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  1. Re: What Kind of Bees Are These Entering Our Hive?

    welcome aboard agt!

    coweta co. looks like a great place for bees.
  2. Re: Preponderance capped brood necessarily leading to swarm?

    most likely, yes. with proper swarm prevention you should be able to find frames of eggs and open brood as well.

    in my experience i have found that the colony needs room to expand the broodnest...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2020 treatment free experience

    i appreciate that t.

    not much anyone can do at this point other than cross all fingers and all toes that the queens get mated.

    the last hive remaining that had efb last year was found rebloomed...
  4. Re: FAKE ADOBE FLASH UPDATE WITHIN THIS FORUM

    no response from admin as of this morning.

    looks like beesource.com is just one of over 1400 websites that verticalscope owns, which may explain in part why we don't receive the admin attention...
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    Re: Where did these bees come from?

    any and/or all of the above cn.

    there is a surprisingly high amount of drifting of bees amongst hives located within 1 km of each other.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2020 treatment free experience

    a long time (24 years) treatment free friend of mine who resides in the next county over called me up and said he had an extra 15 ripe queen cells looking for a good home.

    he didn't have to ask...
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    Re: How long can bees be confined to hive?

    cn, here is another resource to which you may want to pose your query to:

    https://community.lsoft.com/scripts/wa-LSOFTDONATIONS.exe?A0=BEE-L&S=b

    also, you mentioned 'rental' bees, perhaps you...
  8. Re: New to beekeeping in the Okanogan Valley of Washington state

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: How long can bees be confined to hive?

    there we go cn, sorry for the confusion.

    i've no experience with orchards being sprayed, but there are some on the forum that should be able to help you out.
  10. Re: New to beekeeping in the Okanogan Valley of Washington state

    i see those, give me just a moment...
  11. Re: New to beekeeping in the Okanogan Valley of Washington state

    welcome aboard cn!

    i haven't figured out why sometimes a moderator has to approve the first post and sometimes not.

    we moderators mostly watch over the content, but the administration of the...
  12. Re: FAKE ADOBE FLASH UPDATE WITHIN THIS FORUM

    sent a fresh report to admin's attention.
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    Re: Ralph Büchler lectures

    welcome to beesource rothbart, and thank you for the links.

    i look forward to watching them soon.
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    Re: Getting mated queens accepted

    also glad to hear lauri is doing well.

    i neither have nor want a fb identity.

    hard hat zone. good one jim.
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    Re: Getting mated queens accepted

    and i understand you are not looking to change your approach dan but rather offering some food for thought, good thread.

    as i understand it your goal is to turn this year's split into this year's...
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    Re: Getting mated queens accepted

    lauri spent a fair amount of time discussing this a while back.

    i've only done a half dozen or so virgin introductions myself, and they weren't planned, but rather because of early emergence in an...
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    Re: Getting mated queens accepted

    i believe the thinking on that had to do with caging the queen shortly after getting mated, because the ovarioles were still developing and caging them at that point in the development resulted in a...
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    Re: Getting mated queens accepted

    agree with jim about lack of phermone, plus being caged limits the queen's ability to spread her influence around the hive, and perhaps she fails to join with the collective gut of the colony via...
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    Re: Getting mated queens accepted

    Excellent job at presenting the situation dan, just excellent.

    like i've said before you're a natural.

    Very much looking forward to the continuing saga of booger hill bees...

    :)
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    Re: What killed them?

    i'm with you on that dan.

    perhaps someone smarter than i would consider developing a post mortum questionnaire that we could sticky thread at the top.

    if when posting a thread like this one the...
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    Re: Aggressive robber bees never stop coming

    i was unable to find michael palmer's post about the marked differences between a package of bees and an established colony.

    the jest of it was that the bees in the package may not even be related...
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    Re: What killed them?

    understood all. it's very difficult to be definitive after the fact and without all the context.
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    Re: What killed them?

    many thanks jim and dan for contributing your experience-formed opinions.

    do you think the white stuff in the photos is mixed crystalized/liquid feed and where the cluster was most likely located...
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    Re: Aggressive robber bees never stop coming

    yes, i can see how once robbing bees learn how to defeat a robber screen it would make matters worse for the robbee's to defend the entrance. might as well take it off.

    the most effective remedy...
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    Re: Listen to the Music

    enjoyed the full show on axs tv a few nights back, here's a cut they put you tube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATRsYfiVUy8
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