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  1. Re: 2017 Packages For Sale (We ship nationwide)

    I need a few queenless packages, (boosting some splits), do you have any available?
  2. Walk away splits, brood breaks, and OAV

    I had a few hives that blew up quick (8), so I decided to split them again mid June as swarm prevention (and the thought of having 8 new colonys wasnt a bad thought). Now I haven't done a mite count,...
  3. Re: Freshly extracted honey looks crystallized in frames??

    I only ask because I have heard of canola honey crystallizing very quickly.. 87* is a far stretch though.
  4. Re: Freshly extracted honey looks crystallized in frames??

    Canola fields around your area?
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    Re: are bees into alfalfa?

    Good honey crops on alfalfa.. if it flowers well.. which is dependent on rain..
  6. Looking for a beekeeping bud in Marion County Fl.

    I'm planning to winter my bees in Fl this year in hopes of bumping my numbers come spring. I have about 20 hives(+/-). I was hoping to meet someone local to help give me hand checking in on them and...
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    Re: help need in Nebraska

    Is that by Lincoln?
  8. Re: A few hard learned lessons to pass to the new beeks

    Bravo Sir. :applause:
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    Did I just screw up?

    I was running a little behind building my second deep brood boxes this year, my singles were booming so I threw some mediums on that I had for honey supers. I finally finished my deeps yesterday and...
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    Re: Planting for pollen and nectar sources

    I planted a bunch of radishes and let them go to seed, you would not believe how many bees are on the flowers, they are loving it and radish grows fast, and pretty cheap.
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    Re: Hive Proximity

    Im certainly not the most experienced beek here, I only reply because you have received no replies, so please only take my interpretation for what its worth. There are variables, such as if there is...
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    Re: Dead Queens on delivery

    To an extent I agree, but its a bad situation for all parties involved. The buyer is unhappy, the seller has lost business. The fact that he wasnt apathetic at all says to me he doesn't need your...
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    Re: My Queen Wants to Live in a Penthouse

    That is one problem I wouldnt mind having.. I dont quite understand why someone would suggest not adding any further room for expansion, wouldnt that equal greater chances for swarming? The season is...
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    Re: Dead Queens on delivery

    another question, just out of curiosity, was overnight shipping an option?
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    Re: Dead Queens on delivery

    Am I the only one who wants to know who the supplier was? I mean, I understand that **** happens, but I dont want it to happen to me too..
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    Re: Hi from Sturgis South Dakota

    Welcome from Platte. Been out there quite a few times, my grandpa is buried in the National Cemetery. Its nice out there, until august, then it gets a little hectic :P
  17. Re: Do bees mostly collect pollen in the morning

    I know that here, the dandelions are closing up in the afternoon/ late morning after it starts to heat up. I'm not seeing much pollen coming in until evening. Maybe they just don't like to work in...
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    Re: Flies that look like bees

    I have no idea what kind of fly they are, but I wanted to add that I saw one yesterday in my yard. Was white and black striped, I had to do a double take. And as always, the camera was nowhere near...
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    Re: Smoke or no smoke

    No. No. I didnt either until I got my numbers up. Its a different story when you have a lot of bees..
  20. Re: Nervous... First bees tomorrow. Hope they survive the ride home.

    I once drove 4 hrs to pick up 5 nucs without inspecting.. 4hrs back home and one was a complete dead out.. talk about a learning experience lol. I will never buy another nuc without inspecting. I...
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    Re: preventive nosema treatment?

    Thanks a ton for the advice Ian, I fully intend to, I just don't want to lose my hives in the meantime! Looking pretty grim, but the season is young so I trying to remain hopeful.
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    Re: preventive nosema treatment?

    I understand, long time lurker here. Most of my questions have been asked here before, I read and pay attention. I am no expert myself. I will be a student until death. I appreciate advice even if...
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    Re: preventive nosema treatment?

    Perhaps I should have said that they are displaying symptoms of nosema, bees seen crawling aimlessly around the entrance of the hive, mite counts are null, feces all over the frames, bees barely...
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    preventive nosema treatment?

    I have 2 hives with obvious cases of nosema and the third hive in this yard is doing fine. I mixed up enough fumagilin b for the the 2 hives but the thought occured that maybe i should treat the...
  25. Re: dadant smoker poor quality control! see pics attached

    Conversely, this is exactly the kind of example a large company needs to pass down the line to make sure the product and customer relations are up to snuff. The good old days where crappy products...
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