Type: Posts; User: Wandering Man
I have converted some of my hives to Horizontal Langstroths. They use standard Langstroth equipment, but the box holds around 30 frames. We've had pretty good luck with them. My wife loves them...
Regarding RWeaver: The folks there are nice. If you call on the wrong day, you won’t get an answer because the receptionist is out in the field working the bees. At lunch time, she may be attending...
This helps me a little:
For itching cortaid seems to work better.
I've read that calamine lotion is good (haven't tried it myself)
Ice is also supposed to be...
Thanks for the clarification.
I've had pretty good luck with a combination of Freeman Bottom boards, beetle blasters, and squishing whenever I see one.
I've got my hives in a place where they get a lot of sunlight.
I like the folk who run both apiaries. Of course, their genetics are similar since the come from the same family roots, and they are all friendly and good natured.
The apiaries are close to each...
I've got RWeaver queens, and have been quite happy, but I'm more interested in a calm bee that will cohabit with me and my dachsunds in our backyard, and I'm willing to do OAV treatment to help them...
From Texas A&M:
I use DE around my hive. It will wash off, and has to be reapplied
I've had beetle blasters and cloths in the hives, but rarely see a beetle. I also use the Freeman bottom board, filled with soapy...
I did a split into a nuc about six weeks ago, but failed to shake enough bees into it . When I checked on it a week later, I'd lost a frame of honey and a frame of brood with two of the three queen...
3 treatments only cover 14 days, not 21 if you are doing them weekly, and if that's your target.
I did four treatments, and still had 91 mites, so I went for a 5th treatment. I'll check the bottom...
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My RWeaver All American bees are very gentle. I've had no problems mowing or weed-eating around the hives.
I've only had them since April.
Well, I thought you had an interesting situation. On my tablet, the title of the thread that was showing was:
"Bears and bees don't mix. Need a better bear"
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Welcome to the forum. Lots of beeks in the San Antonio area. Be sure to hook up with some to help guide you along the path.
I was thinking about just using my lawn tractor.
Now I'm wondering if I can just hook it up to my battery charger, if so, what setting would I use.
As a third option, my hives are close to a...
That's a seriously bad infestation!
I'm thinking about building this:
I got mine at a local lumber yard.
They cut off the length I needed, and charged by the linear foot.
Never forget about the mom & pop store. They need us to stay in business!
So sad the new guy abandoned her. A good thing someone with your integrity stepped up.
Thanks for being that man.
Welcome to the forum.
Welcome to beekeeping!
I had already figured out it was a hornet. But I wasn't sure why it was hanging around the hinges. I hadn't seen anything before your post that suggested this was normal behavior.