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  Topic: Use mite away and bees are not happy - urgent
Uwe in USA

Replies: 5
Views: 761

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:11 pm   Subject: Use mite away and bees are not happy - urgent
dear all. I finally found a beekeeper near me. Seems he is into perfection because he has all kinds of treatment for mites.
I build a hive part for him so he wanted to help me treating my bees which ...
  Topic: langstroth Bee hive question.
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 942

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:48 pm   Subject: Dadant frames
Barbara, yes I do understand and my apologies for using your time. In length there is a space available of 1/16 on each side. Length wise. But wide wise there is 1 1/4 space left using the dimensions ...
  Topic: langstroth Bee hive question.
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 942

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:14 pm   Subject: Dardant frames
Hi Barbara, I was looking at Dardant frames and I thought, that is why I was asking about the leftover 1 1/4, that the Dardant frames are constructed with edges sticking out on each side on the top wh ...
  Topic: langstroth Bee hive question.
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 942

PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:36 pm   Subject: langstroth Bee hive question.
Hi. I am trying to build a medium langstroth hive with 8 frames. I am confused. The dimensions for a 8 frame Langstroth are total length 19 7/8 inch. taking away the 3/8 on each side to rest the fram ...
  Topic: Mite icing sugar treatment
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 969

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:58 pm   Subject: Langstroth
Barbara, thanks.
I will definitely look into this. I never thought about Langstroth Hive because I wanted to start with something different as I was told a TBH would be great for beginners with littl ...
  Topic: Mite icing sugar treatment
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 969

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:19 pm   Subject: Warre hive
Thanks Barbara for you reply and time to write it.
I understand the concept of bee space. But it seems that the guy in the video is wrong then. look at 5:30 time how he explains the frames.
I do woo ...
  Topic: Mite icing sugar treatment
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 969

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:27 pm   Subject: Treatment
Thanks fro your reply. That is good advice. Where I live in Arlington VA close to DC there are not many beekeepers that have been around for a long time. I actually found someone and mailed him to see ...
  Topic: Mite icing sugar treatment
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 969

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 4:17 pm   Subject: Mite icing sugar treatment
I just got my hives on Sunday May 14. I know it is late but the bee keeper I ordered from lost my order and he reordered. last year I lost my two bee hive probably due to mites.
I installed my two pa ...
  Topic: Probably a mite problem
Uwe in USA

Replies: 3
Views: 710

PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:37 pm   Subject: Verroa Mites?
Thank you both for your time to respond to my problem. Unfortunately so far I was only able to get package bees. have to see if I can find a local Beekeeper in Arlington. The climate is wonderful for ...
  Topic: Probably a mite problem
Uwe in USA

Replies: 3
Views: 710

PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:49 pm   Subject: Probably a mite problem
Hi . My name is Uwe Heidrich and I live in Arlington, VA, USA. I started keeping bees about three years ago and haven't been able to keep my bee hives for a longer period of time. I do have two Top Ba ...
  Topic: My bees have swarmed.
Uwe in USA

Replies: 1
Views: 1580

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 2:37 am   Subject: My bees have swarmed.
Hi All.
Just wanted to let you know what I experienced. I had three beehives last summer on only one survived over the winter. So I left the two beehive that didn't make it open and for cleaning up l ...
  Topic: TBH in Arlington VA
Uwe in USA

Replies: 0
Views: 3126

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:13 pm   Subject: TBH in Arlington VA
I have three TBH and the 3 entrances are in the middle. I was thinking moving the entrance to the hive to the front which is to the South. Is there a problem switching to a different entrance while th ...
  Topic: My Bees survived?
Uwe in USA

Replies: 4
Views: 2768

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:18 pm   Subject: spring
Thanks, I was just searching on the internet and found the bee calendar and in march it says that the bees are now probably running out of Honey. So I thought just to be on the save side I fed them so ...
  Topic: My Bees survived?
Uwe in USA

Replies: 4
Views: 2768

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:26 pm   Subject: My Bees survived?
Hi all, great to see nice weather and I was anxious to see my bees coming out because we had such nice weather a couple weeks ago. But nothing, so I thought they died. I also couldn't see any bees fro ...
  Topic: When to close the ventilation holes
Uwe in USA

Replies: 5
Views: 4616

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:44 pm   Subject: Top Bar Bee Hive
Thanks, my Top Bar Bee Hive has its entry holes in the middle. Each is I inch and 3 inches apart. The next Top Bar I am building at the moment has a mesh floor with a board to lock in place.

