Today 04:56 AM
High Volume OA Vaporizer for under $70 and it kicks butt! Make your own, it's easy!
Its not heated up to that temp. Once the acid starts to vaporize its turned down. I highly doubt it reaches 1000 degs before it starts to melt. (1,224 views, 39 replies)
Today 04:56 AM
I'm a big dummy
Oh, this is just here to highlight my shortcomings. It's humbling to talk about my mistakes and how I'll learn from them. I had started into doing some grafting, and the first round was pretty... (0 views, 0 replies)
Today 04:50 AM
Really need some help. have hive 6 week. Any advice.
Mite-Away Quick Strips. One strip works really well to knock the mites back; it won't get them all but it will really put the population down. And you won't contaminate the honey. You can treat... (189 views, 3 replies)
Today 04:45 AM
CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)
Bernhard, I'm not trying to disprove what you say. I'm only wondering out loud why I don't see such clothianadin poisoning in my bees. Is it that the poisoned colonies had nothing to forage on but... (33,729 views, 91 replies)
Today 04:43 AM
Wow! When should I stop adding boxes?
There's nothing wrong with supering - adding empty boxes to the top - rather than insisting on nadiring. I nadir a box or two in the early spring and after that I super; my experience is that after... (1,606 views, 23 replies)
Today 04:32 AM
Small plastic bag for patty sub in a nuc
You are seemingly always an outside thinker. While i wouldn't consider doing most things you do, as I'm always trying to keep my interaction small and simple with my bees. Instead of doing the... (39 views, 1 replies)
Today 02:37 AM
Where did my bees from my nuc go? Need help diagnosing
One virgin emerged and killed the other queen cell with a hole in the side. Then she got rejected by the worker bees thinking that she's not a strong queen after all. So the hive went queen less.... (121 views, 4 replies)
Today 02:22 AM
Can I extract honey from frames treated with oxalic acid?
Agreed. Same reason I wouldn't sell extracted honey with capped syrup in it. Chemically, it's near identical by that stage after the enzymes, curing, etc. but as a consumer I wouldn't want to pay for... (385 views, 19 replies)
Yesterday 11:52 PM
Warm welcoming summer Goldenrods
cool gww PS always love pictures. (202 views, 1 replies)
Yesterday 11:41 PM
Graft on Pollen frames--2 year results are in
An update: So finally I saw 2 mated and return virgin queens. Both are the darker queens. Then I found one today with a lighter Italian color just like her vsh mom. A bit surprised but not... (632 views, 3 replies)
Yesterday 11:38 PM
Best time to cut out queen cells?
The New Zealanders had rough roads to cover, so they cut them at 2 days after grafting and let the mating nuc's be the finisher colonies and the mating nuc's. With the larvae still in the royal... (379 views, 3 replies)
Yesterday 11:30 PM
the nuc I left ontop of my hive brought in a swarm.. so it was 0 feet away from the hive and about 4 feet high (494 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 11:25 PM
Putting swarm inside foundationless frame nuc.
My swarm trap consisted of 8 foundationless frames.. and used hive body.. slumgum and lemongrass eo.. there moved in and have drawn out the better part of 2 boxes.. with 2 frames needing comb... (135 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 11:11 PM
Virgin Queen Mating Arrival Times
Heh, thanks. I figured luck has more to do with it than anything. (223 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 11:01 PM
Full grown bees dead in cells?
What kind of a foul broods disease is that? Until you are sure don't reuse the hive resources, any part of them. The last thing you wanted to see is your hard work gone. It takes time to restart... (181 views, 4 replies)
Yesterday 10:50 PM
2017 prep work: how many TBH how many TBH nuc hives?
This is a pro tip for sure, one that I only recently implemented myself this year. Makes uniformity so much easier than reworking the measurements every time you need to start working on a new box. (345 views, 15 replies)
Yesterday 10:46 PM
Will I need another box after the dearth for the fall flow?
Depends on your area. My hives put on some honey, i smell it.... but its not much, more or less re-fills the empty cells from what they consumed during dearth. (118 views, 2 replies)
Yesterday 10:38 PM
Some of my darker bees appeared smaller today when I looked at them. Smaller and darker. In this article's comments small dark bees are mentioned several times. Bigger dark bees are also... (220 views, 5 replies)
Yesterday 10:37 PM
Questions on swarming bees
photos help in all questions (514 views, 7 replies)
Yesterday 10:36 PM
Let's talk about lega vaporizer unit
For me I wind the temperature well up then bring it down as the unit stats vaporising nicely. (15,270 views, 111 replies)