Search Results - Beesource Beekeeping Forums

Search:

Type: Posts; User: JRG13

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.36 seconds.

  1. Thread: cut out survival

    by JRG13
    Replies
    4
    Views
    221

    Re: cut out survival

    Pretty much what MB says. Don't have many issues, but later in the year, more prone to absconding, best to anchor the queen in a push-in for a few days. I don't add any brood, but if you...
  2. Replies
    45
    Views
    1,356

    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    Yes, but i'm not treating them to let them live... I'm treating them to increase their chances of surviving so I can use their resources with new genetics... boxes with bees in them come spring are...
  3. Replies
    45
    Views
    1,356

    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    I don't understand the let them die philosophy... treat them, requeen.... Empty boxes aren't worth much in Spring. Also, most don't cycle enough generations per year to make much progress.... If...
  4. Replies
    29
    Views
    804

    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    You can't get sued for AP (Adventitious Presence). At the same time you have to be careful about it though as the traits may have restrictions. For example, if you deal with a distributor or grain...
  5. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,680

    Re: An interesting story about wasps

    Paper wasps don't predate bees... they do like coming in for nectar if you're looking at frames though.
  6. Thread: Almost....

    by JRG13
    Replies
    28
    Views
    3,533

    Re: Almost....

    you have to control the suction or the vac will kill the bees. I use a bucket head home depot shop vac. No modifications needed other then buying a ball valve and some pvc/vac fittings to attach it...
  7. Replies
    28
    Views
    2,308

    Sticky: Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    I don't see what requeening does... unless some bees are resistant to EFB? I don't know if that's the case. I do know I'm seeing it pop up more and more in old comb..... been doing cutouts lately...
  8. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,111

    Re: Commercial pollination brokers etc?

    The government hasn't gotten a grasp on anything yet... all that happened were laws were passed to actually enforce and amplify apiary registrations so they can "quickly" identify whose bees might...
  9. Replies
    20
    Views
    2,490

    Re: Mann Lake Failed Me - Best Premade Hive Box?

    Internal space in Mann Lake boxes is a little bigger than other manufacturers to accommodate their feeders and only losing one frame. If you try to put their frame feeders in other boxes, you have...
  10. Replies
    115
    Views
    7,202

    Re: Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping

    I got a swarm call for bees moving into an outside speaker....... those bees definitely didn't calculate their space requirements other than they all fit inside. The speaker is 14" tall and about...
  11. Re: How To Tell The Difference Between Emergency & Supersedure Cells vs. Swarm Cells

    There are no such thing as swarm or supercedure cells. Bees build queencells to either supercede their queen or swarm, typically the number of cells gives it away. Cells can be of different ages,...
  12. Re: Persistent supersedure attempt against a great queen.

    Gotta let it happen, she will fail eventually.
  13. Replies
    3
    Views
    203

    Re: Accidentally caught a swarm...

    just move them at night, what do you need to wait for?
  14. Replies
    5
    Views
    312

    Re: Moving Hives - just pure strength?

    I use a dolly, strap the boxes down and off you go
  15. Replies
    27
    Views
    2,827

    Re: What Happened to these bees

    Did you have any sudden swings in temps recently? It looks like a moisture or heat issue.
  16. Thread: Queen

    by JRG13
    Replies
    8
    Views
    433

    Re: Queen

    that's a queen.
  17. Replies
    15
    Views
    972

    Re: splitting hive myth

    Time of year plays a key roll too. Early on it's fine, but later in the season you can face a lot of difficulties.
  18. Replies
    1,058
    Views
    32,949

    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Litsinger,

    Search blue green horizons and look up the queen throne. Easiest way to catch swarms.
  19. Re: Honey producer keeps making swarm cells--looking a for a better solution.

    I don't think they're trying to swarm, but 4 cells is borderline, but a strong hive should be building a lot more. I think they're trying to supercede the queen.
  20. Replies
    9
    Views
    496

    Re: Laying workers question

    Yep, no queen there.
  21. Replies
    1,058
    Views
    32,949

    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    It's a common point of argument for me.... I see it referenced all the time, even people saying, they had both swarm and supercedure cells, I didn't know what to do... Obviously they were swarming...
  22. Replies
    1,058
    Views
    32,949

    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Location of the cell means nothing, there's no such thing as swarm or supercedure cells, there are only queen cells and your bees are doing one or the other.
  23. Re: Honey producer keeps making swarm cells--looking a for a better solution.

    How many cells are you finding at a time?
  24. Re: Understanding the difference between an inner cover and queen excluder

    Inner covers are used with telescoping covers so the bees don't stick the cover down which is hard to pry off since the overlapping edges make it hard to pry on. If you don't have a telescoping...
  25. Re: We didnt plan on catching swarms but one fell in our laps...

    take the excluders off and let the bees move up to start working the frames freely, once they start, then add the excluders if you feel they're necessary.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4