Type: Posts; User: AstroZomBEE
Basically you made them heat an area larger than they had resources to handle. And i can attest to the weather being hard to accommodate for, especially this year in PA. but i think if you supplement...
I balked at the price of the easy check at first. I was sure i'd find something that would work just as well for a quarter of the $20 asking price for that simple piece of plastic.
Well after a few...
I didn't watch the video completely but skimmed though each frame of the nuc.
did the eggs/open brood look good?
It did look slightly light but as long as the brood pattern(including eggs/open...
Here is a link to the newest rendition of the same machine.
Selling 2 used wax melter, of Cook and Beals manufacture.
1 is 20 years old another is 10 years old.
Both functioned when a newer model was bought as an upgrade.
Both need some TLC, some new...
Board Gaming and Snowmobiles
Pics to bee see on facebook marketplace link
Used Honey Packing line from the 1960's 70's???
Elgin Twin Piston filler
Have reused thousands of frames this way, scrape down to plastic with hive tool, recoat with liquid wax via a roller, and the bees go right at it. As long as they are in expansion mode.
Make the deposit higher,
I used this model for years, but even with the deposit a large number of my boxes did not come back. While the deposit wasn't a bad trade off, i would rather get my boxes...
Why wouldn't you use formic pro? as long as the daytime highs are above 50 you should be good? especially in a booming hive that probably keeps the whole have at a solid 90 no matter what. I thought...
Unless you are going to an area prone to the ailment, or suspect a neighbor may have i would not prophylacticly treat for EFB. Especially since it's more of a stress induced ailment. If anything i...
I'm going to guess that 90% of commercially minded beekeepers keep primarily Deep brood chambers. Er go why most nucs on the market are of the Deep variety. I think for a sideliner producer it would...
I don't think there is any real regulation in the over wintered term. So know your beekeeper, if you trust them ask for their definition. And ask where they were overwintered. I've heard of places...
Need to, No. But will get better drawing rate if you do.
Melt the wax in a pot big enough to get a 6" paint roller into, then use roller to apply liberal amount of wax to the foundation. Need not...
A little info from Ontario
Just be prepared to feed, feed, and feed again. Like Vance said once you start you can't stop until mother nature really kicks spring in, or you will have have damage to the hive. These warm snaps...
New year, new pricing.
Any orders from here on forward will be at the following rates.
001 to 019 $180
020 to 049 $160
050 to 099 $145
100 to 199 $130
All booked up for April, with a few hundred available in early May.
with a 6 Way pallet.
Steel/plastic Banding, or a rope/strap around the hive and pallet holds them all quite well,if the bees have not already had the chance to secure the boxes with wax/propolis....
The USDA honey report is updated monthly, just save the address and check it every month for the updated report.
I keep it as a shortcut on my desktop and reference it as needed.
Down to 10 buckets of honey, all barrels sold.
What is the queen heritage?
W. Fisher Bee Farm will be selling spring nucs in the Spring 2020 Season.
Taking orders now, all nuc orders must have 10% down to be considered a firm order.
First 3 weeks in April fully...
I talked with one of the men working on this project at the Empire state honey producers meeting over the past weekend. They have 2 prototypes in use right now to start gathering data. The...