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by royl
Tue May 25, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: John Payne-Equipment & Drawn Comb
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Re: John Payne-Equipment & Drawn Comb

I spoke to John today and he still has 10 frame deep, medium, and shallow hive bodies, some frames(drawn) that are still available.
by royl
Tue May 25, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm caught 5.25.21
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Swarm caught 5.25.21

My swarm box caught another swarm. Not sure of the size but look forward to finding out here in a couple of days. This is the second one for me this year.
by royl
Tue May 25, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm trapped 5/20/21
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Swarm trapped 5/20/21

That's really interesting. I have a swarm box that captures at least 1 swarm each year, sometime two. It is a 10 frame medium and a 10 frame deep. I only use medium frames in both. I'm still a new beekeeper and the things I noticed are: -They like old comb -they like solid bottom boards -they like r...
by royl
Wed May 19, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: 4/18/21 - 3 swarms in 1 grapevine
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: 4/18/21 - 3 swarms in 1 grapevine

That's awesome. Great job!
by royl
Mon May 17, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 5/14/21
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Swarm 5/14/21

Wow! What's a week!
by royl
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nectar flow
Replies: 16
Views: 1551

Re: Nectar flow

I'd say the flow has begun. Tulip poplar tends to be my gauge, but I'm already adding supers for honey. Several of my hives are already nectar bound even though they had plenty of room just a week before. This hive was only 4 deep coming from winter and now it's mostly filled with nectar (I stopped ...
by royl
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Products of the Hive
Topic: Propolis Tincture
Replies: 0
Views: 972

Propolis Tincture

I was cruising around the internet learning more about what to do with the propolis that I've collected. I came across "Propolis Tincture". It's a way to take propolis and use it as a health "benefit" (for humans). Similar to how beeswax can be used as an ingredient in lip balm. Thought I would shar...
by royl
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 3.26.21
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Swarm 3.26.21

First swarm showed up at the house (not mine) 3.26.21. Covered 2 med. frames if that. Crazy girls decided to swarm the next day (from the box I put them in the day before) to the same spot. I found the queen, put her in the queen clip, and put them back in the box. I released her from the queen clip...
by royl
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Small hive beetles
Replies: 6
Views: 1506

Re: Small hive beetles

Don Hopkins mentioned a couple months ago a higher than normal shb counts this year (2021). Personally, I'm seeing a high number of SHB very early this year, most likely b/c of the shb population that over wintered. Last year was a tough year for me in south gbo related b/c of shb. I have a similar ...
by royl
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Beekeeping Equipment, Gadgets & Gizmos
Topic: Hive Carrier
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: Hive Carrier

I moved the hives about 100 yards. I considered the 3 ft method, but needed a faster way since I have a bunch of trees being removed around the hives. I ended up purchasing the unit from Mann Lake (via Amazon since it was cheaper). It was worth the purchase since those hives had at least 80-100lbs o...
by royl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Equipment, Gadgets & Gizmos
Topic: Hive Carrier
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Hive Carrier

I'm looking to buy this hive carrying tool from Mann-Lake. It can carry up to 150 lbs. I have several hives to move, the tallest being 5 supers tall/8frame medium. If you have any other recommendations on how to move a hive, please share!

https://www.mannlakeltd.com/hive-carrier
by royl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Bees and Pesticides
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: Bees and Pesticides

Shucks, that is specifically for "aerial spraying". @llbstones, if find any more online, please share!
by royl
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Wanted/For Sale
Topic: FOR SALE - Honey Harvesting Equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 2454

Re: FOR SALE - Honey Harvesting Equipment

I'm interested if this is still available
by royl
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Stupid hive beetles
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Stupid hive beetles

Check out the attached pic. Is it a beard, yes, but not really. It's a really strong hive that decided to abscond outside because of the small hive beetles. Inside, 75% of the frames are "wet" looking, which to me means it's pretty bad inside with hive beetle defecation. Here is my plan, poke holes ...
by royl
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm calls 4/05/2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Re: Swarm calls 4/05/2020

That's awesome Duane. The busy season has started!!!
by royl
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: 2X Swarm 3/28/2020
Replies: 0
Views: 1209

2X Swarm 3/28/2020

Two hives swarmed on 3/28. One wrapped around a dogwood tree.
by royl
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Watermelon Swarm 4.14.19- have it if you want it
Replies: 2
Views: 2131

Watermelon Swarm 4.14.19- have it if you want it

Swarm the size of a watermelon. They are checking my house as a possible opportunity. You can have them if you can get to them. They are 40-50 ft up.
by royl
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Extractions, cut outs, removals and swarms
Topic: Swarm 4.8.19 - Pic Attached
Replies: 0
Views: 1403

Swarm 4.8.19 - Pic Attached

Here is a swarm from today. I recently split the source hive, but I think that they decided to swarm anyway. They've expressed interest in a couple of swarm boxes. Weather forecast calls for strong storms and hail tonight. I pray the girls make it through tonight. https://photos.app.goo.gl/L9g9FYnYj...
by royl
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Honey bee deterent
Replies: 4
Views: 2896

Re: Honey bee deterent

I've placed diluted sugar water in a bird bath to encourage bees to go to a specific location. Once found, I stopped the sugar water and used only water. My understanding is that bee's are attracted to the smell of bleach. Rob's suggestion to use FBQ may also work. I would assume you would have to c...