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  1. Re: Fall hive inspections - what should I be looking for?

    you are looking for a guarantee in beekeeping?!?
    i bet our southern friends would argue that swarms wont emit this time of year.
    what if bees swarm now due to high mite loads or unfavorable housing...
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    Re: Fall Flow in Central NJ

    yes, last year was a bust. we had the soil moisture but nights didnt get cool until the second half of october.
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    Re: Fall Flow in Central NJ

    early goldenrod does not produce nectar. this can start blooming the end of july. there will also be japanese knotweed blooming at this time if you have areas with loamy wet soil. goldenrod flow...
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    Re: Smallest truck for pollination.

    TOYOTA: its what all the terrorists use!
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    Re: Formic Pro deadouts

    pic 1: is that an entrance reducer?
    pic 2: i see propolis marks from an entrance reducer. was it pulled more than a week before applying formic?
    pic 3: if that is all the bees from a single (or...
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    Re: Formic Pro deadouts

    ^^^THIS^^^
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    Re: Happy Honey Harvesting Day in Jersey

    great deal, been a banner year for us!
    good on yah for the apivar. how did you mite sample? alcohol wash is best. and make sure you are collecting nurse bees from the brood nest.
    i store my...
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    Re: Foundationless source?

    https://foresthillbeesupply.com/store/
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    Re: Formic Pro Temperature Range

    daytime high temperatures. highs below 80 for the frsit 3 days is what i like to see. i use in spring
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    Re: Bees in the trash

    probably not as bad as the stuff your neighbors are spraying around their properties.
  11. Re: Taking off supers. Were do all those bees go?

    i cant in new jersey
  12. Re: Feeding through a dearth? Good or bad idea?

    if you want to keep the pissy foragers busy during the day then open feed VERY light syrup. this keeps them busy. if there are other bees in the neighborhood that you dont want to feed then use an...
  13. Re: OAD dosage and unwise to do a dribble during a dearth?

    look on randy olivers site.
    dribble during dearth will incite robbing.
    dribble is best when there is no sealed brood.
    get them in one box so they can finish preparing for winter.
    apivar...
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    Re: TREAT or FEED

    i would think it too hot in illinois for MAQS right now, and def dont use two. i use MAQS in spring and apivar in summer when i pull honey. feed at same time as apivar.
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    Re: Real honey vs sugarwater honey?

    did you label your supers "HONEY" so the bees know not to put sugar syrup in those boxes?
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    Re: MAQS on single deep hive

    single deep, single strip, medium honey super. entrance at half of full width. solid bottoms.
    edit: i will then come back 7-14 days later to remove strips, confirm viable queen remains, and add...
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    Re: MAQS on single deep hive

    i treat with MAQS in the spring when i put my first honey supers on. so the short answer to your question is yes. MAQS when above 80* highs is rough on the colony.
  18. Re: Anywhere to get a Mated Queen in Central NJ?

    did you look on carigslist?
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    Re: Oxalic dribble die off

    cant dribble during a dearth.
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    Re: Why did my bees die - summer edition

    i would say PMS that led to an abscond. there is frass. dont rely solely on mite drop. some might say look for EFB.
    this is one nuc. that didnt grow. likely you have at most ten frames...
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    Re: a scientific look at 'mite bombs'

    if you are a treatment free beekeeper then your bees can live with that! :lookout: ROFL
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    Re: Cloudy Honey

    nope. dont bother. i keep the last bottles with foam for myself.
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    Re: Cloudy Honey

    ^^^yup^^^
    i let mine set for 3 days before bottling
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    Re: Strang weather Affect Honey

    beginning of last week in the pouring rain i pulled 50# average off my hives and put supers back on for clover. hopefully there is more to come yet. the end is near.
  25. Re: Rant: People really need to stop mowing lawns every single week.

    well this is america soo...
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