Type: Posts; User: paulmon
I tried mixing honey and wax once and had the same problem.
The video is short - extra bonus at the end!
I have boxes on top of the hives with screen and last year I made separate quilting boxes to put on top with burlap stapled to the bottom and cedar shavings on top of the burlap. This year I am using...
I don't sell anything but I like making and giving away lip balm. It's cheap and people really like it. And because I make videos of everything I do, here it is:
I had tremendous success this year using quilting boxes. The moisture goes up through a layer of burlap and cedar shavings and condenses on the top. When it drips down, the water is caught by the...
Sounds good. I'll give it a try. Thanks all!
I've never had this black 'growth' in my jars/jugs. I switched from C&H sugar to a much cheaper sugar this year and I have to wonder if that didn't cause this. I am wondering if this is a mold. The...
I was wondering about that. Thanks.
Yes it does take too long. I have 8 hives. I think if I had more I would have cut loose with the cash and gotten a vaporizer.
This is how I spent my afternoon. It was the third of four mite treatments and of course, I made a video of it because, that's what I do :)
Great. Thanks for the tip all. I have a few more trips out to the bee yard before winter and I'll be dreaming of a new suit for Spring!
I've decided I will start next year off with a new bee suit. The problem with mine is that it's just so dang hot, even if I'm wearing only a t shirt under the jacket on a 70 degree day. I'm in...
We haven't done a late August spin before. I know we have knotweed here so I"m thinking that must be it.
I'm near Seattle and my honey has always been a light color, as it was earlier in the summer. I figure it's probably a combination of blackberry and wildflower.
I just harvested again with frames...
I would guess it's the morning glory that this is coming from rather than jewelweed. Thanks.
I'm getting the white stripes too and I'm on the East side of Lake Washington (Rose Hill, Kirkland). Supposedly jewelweed is not supposed to be here and the county wants to be notified if found.
I'm finding quite a few bees like the image posted above. Is this just something they are bringing in, like pollen, or something more dire?
Sorry the images are blurry.
I don't often panic, but when there's a bee in my suit I make the exception because it's hard to know how many are inside the veil and it becomes difficult to know if those bees buzzing around you...
I've enjoyed my OH all summer but decided it was time to move it to a bigger home. Easy right?
I tried that but forgot that you can't cut the finger joints first!
I was not satisfied with the different handles I have on my bee hive boxes. But I found one that was quick to make and made a few minor changes to suit my purposes. I'm pretty happy with it and I'll...
Never trust a person with a clean workshop. (or attic)
Thanks. The arch top hive needed freshening up at the beginning of the season. I usually don't spend a lot of time making my boxes pretty, but that one is and exception.