Very good explanation Bee Arthur.
Type: Posts; User: Hoot Owl Lane Bees
Very good explanation Bee Arthur.
This is how I store my frames. I don't have any wax moth damage and the bees clean them out very well. After the ceder trees produce there clode of pollen the bees clean the frames again. Each of the...
I have 2 chest freezers and 1 up right. I pull most of my honey and freeze it till I am ready to extract. The chest units are nicer because I just lay slates between the layers of frames. The up...
We have Red bud blooming here and the bees are bringing it in.
In photo #1 there is open brood next to the caped brood, top right.
Find a local bee club and join, take there beginners class and you will have a better idea what works best in your area.
I you are not feeding it may be to late.
I am North of you around Branson.
I started 5 yesterday and have frame feeders in each hive.
I will be starting several more next week as well, all for...
I fill 3 freezers with frames of Honey till I am ready to extract. Remove them about 2 days before extracting for thawing. I have left a frame or two in the wood shop for several days to use in...
I place a piece of stick about 1/4" x 2" long on the frame of the inner cover along the back, so just the top is raised. The seem to also make more honey after they get a little more air flow in the...
Yes Wax Mouth damage.
I would put the frames in the freezer for 2-3 days then thaw and place in a hive.
The bees will clean them up better than you could.
rake the low areas with a fork then extract. Set them out for the bees to clean before putting them back in a hive or they will fill them with honey again.
At least put a temporary fence around them. Put some strips of alum foil with some peanut butter hanging from the wire. What ever comes to the hives will smell the peanut butter first and taste it....
Most likely a Bear. You better get a hot fence around your hives as it will be back if it was a bear. keep the fence at least 5' from the hives as a smart bear will just reach over the fence and pull...
Chris has replied to me this morning.
The notes about shipping and dates went to my old email that is no longer working at all.
USPS was also 2 days late with the delivery.
H T Krantz looked like they were a very good supplier of Queens after some research on line.
What a surprise. I ordered 8 Queens on November 23 2017, in 2 different orders, with a delivery date of...
Clean up the worst of the frames with a dust, if they only have a few lines like picture #2 place them in the middle.
The ones that are bad towards the out side of the box.
Scrape ALL of the...
If you are in a heavey wooded area bee lining won't work as well with a box.
I set out 3 = 4 qt chicken feeders hanging from a tree limb.
Leave them up for a few days and come back with a compes. ...
I am semi retired now and have been wanting to and been asked to do some beekeeping demonstrations at some of the local schools.
My question is for those of you who do this, what kind of questions...
Now that I am semi retired I am planing on going to the local schools to share about bees and beekeeping.
This has been one of my concerns, so I will be following this thread.
I am also going to...
Congratulation on your first Swarm/Hive.
If you go to the beesource home page there is a link called Build It.
You will find plans for the other boxes you are going to make.
Good luck and enjoy.
Why do you have robbing screens on your hives?
I put my robing screens on ALL of my hives the day before pulling honey in the fall and leave them on till spring.
They are great mouse...
I had 2 hives go over in strong winds about 2 weeks ago.
1 is supper strong the other is Queen less but there is a caped queen cell and lots of drones in the other hives in the yard.
I am going to...
Mine is 50' x 55'.
Sorry it is side ways.
Put a piece of carpet nail strip on the landing board.
I do have Bears. As a mater of fact there is one that is denned up less than a 1/4 mile from my home hives. This is a picture of the fence around the hives. I am standing just in side his...