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  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 34
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:41 pm   Subject: nucs this week
I really cannot comment on when would be the best time to do this but if they are getting cramped in the nuc and still foraging strongly and there is nectar and pollen still available, then go for it. ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 34
Views: 1404

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:10 am   Subject: nucs this week
I still say shake them in. :-)

Thanks Andy.. now we are clear on platforms we can help @gismo focus on
direct relationships of his/her options. Good work ;-)
Because queenright colonys are in pl ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 34
Views: 1404

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:22 pm   Subject: nucs this week
@gismo

"do you do all this with power tools with the bees in the hive?"

Lithium-Ion technology has been a huge boon for working with bees.
And yes, usually. However all my Lang stuff ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 34
Views: 1404

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:19 pm   Subject: nucs this week
[quote="AndyC"]
Making increases with a TBH is pretty difficult so using colonoies on frames is the preferable option.

[/quote]

G'day Andy... at first I thought we were talking at cro ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 34
Views: 1404

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:43 pm   Subject: nucs this week
[quote="gizmo"]good question andyC.

marking her so my old eyes can catch sight of the Q easily,

clip her....as in clipping the wings....like a chicken?

we will probably wait for thi ...
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 34
Views: 1404

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:26 pm   Subject: nucs this week
[quote="AndyC"][quote="gizmo"]hey andyC

yes, we have read about the method you are describing.

last week we inspected the hive and located the queen. next visit we mark her. ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
eltalia

Replies: 13
Views: 1170

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:03 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida


That's the ticket Pat, 50, 001 happy customers!

Bill

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you have eMail Pat ;-)
  Topic: nucs this week
eltalia

Replies: 34
Views: 1404

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:08 pm   Subject: nucs this week
@gizmo

For your further consideration I put yet another method of introducing the
active Lang colony to a TBH. A variation of one step of the method I use for trapouts, this option requires inital ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
eltalia

Replies: 13
Views: 1170

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:56 pm   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
.
Short update video for 8-29-17:


Hey thanks for going on to the finish with this one Patrick, it sure shows
the scale of size one can trap with some smart thinking/ingenuity and
the will to ...
  Topic: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
eltalia

Replies: 13
Views: 1170

PostForum: TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:21 am   Subject: Set up trap-out in large oak tree - Florida
..... agreed, excellent clips and a fine example of traditional trapout, well explained.

Pat, I caught the work elsewhere and sent you a PM on TO topics. If you haven't missed the message that's ok ...
  Topic: Brood being brought out that are unhealthy
eltalia

Replies: 8
Views: 816

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:11 am   Subject: Brood being brought out that are unhealthy
[quote="Barbara"]Unfortunately that second link just takes me to a Yahoo log in page.

Did you examine the dead pupae with a view to it being possible chalk brood?[/quote]

Ditto for th ...
  Topic: Two idiotic retweets
eltalia

Replies: 2
Views: 503

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:25 am   Subject: Two idiotic retweets
One could say today's "social media" by nature of the particpants
shares the features of a meterogical (sp?) event - Cirrus Cloud.
Thin, high flying and gone before it came.
Well, that i ...
  Topic: varroa-mite treatment
eltalia

Replies: 10
Views: 1171

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:09 pm   Subject: varroa-mite treatment
"He is a very traditional beekeeper and was very skeptical when I told him I was going for a tbh"

I am going to offer my two bits here as whilst I own extensive apiary management knowledg ...
  Topic: Dying young bes in front of hive
eltalia

Replies: 12
Views: 1351

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:51 am   Subject: Dying young bes in front of hive
I probably shouldn't, but seeing as how you are a fresh starter, Choop, I'll
clarify the point I was making, which was;
you recommending content from another site you have posted the same
question ...
  Topic: Queen destruction
eltalia

Replies: 7
Views: 838

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:09 am   Subject: Queen destruction
Yeah well it is a tute Barbara, no mantra :-))))
As with all things us humans tackle, the practicality of
advice overrules the actuality of ethos.. like I am reasonably confident
99.999% of folk wo ...
  Topic: Queen destruction
eltalia

Replies: 7
Views: 838

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:35 pm   Subject: Queen destruction
Tis more of me playing with semantics in what is "natural" Barbara, like
creating a scene of natural demise out of sight out of mind type thinking?

In building the tute I tried to remai ...
  Topic: Dying young bes in front of hive
eltalia

Replies: 12
Views: 1351

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:54 am   Subject: Dying young bes in front of hive
"Why not signup?"

Me I am shy.. yet straight talking.
You know the help I gave freely on the topic you also put on this site.
At a glance you valued that help on that site yet still tod ...
  Topic: Queen destruction
eltalia

Replies: 7
Views: 838

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:35 am   Subject: Queen destruction
G'day Jane.
It is not possible to determine your actual skill level within a single post, "inexperienced" is subjective and so "in the eye of the beholder" applies. However it hol ...
 
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