Today 12:34 AM
When making nucs with queen cells, how long to feed?
I will feed them until they backfill the nest. Then once the new queen started laying I will put in an extra frame of comb for her to lay. The excess syrup will be use to feed the new larvae in... (129 views, 2 replies)
Today 12:06 AM
What in the world are they doing?
:kn: It's called an intervention. Some folks can't resist doing something unnatural to the bees. :kn: (337 views, 9 replies)
Today 12:02 AM
No Gloves- No Veil......WHAT?
Don't try it when it's too windy, esp if it's cloudy, and never when there is a thunderstorm forecast withing the next 24-36 hours. I've never been in a hive when a thunder storm was on the way... (136 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 11:55 PM
Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?
Is this some kind of loophole in the import laws? I´d love somebody in Canada get my queens, send them to US and start marketing my stock!:D (4,163 views, 29 replies)
Yesterday 11:49 PM
Hello from southern AZ.
I don't really harvest much honey. Due to the combination of factors: 1) I mostly keep bees to raise more bees and to share them with others; 2) I have diabetes, and a touch of O.C.D. O.C.D. makes... (104 views, 8 replies)
Yesterday 11:47 PM
What to do with a bucket of bees?
Tilt it, but do it so that the comb inside runs up and down vertically as you put it on edge. I know the comb is probably curvy, but most of the comb should stay attached this way. Then cut out... (77 views, 4 replies)
Bees In Miami
Yesterday 11:36 PM
is it normal for bees to be clogIging the opening at night.
How reduced is your entrance? Sounds like they can defend a full opening, and it will decrease the traffic jam. (184 views, 5 replies)
Yesterday 11:35 PM
Ever have a hive turn aggressive.....
Now that's an aggressive hive! Sounds a bit MEAN to me. My dad tells me stories about his beekeeping days and the "Black Bee".. Said they were so mean they'd see you out in the yard and start... (243 views, 9 replies)
Yesterday 11:29 PM
I raise the back edge 1/4-1/2" and never have any problem with a wet bottom board. Ventilation is the only way i know of to prevent condensation at the top of a hive, and is one of the reasons I... (73 views, 3 replies)
Yesterday 11:23 PM
Tapping noises in hive
They might have been having a tap dance contest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDkuucSWVWw (255 views, 8 replies)
Yesterday 11:23 PM
U.S./Canadian honeybee open border issues
Since the people north of the border seem to have a better head on their shoulder currently than us old ticks and hicks here south of the border I would like to know why any of us nuts down here... (1,396 views, 69 replies)
Yesterday 11:13 PM
4 lb package of honeybees arrives and 90% dead!
Have to chime in here: The problem is not with the shipper. Its with the purchaser. You went with the cheap route to save the dough and now you are unhappy with the results of your choice. For... (416 views, 11 replies)
Yesterday 11:11 PM
New Nucs and some questions
If the bottom of the queen cell is chewed out on the side, the queen pupa that was in it was killed by an existing queen or the bees after deciding that they didn't need it. If the bottom of the... (134 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 10:55 PM
Local Bee Club Loss Survey
I was surprised to see that swarms had a better survival rate than nucs, but I should have know that. just never thought about it. but that is my experience also (1,163 views, 12 replies)
Yesterday 10:45 PM
Top entrance question
My girls are new and after I took my top feeder if I put in an inner cover and propped up the telescoping top (my inner doesn't have a notch, yet). I didn't reduce the lower, but I don't think I saw... (174 views, 4 replies)
Yesterday 10:44 PM
Optimal size for swarm traps?
A zombie swarm is a trapped swarm with no queen. This happens when you have a few traps all next to each other with LGO and an incoming swarm divides amongst them. (459 views, 22 replies)
Yesterday 10:38 PM
Check out this view of one of our swarm traps.
Hopefully they all fit in and don't fly away. (206 views, 3 replies)
Yesterday 10:27 PM
Never, Never, Never and Never again wear.....
When I first got into bees nearly 40 years ago, my dad and I took the classes from the university, and we started visiting apiaries of our friends. I was very brave, I'll have you know, as a fifteen... (1,550 views, 32 replies)
Yesterday 10:23 PM
Hello from Florida
I'm about 30 min from you. Feel free to contact me by email. I started my first hive last April and now have 8 and am doing okay. Would be glad to share what I've learned. (70 views, 4 replies)
Yesterday 10:04 PM
tricks for determining a colony to be queenless, without finding the queen?
Queenless hives tend to be louder and a little more runny/defensive at times. (223 views, 5 replies)