Type: Posts; User: KevinWI
Splits for new queens on Friday, 4 package install on Sunday, queen release check on Thursday, weak hive position swap inspection on Friday.
Started my new commercial beekeeping job today...
It is a reasonable assumption......the same that Italians may not be ideally suited to Northern climates/winters.
Maples still blooming here in Central WI
Saw Dandelions yesterday...bees bringing it in.
I haven't read the entire thread so pardon if it's been said.
Take the box above the excluder and create a new colony with it...you'll know pretty quick what you got or don't got.
You can also...
sometimes a question is just a question on an article for intellectual discussion. ....I have deleted my post and am now done with this thread...appreciate you saving everyone.
you are a savior of all the people who read the article and magically skipped that part.....
The EXACT reason I wrote the last sentence to my first post. This is NOT THAT discussion.
Majority of Maple here have not even blossomed out before the blizzard...plenty left to feed the bees coming up next week . last year I marked maple bloom on April 30 here.
I did a single brood box ,but it wasn't restricted to a single at all times. I had a single for awhile during spring, then a double brood box, then a split during spring buildup which turns into...
lol...I said the same to Jeff.......the bees were already in his hive box! :)
Here is a thought...it's not for everyone especially if you don't have a bee vac....but in case you do, set up a 10"...
Maple bloom started the last two days...bees bringing it in heavy.
Stevens Point, WI
Your experience was similar to my own...we are on the same lattitude....the summer flow did not last long and by the time I figured out it wasn't going to get better, the bees had begun eating all...
Put an empty box on top of lower box and then shake/brush off each frame into bottom box thru the empty box...then install your excluder and put your box of comb back on over the lower box....
Light hearted video
Although I haven't set a magnet directly upon my phone, I can say that after two months, my smartphone is working fine...and I've made about 70 within a foot of my phone, so.......my C Cards are...
Seven pouches went out in the mail today so I'm finally all caught up on the orders! Thanks to all who placed an order
My hive had a post honey flow swarm on August 04, 2018
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Caught and hived.
gmail doesn't do that.
First of all, I don't really give a good god **** what you want to believe. I'm discussing my own experiences living in Northern Wisconsin ...well most of my life. If you think that I do not pay...
umm....spending my evenings after work in a deer stand, walking trails after work for grouse is a far cry from sitting in a field all day beelining bees.
Difference b/t me and Tom Seeley being that he draws a living salary to sit in a field and study bees all day...lol :)
Farmer who allows me to put hives on his property is also a logger. Owned/lived on his farm his entire life....farm is half hardwood, half ag land...said in all that time, he's never seen a honey...