And a book shelf too.
Type: Posts; User: Saltybee
And a book shelf too.
Only a month, you're ahead of schedule.
Sorry to hear.
Did your dribble escape the hive and start the robbing? Do you know who's hive was doing the robbing? They could be next on the mite hit list.
Worth a double check on the...
I have no better explanation than you have.
I would check for superecedure cells in a week or so but I doubt there will be. Let me know what happens if you would.
"Has anyone encountered this before?"
Sure. 35 Days after split is not rare, atypical yes. Funny, we hit the same exact dates. That was the last to lay out of 3 made on the 31st.
Here's an old thread about how many LBs. Your probably closer but I'll stick to my point that comb is not cheap, neither is simple foundation....
Do not want to leave any impression that you will not eventually have to go full Grozzie and find the queen . You do have to get down to the upper brood layer and nurse bees to even start raising...
Not my idea, if I had a memory I would give credit. Heavy smoke does not just mean a lot of it. Definitely helped with a hive I really did not like going into.
The original post advised slumgum if...
Yeah that is a good plan. Sorry the honeymoon period is over, you tell it well.
Saltybee, so I’m letting the nurse bees that come with the new frames plus the field force of the mean hive raise the new queens in the old spot? Is that a strong enough hive? Yes it is, but that...
It's just a tool for the tool box. I have a couple of hammers, doesn' t mean I'm not going to look at another
Foundationless works, foundation works better. Full comb, maybe at the right time.
Got the message. Then do not mess with the frames or opening the hive..
What I would do in your situation. First make sure they are not being bothered by anything to make them ugly. no robbers or...
Can't prove it one way or the other but I believe the drones hang around the hive before the actual mating flights. See the evidence of that best in nucs. Always found that a bit odd.
All males dread the shinkage factor.
1) I was thinking about still going ahead and putting the nuc into a 10-frame hive as planned and then as long as I saw the queen, I would put her in the 10 frame box and leave the frame with the...
I was not entirely clear of your set up but it sounds like you are on the right track. JW is approaching from the find the queen angle, my take is you are looking at it from the steal the nurse bees...
I have a bunch of 8 frame medium hives full of bees. Brood frames or just bees?
No reason to not put mediums in a deep, just some hanging comb that is no problem.
Vertical split with an excluder...
Belief that it increased acceptance and was healthier with the apple cider.
So true. So hard to remember.
$59 without the frame. Not sure what it means when they say "after the bees get used to it".
would give late splits a jump on life.
Curious about actual experience.
Never thought of aphids feeding on acorns though, leaves and young branches for sure.
seen it; no.
Take any supers and plop it on another hive.
Divie the other frames up one or two to a customer on the outside edges.
Or; place a window screen and an empty ( some report chewed feet with just a...
Me too. Pine seems to work best, though best is so-so.
Were the bees from the old swarm or just bees from the next swarm?