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  Topic: Did my hive swarm?
Paul Reyes

Replies: 4
Views: 8414

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:36 pm   Subject: Did my hive swarm?
This usually happens when the queen is about to start laying.
  Topic: insurance - how many hives?
Paul Reyes

Replies: 4
Views: 7562

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:33 pm   Subject: insurance - how many hives?
Thanks biobee for clearing that out I had a similar question.
  Topic: Swarm capture
Paul Reyes

Replies: 7
Views: 10927

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:30 pm   Subject: Swarm capture
Its always great to see people getting started with beekeeping, its a very wonderful hobby.
  Topic: Ants!!!
Paul Reyes

Replies: 10
Views: 15269

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:28 pm   Subject: Ants!!!
Some ants can be good for the hive others not. The best thing to do is to avoid the ants coming near the hive by spraying odor less anti spray at the bottom of the hive so they can't have access to th ...
  Topic: How long before a laying worker
Paul Reyes

Replies: 6
Views: 8440

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:22 pm   Subject: How long before a laying worker
I agree with AugustC its best to shake the bees of then the remaining ones you can use sugar brush.
  Topic: flys on bees
Paul Reyes

Replies: 7
Views: 9425

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:16 pm   Subject: flys on bees
Thanks for the information, thats some great advice.
  Topic: Is it a good time to get nucleus now?
Paul Reyes

Replies: 4
Views: 7342

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:12 pm   Subject: Is it a good time to get nucleus now?
The best time to buy nucs is spring time.
  Topic: when to move swarm
Paul Reyes

Replies: 8
Views: 11108

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:06 pm   Subject: when to move swarm
Good to hear it went well for you, transferring bees is not always easy.
  Topic: Bee poo
Paul Reyes

Replies: 14
Views: 19970

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:02 pm   Subject: Bee poo
Interesting point of view, read the world trend, thanks!
  Topic: Disappearing bees and lots of propolis
Paul Reyes

Replies: 2
Views: 5242

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:43 pm   Subject: Disappearing bees and lots of propolis
Bees sometimes disappear for no reason, that's the sad truth we have to face as beekeepers.
  Topic: Drones with no heads
Paul Reyes

Replies: 5
Views: 7842

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:40 pm   Subject: Drones with no heads
I've also found some bees with no head go to know the a wasp caused it which maybe the reason in your case.
  Topic: Oh dear!! No wasps but Wax moth ... python like larvae
Paul Reyes

Replies: 3
Views: 6939

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:34 pm   Subject: Oh dear!! No wasps but Wax moth ... python like larvae
Wax moths is a sign of an unhealthy colony, the best way to make sure this doesn't happen to keep a healthy colony.
  Topic: Bee wrestling?
Paul Reyes

Replies: 6
Views: 9364

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:31 pm   Subject: Bee wrestling?
It does happen when the drone is hungry, but usually doesn't last that long.
  Topic: Can we leave heather honey in hive over-winter?
Paul Reyes

Replies: 5
Views: 8502

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:27 pm   Subject: Can we leave heather honey in hive over-winter?
I agree with you Tavascarow.
  Topic: Preparing for winter
Paul Reyes

Replies: 30
Views: 42173

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:23 pm   Subject: Preparing for winter
What I also do in winter is monitor the hive entrance. Brush off any dead bees or snow that blocks the entrance and make sure the bees have enough food! The late winter and early spring are when colon ...
  Topic: How often may I look in a new Top Bar colony?
Paul Reyes

Replies: 11
Views: 13834

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:16 pm   Subject: How often may I look in a new Top Bar colony?
When starting out it is advised to at list check on them twice a week at most so they can get used to the environment. As they get busy to can check on them once a week.
  Topic: Best type of Bee
Paul Reyes

Replies: 17
Views: 22080

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:10 pm   Subject: Best type of Bee
Local bees are the way to go alan, don't look anywhere else.
  Topic: Sheep wool insulation?
Paul Reyes

Replies: 6
Views: 9441

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:07 pm   Subject: Sheep wool insulation?
In my bee farm we've always used raw sheep wool to help with the winter and its always worked well. But make sure that you keep it clean so that it doesn't start to smell and irritate the bees.
  Topic: Should I treat?
Paul Reyes

Replies: 9
Views: 11849

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:56 pm   Subject: Should I treat?
That's some great advice zaunreiter, thanks!
  Topic: Screen Floors in Winter
Paul Reyes

Replies: 10
Views: 13801

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:52 pm   Subject: Screen Floors in Winter
I also go with solid floors and my bees too.
  Topic: Bees and horses
Paul Reyes

Replies: 19
Views: 26315

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:48 pm   Subject: Bees and horses
I good solution to this situation is to plant some wind breaker trees so that bees can't go over to the other side or plant hedge around.
  Topic: Bees building comb onto the top bar of the box below
Paul Reyes

Replies: 6
Views: 8025

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:44 pm   Subject: Bees building comb onto the top bar of the box below
I once faced this problem and I did what catchercradle said and it worked well.
  Topic: Chemically treated hive going natural
Paul Reyes

Replies: 2
Views: 6338

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:39 pm   Subject: Chemically treated hive going natural
Nice post Barbara, Thanks for the information.
  Topic: Requeening?
Paul Reyes

Replies: 7
Views: 8274

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:37 pm   Subject: Requeening?
When starting out and you have a new hive you should not worry about requeening for all list 3 harvests, and that depends on the health of your hive. If you bought it from a reputable supplier then th ...
  Topic: Bee Sting
Paul Reyes

Replies: 7
Views: 11226

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:31 pm   Subject: Bee Sting
I couldn't have said it better then Barbara.
  Topic: Got our bees on Saturday and on saw SHB fly in...
Paul Reyes

Replies: 6
Views: 7087

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:22 pm   Subject: Got our bees on Saturday and on saw SHB fly in...
If your bee hive is healthy then the bees will fight the beetle, so you don't need to worry much, remember bees are live in the wild so they know how to defend themselves. What you have to concentrate ...
 
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