Type: Posts; User: robinh
here's this colony a few weeks later ,once i added another couple supers the bearding went way down.yes that is 9 med. 8 frames on the first pic and 11 on the 2nd.Space beneath the slats?
Here's one little john that has a slatted rack with mild bearding49105
That's why i didn't cut the plug off,i'm treating 4 meds.,so the plug depth is just right for the amount of OA needed ,but thanks for the input.
Johno,i hear you,but even if i just lightly tap the cap when dumping the OA it will block the outlet,even with the red i will have to pull the caps back out a little because of them sitting to far...
Johno,you were interested in users of your EasyVap that had used both the white and red caps .I have used both and in my case i like the red better because the white ones seem to set deeper in the...
love Mesclun Green!46511
According to their website they still offer standard,heavy or extra heavy wax on their foundation
Thanks guys , you all are great.This is such a wonderful site, to have access to all of you and your knowledge is a great thing . Thanks again.:applause::thumbsup:
I know a lot of beeks don't believe this helps but I do.So I plan on continuing this practice because I do think it works. Overwintering with 2 deeps its pretty simple, just swap the bottom with the...
I have a lot of open fields of clover around and my bees are still going wide open right now.I am gonna pull honey around the 4th of July.40853
I run all 8 frame meds. with no queen excluder,with 4 meds. for brood and overwintering and 4 for honey supers.40437
started here April 18th,mostly done ,blooms falling off now, i am about 50 miles SE of Atlanta
why take a chance with it,one must bee careful with used equipment,i wouldn't .Really unsure about the coloring on the foundation
best way i found with brood boxes is to stack up to 10 high,seal between them with painters tape to keep them fairly air tight,and use 1 tablespoon of moth crystals ( para-Dichlorobenzene ) per super...
From George Imirie's PINK PAGES
How Long Do You Feed a New Colony?
Most new colonies are started in April or May on frames of foundation rather than drawn comb. Far too many only feed these new...
(OAV is very hard on queens) Never heard or dealt with this either:scratch:
I am with Ray and sakhoney,I would do what Ray advises but as sak says be careful of adding to much space to early here in the south because of the hive beetles.Try to "keep em crowded" works for me.
after extracting i put my wet supers back on for them to clean.Just place the wet ones over an inner cover and a empty super come back in a couple days and they will be clean and ready for winter...
Don't want to start a big debate on to use or not to use but do you use a Screen bottom board,SBB,?Here in Ga. this time of year it really helps with the bearding.I like them myself.I try to close...
$10.00 per lb.33890
in my case when i am wanting to put weight on fast the more holes the better.