Crab apple are just starting
Type: Posts; User: sheepdog
Crab apple are just starting
I'd like to add another hive. Also I like the three deep hives set up . This would give me hives with 2 deeps and 1 medium of brood. I could then add frames of brood to my third hive (which would all...
Yes mediums. Will there be a problem splitting the hives like that?
I have two hives of Carnies. They are two standard deep boxes each. I have no more deep boxes but I have a lot of honey supers. What would happen if I put a honey super with drawn comb between the...
Don't beat yourself up. Learn from it and go on.
I have three hives and I use crush and strain exclusively. It is not a great deal of work and I like the wax for candles and such. I use plastic frames and take the wax and honey off them with a...
I've been thinking about trying to add a thin piece of wood to the top of the plastic frame. About the size of a paint stir stick. There are some good glues out there. I'm gonna work on it this...
Thanks all, this has been very helpful.
I know what dearth is. How do you recognize that dearth is happening? I've looked through thread after thread but can't seem to find an answer.
I like pine needles and dried sumac flowers. The sumac really works good for me. I also toss in a few small pine sticks.
Maybe. I'm a gardener and have long been concerned about the lack of bees. I am also a walker and I walked around my neighborhood (within a couple miles of my house) looking for honey bees. I did...
I don't have any bee keepers or honey bees that I know of within 20 miles. My queens are going to have some trouble finding a stranger.
Thank you Solomon Parker
I am a third year bee keeper. I had one hive of Italians that I thought was doing very good and they died last winter(their second year). I now have three hives of carnolians(two are splits). I...
Just bumping the thread. Any other Michigan bee keepers?
Nothing like that first batch of honey. It made my wife say; "Do you think we could get another hive?"
I agree. We can co-exist with the bears. My hives are in my backyard, I have non-lethal shot for stinging and scaring bears away. I load shotgun shells with airsoft bb's. stings but causes no damage.
Smart and neighborly.
This is my third year and I am thinking of ditching the gloves. I did get stung once through my glove when removing honey last year. Little sucker hit me right in the seem.
That's a keeper for a wife there!!
I just finished two nucs made of plywood. One Deep and one medium. I was thinking about building a three inch extension for the medium. Then I could use it for a deep if need be. I have a little left...
I'm just saying that all this talk about plywood chemicals in hive bodies (if any) are most likely there anyway from tops, bottoms and covers.
Aren't most hive tops, covers and bottoms of most hives made of plywood?