Type: Posts; User: odfrank
Honey normally does not drip down from combs except when you break some. How old is the colony? Are you feeding? Is there a flow on? Did you add extra wax to plastic foundations if you are using that?
Using both LGO and SCL together will cause the same problem. I had three hanging out the year I tried that.
Plastic grocery store totes and a Mann Lake bucket boss that I won at the bee club raffle.
Yes, if they have black comb on them. I have plastic frame combs I have adopted and have caught several swarms on them. That is the only reason I have a few hives with plastic frames. The bees...
I did not track how many I put out. Plus we clean up and bait dead hives. I love the the thrill of coming to an apiary and finding a full trap I forgot I set out. I would think the catch success rate...
I have caught over 22, this does not includes a few already confirmed fails. And at least one of the 22 had no brood at inspection. I set out a fraction of what I set out in the past because three...
The log on top led to your success.
We usually shake them or bang on the ground to reduce the count.
I have twice seen a swarm move into a weak hive managed by a poor queen.
I would think the upset due to lack of smoke more of a problem than temperature loss.
Looking at the picture of that old black comb....when it is so easy to produce honey from clean extracting combs I would not use any honey out of that for human consumption. I would solar melt all of...
I have told beginners for years...."have your hive needs painted and ready to go by 3/1, in my area. So here we are, in the middle of a pandemic, limiting their warehouse staffing, in the middle of...
>Queen excluders for 12 fr. Dadant is a bigger issue....
I got those from Swienty in Denmark but had to make a wood frame. Very good quality.
Thorne in England. A friend went to Apimondia and brought me a packet.
Good luck on freight fees.
>hive died/starved/froze in a hive full of honey, but we should have insulated it.
Bees in Lake County, CA do not die of freezing in a hive filled with honey. They do not have to be insulated....
Charlie sold off all his bee equipment before moving and I was able to swindle him out of stuff cheap. One bait swarm I caught even cleaned up some of his SHB slimed combs. I caught two on his old...
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I did not say that swarms need logs. I said that placing logs on top of bait hives seems to add to their attractiveness. Nothing is a sure thing in beekeeping. I last week caught a swarm in a five...
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Swarms have survived for millions of years without anyone feeding them. Feeding will help draw comb and build up faster.
I drive to Mann Lake and fill five gallon buckets with Prosweet. Less time driving than mixing syrup. And it does not ferment.
I caught a swarm on 2/14 into this pile of empty 8 frame honey supers. No comb, no frames, no lure. I then just filled two boxes with combs and shook them onto them. I catch one or two every years...
The coating is so thin it would not influence the color. More likely your bees are harvesting comb to start building out the old comb. Or strengthening it with propolis.
Are you suggesting the brown is an effect of the foundation?