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  1. Re: Frame arrangement in double deeps and 3 medium brood boxes?

    zhiv9- Thanks for the reply. I assume all others must agree without seeing any other input. juzzer
  2. setting up a late swarm for the fall/winter

    I caught a swarm in the middle/early part of July. They have been doing well so far and are about to complete their 1st deep. I will be adding the second deep in a day or 2. The second deep will...
  3. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    What does Nabber86's thread do for you???
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?302319-Bee-dancer

    Experience will calm you down, work slow, and focus. That is what helped me get more...
  4. Heat from electric knife really affect honey?

    I would like to purchase an electric uncapping knife to speed up the process of extracting. For the price I am going to spend what I need to get a set thermostat knife, not the adjustable temperature...
  5. Frame arrangement in double deeps and 3 medium brood boxes?

    Couldn't find the answer so I need your help here. I have a few hives that are 2 deeps for the brood nest and some hives that are 3 mediums for the brood nest. I am trying to start to help them set...
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    Re: what kind of flower is this?

    Thanks for the quick response. My mom saw them and wasn't sure it were bumbles or honeybees on the flowers she saw.....they ended up being bumbles. I guess I need to educate her more on the...
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    Brood nest reverse at this time?

    The hive made it through the Winter and I was very eager to see their honey production for the year. A few weeks later...no Queen. So each week for 3 weeks I added a frame of eggs from another hive...
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    what kind of flower is this?

    Thanks to those that helped me with the last flower I needed help with. Can anyone tell me what kind of flower this one is? The bees seem to enjoy it this time of year. Thanks, juzzer
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    Can 2 swarms be combined?

    If I caught 1 small swarm in a trap and a week or 2 later I happened to catch another small OR larger swarm.... is it bad to combine the two into one hive? What will happen if both colonies have a...
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    First swarm trapped, and a question.

    I finally caught a swarm in a trap. I was making the rounds to take all the traps down for the season and the final one actually had a small swarm in it. Attached is a photo of them. It seems like...
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    Know this type of flower?

    I was asked if I knew what kind of flower this is. Not sure if it has anything for honeybees, my mom just thought I might know what kind it is....and I don't. Let me know if you do, thanks, juzzer.
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    Re: Swarm traps location

    Magnetic vein??? I'm with you SCPOSSUM, I have no idea either. Maybe it's like snipe hunting at night:kn:??? Wikipedia didn't even have an answer. Could someone impress me with their knowledge? juzzer
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    Packed pollen frames?

    A while back I asked what I could do with frames that were 60%-70% packed with stored pollen and I have been adding a few pack into my packaged hives this year. As I looked through my "reserve"...
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    Re: queenless help

    This weekend I will be transferring a second frame of brood to the hive that appears to be queenless. I would like to take the frame from a different hive than I did from last time. If the queenless...
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    Re: queenless help

    This weekend I will be transferring a second frame of brood to the hive that appears to be queenless. I would like to take the frame from a different hive than I did from last time. If the queenless...
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    Re: tricks of the trade?

    I use pre-waxed plasticell but I still brush on my own beeswax as well. So, my point is that if you are already using wax foundation I think you are doing what would be most encouraging to get them...
  17. Re: Another newbee question - Hive appears queenless

    Eggs, eggs, eggs. Besides whose to say that she didn't crawl to a previously inspected frame when you placed it back in the hive. I too was always excited to check everything out( I still am), but...
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    Queen Excluder with mediums

    It was tough to type the title for this question since it seems to always be a discussion.

    I didn't use an excluder on one of my hives last year(2 deeps) just to see the results of honey storing...
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    Re: Hacksaw based decapping tool

    Neat idea. How did the comb hold up through the process? It didn't get ruined or break did it? I have some very fine copper wire that I might try it with. Did you just run it right along the top and...
  20. Uncapping knife(adjustable setting or not)

    If a set temperature electric knife works well for uncapping frames, why do they sell an adjustable temperature model and then usually charge $20 more? Thanks, juzzer
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    Super sized deeps??

    As I was inspecting the other day(I have both deeps and mediums for hive bodies in my yard) I starting thinking. Has there ever been a beekeeper that made and used a double stack size of deeps for a...
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    Jacket and veil or whole suit

    I'm getting a bit annoyed and frustrated with my current bee suit(coveralls with hard hat and veil combination). It was a freebie from a former keeper but it has been a bit tight to get in and out of...
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    Swarm trap entrance discs.

    For those who could use it. A few dollars can be saved making entrance "spinning" discs out of plastic corrugated sheets. The kind that advertise beverages for sale at gas stations and grocery...
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    Installing nuc

    I searched for a thread but didn't find the answers yet.

    I am going to pick up and install a 5 frame nuc in 3 days. I've read that people will open the nuc entrance and leave the bees alone to...
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    Re: 1st call woohoo...pool bees.

    Although I determined the bees were from a person's bee yard, I appreciate your knowledge. With that said, why then do people do trap outs if they know they will be leaving comb and honey in the...
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