Thank ...
  Topic: When to close the ventilation holes
Uwe in USA

Replies: 5
Views: 4616

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:10 pm   Subject: When to close the ventilation holes
Hi all,
When I built my TBBH I also installed ventilation holes at the bottom of the Hive protected with mesh and in the Winter I close it with a cork.
There are five of them inches apart through th ...
  Topic: Very Hot here in Arlington VA - Water supply Option
Uwe in USA

Replies: 0
Views: 2597

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:38 pm   Subject: Very Hot here in Arlington VA - Water supply Option
I was wondering if it is okay to supply water to your TBBH by using the front feeder which I use. I am going away for a couple weeks and have three big bird bathes in the middle of my backyard which t ...
  Topic: Managing my TBBHs
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 6076

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:55 pm   Subject: My Hives
Sorry I meant April this year.
  Topic: Managing my TBBHs
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 6076

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:04 pm   Subject: My Hives
What do you mean by divide?
And where would you hang your bee queen from if the holes are in the middle of the hive?
  Topic: Managing my TBBHs
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 6076

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:37 pm   Subject: Queen
Where from should I have hung the Queen bee.
Oh and I had those hives since August this year.
  Topic: Managing my TBBHs
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 6076

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:18 pm   Subject: My Top Bar Bee Hives TBBH
Thank you.
yes I meant Top Bar Bee Hive with a V-Shape box of 42 inch length.
I built them myself. I do wood working as a hobby.
I live in Arlington and we have plenty of flowers and other food for ...
  Topic: Managing my TBBHs
Uwe in USA

Replies: 7
Views: 6076

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:57 pm   Subject: Managing my TBBHs
I am a more novice beekeeper. I have been beekeeping more or less successful for three years. this year it looks very good. What I did is that I have three TBBHs and all are doing very well. I used to ...
  Topic: Lost my three hives
Uwe in USA

Replies: 2
Views: 5548

PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:18 pm   Subject: Lost Bee hives
Thank you for you input. My backyard is quite big and I use no chemicals. I actually changed my entire back yard with more flowering bushes and lots of wild flowers, they should have had plenty to ea ...
  Topic: Lost my three hives
Uwe in USA

Replies: 2
Views: 5548

PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:32 pm   Subject: Lost my three hives
Hi, mu name is Uwe and I live in the US. Grew up on a farm in Germany with lots of bees that my grandfather had. Two years ago I started with one Beehive in a Top bar Beehive that I built. That hive w ...
  Topic: Bee Song on YouTube
Uwe in USA

Replies: 1
Views: 2559

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:52 am   Subject: Bee Song on YouTube
Check this out.

http://youtu.be/hrrCjnOM3X0?list=UUKMvW8sYYoGp8lm_mhvJqmA
  Topic: One of my two new hives is struggling very bad.
Uwe in USA

Replies: 3
Views: 4263

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 5:37 pm   Subject: My new Bee hives
yes I am feeding them both. I just feel bad that of maybe my mistake that they suffer now. Unfortunately the beehives are different sizes in bar width.
  Topic: One of my two new hives is struggling very bad.
Uwe in USA

Replies: 3
Views: 4263

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 3:57 pm   Subject: One of my two new hives is struggling very bad.
on 4/21 I installed my two new Beehives. It was the first time I installed bees. I was kind of nervus but I did it.
One thing I did different and that was my mistake or because I didn't know better. ...
  Topic: One of my new beehives
Uwe in USA

Replies: 0
Views: 2885

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:49 pm   Subject: One of my new beehives
on 4/21 I installed my two new Beehives. It was the first time I installed bees. I was kind of nervus but I did it.
One thing I did different and that was my mistake or because I didn't know better. ...
  Topic: Having Trouble with my bees after I installed them
Uwe in USA

Replies: 9
Views: 10549

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:59 am   Subject: Roof construction
Thanks, yes I was aware of that and therefore I put 4 coats of latex paint on plus I filled in all the holes with wood clue and or wood filler. then I put more coats on top.
So no water can stand in ...
  Topic: Having Trouble with my bees after I installed them
Uwe in USA

Replies: 9
Views: 10549

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:30 pm   Subject: Installed bees
I installed them as one beekeeper showed me from whom I received my very first package. He told me to lay it on the inside of the observation window so I can see when the queen is out and that would b ...
 
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