maybe granulated honey
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maybe granulated honey
You can save the comb if you like, but if it were me I would burn the comb & bees. A fresh start with good bees would be my goal.
In my opinion the bees look at the top bars as a honey cap and are more prone to swarming with so many bars to cross.
Before creosote fell from favor, Richard Taylor painted his hives with creosote, with no noticeable problems.
I sometimes use them with thin top bars, for cut comb honey.
Kelley had a device for putting glue on labels. They also had a metal frame wiring device with a transformer that heated the wire for the foundation. I have many old bee journals dating back to the...
I made hive stands with 2x6 boards setting on bricks. Have not had skunk problems in years.
Could it be that the skunks are eating small hive beetles from the holes they are digging.
a few years ago better bee had a extractor that extracted top bar. it was round and flat and you laid the comb flat on bottom, bar side out. you could call bb they may direct you.
I vaporized yesterday. I have the jb200 from Heilyser. I have a trailer with 10 hives with solid bottom boards with the 3/8 side up & screwed down to the floor to keep them from shifting when...
JBJ is correct. If you have any light color honey on your hives it will darken it and give it a honey dew flavor. I would take all my light color honey as soon as i noticed any dark nectar.
Thanks for the help.
can oxalic acid vapor be applied from the top of the hive, or will it only work from the bottom.
When your screen or filter clogs put them outside in the shade bottom up and the bees will clean the wax out. this works when thier is no honey flow. I agree with the hot knife.
I have never seen bees work queen annes lace. Some get it confused with boneset, a minor honey, fall, sorce.
Even the capped brood don't not look healthy to me.
If you do this queen excluder between brood with super on bottom thing you had better have a upper exit for drones to excape.
I use 4 castors with 3/4 plywood works very well. I have an older 24 frame root extractor,very heavy. When i am through extracting i use a cheap small floor jack to tilt the whole platform and tank...
I work the soil in July early & again later in the month to cut down on the weeds. Then i plant the first part of Augest. It blooms the next year. Then when the bloom is gone i start over again. In...
You cross wire wax foundation to keep jt from bowing. Foundation, with a bow, even with vertical wire, or pins, will cause short cells on one side & long cells on the other. the finished product...
Google Judy Wu she has some good info on chemicals in comb,
IF you hold the supers long side & rock it gently from side to side the frames will space ok. This only works with loose frames.
I live in the southern tip of il. I piant sweet clover in augest so it can compete with the weeds. I nave planted on the snow & in the spring with poor results, to many weeds. I work the ground every...
AFB is most often recognized in the brood that is caped. Sunken cappings, greesey wet looking. It strings out when it is mixed with a stick. EFB the larva dies before it is caped. It will turn...
This is the first year in a long time that i got a fall surplus. One hive got spanish nettle and aster. the other hive got knotweed With a little aster mix.
i don't know what medical benefit it has...