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    Best Feeder (top, 8F)

    I'm on my third type of feeder. None of which I'm happy with. Running 8F medium equipment. The entrance feeders only sucker in new beeks. Then tried the cheap Brushy Mt. pails with the center hole...
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    Re: What recourse do I have?

    I can pee off all sides of the house, and STILL hand out free honey to the immediate neighbors. Figure it cant hurt. strategic bushes/fence help too - you cant tell the bees where to go, but...
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    2:1 cooking and refractometer

    Scaling up the feeding process, now doing the 5g bucket for the "Michael Palmer esq 5:3" thing this weekend. That said - curiosity says I'd like to check it with the refractometer. Anyone seen a...
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    how much space August/Sept?

    Post harvest - 3rd year BEEK here (NC, triad)

    How much space is needed now? I pulled supers at Harvest, and most hives (3 of my 5) had some very empty frames. Last year I left a whole extra super...
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    Re: Wait those aren’t bees...

    I had quite the laugh. Glad you got it on film.
  6. That’s fantastic. Anybody use this over a large...

    That’s fantastic. Anybody use this over a large area?
  7. Re: Bee Safe Japanese Beetle Tx for flowering plants?

    Good point - may help with the roses at least. Roses and most of the apples/pears seem particularly beetle tasty.
  8. Bee Safe Japanese Beetle Tx for flowering plants?

    I assume the answer is no : anyone aware of any bee safe treatments for Japanese beetles? I've got the traps out, but this year seems particularly brutal. I largely have a "no pesticide"...
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    Yeah a second freezer may be prudent. Do you...

    Yeah a second freezer may be prudent.

    Do you freeze the frames of uncapped honey as well?
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    Prep for end of season

    Greetings all. Into year three as a beek. Constantly learning, and these guys teach me something new all the time.

    Been a big year : had my first honey last fall - this year has brought my first...
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    Re: Caught my first swarm. **Update video

    Well I've done all of the above. Two weeks ago pulled a swarm off a fence line near my bee yard. After trying the jiggle, brush, tap, ended up using the bee-vac super slowly, and they're still in the...
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    medium size swarm trap? (double medium?)

    I've been using two of the bushkill swarm traps and I'm 0/2 last year and 1/2 this year - but they're based on Deeps. Been batting around the idea in my head of a two medium custom sized box - but...
  13. Thanks! That’s helpful. Right after they went up...

    Thanks! That’s helpful. Right after they went up I saw some scout bees checking them out but less activity since.
  14. frequency to re-bait swarm trap (bait hive)

    put in a vial of attractant when it went up in march. have more of those, but also have lemongrass dropper. How often do you all readd "the stinky stuff" (kidding) - I assume the intensity of the...
  15. Re: Where to buy snelgrove/double screen board

    I SWEAR I looked :) Thank you!
  16. Where to buy snelgrove/double screen board

    Short of making my own - I cant seem to find these **for 8 Frame** equipment?
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    Re: sugar board re-supplying

    found half my answer. Walt Wright in Articles point of view - not resources.
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    Re: sugar board re-supplying

    Where in the resources section is Walt Wrights stuff?

    MattDavies I'm also looking for too....
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    Re: Maybe dead hive? - December in NC

    awesome info all around. I'm on exactly that wavelength - reading about nucs now, and the more frequent OAV is a great idea - I dribbled last year, and did the vape this year and man - way easier. ...
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    Re: Maybe dead hive? - December in NC

    Thanks! Will do.
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    Re: Maybe dead hive? - December in NC

    Well : dead hive. Strange though.

    Tmax today 51 here.

    Got out and saw bees coming and going - but closer inspection they were bees from the good hive.. Then threw a stethoscope on it and...
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    Rounding up the traps - one with ?wasps

    I had 3 swarm traps out this year - first full year. Pulled the first two down the other day without issue. Peeked in at number three and was surprised to see a LARGE something in there - closest...
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    Re: Maybe dead hive? - December in NC

    Thanks guys good input all. its been pouring and cold since then but we may hit 50 again this weekend. Going to listen and peek if its warm enough.
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    Maybe dead hive? - December in NC

    I have Two hives that made it through last winter. One swarmed earlier this year and clearly has been smaller up to this point. We had a good snow storm a week ago and I used a friends thermal and...
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    Re: Compatibility Between Manufacturers

    Thanks Mike - thats reassuring! Heading into 3rd year and was just about to expand the apiary - so was mortified at having to switch sources. I generally stay away from plastic frames.
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