I am going to be extracting some mediums this weekend in part to have drawn empty frames for next years spring swarm prevention, . . .
First year keeper. 2 hives. Both doing pretty well. 8 inch boxes, 2 nicely filled out brood boxes, 1 full super, started into . . .
August 23, 2016 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today a direct final rule to ensure that drugs used in animal feed . . .
www.growingproduce.com The sweet orange is not only the most widely planted tree fruit worldwide; it is by far the most economically significant crop . . .
After all the trouble last year with SHB I said I wasn’t going to feed my bees. Who was I kidding? A month . . .
I have one hive that I bought this summer that is all 8 frame mediums. It started off with four mediums and is . . .
Would a queen breeder be interested to know in large quantities of failures? What is the average success rate from experience in bought . . .
Can I feed granulated sugar or Lauri’s sugar blocks this time of year? I have 2 hives in another yard that are a . . .
When I bought my assembled hives this spring, they came with plastic foundation. The store owner told me it would be fine, that . . .
Ok, I have a hive(maybe more. need to inspect those too) that has over a dozen capped queen cells. I already looked extensively . . .
I have been watching my IPM boards recently as I am pushing 1:1 to complete a final super draw out. My 24 hour . . .
Is anyone breeding pure lines of some of the more exotic subspecies not commonly in use now? I know there is some work . . .
I am certainly not a supporter of the UN. They can’t “control” it any more than the US can/does or Al Gore invented . . .
I’ve been working on checking for mites and am getting very low mite counts with sugar rolls, low enough that I’m concerned about . . .
While I’m in new-thread mode ….. I read where another beek wanted advice on balancing her tilting hives. Shims were suggested. My thought . . .
I placed all 46 of my wax maggot-infested frames into a freezer for 1 week and they’re now in plastic bags, with mothballs . . .
First time beekeeper with a declining bee population and darkening comb in the brood box and don’t know why…? I set up a . . .
Anybody ever search out DCA’s by drone fishing. . . .
painting the plastic with melted wax does indeed help. next spring as you install the supers spray the foundation with sugar syrup. . . .
If I want to respond to a specific statement I see that you are able to encapsulate certain segments of a thread and . . .
Bees are taking dry BeePro in between showers here as its been raining everyday for the last 2 weeks. Do the foragers take . . .
I thought this article about Jerry Hayes and his work at Monsanto was well-written. I’ve always liked Jerry and know he’s taken a . . .
I heard this a couple of days ago, is it true? I asked a friend of mine about it and he said it . . .
This year experimented by placing my wet supers on about 15 hives as a test. In all previous years I have simply used . . .
I’m new to Bee Keeping, last year was my first year with any kind of hive. I have a Top Bar and everything . . .
This year I decided to go partially treatment free. I chose hives with low mite loads this spring. I checked mite levels often. . . .
When we went to take off the last honey super, we noticed there was brood in 4 of the frames. We put a . . .
excellent point! . . .
There were definitely more wasps working it than bees but I’m finally seeing my bees on it. We’ve had some rain so hopefully . . .
After a little surgery, moving some comb into frames yesterday I have a bit of comb leftover. Not a lot, maybe the size . . .
I’ve bagged all 36 of the frames from my collapsed hives this year (after scraping off as much as I could of wax . . .
Double deep with a single super. Super is about 80% drawn and full….using queen excluder so no brood. I’m trying to get another . . .
One of my hives decided to swarm today as I was getting everything ready for my kids pool party. My hives are in . . .
I was just thinking – not long ago GM was building cars in Flint, Michigan and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico. After . . .
Plan on installing a mated queen (commercial) this week into my hive that went queenless. Instead of pulling the cork and letting them . . .
One of the primary reasons I’ve decided to start keeping bees (next spring) is, I never see bees anymore. I walk several miles . . .
Quote from: iddee on Today at 09:44:56 PM Screen the entrance. Ok…got it. Thank you! . . .
Screen the entrance. . . .
Quote from: iddee on Today at 09:42:37 PM In your full size hive. They will stay?? . . .
In your full size hive. Just be sure the hive has all frames it will hold installed. . . .
Hi, All! Just made some Lauri’s sugar bricks in the shallow aluminum pans, 3 per pack from the local dollar store. With the . . .
This is kind of a weird question, but I recently sold a white car and bought a new white car. Strangely, my new . . .
I’m probably the last on the planet to hear about this one, but apparently, true to the Fibonacci sequence which is evident in . . .
All, This completes my 4th complete season and I cannot shake the feeling of guilt when I harvest the honey from the hives. . . .
Hi, guys! So I’m trying to go foundationless. My set up so far is a hive body that consists of a deep (with . . .
I am new to the bee world. I set 3, 5 frame nuc size swarm traps last year and caught 1 swarm. I . . .
First off, in the Southern Hemisphere down here, we are right now in spring. So I’m doing my first spring rounds, here’s the . . .
They are very much wasp like in appearance. They have a dark blue/black wing like a mud dauber. I see 1000’s of them . . .
Quote from: Barhopper on Today at 04:48:35 PM Quote from: Blacksheep on Today at 04:25:15 PM I am in the process of spraying . . .
Extracted my first honey harvest yesterday, got right around 40 pounds of nearly clear fireweed honey. So excited! . . .