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Today 06:19 PM
 Bees not gathering pollen
give them a frame of pollen from one of your other hives to boost them. There are likely not enough workers in the hive to go foraging so you're gonna have to do that for them. (0 views, 1 replies)
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Today 06:18 PM
 swarm dilemma v. 3
OK< that makes sense. But what, may I ask, is a slow roll of a queen? (116 views, 2 replies)
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aunt betty
Today 06:16 PM
 Plastic vs Glass vs pricing
The person sells everything from flavored honey straws to comb to bees wax, posters, and honeybee artwork and is like a honeybee store on wheels. (you name it) Not just a table with some honey in... (377 views, 13 replies)
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Today 06:15 PM
 Project X, another square deep thread
Nice thread. I have square boxes too. I built most of them out of 2x lumber. I've also incorporated the metal rail, but I am using aluminum bar instead of angle. I have also used the follower and... (795 views, 8 replies)
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Today 06:14 PM
 Will a new package swarm?
many of the packages will try and supercede the queen. Whether she's a bad one or there is just an imbalance in the hive of pheromones is a research question to be answered. I agree with bee keeper... (10 views, 2 replies)
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Today 06:09 PM
Johno This may help your growth rate (1,175 views, 16 replies)
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Today 06:06 PM
 feeding during dearth
Of course its beneficial to let bees feed on their own honey stores rather than sugar syrup. It's the end result that youre looking for that may dictate honey over syrup. It's even possible to feed... (562 views, 10 replies)
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Today 05:57 PM
 Mann Lake Honey Keg, thoughts?
I have been looking into getting a bottling tank but Mann lake has this which might be another option. It has a no drip valve and radiates... (0 views, 0 replies)
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Today 05:57 PM
 Aluminum flashing or paint
I use white, 24" aluminum roof coil. Alex (268 views, 9 replies)
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Today 05:47 PM
 Flow in western piedmont of NC
I'm south of you but our sourwood doesn't start blooming towards the end of June. Tulip poplar around here is pretty much gone but there is still nectar that they are bringing in. (140 views, 2 replies)
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Today 05:39 PM
 Vanilla/cotton candy honey???
Meadowfoam only grows in the pacific north west. You will not find it in New York! (846 views, 6 replies)
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Original Cookie
Today 05:34 PM
 Split into double nuc
I don't want a nuc to raise queens. I have been told they would be inferior also I had a chance to queen with Caucasian queens and I've heard good things about them (274 views, 6 replies)
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Today 05:27 PM
 What don't you like about Mann Lake's 18 frame extractor vs Maxant's 20 frame one?
Maxant all the way IMO. That is however a large price difference so you will have to weight the value of price-vs-quality. (2,212 views, 12 replies)
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Today 04:58 PM
 Does size really matter?
Many young queens are what I would call Tiny. Place her in the hive and in a couple weeks she will be as big as any queen. (174 views, 7 replies)
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Today 04:57 PM
 "stingproof" suits?
Ultrabreeze (110 views, 4 replies)
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aunt betty
Today 04:56 PM
 Requeening honey bee colonies without dequeening
Where I get it from is a guy named Miller. He muttered something about CC Miller the day he was telling me all about the post-solstice thing. Guess I messed up by believing him. Turns out that... (3,011 views, 46 replies)
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Today 04:53 PM
 undersupering and capping of honey.
This is my first year of possible excess honey. I have a hive that I had moved up a honey super at about 80% drawn and filled. I put an empty super under it and pulled two frames up to that super... (49 views, 0 replies)
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Today 04:37 PM
 Hive Feeder - Design Flaw?
That's the way I do it, that way you can set the entrance reducer to the smallest setting so the bees can protect the hive better. (152 views, 3 replies)
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Today 04:07 PM
 Supering Palmer Double Nuc
Vance; are you supering them at one storey? That would be just in the bottom 10 frame deep in my setup. (263 views, 11 replies)
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Today 04:06 PM
 Bucksbees Organic IPM conversion to Treatment Free.
I look forward to following this effort. (117 views, 3 replies)