Search Results - Beesource Beekeeping Forums

Search:

Type: Posts; User: bushpilot

Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    81
    Views
    4,269

    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Well, warm spell, checked them (just quickly lifted the top). Of 11 hives of various configurations, one is almost certainly dead, two show more than normal poop on the front. Added sugar to some...
  2. Re: Another recipe for making propoplis salve or lip balm

    I made a salve that I gave away as Christmas presents this year. Sorry, the recipe is not in front of me, but it contained coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, vitamin E oil, jajoba oil, and propolis...
  3. Replies
    38
    Views
    2,838

    Re: Building vs. Buying

    I don't find it worthwhile to build, but I assemble precut stuff in the winter, for my use or to sell on CL.
  4. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,349

    Re: Looking for reading material suggestions

    A Random Walk Down Wall Street (Makiel)
    No Treason (Spooner)
    Economics in One Lesson (Hazlett)
    The Law (Bastiat)
  5. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,056

    Re: How to keep within your (newbee) limit

    First year, it is not my experience that a nuc grows into more than a full hive. Second year is a different story, assuming sucess.
  6. Replies
    33
    Views
    1,607

    Re: Treated lumber for hive stand

    I use treated for hive stands. I have not noticed any problem. I would not use treated for the hive bottom.
  7. Thread: Mead?

    by bushpilot
    Replies
    4
    Views
    272

    Re: Mead?

    I got one for Christmas, I am pretty sure my wife got it on Amazon for less than 30 bucks. It works fine, and seems like a nice unit.
  8. Replies
    81
    Views
    4,269

    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    It's not over yet. But today was warm (42) so I went out to OAV treat the 11 hives. All have some live bees in them. One had mice, now it doesn't. About half sent a few guards out to challenge me,...
  9. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,109

    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    I tried, I really did!
  10. Replies
    0
    Views
    77

    Raspberry Melomel

    This is what I started today.

    Goal

    OG 1.100
    FG: 1.015 (after back-sweetening, will probably ferment dry)
    Plan: Ferment in primary to 13-14%, add fruit to start secondary. Ferment dry to...
  11. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,109

    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    Working on my last bottle of this now, it is SO GOOD! Fruity taste in the mouth, with a bit of a burn in the back of the mouth after swallowing. That is about as sophisticated as I get when...
  12. Replies
    17
    Views
    990

    Re: Used equipment

    I'll go with scorching the boxes and burning the frames. Thanks for the input!
  13. Replies
    17
    Views
    990

    Used equipment

    I recently bought some used boxes, which I am in the process of cleaning up for my use. I have done needed repairs, will wash and scrape them, and then wash with bleach solution. (They were empty...
  14. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,414

    Re: 18% ABV Sweet mead

    I am going to start a dry 10-12% ABV today or tomorrow. A gallon of it will get raspberries in the secondary, and the remainder will be converted to vinager.

    I use one gallon equipment, because I...
  15. Re: A new Year. What are your goals for the bees in 2020?

    20 gallons of honey, first time making comb honey, and 15 hives and 20 nucs going into winter 20-21 will make me a very happy boy!
  16. Replies
    4
    Views
    356

    Re: Using cuties in mead

    Here is a thread on another forum with a recipe.

    https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/cuties-orange-mead.232514/
  17. Replies
    52
    Views
    4,598

    Re: Black Friday Sales

    I find sometimes that ML ships without sending me the tracking info. Once i received a shipment before I knew it had been shipped!

    It has never caused me any problems, just kind of unusual.
  18. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,268

    Re: Are they nuts or hardy winter bees

    My Saskatraz hive flies in the 30's, I am not sure what they are doing. Probably cleansing. The other 10 hives show no activity at those temperatures.
  19. Replies
    4
    Views
    356

    Re: Using cuties in mead

    I think for the first try, I would follow as closely as I could the JOAM recipe, as it is proven.

    I would not includethe zest, but then I hate marmalade, so I might not be the guy to ask.
  20. Replies
    19
    Views
    1,109

    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    Don't worry, I've got it covered. :thumbsup:

    I added a little citric acid (less than 1/8 teaspoon per bottle) to them, and I think it brightened them up a little. And now they also have a couple...
  21. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,696

    Re: 55 Gal winter project

    Electric boat motor.
  22. Replies
    6
    Views
    631

    Re: smaller dry pollen feeder?

    This is exactly what I do. It works great.
  23. Replies
    51
    Views
    4,969

    Re: Against Smoking Bees

    I use smoke in order to minimize the harm to the bees under my care.
  24. Replies
    52
    Views
    4,598

    Re: Black Friday Sales

    I received my foundation (plastic).
  25. Replies
    28
    Views
    2,385

    Re: Help. Need my Bees to move on

    Surely someone would remove that one for free!

    I don't recommend hitting them with the hose, that would do them in as a colony.
Results 1 to 25 of 262
Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 4