Search Results - Beesource Beekeeping Forums

Search:

Type: Posts; User: msl

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.09 seconds.

  1. Replies
    4
    Views
    95

    Re: Loading Bees to Mini Mating Nuc

    here is what I do
    spray with water and shake in to bucket (not needed if you just doing one or 2, then just collect like for a mite wash)
    fill feeders
    load
    Place them dark and cool (I use my...
  2. Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    yep,or if you split it down into nucs and limit thier options
    here is a little more on the culling
    "We find that queen cells accessible to workers produce larger adult queens (as measured by thorax...
  3. Replies
    10
    Views
    417

    Re: Tool bucket replacement ideas

    56003
    My take on the classic hive seat with a lowered center of gravity so it doesn't tip over in the back of the truck.
    The original was from the 1901 edition of ABC of Bee Culture
    56011
  4. Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    there is likly good reasons you wern't finding it.. a dealy in the onset of queen rearing and a longer development time of older larva







    Tofilski, Czekonska (2004)
    I forgot to put in...
  5. Re: Could you use screen to seperate nucs in a single box?

    No need to by new gear, use a jig and bearing router on your old boxes
  6. Replies
    4
    Views
    240

    Re: treating a queenlees hive

    Sence you have a brood less period coming, up I would just wait till then to insure a good treatment
  7. Replies
    23
    Views
    232

    Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    That is fundamentally untrue
  8. Replies
    675
    Views
    36,455

    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    ^yep

    swinging back around

    we see small working again
  9. Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    they preferentially chose older larva, and older larva makes poor queens..

    Tofilski, Czekonska (2004)

    but we see they tear down a lot of cells, and tarpy etal(1999) shows they tear down...
  10. Re: Could you use screen to seperate nucs in a single box?

    people run 2 queen hives all the time and they don't fight
  11. Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    this is a good sum up
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MFp80hG4dw
  12. Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    and post #16 shows a 1/2 frame all in 1

    if rearing good queens was as simple as puling a bunch of 2f nucs, prices would be much lower .
  13. Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    they do,its called swarming, and it makes great queens. From the moment the larva hatches it is treated as a queen, fed and tended by a hive with a booming population and plenty of nectar and pollen ...
  14. Re: Why haven't more beekeepers been inspired by The Sustainable Apiary

    Any one who has followed Douglass Adam's works knows the answer is 42:lookout::lookout:

    "How many" depends on your skills as a beekeeper and your loss rate
  15. Replies
    10
    Views
    313

    Re: Can a nuc cap a nearly capped swarm cell?

    Hadn't heard that story, if you bump in to it again please send it my way..

    The whole point of the 48 is there is tons of jelly and the larva isn't eating much, yet !

    it takes 40 bees (with no...
  16. Re: In over my head... hive swarmed, lots of queen cells, one hatched...

    webinair is here https://www.facebook.com/FRQueens/videos/2289482097821328/

    the cut to the chase youtube of the build is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taf9-oMmF90

    if you have made the...
  17. Replies
    18
    Views
    979

    Re: Snap decisions in the apiary

    All the time... and learn some very good lesstions lol

    but with the exception of swarm cells and the queen is still in the hive, there is very little that you can't do tomorrow after you sleep on...
  18. Re: In over my head... hive swarmed, lots of queen cells, one hatched...

    yes you can leave them in the hive, you have a few days before the lose virgin is flight worthy my goto for this is pushin cages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DbA4ENhnVQ

    no need for a QE as...
  19. Thread: Bee club blues

    by msl
    Replies
    25
    Views
    1,525

    Re: Bee club blues

    yes, yes that game is being played here as well.

    so true Elmer
    but walking a way and giving up and not haveing to care any more was soooo refreshing
  20. Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    queen and 1 frame of open brood left at the old site in new box
    old boxs with the rest of the resources moved 8' down the outher end of the stand
    after e-cells were drawn old boxs were moved 4'...
  21. Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    yes... not good or modern queen rearing but queen rearing none the less...
    in its most basic form and inclusive definition queen rearing is human induced production of queens.

    keep an eye on this...
  22. Thread: Bee club blues

    by msl
    Replies
    25
    Views
    1,525

    Re: Bee club blues

    LOL votes matter? down here we just had a full on coup.
    during the start of the covid lock down 2 people desided to take over, threw out the bylaws and voting, changed email passwords, took down...
  23. Re: There's a fine line between feast and famine in the Spring.

    #2 is colony protein starvation, in the spring it only takes a few days of flight restriction (cold, rain, etc) to blow threw the pollen reserves. Do you have supplement on them?
  24. Replies
    675
    Views
    36,455

    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    yet, the lady with the little warres had much better survival rate then you have had, there may be something to it.
  25. Re: There's a fine line between feast and famine in the Spring.

    Buying a test will take the guess work out of it
    that aside
    look at your LIVE larva
    are they bright pearly white and swimming in jelly ?...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4