Today 06:18 PM
Colony Update here in MA
For those of you MA Folks that weigh hives, do you have a overall double deep weight for bottom board to tele cover? Thank you in advance for any help with this question. I bought a scale and the... (45,860 views, 374 replies)
Today 06:16 PM
I prefer the dome-type. It is not as wide so it is easier to bend down between hives. But, sometimes an ear lobe or other part of your face can get closer to the screen. I have not been stung... (442 views, 19 replies)
Today 06:14 PM
Yea i meant fat. Good ol auto correct on my phone. I'm sure Ian can tell you how it works better than i. (472 views, 8 replies)
Today 06:14 PM
Ideas for TF queen suppliers - 2017
As shocking as it may sound, but in those areas with high density of treated bees, if AI is part of the answer. I think that degree of manipulation has its risks, but if it gets the process going...... (741 views, 26 replies)
Today 06:10 PM
Got my factory reconditioned Senco SLS25XP-M 820107N for $139 free shipping from CPO. Like brand new. Out of stock currently. Much better than narrow crown staples for frame assembly. (482 views, 19 replies)
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Today 05:51 PM
Does a lack of pollen cause mean bees?
A long time beekeeper in our club said last year that a lack of pollen causes bees to be meaner. I had not heard that before and discounted it until recently when it accidentally seemed to work. I... (2 views, 0 replies)
Today 05:43 PM
received old worn outdated queens in mail today
Good posts here. I'm ready to move on....... (4,210 views, 86 replies)
Today 05:31 PM
Hello+Combining two weak hives
Hello Beesource friends, thanks for taking the time to read my note and good to find this bee community. My wife and I have been keeping bees for about 9 years as a hobby. We've also been amazed at... (16 views, 0 replies)
Today 05:29 PM
VHS Carniolans and Pol-lines
Thanks! (1,640 views, 5 replies)
Today 05:14 PM
RPM Requirements for a Honey Extractor
ATS - good info, thanks for sharing (4,371 views, 26 replies)
Today 05:12 PM
I'm more concerned with disposal. I'm pretty tired of seeing non-degradable materials everywhere I go. What were we thinking when we put all this into mass production? I keep hearing how it's... (468 views, 4 replies)
Today 05:12 PM
What to do with wet supers?
Hah..Been there done that JW.. I had wet supers stacked on their sides in the garage earlier this summer. My daughter left the door open unknowingly, and an hour later it was mayhem! Don't want... (229 views, 11 replies)
Today 05:07 PM
move bees from trap to frames: rubber bands or string?
Just an update. The little swarm my neighbor gave me is doing well. They have been in my five just over month. I put in a frame feeder, and they have filled in quite a bit on two frames. 28222 (1,091 views, 12 replies)
Today 05:06 PM
Create a horizontal hive from deeps (hive bodies)?
I don't see how in any useful way that you could, I would like to suggest that you cut them down to medium, and use the scrap for shims, or use them for swarm traps with your medium frames. If I read... (64 views, 2 replies)
Today 05:03 PM
best way to take notes during inspections? How much detail?
I take a note pad in a metal clipboard with me to record stuff I want to keep. It doesn't stay in my brain more than about a minute. So stuff like mite counts, notes on inspections, hive weights,... (87 views, 4 replies)
Today 04:56 PM
How to swarm-trap?
35 to 40 liter cavity. 8 or so feet high (15 feet is better, but much less convenient and convenience matters). 1 1/4" diameter round entrance facing south or southeast. No gaps in the top that let... (83 views, 1 replies)
Today 04:39 PM
Compact Brood Nest
Of course. But the Buckfast are really the best bees I worked with. And when you put the best bee into the best hive, you get best results. I don't know, of course, how the Canadian Buckfast compare... (757 views, 7 replies)
Today 04:32 PM
Any visual / color patterns in TF bees ?
I don't see a discernible pattern based on color though on average my bees tend more toward 1 or 2 yellow bands. I would guess that mite resistant bees can be stabilized in lighter or darker colors... (160 views, 6 replies)
Today 04:32 PM
Have I screwed up (hive weight has dropped dramatically)?
Check this out. http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?29064 1-My-recipe-method-for-sugar-blocks Alex (346 views, 7 replies)
Today 04:29 PM
Should I cut a big hole in my soid bottom board?
Sometimes when I want fresh air. My screen bottoms are made to be closed or open which ever one I want or the bees like (454 views, 17 replies)