Search Results - Beesource Beekeeping Forums

Search:

Type: Posts; User: Jovian

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.02 seconds.

  1. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Re: Beginning Beekeeping Treatment Free

    tpope looking like you were right. I have now caught my third swarm of the season. So my equipment is filling up fast. This is many more swarms than what I have seen in the past in this location so...
  2. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    I hope everyone in the north Alabama area has...

    I hope everyone in the north Alabama area has there traps out. Caught two swarms this weekend. One from my own hives issued forth as I was standing there on Friday. I was able catch them and place...
  3. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Noticed the witch hazel has started breaking bud...

    Noticed the witch hazel has started breaking bud yesterday
  4. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Saw the redbuds popping and a couple early...

    Saw the redbuds popping and a couple early dogwoods blooming today
  5. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Thanks for the offer sp. Greg I grew up in...

    Thanks for the offer sp.
    Greg I grew up in Calumet Co WI. I know all about those couple weeks and/or polar vortexes that never see a high above 0, don't miss it one bit. Good luck on pulling...
  6. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Sorry hit the post accidentally. And 1”...

    Sorry hit the post accidentally. And 1” polystyrene foam with a air gap and tin for a roof. This was a wolf Creek 3lb package from last year. Bees were going really strong last year and had nearly...
  7. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Re: Beginning Beekeeping Treatment Free

    Thanks all for your words of support. It is interesting Greg of you observations on swarms with them carrying a heavy mite load. I had thought that the "Conventional" wisdom is that the brood break...
  8. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    So I hadn't planned to check on the bees today...

    So I hadn't planned to check on the bees today but I was cleaning up the yard today and noticed on of my hives flying around and being active. So I decided to take a little break and go around and...
  9. Replies
    2,064
    Views
    365,852

    Sticky: Thanks for that link so that will be very useful...

    Thanks for that link so that will be very useful in many things
  10. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Hey guys it's been a while. Sorry for the...

    Hey guys it's been a while. Sorry for the disappearance. As the bees were slowing up the fall garden started taking over. I also started and finished taking some Master Gardeners courses. So life got...
  11. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    A quick update. The early swarm that was queen...

    A quick update. The early swarm that was queen less now has a laying queen so excellent news there.

    The late swarm that was recently caught absconded I believe. What I think happened is that the...
  12. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    It's been a fairly interesting week. I caught a...

    It's been a fairly interesting week. I caught a fairly late swarm. The trap host just saw it a couple days ago but they had built quite a bit of comb more than 5 deeps Worth so they had been their...
  13. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Re: Beginning Beekeeping Treatment Free

    Hey its been a while life got busy. heres what happened.

    Hive 1: couple weeks ago looked for the laying queen. unfortunately did not see one. So even though it was late I gave them another frame...
  14. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Very nice JW. I am also in a 7a area. If what I...

    Very nice JW. I am also in a 7a area. If what I have read and put together pans out for the flow most years our main spring flow is done by June and we have a minor fall flow around October. As...
  15. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Re: Beginning Beekeeping Treatment Free

    Hickory , you make some good arguments and I agree with much of what you said. With that though this is my first year with bees practically speaking as such I don't want to push my luck and would...
  16. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Thanks gww. How long have you been a keeper of...

    Thanks gww. How long have you been a keeper of Bees?

    Silwolke lack of drawn comb is also a limitation I am currently experiencing as I have just started. It's a close second right behind a lack of...
  17. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Re: Beginning Beekeeping Treatment Free

    First off let me thank everyone for their feedback. I spent last night looking at what was required/ should be done, and compared that to my skills, goals for this year and how I wanted to keep my...
  18. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Thanks for the info SP. I was worried that I...

    Thanks for the info SP. I was worried that I would be getting in on this to late. Am I correct in thinking that the best time to start this is early to mid March about when the first drones would be...
  19. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Thanks JW I will be looking a researching and...

    Thanks JW I will be looking a researching and reviewing the different techniques to making a nuc and probably try making a couple tomorrow after work. I know the basics some open yo brood. Some...
  20. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Careful with the pollen patties there Rich they...

    Careful with the pollen patties there Rich they attract SMH and I have started to see a few. How are your packages and swarm going?
  21. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    2 of my hives are doing really well and I am...

    2 of my hives are doing really well and I am tempted to try to make a couple nukes from them. My problem is a lack of queens. Does anyone know if you a nuke can raise their own emergency queen or is...
  22. Re: Franken-comb and other oddities, please opine

    I've used painters tape. I can't see newspaper holding up well.
  23. Replies
    332
    Views
    34,951

    Sticky: Ah nice you are only a few hours from me. I'm...

    Ah nice you are only a few hours from me. I'm just north of Huntsville AL in a town called Toney. Used to be on 20 everyother week going to school for work.
  24. Replies
    128
    Views
    10,936

    Was a pretty good weekend here. The frame I gave...

    Was a pretty good weekend here. The frame I gave hive 1 last now has 5 capped queen cells and it looks like activity level has picked up. I gave this colony one more med frame of mixed age brood from...
  25. Replies
    332
    Views
    34,951

    Sticky: Where about are you located tpope?

    Where about are you located tpope?
Results 1 to 25 of 81
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4