Added by Eleanor Blais on May 3, 2013 at 6:39am — No Comments
I was checking my hive...I noticed a small odd looking insect...turns out its a bee beetle I shook them out of each frame...and tried dusting each frame with powdered sugar....how often should I do this?each week? twice a week? I've seen videos on youtube but like some REAL experinced bee keepers that have dealt with this for help...only had this hive since Nov...thanks everyone.
Added by wendell mollycheck on February 22, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments
I checked my hives today. The second deep had major bee activity on 7 out of 10 frames, so I put on the queen excluder and a medium super. All looks good.
Added by Carol Nevius on May 28, 2012 at 7:39pm — No Comments
Well..my girls are busy that's for sure. They have built out all the frames except for two. I replaced those empty ones with a couple built out frames I had spare from another hive so I am ready to put on a second box. No pix from this weekend...with the weather the girls were rather cranky so I didn't want to disturb them too much!
Added by Robert Kennedy on May 1, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments
Been keeping the feed on the bees...2 bottles a week. They been busy flying in and out of the entrance so they are looking good. If the weather holds I'm hoping to do a full hive check this weekend and get some pictures.
Added by Robert Kennedy on April 25, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments
Bees are busy eating that's for sure..putting out two bottles of sugar water a week and they are sucking them down. If the weather holds I hope to do a quick inspection this coming weekend to see what progress has been made.
Added by Robert Kennedy on April 17, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments
I've managed up to 6 "Kenyan Top Bar Hives" (TBH's) over the past three years. It was a great learning experience but let's say I now understand first hand the superiority of the Langstroth hive design.
I have one TBH remaining, I'm going to transfer it to a Lang box next Saturday barring bad weather. For any new beekeepers in the area who have never seen a cut-out done it will be substantially similar to the real thing due to the high degree of cross…Continue
Added by Bob Cox on April 15, 2012 at 10:05am — No Comments
Added a new jar of sugar water today.
Added by James Wood on March 31, 2012 at 7:02pm — No Comments
Hello! Bee Fanatics!
Being a good Boy Scout, and adverse to running afoul of THE MAN, especially when penalties might be assessed for not knowing, AND FOLLOWING, the State of Florida's Rules and Regulations, I looked…Continue
Added by Mike McGee "Dusty" on March 24, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
The late E.F.Woods was the inventor of the Apidictor. Courtesy of Bee Source
“Sound engineers are familiar with a phenomenon known as the ‘cocktail party effect’. This is the ability of the human brain, in a room full of chattering people, to pick out and concentrate on one conversation, not necessarily the loudest. Eddie was…Continue
Added by Mike McGee "Dusty" on March 21, 2012 at 8:43pm — No Comments
Have any of you tried to use data acquisition tools predict and avoid swarming?
Added by Mike McGee "Dusty" on March 21, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Group Decision Making in Honey Bee Swarms
When 10,000 bees go house hunting, how do they
cooperatively choose their new nesting site?
BY: Thomas D. Seeley, P. Kirk Visscher and Kevin M. Passino…Continue
Added by Mike McGee "Dusty" on March 21, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments
I'm as green as it gets - this morning was my first experience working with bees. I met Al and three others at Bob Harvy's commercial farm in Port St. Lucy. We split 15 hives creating starter colonies in the boxes Al and his team previously prepared. The hands on experience was a great introduction to bee keeping. Afterwards, Al and another helper drove south with 15 hives in his van. We then received our starter bee hive and installed them in the backyard. Al helped me…Continue
Added by James Wood on March 20, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments