Today 10:15 PM
Medium Super Frame in Hive Body
If you live close enough to him and have three deep frames just go over tomorrow and remove the three mediums and replace with three deeps. The queen has not been released yet if you just installed... (94 views, 4 replies)
Today 10:15 PM
Henbit and Morrow's Honey Suckle???
I can always tell when the bees are working deadnettle -- they have a bright red spot right between their eyes! The deadnettle is a mint, and the stamen are set up so they flip down and wack the... (571 views, 17 replies)
Today 10:02 PM
Hive dimension changes
If you want all the boxes the same depth, you have to cut some off as even quality wood varies in width enough to violate bee space. I seriously doubt the British Standard Hive is American... (318 views, 6 replies)
Today 10:01 PM
Slow hive activity.
Hello all. I just came out of my first winter with bees. I relocated the hives to a friends fruit farm to help pollenate his strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and watermelons. The... (17 views, 0 replies)
Today 10:01 PM
Just when i thought my bees had made it through the winter..... UGH
Your not alone Woodsy. Several of my friends and I lost bees this year too. Today I moved some candy over and gave my remaining hives a mason jar of syrup each. The weather is fluctuating quite a... (1,839 views, 69 replies)
Today 09:58 PM
Swarms Attracted to Existing Hives?
I would say yes, they are attracted to existing bee yards. They have flown into mine in the past anyway. I now live where there are never any swarms nearby unless they are my own, but where I used to... (99 views, 2 replies)
Today 09:48 PM
It is true that the cash always looks greener on the other side of the fence. To our peril we only see the $ signs in meadow "way over there" while failing to see the tired and worn out dude who... (2,347 views, 52 replies)
Today 09:42 PM
It may be cheap, but we all pay in the end. Why is paint so expensive :scratch: Someone running all 10 frame equipment, foundationless, that could be 20 sticks per hive. 10 hives, 200 paint... (543 views, 17 replies)
Today 09:40 PM
Spring OAV treatment in NorCal?
What is the incidence of the OAV killing exposed larvae? This would probably bee another reason not to use OAV in the springtime? (1,645 views, 22 replies)
Today 09:36 PM
Bulk honey prices and market outlook
Thanks Jim. I was doubting $2.40 U.S. but $2.00 is still a good price. Jean-Marc (355,696 views, 1,017 replies)
Today 09:14 PM
Small amount of light in top of traps
This swarm ignored numerous baited swarm traps with no light leaks and chose a pile of offset old boxes with all kinds of cracks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpEH61fSbWI (186 views, 6 replies)
Today 09:12 PM
Bees killing a queen
I was just helping my husband with the bees looking for the queen and we found the queen but the bees were killing her right before our eyes. In all the time we have had bees we have never seen this... (45 views, 0 replies)
Today 09:07 PM
Cutting handles in hive bodies with a dado blade and table saw
The cutter head and cutters are still available new. http://corobcutters.com/4458covemoldingknife-1.aspx (1,899 views, 26 replies)
Today 09:06 PM
Eight frame mediums and foundation less frames for bait hives?
Just lightly spray brood frames with XenTari and let dry. It doesn't detract from the lure of bees and you never have to worry about wax moths. (385 views, 14 replies)
Today 08:57 PM
Two brand bew queen cells - should I worry?
They will make cups this time of year, just check them for eggs or larva time to time. (169 views, 5 replies)
Today 08:53 PM
squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience
I got 6 queens from Bill on Wednesday, 5 regulars and one breeder, will see how they fare here. (13,149 views, 216 replies)
Today 08:51 PM
Mating nuc entrance and feeder question
When you remove the migratory cover, and all three sections are open at the same time, what will prevent one queen from Chris tossing a divider into the neighboring queen's section, and one of them... (102 views, 1 replies)
Today 08:45 PM
What do you do when you see supersedure cells?
No worries (332 views, 10 replies)
Today 08:44 PM
Hive Painting or Thompson Water Seal
Thompson is really wax dissolved in solvent or a thin latex coating in water, depending on which one you have. Neither is very long lasting. The best way to handle woodenware around here is two... (417 views, 13 replies)
Today 08:31 PM
Yellow Jackets are out in the Pac NW
We've had a mild Winter and early Spring. I have not seen any yellow jackets yet, but in our area I've seen aerial yellow jackets. DIY Wasp Traps I have tried making wasp traps out of plastic... (289 views, 9 replies)