OMG that is OD's truck.
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OMG that is OD's truck.
I can be found on the 145.33 Mt Diablo around 5:30AM weekdays, stop in some morning. Had bee chat with an iron worker there this morning.
I don't think its either one. Wild snapdragon would be closer but not correct either.
I find a foundationless frame to be easier than the green plastic frames. Put an empty frame in the broodnest they will draw it out drone for you.
That with PS dusting, screened bottom boards,...
Where in CA
Welcome from Concord
When swarm season starts in you're area, conditions should be good.
Bees don't pass through #8 or 1/8" hardware cloth. Thats what mann lake feeders use.
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green drone frames, a foundation-less wood frame is so much easier.
Should have a laying queen before the last drone emerges, sometimes it takes a few days longer.
Some beekeepers in AHB territory purchase Cordovan queens to make it easier to recognize changes in genetics because of their color.
Of course buying queens from another area, & keeping them...
Photos aren't very good. maybe varroa mite poop.
Welcome, caught one in my backyard yesterday.
We have a meeting in Walnut Creek Thursday, please come join us. www.diablobees.org
Surprising how different some of our experiences have been. I've had 50/50 cane sugar syrup start to ferment after a couple weeks in hot weather.
Some beekeepers add a little bleach to prevent it....
You should be able to find something local.
The Nevada County beekeepers are a good group also.
I wait 30 days, you probably won't have eggs before than. If you want to take a look at 16 days to see if a queen cell hatched out you wouldn't do much harm.
The bees have a better chance when we...
I agree you probably accidentally killed the queen. Although being you might live in AHB territory, & the bees came from a water meter box I think I'd go for the store bought queen. AHB will setup a...
Keep a nuc box in the car all summer. Its nice because you can let them sit a couple weeks without disturbing them.
Dusting once a week will not lower mite numbers according to Randy, so it can't be used as you're only form of mite control. You would also need open screen bottom boards, & drone comb removal. IPM...
When I use them I let them run low & rinse them every week or two. My bees don't take fermented syrup with mold floating on top.
In colder weather it doesn't need it as often.
Thanks, I shared it on our clubs facebook page.
Also www.diablobees.org keeps a swarm list on the website.
PS they will be asked to make a $50 donation to the club, if they can afford it.
Jason saw one in his Livermore hives, but I haven't seen one here yet.
I haven't hear of anyone needing to do anything to control them in our area, yet.
In my opinion you should remove the white board & leave the screen open. Sounds like the hive is doing well. If you're bees drew the first box well they will probably do the same with the second box....