When to remove feeder

    Is it a problem to remove the feeder and then add it back the following day? I don't know if smoking the hive two days in a row is an issue.

    Regarding the drones, I have noticed a marked increase...
  22. Replies
    3
    Views
    321

    Re: When to remove feeder

    Is it a problem to remove the feeder and then add it back the following day? I don't know if smoking the hive two days in a r
  23. Replies
    3
    Views
    321

    When to remove feeder

    I'm a first year beekeeper and my first hive has gotten off to a rough start. I had a drone laying queen and requeened about two weeks ago. I'm planning on doing an inspection tomorrow and should see...
  24. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,423

    Re: Have a queen, no eggs or brood

    I'll be checking today to see that she is alive. I'll check the cage. If she has been let out, is that evidence enough that all is well, or should I find her?
  25. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,423

    Re: Have a queen, no eggs or brood

    I requeened a few hours ago. I bought a queen, brought her home and she was with a few attendants. I put her in my basement for about two hours. When I got the cage to hive her, she and the...
Results 1 to 25 of 43
Page 1 of 2 1 2