Type: Posts; User: noblebee
Thank you for the replies, the snow is a few weeks early for us, but this is how our year has gone. Teabag, I was stationed at RAF Chicksands from 73-76 and we loved being in the UK! This is my...
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Here is a photo of my Warre Hives in winter insulation, it is now winter in North Idaho!! The insulation is Dow 2 inch high density foam held on with bungee cords. Easy and quick to remove and is my...
Thank you for the reply. You are a little colder than me,
we are 6b. I have not put up a wind break, but have put 2 inch high density foam around my three hives with bungee cords. I will use the...
Anyone have any experience in overwintering a warre hive with three boxes or success with this?
Just the three bottom boxes, the roof, floor, stand, and three top boxes are a sweet valley hive.
First year Warre Hive's. Two top boxes filled with Honey, brood & comb in the third box and building comb in the fourth box! I added two boxes at the bottom so hopefully I wouldn't have to add one...
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I started with two warre hives this year. One hive is very strong and they have almost finished drawing the second box and have started the third box I will give them a another box this week. I only...
Good advice! I don't think it was a space issue. They started with 3 boxes and had already filled the top with comb and started comb in the middle box, still had the bottom to go.
Thank you for the info!
I caught the swarm in my apple tree about 70 ft away and the hive has only half the bees it did. As I said, I have windows and it is easy to see.
As I said the hive swarmed on May 18th. Yes I had at least one queen cell that looked like it hatched two days before the hive swarmed. I could see the one queen cell I do not know if there where...
One of my Warre hives swarmed on May 18th how long until I have a new laying queen? This swarm was from a new package installed on April 19th, should I consider giving them a new queen?
When a virgin queen flies out of the hive to mate, what is the behavior of the bees left in the hive before she returns?
Thank you for all the replies. I will start with two warre hives.
How many Warre hives in your experience would it take to increase that probability of success?
Does anyone have any experience just keeping one warre hive going over multiple years?