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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi I would like to know how people feel about a "Hartman Beehive Feeder"
  2. Bee Forum
    Hi there - I've been on the road a few weeks & finally had a chance to open the hive. My bees have been building burr comb in the feeder (Mann Lake), which I've been doing my best to remove. However, when I opened the hive today, I noticed that not only is there a lot of comb (see photo) but...
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I installed a new package 3 weeks ago that I have been feeding since the install. I continued seeing pollen & honey stores but no eggs, larvae or capped brood. Have not been able to locate queen so I purchased a new queen & she is still caged. Yesterday I found larvae after 3 1/2 weeks along...
  4. Bee Forum
    Good day! I have 2 of these: http://www.gabees.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=34&products_id=263 Installed last Wednesday on 2 8 framers. Today I looked at both of them. One has almost all of the syrup gone and bees crawling both under and on the screen. The ones on the screen seem to be...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I have a newbie questions that I hope someone could answer: I read somewhere that setting up a sugar water feeder outside the hive can trigger robbing (cant see to find my source anymore). I would prefer to set up a communal syrup feeder outside the hives so my kids can refill it since they...
  6. Equipment/Hardware
    I'm totally new to this and have a question. I have two new hives from nucs. I bought two jar feeders with a plastic white base each. I know they can be placed up under the hive on the bottom board, but does it matter? Can I just set them out in front of the hives? I've also seen pics of them...
  7. Observation Hive Forum
    Does entrance route and feeder location matter? Sorry for so many questions in one post but they are all related. To feed my observation hive, I will build a little box on one side with a place to put an upside down jar of sugar water, and a place to put some pollen. Now I was wondering about my...
  8. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I made a 5 gal mix of 1:1 I dont need it right now so its been sitting for about 2 weeks. Is it still good?
  9. Bee Forum
    I recently installed a Nuc with a Mason jar feeder. I've been feeding them a sugar water mixture (10lbs sugar per 1 gallon water). This has worked well for all my hives in the past. However, the first few days, each time I went to refill the feeder, there were tons of dead bees in there (nowhere...
  10. Equipment/Hardware
    I apologize if this question has already been answered, but i have been unable to locate the answer. Im going to buy 2 pail feeders from Brushy Mountain Bee Farm and i needed to know what size supers i need to buy to put on top of the pails. Thanks.
  11. Beekeeping 101
    Hello all, I've researched for several months, and have decided to go with 2 hives, consisting of the 8 frame mediums. With that being said, I will going with top entrances ala Mr. Bush. I have ordered my package bees and understand that I will need to feed them. I've googled until I'm...
  12. Bee Forum
    When you feed bees sugar syrup, do foragers collect this syrup or do bees of other ages also do so? Does it make a difference whether it's a top feeder or your feeding inside the hive? If the house bees also tend to collect the syrup, do you think this is detrimental since they're not...
  13. Beekeeping 101
    I'm a first year beekeeper and my first hive has gotten off to a rough start. I had a drone laying queen and requeened about two weeks ago. I'm planning on doing an inspection tomorrow and should see capped brood (hopefully) from the new queen. The colony is small with only about four frames of...
  14. Equipment/Hardware
    After a successful feeding season this Spring, I wanted to share my in-hive feeder design for a TBH. Many of the details were gleaned from various threads in this forum. To start, the feeder is made from 3/4” boards on the sides and bottom. I used some scrap oak I had laying around, but pine...
  15. Beekeeping 101
    So this is one type of feeder I am using in my hives. I got the idea of a youtube video. Seems to work well and I added some screen so the bees don't drown. I don't like having to go into the hive every time I need to refill, but I can't leave sugar outside the hive b/c ants and other pests...
  16. Equipment/Hardware
    Does anyone know how to make your own ladder setup for a frame feeder?
  17. Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    Our first ever package of bees will be arriving in 1-3 days and I'm scrambling to complete our Warre hive. We have everything finished except for the quilt box cloth and the feeder set-up because I'm not quite clear on how to arrange everything. We purchased a Rapid Feeder from BeeWorks...
  18. Bee Forum
    "Cane and beet sugars are suitable substitutes for the carbohydrates in the natural diet of adult bees. Bees also utilize the carbohydrates in certain fruit and plant juices." I've got some extra juice boxes, would they make for good feed? Anybody try something like this, what were your results?
  19. Diseases and Pests
    I'm receiving a kit from Dadant soon and it includes an entrance feeder. I heard that often, these feeders can attract wasps. How do I prevent this without buying some special type of feeder?
  20. Beekeeping 101
    Cane sugar can get pretty expensive. I was wondering whether or not there was a subsitute for the 1:1 or 2:1 ratio of sugar to water to feed my bees. 1) Can I use jam/jelly? 2) What substitute for the sugar can I use? 3) If I MUST resort to using cane sugar, where can I buy it cheaply (bad...
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