Today 12:09 AM
Am I completely nuts, or are skeps kind of cool?
Back in time many people lived in houses made of wattle and daub. Still so in Africa. Basketwork plastered with cow dung, or a mixture of cow dung and clay. Probably the first skep was suggested... (212 views, 8 replies)
Today 12:09 AM
Pictures of Queens
Strange fuzzy workers with the yellow band. My workers have the shiny yellow band not the fuzzy hair type. Are those the carnis or Russians bees? (2,480 views, 44 replies)
Today 12:08 AM
Questions about a cut-out
The easiest way for most folks is to use a hive box as a lure box. Old hives are best. Put in frames, they will start right on them. Get swarm lure pheromone or lemongrass oil to put in it. It doesnt... (1,465 views, 16 replies)
Today 12:01 AM
????Unanswered questions about bees????
Yeah, like the treatment and tf opposition. It gets more sticky into the commercial vs hobby conversation. Then you have the feed or no feed view point too. Stick to the controversial ones for ... (1,081 views, 18 replies)
Yesterday 11:54 PM
Made my Varrox so much easier to use
Ahhh, you guys are so sensitive and yet talking about it again. Without bothering you folks anymore the next time when someone ask about it I'll. just direct them to a PM conversation. Oh JW,... (1,015 views, 20 replies)
Yesterday 11:48 PM
Honey bound or not?
I'm wondering the same thing. A little over a month ago I noticed my 2nd deep brood box (10 frame) was filled with honey and the medium honey super was almost full. I extracted the honey in the deep... (601 views, 4 replies)
Yesterday 11:30 PM
squarepeg 2015-2016 treatment free experience
How exciting beekeeping is! The queenless hive I set up at the beginning of may now finally has a laying queen. Since I do no queen rearing yet I followed the advise of MB and donated egg comb or... (148,137 views, 713 replies)
Yesterday 11:26 PM
New guy about to start shopping...
Depending on the number of hives you want to keep, now is also the time to research on a honey extractor. Don't buy the 2 framer type. Buy the 4 frames extractor at the minimum with an electric... (1,161 views, 25 replies)
Yesterday 11:20 PM
Better sense of smell for mite tolerant bees?
From anyone else, that would most likely be sarcasm. From you, I think it is facetiousness. :) :o (179 views, 11 replies)
Yesterday 11:17 PM
Weak hive and Ants.
relocate the nuc and kill the ants. moat around the base or stand legs. Andro. Borax and sugar water in a bottle with little holes in lid turned upside down to feed the ants. tangle foot. seven... (146 views, 1 replies)
Yesterday 11:10 PM
How do you keep a smoker lit longer?
I try to use burlap and horse manure. If not, what ever is on the ground. stuff it full then add more. And dryer lint inside toilet paper roll as starter. (409 views, 17 replies)
Yesterday 11:08 PM
push in cage failure
One idea I have that we all can use the next time with a push in cage is to use the aluminum tape form in a circle all the way around the cage leaving 1" or so leg. The bees don't like aluminum... (833 views, 21 replies)
Yesterday 11:08 PM
DIY wooden ware handle?
Pretty ugly. Mine look much better. 27550 (1,028 views, 12 replies)
Yesterday 11:04 PM
Bumblebee Trap out?
I dont think it works that way for them. They will die off this winter when the new queens hatch and fly away to mate then hibernate. (256 views, 1 replies)
Yesterday 10:53 PM
Question about feeding during winter for those in Sonoma County, CA
If you give them a half deep full of Lauri's sugar bricks on top of the honey super then you're all set for this coming winter. Since we're not in the snow country you can give them additional... (282 views, 13 replies)
Yesterday 10:50 PM
Good timer for OAV
I use a timer from thermoworks. It has three timer sets on it. I can set up before the treatment so there is only one button to work. It works for me. Your mileage my vary. They are about $35.(... (134 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 10:35 PM
Some drone brood just above queen excluder
How can one explain a small patch of drone brood at bottom of a super just above queen excluder. Friend is asking & I think I have seen this as well. A queenright colony with only a couple supers on... (55 views, 0 replies)
Yesterday 10:31 PM
Medium Frame Nuc to Hive Body Deep....
It will work perfectly. Just place the med brood frames directly over brood in deeps below and nosupers in between, at least until there are no eggs and larvae to start emergencycells. (277 views, 7 replies)
Yesterday 10:10 PM
I got the mix I use from Randy Oliver's site. Here is the link... http://scientificbeekeeping .com/oxalic-acid-treatment-table/ He is very hesitant about sharing this recipe, he's very vocal in... (491 views, 12 replies)
Yesterday 09:59 PM
Calories burned per hour of beekeeping?
ok not helpful. I think we overlook the actual physical activity we do. and since i'm counting calories if I can justify x amount burned I just might be able to have another shot of jack tonight. ... (201 views, 4 replies)