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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    The setup isn't that expensive and many like myself in the past have wondered how these things are put together. There are many ways to do it but this is how I run mine. https://youtu.be/J9pSC4CO-vo
  2. Beekeeping 101
    I will feed my bees 2:1 sugar/water. I was thinking of adding vinegar (5%, from a grocery store) to improve the pH. Does it matter if it is white or apple cider vinegar? Assuming the ingredients have average pH, what is a good recipe? What is a good target pH? Reasons for using vinegar for...
  3. Bee Forum
    Hi all, just got 3.5 tons of pro sweet from Kelleys/mannlake in Clarkson KY. The price is 38 cents a 100lb. Cheaper if you buy alot more. The folks at Kelleys like Jennifer, Paul, and Kathryn are great folks and are very helpful and treat you like family. Pro sweet is thick like honey and it is...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hi! I'm brand new to this - so I'm very glad to find a forum of experts! The title is a bit tongue in cheek as I am actually trying to figure out what could go wrong - just to be(e) ahead of the game... Yesterday I transferred a wild colony from a cooler to a Langstroth Hive. Here is a picture...
  5. Photo/Video Gallery
    I've been messing around with the editing tools on youtube. Pretty neat. This one is slowed down to 1/4 speed. It still looks like normal speed because they move so fast. The best part is the audio. Bird sounds become very strange and bee wings sound deeper. Turn up the volume. Hope you enjoy...
  6. Bee Forum
    I have several hives that were attacked by some animal, probably a skunk or raccoon. The animal was big enough to get the top off my top bar hives, open them up, and eat a lot of bees, honey, and comb, but small enough to get into the hive because there's poop in it. Anyway, only one is dead...
  7. Welcome Forum
    Hi All - I'm brand new here and with bees. Have thought about it - but this summer some girls moved in underneath my shop - about 16" off the ground, but underneath a 4x8' sheet of plywood - so I have no access. For last 4 days have tried to feed some sugar syrup that is about 8" from their...
  8. Bee Forum
    I just Mixed a small batch of 1:1 sugar syrup. I had a little left over a have put it in the fridge. I am just curious how long it can stay chilled before it starts to ferment or become unusable
  9. Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations
    Hi this is Episode Seventy two of our beekeeping podcast, This week we are talking about Disappearance of bees, Liquid Gold and transforming your balcony. You can listen to the show here:- End of the Season - KM072 Here's What was discussed Disappearance of bees a mystery in New Zealand, Is...
  10. Commercial Beekeeping
    I'm a sideliner and scaling up my operation. I used to mix up my sryup/water feed in garbage cans and transfer to milk jugs to take to the bee yards. When the weather is good I am able to deliver via a pickup and just pour each gallon into a in-hive board feeder. When the weather is bad I...
  11. Bee Forum
    I have read on several places about the different ratios to use for feeding during different times of the year. The 1:1 and 2:1 (sugar : water) are documented the most and probably used the most. Does anyone use a 1:2 mix leading up to spring? I've heard or read that the more watered down mix...
  12. Bee Forum
    I came across some mentions of Bee Tea just today. Apparently it can be any variety of mixtures comprised of syrup, a chamomile or other herbal tea, salt, apple cider vinegar, and sometimes honey that is supposed to be more "nutritious" for the bees. Does anyone have any experience with this...
  13. Diseases and Pests
    I apologize if this has been answered before. I tried searching and didn't get the results I was looking for. I have seen some information on the web of people using tea tree oil in sugar syrup to help with varroa mites. I am having a hard time finding a recipe with an actual quantity of how...
  14. Beekeeping 101
    My son mixed up some syrup and filled up a feeder for a new split with 2:1 syrup mix. Will that encourage comb building or should it be 1:1??
  15. Bee Forum
    My bees rapidly feeding on some sugar syrup :applause: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7456172306/in/photostream They finished the jar within 20 minutes
  16. Beekeeping 101
    I could really use some advice on my new hives; I’m just starting beekeeping. My bees are not eating and I still have not found one queen. I could really use help with each problem individually. Problem #1 My bees are not eating. When I set the hives up I put a top feeder on each hive...
  17. Beekeeping 101
    I appreciate all the great advice I've gotten with questions as I am getting started as a newbie. Thanks so much. I am getting 2 packages next monday. The weather is forecast to be cold (low 40s during the day and low 30s at night). I am using foundationless frames in mediums (langstroth)...
  18. Bee Forum
    I recently switched over to 2:1 syrup. 10 cups water to 10lbs sugar. Today I pulled the feeder to check it out and it was completely clogged with crystalized sugar. Wondering what I'm missing. Thanks.
  19. Beekeeping 101
    This may help some of you who are new to bee keeping: 2 to 1 means two parts dry granulated sugar to i part water by volume. It does not have anything to do with the measuring device. You can use quarts or liters. or soup cans Hint: Fill a 5 gallon bucket about half full of water and then add 25...
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