Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner

21 - 32 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
5 ,8 ,10 frame, and long Lang
Joined
·
2,209 Posts
A quick peruse of the Site I found has the following info, for eggs to hatch, with chickens on a 21 day cycle.
so back up 5 days for queens to hatch (16 day cycle). so some one can give this a shot and let us know.......


here is the table.
Based on this formula, here are the best days to set eggs in 2020:

MonthDays
January6-8, 16, 17
February3, 4, 12-14
March11, 12
April7, 8
May4-6, 13, 14
June1, 2, 9, 10, 29
July7, 8
August3, 4, 30, 31
September8, 9, 27, 28
October5-7, 25


As I understand this was set up for "days to hatch" Not sure if in the way of things an egg is an egg and the (egg hatch on day 3) is the date or the queen hatch on day 16 is.


Best Days Explained…
According to Farmers’ Almanac’s long-standing proprietary formula, when the moon is in the appropriate phase and place in the zodiac, it’s widely believed that activities will be more fruitful or lead to improved results. The period between the new and full moon (first and second quarters) is considered as the best time to perform tasks that require strength, fertility and growth. The period between the full and new moon (third and fourth quarters) is best for harvesting, slowing growth, etc. Consideration is also given to the relationship the moon has with the 12 ruling signs of the zodiac.

Also see:
January 2021
  • 1st – 4th
    A barren time. Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests. Clear wood lots and fencerows.
  • 5th – 6th
    A favorable time for sowing grains, hay, and forage crops. Plant flowers. Favorable days for planting root crops.
  • 7th – 8th
    Start seedbeds. Good days for transplanting. Plant carrots, turnips, onions, beets, Irish potatoes, other root crops in the South. Also good for leafy vegetables.
  • 9th – 10th
    Do no planting.
  • 11th – 12th
    Good planting days for root crops where climate permits.
  • 13th – 14th
    A good time to kill plant pests or do plowing. Poor for planting.
  • 15th – 17th
    Extra good for peppers, tomatoes, peas and other vine crops. Fine for planting any aboveground crop where the climate permits.
  • 18th – 19th
    Barren days, do no planting.
  • 20th – 22nd
    Fine for planting beans, peppers, cucumbers, melons, and other aboveground crops where climate is suitable.
  • 23rd – 24th
    Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground.
  • 25th – 26th
    Plant seedbeds and flower gardens. Best planting days for aboveground crops, especially peas, beans, cucumbers, and squash where climate is suitable.
  • 27th – 31st
    A barren time. Best for killing weeds, briars, poison ivy, and other plant pests
    . Clear wood lots and fencerows.
May also be some treatment dates to try....


So there you have a start on the beekeeping calendar, good luck.

GG
 

·
Registered
Burlington, MA. Langs
Joined
·
625 Posts
Lol, there is no best day to set eggs. They hatch at 21 days from when layed and sat upon.

That list for January above would not work here in New England ;)
 

·
Registered
5 ,8 ,10 frame, and long Lang
Joined
·
2,209 Posts
so one of the editors did reply
hopefully someone has the interest to pursue

GG


Patrick Travers <[email protected]>
11:43 AM (16 minutes ago)
to me
We actually don’t have a formula for bee keeping, interesting though and I’ve forwarded it to my editor.
Patrick

Patrick Travers, TAS, CIP
Farmers' Almanac Specialist
P.O. Box 1609 // 70 Mt. Hope Ave
Lewiston, ME 04241
Tel: (207) 755-2292
Be the Business They Remember:
FarmersAlmanac.com
 

·
Registered
5 ,8 ,10 frame, and long Lang
Joined
·
2,209 Posts
Lol, there is no best day to set eggs. They hatch at 21 days from when layed and sat upon.

That list for January above would not work here in New England ;)
Tiger,

the hatch day is the day they go for as some days are better due to the moon and the stars, they have done a 21 day adjustment for the chickens.

so we would ether do a 3 day for "hatch" or a 16 day for "emerge"
I would think someone has a bunch of swarm issue dates to look at.
Swarms leave "after" the QCs are sealed AND when the weather permits so one would need to sift the tea leaves a bit But there could be some correlation, to cell starts, which grafters and splitters could try to tune to.

GG
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,809 Posts
I don't know that I would consider it the moon phases, but the moon's position at a given time of day. The phases and the position happen to be the same each time. Crofter, the moon has a dramatic effect on the tides, right?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,351 Posts
Gravitational effects of the moon are entirely predictable and explainable. Changing day length influences are clearly observable in many plant an animal species. They can be and are manipulated artificially to advantage.

I draw the line though at timing my haircuts to the moon phase or believing in water well witching or divining.

From my observations it is the waving of tree limbs that causes the wind to blow!
 

·
Registered
5 ,8 ,10 frame, and long Lang
Joined
·
2,209 Posts
Gravitational effects of the moon are entirely predictable and explainable. Changing day length influences are clearly observable in many plant an animal species. They can be and are manipulated artificially to advantage.

I draw the line though at timing my haircuts to the moon phase or believing in water well witching or divining.

From my observations it is the waving of tree limbs that causes the wind to blow!
As long as someone can "show me" I draw no lines.
My mere lack of belief or understanding is insufficient to take it off the table.

there is really a lot of lost arts. to 95 % of the people beekeeping is one of them...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,351 Posts
As long as someone can "show me" I draw no lines.
My mere lack of belief or understanding is insufficient to take it off the table.

there is really a lot of lost arts. to 95 % of the people beekeeping is one of them...
I thought that one might draw you out.;) I worked off and on for a general contractor and we used to put in quite a few water wells. Some customers used to insist on having their own water witches do their locates. Occasionally they seemed to find some water but they were not as good as my lab retriever; she was golden!:)
 

·
Registered
5 ,8 ,10 frame, and long Lang
Joined
·
2,209 Posts
I thought that one might draw you out.;) I worked off and on for a general contractor and we used to put in quite a few water wells. Some customers used to insist on having their own water witches do their locates. Occasionally they seemed to find some water but they were not as good as my lab retriever; she was golden!:)
My dad knew an "old guy" that was 100% able to find water.
I asked him to show me, he tried, but it became apparent he could do, but not teach, or I was a non capable student.
not sure 6th sense or some innate ability, but I have seen it work but as of now still am not able to repeat it. I felt I was trainable so IMO not every one has the ability, So I remain partially convinced on the water witching.

When the student is ready a teacher will appear.
Stands to reason that animal lines that are still here can find water/food.

IMO bees have the same ability, in the same space some hive have pollen coming in some do not, etc.
We may refer to that as locally adapted... However the local non adapted, I would call expired or fed..

GG
 

·
Vendor
Local feral survivors in eight frame medium boxes.
Joined
·
54,108 Posts
Chinese medicine seems to work when the results are studied. Yet the model for Chinese medicine makes no logical sense to me. "All models are wrong, but some are useful" --George E.P. Box

The model for modern chemistry that finally allowed us to get past Alchemy:

Law of conservation of mass
Law of the indestructibility of matter
Law of the immutability of elements

The model allowed us to do amazing things in chemistry. But then Madame Curie had to prove them all wrong...

So I don't know if planting by the moon and such works. The model doesn't make sense to me. But my Grandpa did it and was a much more successful gardener than I am. But that could just be that he was a good gardener... Or it could be that even if the model is flawed that it is useful...
 
21 - 32 of 32 Posts
Top