Thanks for the update Chris !
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Thanks for the update Chris !
So i've had a chance to go through the used 10 frame hive bodies and the wax moths
got into the brood chamber and made a mess of some of the drawn comb
in the bottom deep. Should this comb be...
I'm in for one large full suit .
Thanks for sharing your great success in beekeeping and welcome to Beesource !
What a great idea ! :)
I know it sat at least one winter in the barn, temps down to 15 below probably.
Didn't look it over real good , pulled a few frames, some honey comb had been chewed on, some had not.
There is dark...
2 10 frame deeps
3 10 frame medium supers
2 metal queen excluders
1 telescoping cover.
So basically a complete hive but the frames are full of empty comb.
Probably won't use this hive till next...
What chest sizes would your medium and large run Chris ?
Metal or nylon zipper ?
Anyone here have any experience with these jackets, comfort , visibility etc ?
OK Chris, thanks for the info.
I'm a newbee shopping for a hooded type jacket
Will be considering yours.
what cloth type material are the jackets made from ?
Any reviews available ?
good list here
And welcome aboard !
So anywhere from none to a gallon every other day per hive.
Was curious as to how often the feed needed to be checked on. Frequently seems to be the answer.
Michael, i ordered your practical...
Starting with bare wire wax foundations here, bees coming in May
May graduate to that miller hive top feeder eventually.
I built a couple 1x3 frames yesterday to house the baggie feeder...
1st year newb is wondering how much sugar syrup will be consumed
by a package of bees per week for example. 1 qt. ? 2gts ? gallon ? Varies with season ?
Trying to figure out whether to top hive...
I don't see Buckwheat mentioned much here.
Planted some last year for cover crop on old garden areas and the bees were thick in
it for weeks. The buzz coming from the buckwheat was amazing.
Looks like one less thing to have to deal with which i like.
Thanks for the replies.
I even cut out a step in the hive painting process by buying a paint and primer in one can.
from another Maine newbee.
OK i read this elsewhere but it said to spray syrup on new wax foundations
just before installing a package of bees.
Is this standard practice or just someones own personal method ?
See a lot of knowledge about bandsawn lumber here and
agree that even the best sawyer will end up with a untrue piece of lumber on occasion .
Have a cull pile for that, not very big at all but...
Good point Ralph.
Its my own lumber harvested and cut about 6 years ago, was covered and stickered a few years before
i had a chance to bring it into the barn.
Couldn't really see the extra bother of planing the...
Any problem with using unplaned 1" thick bandsawn white pine for hive bodies and
and other wooden ware ?
I hear ya, Seems like apples blossomed a few weeks earlier than normal here last year, not good.
But yeah, I'm in a tizzy getting ready two new hives
The screened bottom boards i bought came with a metal slide out tray, pulls out from the
back with the landing board in place.
I suppose a little extra ventilation in the summer wouldn't hurt.
Glad i read this thread after i bought 2 screened btm boards for my new hives,
but i also read here about an easy solution...1/4" luan
Too many options for newbees like me