Search:

Type: Posts; User: Hogback Honey

Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.06 seconds.

  1. Replies
    6
    Views
    357

    Re: Should I harvest honey

    No, leave it for the bees. What is your hive configuration? I've 2 deeps and a medium. That is all for the bees. When a flow starts I add supers, and that is my honey.
  2. Replies
    10
    Views
    469

    Re: California honey

    When I see flowers starting to bloom, and they quit taking any syrup I've set out for them, that's when I stick on honey supers.
  3. Re: bee's flying today so did a quick check on food stores.

    I did the same, one hive had eaten up their sugar brick id given them, but still have plenty of honey. The other hive had plenty of brick left, and plenty of honey.
  4. Replies
    38
    Views
    3,820

    Re: Rural Neighbors complaining

    I'm with shinbone and DPBsbees
    When my bees start to become a nuisance, getting into the stall shavings, and hen scratch, I put out some dry pollen for them. Then they leave the other, non...
  5. Replies
    16
    Views
    4,098

    Re: honey extracctor not sure

    I use a spatula, a metal spatula. Stick it in one end, and just scrape the honey off the foundation into a bucket. The edge of the frame hooks really nicely onto the rim of the bucket. I've use'd...
  6. Replies
    9
    Views
    1,185

    Re: drones in Dec

    Warmed up the other day where I am, to about 50 degrees, looked almost like orientation flights IFO both my hives, Saw a couple of drones also. I also thought they would have all been kicked out by...
  7. Replies
    53
    Views
    7,322

    Re: no cook sugar brick is a joke

    Takes a while for them to set up. I make mine when it's hot and there is very little humidity in the air. This time if year, where I live, it wouldn't be possible to make them, too much humidity. ...
  8. Re: How far away from your apiary do you live?

    About 100 - 150 yards or so.
  9. Replies
    7
    Views
    616

    Re: Darn it!!

    Don't feel bad, happened to me in August. The one hive that did abscond, I could not get their mite population under control, don't know why. I had 3 hives, treated them ALL for varroa, mite count...
  10. Re: Scare the goblins: Varroa Mite Pumpkin

    Amazing the artwork that people do on veggies and fruits these days. :applause:
  11. Re: The day I gained a super healthy respect for insects that can sting and bite...

    I've been stung by both YJ's and Honeybees, Honeybee stings hurt more, at least to me they do.
  12. Replies
    9
    Views
    5,578

    Re: whats wrong with chat now?

    I tried to get into chat last night, and it said I needed new 'java', what the heck, this is a new computer, the minute I got it, about a month ago I was able to get into chat. I was so happy, I was...
  13. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,257

    Re: Open feeding?

    I 'open feed', but my feeders are at least 100 yards away from my hives. Lots of feral bees visit the feeder, but I figure they leave my hives alone because it's easier to get the food without the...
  14. Re: Shimming between hive bodies for mite control

    I agree with Harley Craig. Cutting out all the extra comb the bees build between the bodies, with that shim on, really pisses them off, upsets them to no end. I know, because I made the stupid...
  15. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,494

    Re: They lit me up!

    Maybe they were too awake to oxyvap since they were the last hive done. Try doing that hive first next time.
  16. Replies
    26
    Views
    2,786

    Re: Electric Fence Questions????

    Get this one, all the ranchers and lots of beekeepers use this one. I use this one, love it. Don't waste any money on the Tractor Supply one.
    ...
  17. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,334

    Re: Sad bees - hornets - smaller hive

    Don't give up on them yet. They may still pull through. I've a 'small' colony also, has been toughing it out with chalk brood, then the YJ's showed up in droves one day. I believe the YJ's were...
  18. Replies
    17
    Views
    1,247

    Re: Bull Ants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Found this about Bull Ants. http://australianmuseum.net.au/bull-ants , in case anyone was wondering what they looked like
  19. Replies
    14
    Views
    2,846

    Re: Wintergreen for Varroa control, via UWV

    Thanks all you've been a great help. I OAV, have completed one round, as in 5 or so treatments 5 days apart each. And was looking into anything else that may help. I'll OAV again in Nov.
  20. Replies
    14
    Views
    2,846

    Wintergreen for Varroa control, via UWV

    Found this on line about the use of Wintergreen in syrup/honey. Looks like they feed this, 25 drops per qt of syrup, or honey water mix. Seems awful strong, they don't say they use this to mix with...
  21. Re: How do you get 180-200 lbs of honey per hive??

    Like one person said move to the Dakotas
  22. Replies
    5
    Views
    731

    Re: Fighting mites with syrup

    Heres a link I found

    http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/varroa/varroa2.htm
  23. Re: More syrup than I thought... is this right?

    I keep it simple. I use 1.5 gallons of water, give or take a little, it equals about 12 pounds. Heat it up and gradually add a 25 pound sack of sugar. Gives me a little more than 3 gallons.
  24. Re: Yellow Jackets attaching bees outside the hive

    This evening I headed out to refill feeders in my hives. Looked at the landing board and thought, wow, there's a lot of bees there, got closer, CRAP!!! Yellow Jackets, tons and tons of them. I...
  25. Replies
    11
    Views
    862

    Re: Bottled my first honey and well..

    No, send it to me, I am the ONLY licenced disposal company for honey with a green tint :-)
Results 1 to 25 of 341
Page 1 of 14 1 2 3 4