Search Results - Beesource Beekeeping Forums

Search:

Type: Posts; User: judyv47954

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,449

    Re: Bee-shed idea ...

    Little_John,

    Good score! Keep us informed on progress of your trailer. i would be most interested in ventilation and heat in your bee shed. Mine has been postponed in favor for a new greenhouse...
  2. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,449

    Re: Bee-shed idea ...

    There's a fellow in Canada using poly hive sheds for his bees. You might enjoy it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7g-zcvDuAU&t=39s
  3. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,033

    As I recall, it was a balloon construction, with...

    As I recall, it was a balloon construction, with no braces from top to bottom except at the corners of the house. It was full dimension lumber, so 2” wide and about 16” on center, There were two...
  4. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,033

    Re: How to insulate long hives?

    This was an old clapboard house with no insulation in the walls. It was due to be burned, but the fire department wouldn't take it out with bees in residence. As I recall, the nest was on the east...
  5. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,033

    Re: How to insulate long hives?

    How does the 24" depth square with wild nests? I've removed nests in walls that were much deeper than 24". One in particular was in the wall of a house with 10' ceilings. The nest stretched from the...
  6. Re: Will bees pull out wax in NE Tennessee in August if I feed them?

    Ifixoldhouses, How big is this hive? How many brood frames do you have going on? Are these ferals or some recognized breed?
  7. Re: Will bees pull out wax in NE Tennessee in August if I feed them?

    I have a hive drawing wax right now in NW Indiana, but we have late planted soybeans still blooming and this is a monster hive that I moved into a long hive. I gave them 4 empty frames and they are...
  8. Replies
    3
    Views
    517

    Re: 1ST Swarm caught in trap

    Excellent! People will tell you that a single nuc won't attract swarms, but they will. My first swarm caught this year was in a single nuc trap.
  9. Thread: Indiana

    by judyv47954
    Replies
    120
    Views
    41,493

    Re: More swarms

    We are behind this year, no doubt due to rainy cold weather. But, I've caught two swarms in the past week. Tippecanoe county, IN.
  10. Thread: Hive beetle

    by judyv47954
    Replies
    2
    Views
    437

    Re: Hive beetle

    So, these bees are building their own foundation? It's a pretty strong colony? I run feral bees. They seem to survive the Varroa mite better than we beeks. I'm in the process of changing my hives...
  11. Replies
    47
    Views
    14,553

    Re: Bee bee trees

    Yes, I have tree collars on my evodias, as well as my fruit trees, because of the rabbits.
    I might try to start cuttings this year and plant them as understory trees along the creek where they might...
  12. Replies
    47
    Views
    14,553

    Re: Bee bee trees

    The Basswood had the central taproot cut, not the evodia. I got those as small starts. Even the nut tree that I got a couple of years ago had the taproot cut.
    I can grow peach trees here, so why so...
  13. Replies
    47
    Views
    14,553

    Re: Bee bee trees

    Well, I got several Evodia trees about seven years ago. I have three left. Every time they get close to some size, we get temps down to say, -14 or so, and they freeze back to the ground. They are...
  14. Re: Has anyone used 10, 8 or 5 frame boxes on one single hive ???

    Not only do I have geezer back, but I'm a girl. I try to keep things simple in terms of equipment, though. I have graduated from rolling a wheelbarrow with deep box out to the hives. Now I merely...
  15. Re: Has Anyone Tried to Over-Winter a hive in a greenhouse?

    Well, we may do something else. I got a call about bees in a fellow's chimney. So, I transferred the queen and frames into a catch hive and we're going to cage her today. Tomorrow, I'll take the hive...
  16. Re: Has Anyone Tried to Over-Winter a hive in a greenhouse?

    JRG13,

    That's a good idea, but I don't want to weaken my established hives. I've had a great year and don't have any drawn comb to replace the brood frames that I would be removing.
  17. Replies
    14
    Views
    2,124

    Re: Moving established hive

    I just relocated four of my established hives. What I did was to plug the entrance and ratchet-strap the hives, stand and all. Then, I used a Magliner under the bottom. I have two re-inforced ramps...
  18. Thread: Mean bees

    by judyv47954
    Replies
    20
    Views
    4,703

    Re: Mean bees

    Dave,

    Are they aggressive the day after you've been into the hive? I'm not too far from you. My bees ( all ferals from different locales) are aggressive right now. We are in a dearth and I am...
  19. Re: Has Anyone Tried to Over-Winter a hive in a greenhouse?

    Charlie,

    How warm (or cold) is your porch? I am concerned that that few bees (less than 2 whole deep frames) will be unable to generate enough heat to survive. I've got the hive on the front...
  20. Re: Has Anyone Tried to Over-Winter a hive in a greenhouse?

    OK, I was concerned about them beating themselves against the plastic. How about I give them a couple of supers off another hive, and have an entrance to the outside, on the leeward side of the...
  21. Replies
    3
    Views
    1,534

    Re: Winter Hive Layout

    I use the pink board insulation from the ground up to just under the lid, with another piece on top of the lid. I then run a ratchet strap around the hive and tighten it a little. 2" of the pink...
  22. Has Anyone Tried to Over-Winter a hive in a greenhouse?

    So, my sister helped me with a cut-out last year and decided that she wanted a hive of bees. I caught a nice swarm in early June and sent it to her. I went down to see her, check the bees, and...
  23. Re: What is the best beesuit on the market for preventing bee stings?

    You will love your Ultra-breeze. I have a full suit and a jacket. A bad thing happened to my suit, so I ordered another. UPS let me down, so I had to wear the jacket and jeans to do a cut-out 12' in...
  24. Replies
    13
    Views
    2,435

    Re: Do your bees die in your fountains

    I have a bucket with grape vines sticking out. The bees use the vines to access the water. I'm feeding sugar water in 1 gallon poultry waterers right now. I use lengths of cheesecloth in the trough...
  25. Re: The beginning of a fabulous bee journey in Indiana

    Welcome, Carolyn,

    I hope you enjoy your bees as much as I do mine.
Results 1 to 25 of 99
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4