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  1. Bee Forum
    I overwintered two colonies of carniolan bees installed Easter 2017. Hives (langstroth 10 frame) are located in southern New Hampshire. One of the colonies is reduced to a cluster about the size of a fist - maybe even smaller. The queen is alive. She looks healthy. Examination of the...
  2. Bee Forum
    So the first week of August I discovered a small beehive on our property while mowing. We went out and got some equipment and ordered some. We checked on them today and they seem to be half as big as it was. We plan on capturing them this monday. So 1 - why the size reduction? And 2 - help...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    I have seen, someplace, a SHB trap that was plastic and multi-level. The claim was it would not get propolized by the bees... I want to try one of these but can't recall the name so am having trouble finding them. Anybody have experience with these? Ok, I finally found it here -->...
  4. Where To Buy . . .
    Hi, I am looking for a safe, practical and comfy suit/gloves and would love some suggestions. 1. I am very small, 5'2" and 95 pounds. I understand the need for something roomy, but I would prefer not to feel like I am wearing a tent, either! Also, I have super teeny hands, so I need some gloves...
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    My first hive came through winter strong as could be. It warmed up pretty quickly and they went straight to foraging. It wasn't long before they swarmed. We were able to catch the swarm and hive them. The first colony still seemed to be doing great. It's possible they swarmed again after that...
  6. Photo/Video Gallery
    Two hives were weakened by mosquito spraying and the small hive beetles, wax moths and ants finished the job. Notice the small crawling larva and oily appearance! http://americasbeekeeper.com/SHB_infestation.JPG http://americasbeekeeper.com/SHB_larva.JPG This hive had about 5 gallons of honey...
  7. Bee Forum
    If a top hive body containing Honey Super Cell was packed with winter stores wouldn't the bees be well on their way to being Small Cell when the cluster moves up in the winter? Acceptance of the HSC would be less of an issue since there's no place to go... And the Super Cell would have been...
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