Are you in Branson or Berry County?
Type: Posts; User: Hoot Owl Lane Bees
Are you in Branson or Berry County?
It's raining today so he is back sliding.:D
I have to agree with Joel.
I lived in the Gap Pa. area most of my life and mid April is to soon most of the time.
I would try for around May 1st.
I worked on a farm in Washington Boro and...
Tim & Pam
Side Note Steve are you involved with RR?
If they are not in a hurry to get them out of the log you can try a Hogan Trap and maby get several hives from them.
Just do a search of Hogan Trap here on the forum.
First you should find a local bee club and join.
They should offer a beginners class and have contacts for bees.
Beekeeping is very local in Mo. more so than most of the USA.
You are a lot...
I think they were in the exit pipe or under the feeder jar?
When the hive warmed up is when we saw the others.
Old foragers are better than no bee's.
The Queen was checking cells last night and...
There was no brood in the hive.
I built a single frame OV hive with an entrance hole in the side at the same height as the OV hive with the Queen.
I placed a frame with some...
The Queen and her few attendants are still alive.
I have been putting out a few frames to feed back to my Full size hives and Nuc's and came up with a way to catch and release some bees to try to...
If it is warm enough for the bees to fly just set the deep hive box out side with a frame or two in it.
They will clean it up fast and you wont have to open the hive.
I save my frames...
Go to your local building supply store and get a $5.00 Tyvec painters suite.
Most used suit,s are stained or need repaired.
I don't use a suit but keep one of these in the truck just in case.
If you can try to get at least 1 frame per hive that is already drawn out. This will help with the hive getting started faster.
Ask around at the local club or your mentor. Even if it is dark you...
Thank You Michael
I was thinking about doing some thing like that as I have one hive here at home that is very strong and full of bees.
I left a supper on them because there were so many in this...
We thought about that?
I do know that when we took temp readings on the bottom board it was between 65 & 70 constant with the heating pad.
We used an in fared thermometer.
This is a...
I built two stands similar to yours but I built them on small pallets so I can move them in and out of the shop.
The deep frame stand holds 25 frames per shelf with 6 shelves and the shallow stand...
Some Back Ground- This Observation hive was a single brood frame and an empty drawn deep and one shallow wax foundation, 3 frames total.
It has been weak all along but if there was an empty cell...
That is one f the reasons we went with the Go-Pro.
With the push of a button you can go from video to still pictures and back.
You can also edit the videos and copy still shots.
We have a Go-Pro.
I use the chest harness or my daughter when working the hives.
We use it camping, canoeing, caving, vacation & my son puts it on his helmet when repelling head first.:eek:
I use ammo boxes. They seal tight and are fire proof. I can leave it in the back of the truck even in the rain and it is dry and ready to light. My son got me a 12"h x 18"w box to keep all my other...
Here is what I got for Christmas.
The Practical Beekeeper Volume's 1,2 & 3 by Michael Bush
Queen Rearing by L.E. Snelgrove
Beekeeping Fifty Years Among The Bees by C. Miller
Old Favorite Honey...
MERRY CHRISTMAS from Forsyth Missouri
If the Health Specialist get there way we wouldn't even be able to do it that way. We will have to take our honey to a (certified kitchen) to have it extracted before we can sell it for resale.
It's close to what we need for honey but it prohibits selling for retail and the internet.
But it does give me some place to start.
This is something that ALL Missouri Beekeepers need to be concerned about.
At the fall Missouri State Beekeepers Association meeting we had a breakout session titled “Keeping Bees and Selling Honey...
If you don't mine sharing I would like permission to use it.