Search:

Type: Posts; User: Chip Euliss

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    9
    Views
    455

    Re: Wax Melter for dipping frames

    Waxmelters. Haven't noticed any damage to the plastic and it's set at 212F. Any cooler and it's pretty thick and wasteful of wax. I've done a couple thousand frames and the bees draw it out well...
  2. Replies
    9
    Views
    455

    Re: Wax Melter for dipping frames

    Thanks. I'll look into that. What I bought was designed to melt beeswax and it works great when it's not in the repair shop. Probably the most unreliable machine I've ever bought!
  3. Replies
    9
    Views
    455

    Wax Melter for dipping frames

    I have a lot of old plastic frames (unwaxed) that the bees don't like to draw out. I pressure washed them to get off any residue but the bees still won't draw them unless I dip them in beeswax. I...
  4. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,159

    Re: Requeening annually

    It's more work but you can increase acceptance by splitting the hive and placing the 2 halves a hundred feet apart. After a day of good flying conditions, the queen less hive will mostly bee just...
  5. Re: Building 4-way pallets: Treated or painted? More questions

    I also use screws so I can replace the untreated plywood when it is no longer serviceable. I buy 2 inch deck screws and reuse them too. Nails hold great but are time consuming to remove. I have...
  6. Replies
    7
    Views
    710

    Re: Anybody using MAQS on singles

    Thanks John. I was thinking that a half dose might be too strong. I think I'll dose a hundred or so with half a MAQS and use thymol on the rest. I'll check mites before and after and see how it...
  7. Replies
    7
    Views
    710

    Anybody using MAQS on singles

    Been wanting to try them on singles but all the directions I've seen are for doubles. Any experience? Any thoughts? Thanks Chip
  8. Thread: Apivar

    by Chip Euliss
    Replies
    47
    Views
    3,276

    Re: Apivar

    When I get my bees back from CA, they are wall-to-wall brood (6-8 frames of brood out of 9 frames), so OA may not be the best in my situation since it works by contact. I've used apiguard in the...
  9. Thread: Apivar

    by Chip Euliss
    Replies
    47
    Views
    3,276

    Re: Apivar

    I used 2 in my singles last fall and it worked great. Trying to decide what to alternate with when they get back from CA. Any suggestions?
  10. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,002

    Re: How many hives on a semi trailer?

    408 doubles of 816 singles unless they 're super heavy. Short conversation here ; just thawed out a frozen septic line for the dog kennel. Stinky job. I'm ready to get my bees back!!!
  11. Replies
    36
    Views
    2,686

    Re: Lost a good one. Rip soupcan

    My sincere condolences
  12. Replies
    173
    Views
    13,434

    Re: Indoor wintering

    Same forecast here Ian--I'm hopeful but my glass is always half full. Just remember, weather forecasts are always 100% guaranteed. If you're not satisfied, just bring it back and the weatherman...
  13. Replies
    54
    Views
    3,512

    Re: Its been a cold windy winter

    The last ice age sent Canadian 'soil fixings' (glacial till) all the way to Iowa. Maybe the US border would head way south too!!!!

    Been cold and windy in North Dakota too. I read in the local...
  14. Replies
    54
    Views
    3,906

    Re: reusing frames vs trashing them

    I cull old frames that are more than 10% drone comb but sell them to an outfit in South Dakota rather than recycle. I just stack them on an old pallet and store them till I get 4 pallets or so. The...
  15. Replies
    2
    Views
    3,921

    Re: Box Joint Jig by Carl Korschgen

    Looks like a slick jig Carl--wish I had a fraction of your talent! Once my schedule settles down a little, I might try making some hive bodies out of cypress I get out of east Texas. Good luck with...
  16. Re: Comm. beeks - do you paint your pallets?

    I use cypress for my middle strips and they hold up very well. I was interested in dipping entire pallets in wax but never located an inexpensive source. I use green treated below, regular exterior...
  17. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,599

    Re: Managing back pain!

    I work at a comfortable height and avoid bending over like the plague. For splitting, I built 2 work tables that I place on both sides of a pallet of bees to be split with a forklift. I use the...
  18. Replies
    64
    Views
    4,451

    Re: Migratory lids

    I get cypress boards that are 17 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick so don't have to splice them together. Cypress is naturally rot-resistant and should outlast me. Otherwise, pretty much as Ian's set...
  19. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,834

    Re: TED Talk by Marla Spivak

    I don't know if what I've observed is true or not but maybe one of you from Iowa could comment. I pull a boat to Louisiana each summer for my family fishing trip and am always impressed with the...
  20. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,834

    Re: TED Talk by Marla Spivak

    I'd like to see something done to improve the quality of our ditches too. Here, ditches are hayed and the timing is generally at a time when the flowers are just starting to attract bees. I don't...
  21. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,834

    Re: TED Talk by Marla Spivak

    I think the focus will be on seed mixes for future enrollments in conservation programs.
  22. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,834

    Re: TED Talk by Marla Spivak

    Good question and one that I can't answer. Sometimes, the best we can do is get the word out. Sort of like fishing-you have to have your hooks in the water to have success. I do know that honey...
  23. Replies
    29
    Views
    1,834

    TED Talk by Marla Spivak

    Marla gave a recent presentation that should be of interest to all beekeepers. It's at: http://www.ted.com/talks/marla_spivak_why_bees_are_disappearing.html
  24. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,133

    Re: November COLD

    Sounds like a pretty slick trick; I'll have to try a few next year! Canola here has mostly been replaced with soybeans and corn. Not even the small grain crops we used to be known for. I've moved...
  25. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,133

    Re: November COLD

    Thanks for clarifying. Good idea to get the population up at the right time--maybe something for me to consider. I did the same thing--a hundred or so doubles and the rest singles but shifted to...
Results 1 to 25 of 128
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4