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  1. Re: This is giving me a splitting headache....pardon the pun....photo

    Queen thorax cant go thru the QE, but abdomen can, it's 'squishy'. Those frames were resting on the excluder, and the cups were at the bottom of the frame. queen could have put eggs in them thru...
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    Re: Bees not expanding to new frames

    If you have had it for 5 weeks, then there was a laying queen in there a couple weeks ago for sure, reference all the capped brood.

    Cant say for sure about some things as I'm not clear, is the...
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    Re: Caught my first swarm

    Over the years my success rate of keeping a swarm in a box runs about 70% or so. things I have tried.

    - Just dump them into an empty box with fresh new frames. A couple have left in less than...
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    Re: Hive Inspection *puzzled*

    Not the normal time of year for it, but, read this, it applies.

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?347723-Anatomy-of-a-mite-crash
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    Re: 1st year beekeeper - 2 Queens??

    If you look carefully at the two photos, count stripes from the tip of the abdomen, third stripe is a lighter color, very distinct. You will see the same distinct stripe in both photos. My thoughts...
  6. Re: Brood Nest Size recommendations... clarification

    When we started out with bees we were told you need two deeps to get a colony thru the winter, so we set them up as two deeps, 10 frame boxes, didn't even realize there was such a thing as an 8 frame...
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    Re: Snap decisions in the apiary

    I used to do that a lot, but over time realized that if I thought something was right going thru one of the first colonies in a line, by the time I got to the end, I would have a different...
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    Re: First time grafting

    Well explained by Brother Adam in his book Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey. Place a warmed frame into the breeder colony. Twice a day you lift the frame and check for eggs. The first time you see...
  9. Re: Does dong a bunch of walk away Nuc splits count as queen rearing?

    I guess one can call it queen rearing if you throw a few bees in a box and let them grow out a queen cell. Question I would ask, is that a quality product that you would want to buy ? Conversely,...
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    Re: Queen Dead On Arrival

    Never seen it myself, but I know folks who have. Package arrives with queen dead in the cage, hive it anyways, look in 4 days later and see frames full of eggs. Look carefully and you find a queen...
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    Re: Covid 19 Bread

    55597

    Fixed
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    Re: New Nuc swarming our of hive

    These are two very different products, and the price asked for them reflects that difference. I'll urinate against the general wind in this thread and suggest if it was me doing the purchase, I too...
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    Aside from a subset of folks in the USA, most of the world will say the same thing about Fox news. Publicity arm for a political party masquerading as a news outlet.
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    Re: COVID-19 Infection in Beekeepers

    I can say with absolute 100% certainty that beekeepers can, and have, contracted Covid-19.
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    Re: Information on Pierco

    Plug Pierco into the search box. It'll probably return a thousand or more threads on this site that reference Pierco products.
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    Chap 13 is for individuals. Not applicable.

    Chap 7 is liquidation, was not the process used.

    Read up on how Chap 11 works. Restructure where ownership pays xx cents on the dollar to secured...
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    Just an example of a few companies that have used bankruptcy laws to walk away with assets after stealing the pensions etc.

    Trump Taj Mahal
    Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino
    Plaza Hotel
    Trump...
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    Re: Murder Wasp and Swarm prevention idea

    They dont.
  19. Re: Is this an Emergency Queen Cell? How old is it?

    Hence the caveat, without seeing the rest, hard to make a good call on the colony overall. But I stand by the assessment for the piece we can see. Pattern suggests problems, and a supercedure in...
  20. Re: Is this an Emergency Queen Cell? How old is it?

    Around the cup I see capped brood, open larvae and fresh eggs all helter skelter and intermixed. Some of the cells have multiple eggs. I'd call it a lot of things, but a good pattern is not one of...
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    Re: Another Bee Threat...

    I met with the Nanaimo folks a few days after they did the erradication. I was still working as the BCHPA rep at the time, so went to Nanaimo for a meeting a few days later. They had some very...
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    Re: Murder hornet west coast

    Fox is a few months late to the party, guess thats why they invented a new dramatic click bait name for the Asian Giant Hornet. Vespa Mandarina has been discussed here numerous times over the last...
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    Re: Another Bee Threat...

    been talking about this in other threads for months. Vespa Mandarinia, the Asian Giant Hornet as it is commonly called. Guess thats not a dramatic enough headline for some outfits, so now they want...
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    Re: requeen failure

    delete
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    I discussed it with my doctor. She said yes, injecting with cleaners is guaranteed to ensure you dont catch covid-19. It only attacks folk living, not the dead. FWIW, did you know that injecting...
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