Search Results - Beesource Beekeeping Forums

Search:

Type: Posts; User: RayMarler

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.19 seconds.

  1. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,919

    Re: Easy cell builder help

    LakeTrout...
    There are many methods to raise queen cells, and I think it depends on your goals and location and management style to determine which one works best for you. Just be sure to have fun...
  2. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    I made that cage over 15 years ago and used it as a timing cage for grafting back then. I never did use it for broodless creation or treating varroa. Back then, I was doing Drone brood removal with...
  3. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    OK, here is some pics of a cage I've made up in the past, for helping to control varroa.
    This cage will confine a queen to one entire frame. I saw it at Sue Cobey's yard at UCD many years ago. It...
  4. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    This is something I've posted in the past, with link to that thread below...

    I've heard people say that brood breaks helps to control varroa. I've heard people doing brood breaks for varroa...
  5. Replies
    42
    Views
    1,919

    Re: Easy cell builder help

    A way I have done several times is simple and works well.
    A two box hive, move frames of eggs/youngest larva with frames of pollen and nectar into the top box after shaking all the bees off into the...
  6. Replies
    33
    Views
    3,736

    Re: Queen Bee dead in Winter

    It appears to be working out, glad to hear it. Good luck with your hives this year.
  7. Re: We had it figured out until we didn't have it figured out

    I'm going to suggest a different plan of action.
    I run 8 frame mediums throughout, and would not want to have deeps any more.
    If I was in your situation, I'd put the nucs on top of 2 stacked 8...
  8. Replies
    86
    Views
    4,782

    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Last year started with one small hive.
    Grew them into 5 hives, purchasing queens for the splits made.
    Fed sugar syrup and got 100 combs drawn.
    (I'm running all 8 frame medium boxes throughout)...
  9. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,382

    Re: Bees starving

    You can put a full box on top, yes.
    You can also put it over the inner cover.
    I've put a box on top without having inner covers myself.
  10. Re: Filtering / Cleaning dull coloured beeswax

    I've never found a material to filter wax through that actually worked for me. I do filter it through a nylon paint strainer bag to get the larger debris out but as far a brightening or clarity or...
  11. Thread: Carni queens

    by RayMarler
    Replies
    5
    Views
    719

    Re: Carni queens

    Well, they do evaluate and judge queens and I'm assuming drones for creating breeder queens using Instrumental Insemination. Those breeder queens are then used to produce daughters that are then open...
  12. Thread: Carni queens

    by RayMarler
    Replies
    5
    Views
    719

    Re: Carni queens

    Yep, me too, Strachan

    https://strachanbees.com/
  13. Replies
    8
    Views
    802

    Re: Stolen hives in N cal

    or maybe a John Ross fan?
  14. Re: What, if anything, does it mean to spot the queen here?

    Does not mean anything in particular. She was probably running ahead of you as you pulled frames for inspection. You just happened to find her on that frame of honey, she probably slowed down running...
  15. Replies
    33
    Views
    3,736

    Re: Queen Bee dead in Winter

    If you decide you do need a queen, then try
    https://www.ohbees.com/products/ohb-italian-queens

    as I think they will be able to fix you up. They are a major breeder here in Northern CA and also...
  16. Re: Stimulative Feeding With Drivert vs Syrup

    Feeding pollen substitute helps to get bees brooding.
  17. Replies
    40
    Views
    2,257

    Re: Small winter cluster

    Sugar is a desiccant, meaning it will absorb moisture from the air. So putting it on top bars will have it absorb any heavy moisture that might be in the air inside the hive. As the sugar gets wet...
  18. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,463

    Re: Best Queen rearing books

    As well as the other books already mentioned,
    I really do like Michael Bush's Classic Queen Rearing Compendium.


    https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Queen-Rearing-Compendium-Michael/dp/1614760594
  19. Replies
    40
    Views
    2,257

    Re: Small winter cluster

    I agree with AR1
    Put them in a nuc with feeder shim under the lid, and damp sugar the consistency of wet snow on the top bars of the frames.
  20. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    I've used 8 frame deeps since 2004. This year I've changed to all 8 frame mediums. I like them, the bees seem to like them. I'll see how they do next year.
  21. Re: State spraying Merus 3.0 to combat mosquitoes in MI. Best precautions?

    I get the spray for all of July, August, and September.
    My hives seem to do well so long as I feed during dearth and treat for varroa.
  22. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    Of course what everyone else has said is true, and do try next year some of the suggestions that have been made. But from your description of what you did and what the bees did this year for you, it...
  23. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    I agree. Change where you get your queens from. A good breeder of queens will use lack of swarming as a criteria for choosing the queen mothers used for raising queens. Bees caught as swarms are more...
  24. Re: State spraying Merus 3.0 to combat mosquitoes in MI. Best precautions?

    I don't know what they are using, it changes every couple of years, but I live where the area gets sprayed once a week just at the end of dusk by airplane. This goes on for three months, in the area...
  25. Replies
    485
    Views
    47,688

    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    In back reading this thread...
    You have mentioned, back in May, that sometimes the brood looks bad and spotty, and then it clears up. Several things can cause this, but what I have surmised at times...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4