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mass gathering of bees Hi David yesterday my swarm hive from last year were gathering out side of hive I was worried that they might swarm but thought it's to early is it possible
Two swarms one bush Last night I was asked to collect another swarm. When I got there I found 2 distinct swarms on the same shrub.
Re: Difficult early-swarm capture anecdote Alex wrote: "As a followup I checked back today, for I saw a lot of aerial activity around the former swarm staging site." If I ever see any clustering of bees
Re: Melting down black (dark) wax Also there is a modern version of hot-water processing and pressing of old comb at: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=maTcxjhkB4w
Re: Difficult early-swarm capture anecdote As a followup I checked back today, for I saw a lot of aerial activity around the former swarm staging site. It was not a true swarm or even a cast, as there
Re: Difficult early-swarm capture anecdote Nice anecdote, Alex. Like David, I am convinced that swarms are the best way to start colonies. In the summer of 2012 I captured 4 swarms from a one year old
Re: Difficult early-swarm capture anecdote Alex wrote: "... it seemed logical to snag even this first unlucky swarm." Hopefully you'll soon see lots of pollen pouring in.
Difficult early-swarm capture anecdote I skipped honeystealing from my colonies last autumn, and so with good early forage my strongest colony was evidently feeling like a good swarm. This was
Re: I have one hive with a colony and another new one waiting for on Richard wrote: "I would be interested to know why you don't make splits. " Assuming this is addressed to me, here are some reasons: 1. I do not need to make
bee macro photo challenge bee closeups on National Geographic website: http://on.natgeo.com/1hNuqzL __________________________________________ David Heaf North-West Wales, UK
Re: "Warré garden hive construction guide 2.0" I hope the finished hive is stronger than his command of the English language. Bil, France
Re: [warrebeekeeping] "Warré garden hive construction guide 2.0" Luc wrote: "Some people manage to make a business out of everything. Even with common property... http://vinamy.com/warre-garden-hive-construction-guide-2-0/"
"Warré garden hive construction guide 2.0" Some people manage to make a business out of everything. Even with common property... http://vinamy.com/warre-garden-hive-construction-guide-2-0/
Re: I have one hive with a colony and another new one waiting for on I would be interested to know why you don't make splits. I caught two swarms last spring and have some confidence in catching another with the same trap. The
Re: Melting down black (dark) wax I toss black old comb on a bonfire. As mentioned, slum gum. I like keeping healthier comb around, myself. Margie AKusa ... On Tue, 4/15/14, Matt Fearnow
Re: harvesting from a Japanese style hive Same here. I go slowly so the bees get a chance to move out of the way. That guy was a bit rough. If it looks like I'm going to tear up comb, I'll break out
Re: Melting down black (dark) wax Hello, Matt and John I tell you what i do with remaining stuff from dark combs melting in my solar melter. I put this dark materia in a box in
Re: Melting down black (dark) wax Matt, I do find that 'darker' wax produces less wax in my solar melter. I have found that melting black wax in hot water will produce more wax after it cools
Re: harvesting from a Japanese style hive Dave T wrote: "I tend to do it solo, so slower and a little less rough than seems to be shown there. I think I'd rarely be able to harvest without it,
Re: Melting down black (dark) wax Matt wrote: "On saturday, the temp in my solar oven reached ~200." That's 93C. So all your wax should have melted if it was uniformly that temperature in the
Re: Melting down black (dark) wax Matt wrote: "Do you guys see this with "darker" wax? My wax is less than a year old, but obviously had brood in it." Black old comb yields far less wax than
Melting down black (dark) wax Over the weekend I was melting down wax. I started with 2 different batches. The first batch "fresher" wax was light and yellow and melted fine. The second
Re: harvesting from a Japanese style hive ... I've done this, with a guitar string (.018; .009 was not up to the job). It's a deeply satisfying feeling, but does take a fair bit of strength. I tend
harvesting from a Japanese style hive There are no top-bars, just a grid at the top. Above that there appears to be a Warré-style quilt. There seems to be no cloth between the grid and the quilt.
Re: not-treating for Varroa (was 'tree hives of Bashkir') I got some replies on Bashkir treatments. Normally they would open their hives twice a year. Spring to check if they are OK and then later in the year to
Re: Bees on Dandelions Bil wrote: "Excellent close up. Were you using a digital camera or a dedicated digital film camera? There was very little shake for a hand held unit." Thanks.
Another Swarm Another day another swarm! Just as I was about to have lunch I was called out to ‘rescue’ a swarm in an apple tree. Only 8 km and it turned out to be an
Re: warrebeekeeping Excellent close up. Were you using a digital camera or a dedicated digital film camera? There was very little shake for a hand held unit. Regards, Bil, France
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Re: I have one hive with a colony and another new one waiting for on Richard wrote: "I have one hive with a colony and another new one waiting for one. I could catch another feral colony or split the present one Any suggstions?
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