Search Results - Beesource Beekeeping Forums

Search:

Type: Posts; User: dsegrest

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.20 seconds.

  1. Re: Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    I tried the shop towel thing on about 20 hives. The bees glued the shop towels down with propolis.
  2. Replies
    20
    Views
    2,535

    Re: Feral Swarms???

    I put up a few bait hives ever year and have had success. I leave the bait hive in place a few days after it has been inhabited. The I move it to my home apiary, which is my "sanitarium" and leave...
  3. Replies
    8
    Views
    576

    Re: Too late to re-queen?

    At this time of year bees often brood down. Be absolutely sure you don't have a queen before you try adding one. The young brood is probably a good bet still. The storm is cooling things down but...
  4. Thread: Formic Pro

    by dsegrest
    Replies
    12
    Views
    1,445

    Re: Formic Pro

    I find the MAQs to be very harsh. I got rid of every single mite in the 2 hives that I put 2 pads on. Unfortunately I also got rid of the bees. I treated the rest of my hives with 1 pad with good...
  5. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,793

    Re: bee development timeline question ....

    While the chart is a good reference. The bees sometimes change the numbers and roles according to their needs. For example if there is a serious nectar flow, some bees may get "promoted" to forager...
  6. Replies
    196
    Views
    13,933

    Re: THEY ARE MAD! New guy here

    The Russians are causing all kinds of trouble now.
  7. Replies
    0
    Views
    564

    Bees from Almonds

    I would like to buy full hives or Nucs that are coming back from almonds. I can pick up in NC, SC, VA, GA or TN
  8. Replies
    2
    Views
    2,120

    Re: Looking for a load after almonds

    I would like to buy some bees after almonds as well. I spoke to Bob Harvey. He is in Ca and I am in NC
  9. Re: Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    This is a serious acid. Please don't take it casually. Where goggles and gloves. If you vaporize use a gas mask rated for OV.
  10. Re: Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    I think the reasons for making the mixture is two fold. # 1 a larger batch gives a more uniform mix. #2 the juice you squeeze out can be re-used. Randy is running a big operation and small savings...
  11. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,202

    Re: learned a hard lesson on getting "free" bees

    If the bees lasted a few months, you can't really blame the failure on the bees. Unless you live on a remote spot in the desert or an Island the mites could have come from anywhere. As for bringing...
  12. Replies
    42
    Views
    7,312

    Re: Introducing new genetics

    Unless you have lot's of hives or do artificial insemination. You are going to get plenty of Genetic diversity anyway. If you do want to introduce new genetics, you will have to do it through the...
  13. Replies
    60
    Views
    14,914

    Re: Lauri's bricks down to an Art!

    except for the essential oils in the honey bee healthy, I don't add vitamins. According to the Hive and The Honey bee. The need for vitamins for bees is not fully researched.
  14. Replies
    60
    Views
    14,914

    Re: Lauri's bricks down to an Art!

    The mega bee is what attracts the beetles. I make the sugar bricks and make some regular, fairly small patties with mega bee. I put a very small amount of honey bee healthy in both.
  15. Replies
    21
    Views
    2,914

    Re: One brood chamber versus two

    The "natural" volume of a feral hive is about the same as 1 deep. That is a hive that is not geared to make a lot of surplus honey. I make splits after the honey-flow and the bees will be in nucs. ...
  16. Replies
    10
    Views
    3,553

    Re: Hello from Spartanburg SC

    Welcome to Beesource

    I am sure there is a local bee club in Spartanburg. The dues are probably a lot cheaper than replacement colonies.
  17. Replies
    20
    Views
    10,301

    Re: Stainless Honey Tanks on Ebay

    Not sure it is ethical to buy hot merchandise.
  18. Replies
    28
    Views
    5,194

    Re: how do you make your inner covers?

    That is actually a pretty good name for the SHBs that hang out on the inner cover. Those are the easiest ones to squish.
  19. Replies
    12
    Views
    2,241

    Re: Not seeing any drone yet?

    The guy I am buying a couple of packages from had to delay delivery by a week because his queens weren't mated. I do have some drone cells, but no drones that I see.
  20. Replies
    22
    Views
    3,013

    Re: Does this look ok

    Wow!!!
  21. Replies
    5
    Views
    2,438

    Re: Diagnosis help.

    Doesn't look like FB to me. More like laying worker. I am concerned about the little yellow things in the otherwise empty cells. Have you pulled any of them out. If they are scales and they come...
  22. Replies
    12
    Views
    2,965

    Re: Found capped swarm cell today!

    Never waste a good swarm cell. Those make the best queens.
  23. Re: bee feeding ? opinion needed, not taking the sugar water

    Bees won't eat hamburger when they can have prime rib. Take the sugar bottles off as long as nectar is coming in. The sugar water will probably ferment. You shouldn't have to feed again til' late...
  24. Replies
    25
    Views
    4,126

    Re: Swarm control without extra drawn comb

    If you do not have brood in the bottom chamber, try a Demaree manuever. If you do have brood in the bottom, you might add some drawn comb adjacent to the brood nest there.
  25. Replies
    22
    Views
    5,275

    Re: Dado blade set on the cheap?

    Get a Freud and don't worry about the price. It's worth it.
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4