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  1. Re: Need Advice with a Double Stack 5 Fram Nuc

    I've had that problem and just added a third box, and checkerboarded some blank frames in for them to draw out, I'll add a medium 4th box and leave them like that all winter.
  2. Re: Seeking Info on Different Increase Stratagies

    You sound like me, take a look at my channel, I started with 2 packages a year ago, now have like 27 in all counting mating nucs, make 2 frame mating nucs, and do walk away splits, then go back and...
  3. Re: Paper combine results in lots of dead bees, what did I do wrong?

    I have shaken the whole queenless hive out in front of queenright colony with just the queen and one frame, then shake the other colony, homeless bees get along, I've done the newspaper and a lot die...
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    Re: Queen replacement

    get those cells out asap, if you want that queen to stay.
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    Re: Very hot hive advice needed

    Not positive, but I remember his channel, I have subbed to every channel there is at some time or another. I have been checking and it goes up a few thousand every other day.
  6. Re: 2 frame nuc for setting aside queen cell

    I lost a few in early spring in 2 framers, the bees would cluster around brood and forget the queen cell.
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    Re: Very hot hive advice needed

    I can't get over this guy, he had 500 subscribers before this video, I just requeened my mean hive and took them somewhere else for 2 months, they are fine now.
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    Re: Storing used frames

    I freeze all mine then store the ones that have brood cocoons/pollen bits in them with Paramoth, then the empty ones I just stack up in the light. I dye all my sugar syrup blue, so you know it's not...
  9. Re: Introducing emerged virgin queens in mating nucs.

    I think you just drop her on the comb, my YouTube buddy John made a good video about it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcx8Y2wyjiU
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    Re: Swarm trap height.

    I've caught 3 this year at that height.
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    Re: Caught a swarm 30' high

    IKR, when I worked on the paint crew back in the day they called me "Groundhog" cause I wasn't climbing any ladders lol.
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    Re: Hello from North Carolina

    Hello, I've been to Mebane before, near Grahm, Saxphawah
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    Caught a swarm 30' high

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNa9uUYdaaw

    I put a frame of brood, capped/open larvae , caged the queen in the queen clip, I'm thinking I'll leave her in it for 24 hours in case she needs to go...
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    Re: Smoker issue

    This is how I do it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g75Agj3QrsY&list=PL75WRgYwPFIHmqSHpYoQrao8PpteAKw5P&index=8&t=0s
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    Re: Swarm Without A Queen?

    My first swarm this year had no queen, could have had a virgin, that never came back I guess, I never saw it.
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    Re: Saskatraz....any feedback?

    I bought 10 OHB Saskatraz last year, I have one left, they don't get mated as well I don't think. I made plenty of daughters from em, and they rock.
  17. Re: Think hive swarmed, what can I do with all those queen cells?

    no matter I've got a queen, can put it somewhere else, sell it, add frames of brood to it etc.
  18. Re: Think hive swarmed, what can I do with all those queen cells?

    How many frames of bees you have left? I make 2 framers and put a frame with a cell and bees in it, come back a month later to a laying queen usually.
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    Re: How to boost a swarm?

    I do all the time, just make sure there's no queen on it, and smoke heavily to mask the scent of the new nurse bees, or just shake them all off.
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    Re: Caught swarms

    Nice, you oughta see the swarm I caught a couple days ago, see my channel:)
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    Re: Hello from Central NC

    Welcome
  22. Re: New bee package all dead within two weeks of putting in hive.

    I'd say moth balls, you might try a nuc out, Bruce's Bees on Youtube is in Dothan, He might sell you one, has 5,000 subs on YT.
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    Re: Brushy mountain wood ware

    MIller Bee Supply in NC free shipping over $150, they are 15 minutes from Brushy Mt.
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    Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    How do you keep the earwigs out of it?, mine have 100 in em.
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    Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    Your lucky, or there's a sorry beekeeper a mile away:) I never caught a thing till I put drawn comb in a box, but only in my 2nd year, I never even saw a scout bee without it.
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