Search Results - Beesource Beekeeping Forums

Search:

Type: Posts; User: Oldtimer

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.82 seconds.

  1. Re: Will bees pollinate fruits an vegetables inside a.....

    One of the more unusual removals i have done was a hive that set up in a vent pipe that ran from a kitchen overhead air extractor. The bees set up maybe a yard into the pipe and were flying through...
  2. Replies
    4
    Views
    105

    Re: Laying Worker question

    Agreed. When I have a laying worker hive, the LW brood is above and below the queen excluder.
  3. Replies
    12
    Views
    207

    Re: Weak hive and wax moths

    Love your signature Odfrank :D
  4. Replies
    12
    Views
    207

    Re: Weak hive and wax moths

    That is similar winter temperatures to my winter. Simple to get hives through and I even take 3 frame nucs through. What are your minimum night time temperatures? Here we never go below about 35. If...
  5. Replies
    12
    Views
    207

    Re: Weak hive and wax moths

    Absolutely. Give it your best shot. :thumbsup:
  6. Replies
    20
    Views
    543

    Re: Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    To find out, do it again but take JWPalmers suggestion and put in some fondant. If the queens live, you know it was likely food related. If they still die, it was something else, maybe as you...
  7. Replies
    12
    Views
    207

    Re: Weak hive and wax moths

    First, about the oxalic treatments, the 3 treatments will have killed a lot of mites, but not got them all. Recommend doing some more treatments. Once you are finding few to none mites on the drop...
  8. Replies
    11
    Views
    220

    Re: TF in a world that treats

    Some great common sense advice, much would apply in the non TF world also.
  9. Replies
    20
    Views
    543

    Re: Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    Very possibly, I'm with Michael Bush on this.

    There may be other issues because people do successfully hatch virgins into cages.

    But the reason I have never done it is because of exactly what...
  10. Replies
    20
    Views
    543

    Re: Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    I'm not familiar with those cages either so can't comment on that. Plus I have never banked virgins, only mated queens.
    But something noticeable is the cages are on the bottom bar, were there heaps...
  11. Replies
    95
    Views
    4,246

    Re: Cell size survey.

    You still following me around? :eek:

    Wondered where you been. :D

    Thanks for sharing all my TF bees were lost but it's hardly a secret it is all documented here on Beesource Mischief. Great to...
  12. Replies
    95
    Views
    4,246

    Re: Cell size survey.

    My experience exactly FP. I was told that bees build larger than 4.9 because we have raised them in artificially large foundation, and only when they have been "regressed" for enough generations will...
  13. Replies
    43
    Views
    2,206

    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    Did you check to see if the treatment worked?

    Cos if it worked, the catastrophic losses would not have been caused by mites.

    A hive that was treated but the treatment didn't kill the mites, is...
  14. Replies
    95
    Views
    4,246

    Re: Cell size survey.

    Here in New Zealand the only 4.9 sized cell you will find in a wild removal will be an odd one where there is a fault or join in a comb. Other than that they don't exist naturally.

    Yet in Lusby's...
  15. Replies
    95
    Views
    4,246

    Re: Cell size survey.

    This would be at variance with D Lusby, who is adamant the combs must be 4.9 throughout.
    To her, a hive with any larger than 4.9 comb in the brood nest, other than her 10% drone comb, is not a small...
  16. Replies
    43
    Views
    2,206

    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    LOL. Kirk Webster has said that mites are our friends and we should actually build a shrine to them.

    Sounds like the best outcome Miller. It is near certain that your friend will lose his hives,...
  17. Replies
    43
    Views
    2,206

    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    If it's hard being forced to say no to a friend, show him this thread to help him see reason.
  18. Replies
    43
    Views
    2,206

    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    Millar has said he is mentoring the guy. Which would indicate the other guy is a new inexperienced beekeeper. Probably read some of that TF stuff on the internet and is now enthused to try it out.
    ...
  19. Replies
    43
    Views
    2,206

    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    As an aside, i have several times been approached by "friends", who have a hive or two they cannot find a home for, ask me if they can put them in one of my bee yards.

    Although very uncomfortable...
  20. Replies
    43
    Views
    2,206

    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    I would worry, yes.

    If his hives get loaded up with mites, they will very definately spread into your hives.

    It is completely unreasonable for him to carry out his TF experiment, in your...
  21. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    LOL. If they use non resistant bees, the results are a forgone conclusion, why even run the trial.

    I didn't know Juhani, that someone in Hawaii had bred 100% VSH bees. How heritable is that down...
  22. Replies
    12
    Views
    809

    Re: Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    It's a bog standard honeybee. Size can vary.
  23. Thread: Bee's Gone

    by Oldtimer
    Replies
    22
    Views
    1,563

    Re: Bee's Gone

    No the reverse is the case. As bees sicken and die from mite related pathogens, the dying bees get as far away from the hive as they can, and one of the tell tale signs when a hive has died of mites...
  24. Thread: Bee's Gone

    by Oldtimer
    Replies
    22
    Views
    1,563

    Re: Bee's Gone

    That's pretty good advice Grey Goose.

    I do something similar but a bit less formalised, I'll allow a bad season at a site, 2 bad seasons at a site and i pull the bees.
  25. Thread: Bee's Gone

    by Oldtimer
    Replies
    22
    Views
    1,563

    Re: Bee's Gone

    OK well saying the number of mites was not a lot, could be an issue. One mans not a lot, may not be the bees not a lot.

    Wether to re use the combs depends what the hive died of. If it was just...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4