Today 02:15 PM
Florida dept AG apiary inspection
I can say I will not support the partition to remove the inspectors. My local Inspector, Ryan Willingham, is a commercial Beek, licensed honey bottling producer, worked for Dadant for years and has a... (4,764 views, 40 replies)
Today 02:11 PM
Is now and OK time to requeen in the northeast?
I will not let bees raise queens in August. But sometimes they requeen without me knowing it. (I know the queen is new because all my queens are marked) Some of the August queens turn out to be ok,... (479 views, 13 replies)
Today 02:09 PM
building frame question
Have been a trained carpenter since 1979 and I would not attempt building frames. To build just ten would take me a half-day of fiddling around setting the saw up. I charge ~ $200/day for my time so... (118 views, 7 replies)
Today 02:07 PM
Two queens laying next to each other.
I've had hives with mother & daughter queens working together for months. Haven't heard of sisters doing it, but I bet it happens. (122 views, 6 replies)
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Today 02:00 PM
Processing a single frame of honey.
I crush and strain but this year I will be using this once it comes in the mail http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/product/CN-206.html since I do foundationless I just show up to the... (55 views, 3 replies)
Today 01:59 PM
O Rings for honey gates
Thanks for the ideas I'll look into these (45 views, 4 replies)
Today 01:53 PM
some way to slow down my extractor?
the proper technical solution is useing a variable frequency drive. They will cost you about $150. (92 views, 4 replies)
Today 01:40 PM
Help needed in KY!! queen cell and active queen
In my TBHs that swarmed there were multiple queen cells, never just one. Might be a supersedure? I'm a new beek as well. Good luck. (28 views, 1 replies)
Today 01:35 PM
First Honey Harvest
Was worried about moisture so I set mine onto an empty box with bug screen stapled onto it setting on four 2x6's on their sides. The 5.5" way up. Then I set a box fan on top and let it pull air thru... (82 views, 3 replies)
Today 01:23 PM
Grazeonnext and Remedy Ultra: bee safe herbicide?
Neighbor decided to start spraying the fields with this stuff this morning without warning me first... Started around 9a and I came out to the spray truck around 10a and got him to stop. By this time... (15 views, 0 replies)
Today 01:21 PM
Considering drinking the Kool-aid
sounds reasonable. one approach is to combine weak colonies in the fall but i find myself doing more combining in late winter/early spring. those two overwintered but tiny queenright colonies that... (235 views, 10 replies)
Today 01:13 PM
Don't be afraid to cut away the ajoining cell walls before digging under the target larvae. The lower the angle of the tool, the easier the scoop. I see a lot new grafters jab in from the top --... (104 views, 3 replies)
Today 01:12 PM
Paw paw mead
The biggest barrier to starting Paw paw trees from seed is letting the seed dry out. Seed should be planted right away. Tom (335 views, 7 replies)
Today 12:54 PM
What's up with this honey?
Different nectar sources with perhaps some variation in the cell structure. (62 views, 1 replies)
Today 12:54 PM
Syrup Mixing Calculator
Even simpler is to not do any measurements. I ballpark by eye, stir, and feed. The bees never complained. Even so, I rarely feed anyway. (175 views, 8 replies)
Today 12:39 PM
Question? Found dead white bees outside hive
Sorry I haven't responded. No other dead bees other than an occasional drowning. I had forgotten that I had installed a push in temp queen cage to try to save 2nd queen cell. Didn't work.. The cage... (426 views, 9 replies)
Today 12:35 PM
Welcome Sibylle! (101 views, 5 replies)
Today 12:34 PM
First year with bees.
Welcome! (125 views, 6 replies)
Today 12:18 PM
Type of exterior paint
I got the most expensive exterior paint I can find - I believe it was $40 or more per gallon. Seems expensive, but it will probably outlast the others 5X, making it actually cheaper. I do prime... (97 views, 7 replies)
Today 12:18 PM
What power supply to get for OAV?
There's lots of these new ultra-compact jump starters based on lithium ion batteries....I wonder if they'd do the job for the house that only has a few hives: ... (484 views, 21 replies)