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    OA treatment for 2 frame 4 frame 5 frame

    How do you treat for varroa mites in 2 frame mating nucs, 4 over 4 nucs and 5 frame nucs. I was thinking of doing OA vapor for them I just cant find the amount to use for each. Is it half a gram for...
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    Thanks for all the replies. I am just...

    Thanks for all the replies.

    I am just naturally curious about it that's why. Naturally curious about alot of things, I keep an open mind. I like to ask questions and expand my knowledge. Get...
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    11 frames in brood chamber

    Anyone run 11 frames in a 10 frame or 9 in a 8 frame brood box? I was going to try it out with some single brood chambers this season.

    It work out good for you or is it to close and end up...
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    I believe they have been using it in the UK for...

    I believe they have been using it in the UK for sometime now, or at least have been doing longer testing. I think it is fairly new here though and I believe Randy at scientific beekeeping is still...
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    I switched to all mediums for pure simplicity of...

    I switched to all mediums for pure simplicity of everything interchangeable. 2-3 mediums for wintering here in OK has been great, so far no problems.

    Medium nucs seem impossible to come by here,...
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    Joshua W thanks for the video link and...

    Joshua W thanks for the video link and information about the queens. I had not heard that about 2nd year queens. Good to know. I was under the impression it was the other way around (new fresh queen...
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    Single brood chambers

    Any of you that run single brood chambers and replace queens how do you do it? Spring before flow or after

    I am wanting to try a few single brood chambers this year and continue with growing some....
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    Thanks for all the advice and suggestions...

    Thanks for all the advice and suggestions everyone. I think I will build a nuc for this hive and split it like that. The running out of room I can see happening and thats not the goal. It's just a 19...
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    Okay I didn't realize you still needed newspaper...

    Okay I didn't realize you still needed newspaper for queenless hives to combine. Makes sense just to drop a sheet of newspaper in place of the divison board.

    My thought was after the 2 hives are...
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    Combining 2 hives

    I have not done this yet, but will be trying it out this spring. I want to make 2 colonies in the same hive to prevent swarming, but without adding another hive. So I'm just going to take the old...
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    Shinbone- the hives I have in my backyard are...

    Shinbone- the hives I have in my backyard are about 10 yards maybe from it, the yards that are bigger are 30+ yards away. What I do is I feed it in a quilt board type set up with a inner cover and...
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    I use ultra bee. I set it out dry a ways from the...

    I use ultra bee. I set it out dry a ways from the hives and they love it when there is not fresh pollen. When there is fresh pollen coming in they dont touch it. I made the mistake of putting it to...
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    Long distance yard feeding multi hives?

    Hello all I was wondering for those who have large yards how do you go about feeding. I'm mainly trying to figure out how do you transport the 2:1 or 1:1 to that yard to fill the feeders.

    If you...
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    NY14804 I think the one in the video you showed...

    NY14804 I think the one in the video you showed would be a great setup. I cant figure how it is built though. I dont even know where to begin. Most of the scale building videos are a little to much...
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    That little hive scale in the video above looks...

    That little hive scale in the video above looks like a breeze to use and very portable. Wonder where it is from or how to even build it
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    NY14804 that's where I got the idea, seems pretty...

    NY14804 that's where I got the idea, seems pretty simple. There is another video of a guy doing it with a crane type, he just uses (looks like ratchet straps) and some type of scale. YouTube video...
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    Hive scales portable

    Anyone know if someone makes a portable hive scale, folds up store easy. Something that fits in the handles and then you can just push down a lever, lift the boxes up, record the weight, set back...
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    Awesome thanks everyone. The bee community as a...

    Awesome thanks everyone. The bee community as a whole is so helpful. I'm sure I ask a lot of dumb questions but I always have someone chime in and give some insight. Glad to hear that people are...
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    Clyderoad when you do during the season do you...

    Clyderoad when you do during the season do you put a QE on top of the 2 boxes like they do with singles and then everything above is for stores and below with manipulation is for the queen or do you...
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    Michael Palmer that's great. I know Vermont...

    Michael Palmer that's great. I know Vermont winters can be harsh. Did your 2 box stand alones make it through and successfull. Do you still currently run some of those. I definitely try and run my...
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    Little John thanks didn't know that about...

    Little John thanks didn't know that about Britian. I have read and seen alot about the double deep layens and lazutin hives. Didn't have a clue they have been doing singles for 50 years or so.
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    Michael Bush what would you say their survival...

    Michael Bush what would you say their survival rate is compared to 4 box set up in your area is I know you have harder winters than I do here I was hoping you would chim in you are one of the reason...
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    Over wintering in mediums

    I was wondering does anyone overwinter or has tried to over winter bees in 2 mediums? I run 10 frame medium equipment now due to mainly having everything interchangeable I like that. I see and hear...
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    Clyderoad Thanks. I understand now my OP would...

    Clyderoad Thanks. I understand now my OP would not work and was to complicated. I have since changed my mind as what to offer.

    My current arrangement is they just text me when they want some...
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    Clyderoad I wasn't eluding to a business...

    Clyderoad I wasn't eluding to a business partnership or anything of that nature with the landowners. I was just wondering what people do as a thank you for allowing you to keep your hives on their...
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