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by Gary B
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Oxalic Acid Treatment and Heavy Bearding? Pic Attached.
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Oxalic Acid Treatment and Heavy Bearding? Pic Attached.

Hi --

I've treated with OA a couple times this year and I've never had any bearding issues.

When I've put menthol in the hives for tracheal mites then I've had heavy bearding. See photo
by Gary B
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nectar Flows
Replies: 20
Views: 5753

Re: Nectar Flows

I still have a jar of sugar syrup out in my yard and bees were definitely interested drinking it today so that tells me the flow is probably just starting. Looking up in my poplar trees the buds are still closed but beginning to open. I think within the next week or two things will really start pick...
by Gary B
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Absconded!
Replies: 12
Views: 1407

Re: Absconded!

I had a similar thing happen as well. Had two new packages all drawing new comb this year. Both hives got pretty strong with two double deeps. I didn't try to collect any honey this year as I wanted them to build up. I treated for Varroa, although I didn't think I would need to being new packages, b...
by Gary B
Sat May 06, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Nectar Flows
Replies: 20
Views: 5753

Re: Nectar Flows

Not sure what everyone else is seeing, but I'm seeing nothing coming in my supers. One hive I have has a pretty good population and still nothing. Another hive I have, I had to shrink back to a single deep from two deeps, as there's just not much laying going on from the queen. I started two other h...
by Gary B
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Supering for the honey flow
Replies: 22
Views: 6136

Supering for the honey flow

I was wondering what the state of supering is for everyone. Have people already "supered up," or do you typically wait until Apr? In the past I put supers on the 1st of April and it seemed to work pretty well, although I may miss a little bit of Maple or Holly. I typically want to leave my feeders o...
by Gary B
Sat May 10, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Beekeeping 101
Topic: Does anyone have Top Enterance for their bees?
Replies: 14
Views: 4037

Re: Does anyone have Top Enterance for their bees?

I too have read George's pink pages and bought a couple Imirie shims for future use. This is my first year and I don't need them yet as I am working off foundation in my supers. Why do you think your bees swarmed? George says during a honey flow like we're in now, they only swarm because of lack of ...