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  1. Advice Needed Swarm 50 ft in tree (not reachable) day two raining! Will they be ok?

    So a hive of mine swarmed yesterday 50 ft. in a tree out on a tiny limb.
    Now it's raining fro the second day and cold. Thunder storms today.
    Just wondering what I can do I have swarm traps and...
  2. Re: Weak Queen or Laying workers? Northern Vermont!

    Great thank you very much!
  3. Re: Weak Queen or Laying workers? Northern Vermont!

    So will brood reverse laying workers or not?
  4. Re: Weak Queen or Laying workers? Northern Vermont!

    So give them open brood how often til they make queen cells?
    I can't find another queen anywhere plus I would have to find her and dethrone her right?

    If it is laying workers this early in the...
  5. Re: Weak Queen or Laying workers? Northern Vermont!

    any other help?
  6. Weak Queen or Laying workers? Northern Vermont!

    Still very early and cold up here in Norther Vermont. It was warm enough to do a quick check on a weak hive. There are very few bees and I did find very few eggs and brood but they seem to be...
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    Northern Bee Question: Queen or no Queen?

    I have two Top Bar hives that survived the -30 F winter in Northern VT. Success, right? Well it's still pretty cold up here 50 F days and 37 F nights but one hives is going to town gathering mucho...
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    Re: What/when is it too cold to feed?

    I would like to cause no trouble!?!?
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    Re: What/when is it too cold to feed?

    Sounds good so what do you think is the best/easiest recipe for fondant?
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    Re: What/when is it too cold to feed?

    So the moisture issue is my real question!!!
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    What/when is it too cold to feed?

    I read in one of these forums that if you feed too late in the season that it can cause moisture problems over the winter. Any input I live in Northern Burr-mont so it's in the 50's and low 60's.
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    Re: Top feeder vs frame feeder in winter

    So what is too cold to feed exactly? Right now in the North East Kingdom it's in the 50's and I am still feeding!
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    Re: Northern Hive Winter Wrapping Opinion Fest!!!

    Thanks everyone this helps. I believe I can over winter the THBs as well but only time will tell...
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    Re: Northern Hive Winter Wrapping Opinion Fest!!!

    Someone mentioned to me some kind of black felt paper being better than tar paper anyone care to comment on that?? also is that a suitable wind break or do I need to put up some plywood around them...
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    Northern Hive Winter Wrapping Opinion Fest!!!

    So what is the best way to winterize bees in Northern Vermont (almost Canada)????
    I have both Langs and TBHs.
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    Hive Robbing Frenzy.... Help?!?!?

    I have been feeding my bees for sometime now. At first they seemed to be robbing some so I reduced the entrances and it seemed to stop. Then this week I added a little tee tree oil to their feed...
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    Re: REAL Northern Beekeeping Feeding Question

    'Nother Question about feeding.....
    There seems to be quite a bit of robbing going on across the board, all five hive seem to be robbing or attempting to rob each other. So what is the best...
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    Re: REAL Northern Beekeeping Feeding Question

    Well I thought I was jumping the gun but, I fed them yesterday 5:3 how 'bout that for a feed ratio forum. I don't know much but, I am scared to start a robbing frenzy and help with that? It seems...
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    Re: REAL Northern Beekeeping Feeding Question

    Not much honey stocked I really don't know what happened they seemed to be doing good but summer flew by. So is there any hope should I start feeding now???
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    Re: REAL Northern Beekeeping Feeding Question

    Island Pond
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    REAL Northern Beekeeping Feeding Question

    I have started 5 hives this year 3 Langstroth Hives and 2 TBH. The TBH seem in my novice opion to be ahead of the 3 Langs. The Langs only have 2 8 frame mediums mostly filled with brood. The...
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