Today 09:25 PM
Hello from Reno
New to beekeeping. Got a cut out about 2 months ago and hoping to get them through the sierra winter! (6 views, 0 replies)
Today 09:00 PM
Moisture Board versus Quilt Block?
Lots of good things to think about! I went a head and purchased a moisture board today, but am still considering also adding a quilt box also....will have to figure out how to add in this additional... (563 views, 30 replies)
Today 08:24 PM
Moving Away From Treatment Free?
"What say you?" There were remarkably poor spring honey flows in your (and my) region the last two years. This was due to the late spring in 2014 and due to the historic spring rains in 2015. Your... (729 views, 19 replies)
Today 08:23 PM
Even More Musings about Beekeeping with Africanized Bees
Para los apicultores y miembros de este foro quien habla español, ya tengo este en mi otro blog, “Reflexiones Sobre Apicultura.” For the Spanish speaking beekeepers and members here on this forum,... (402 views, 5 replies)
Today 08:21 PM
Oh Crap.... My TF Hives are Crashing!!!!!
I just know when I started, I couldn't stay out of my hives. Any thing that looked amiss in the least sent me frantically searching for answers. I also introduced VSH lines my first year, I am sure... (3,520 views, 112 replies)
Today 08:20 PM
Selling price of propolis?
seems like going rate $60+ per pound cleaned. (62 views, 2 replies)
Today 08:12 PM
Mated, laying queens for sale
Not sure if he still has any available or not, but I received a very healthy queen with plenty of attendants from Canoemaker. He shipped it amazingly fast too and had it to me in one day from when I... (1,265 views, 7 replies)
Today 08:11 PM
Feeding going into winter?
shoot for 90 pounds of stores in most of maine. on the northern border probably 110-120. You can still use internal feeders or buckets but soon you should switch to just sugar or candy. The north... (347 views, 8 replies)
Today 08:09 PM
robinh, will the combat roach killer kill all the beetles in the hive?, and if so how long does it take, and does it take several refills of bait to get them. It looked like in the john pluta video... (316 views, 4 replies)
Today 08:04 PM
Exterior Latex Paint: Hive box curing period to bee safe.
solid stains last much longer on vertical surfaces. like hive boxes it will not hold up on covers or bottom boards, gets ratty fast just like on your deck. I have some boxes covered with solid... (478 views, 15 replies)
Today 07:48 PM
How I plan on overwintering 40 mating nucs on mini frames
My deeps I have a center bar that is removable. I put these on other hives to draw out and can reuse deep with full length frames later if need be? (37,063 views, 114 replies)
Today 07:40 PM
A little Wintering Advice Please
sounds like the rain may be getting in. can you put some foam insulation on your migratory cover and then another board big enough to telescope out past the hive body on all 4 sides? (113 views, 3 replies)
Today 07:27 PM
Deformed Wing--Will Not Treat but Need Help
So what's the explanation as to why SC triggered this behavior? (2,854 views, 108 replies)
Today 07:13 PM
Newbie in Traverse City Michigan
Welcome Art! (22 views, 1 replies)
Today 07:01 PM
another feeding question
I have been feeding 2/1 continuously. Earlier this week the day temps hit 85, they started taking syrup again. I use 1 gallon jugs with small canning rings& flats, but lots of holes in the flats.... (367 views, 10 replies)
Today 06:47 PM
How fast will a new hive build out?
1 strong hive will produce more than two smaller hives(research Dr. Delaplame and Powers studies separately) which would equal the same strength. It has to do with the division of labor within a... (65 views, 1 replies)
Today 06:02 PM
AFB or EFB or other?
Don't treat or or do muchnfurther until you have eliminated AFB. As the culprit. American Foulbrood has a,distinctive glue pot odor, is characterized by sunken and perforated cappings. It is easiest... (147 views, 3 replies)
Today 05:34 PM
squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience
i mentioned a few posts ago that i still had a couple of hives with 4 supers on them that needed a super removed to get them down to 3 supers for overwintering. i had the opportunity to do that... (48,969 views, 411 replies)
Today 05:32 PM
Mite infested frames/comb still good?
I use it. Melting down brood comb anint worth the hassle unless you have atleast a few hives worth. Not to mention the wax is the lowest grade....smelly and dark. I only fool with honey comb and... (242 views, 8 replies)
Today 05:17 PM
How would a "Godzilla" size El Nino affect bees in California this winter/spring?
kilocharlie, Awesome suggestions! Thanks for sharing. I like your idea of pouring cement into post holes and then adding the PVC pieces. Nice thing about that is after the weather clears up, we... (526 views, 20 replies)