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by Kwalt
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Chickens
Topic: keeping chickens
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: keeping chickens

As a US citizen, I'm constantly amazed at the things you're "obliged " to do. As our population density increases and our society grows older I suppose we'll be obliged to do more things.

Kevin
by Kwalt
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Chickens
Topic: keeping chickens
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: keeping chickens

Chickens are better than television :lol:
by Kwalt
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: First Year
Topic: Small hive beetle larvae
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Small hive beetle larvae

They seem to be pretty dense on the combs to me. There are only 8 langstroth deeps and one medium in the box. Do you have a couple of queens ready?
by Kwalt
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: First Year
Topic: Small hive beetle larvae
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Small hive beetle larvae

I found a 1" x 3" area at the top of a frame of pollen that had been messed up by small hive beetle larvae. It was a plastic frame so I used the hive tool to scrape the messed up area off the frame along with the larvae. What should I have done?

Kevin
by Kwalt
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Comb
Topic: 1 1/4 frames
Replies: 26
Views: 447

Re: 1 1/4 frames

I like the way you made the lower portion of the end bars narrower. I hadn't thought about doing it that way. Easy and effective.

Kevin
by Kwalt
Mon May 29, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: What's the Buzz in the Beeyard?
Replies: 348
Views: 10148

Re: What's the Buzz in the Beeyard?

I see some pollen. Do they have nectar or honey? I didn't look at all of the frames in either colony. I found eggs in one and the queen in the other. Neither colony has had honey but they both have nectar. Earlier one had a bit of capped honey but only in the corners of a brood frame. There shouldn...
by Kwalt
Mon May 29, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: What's the Buzz in the Beeyard?
Replies: 348
Views: 10148

Re: What's the Buzz in the Beeyard?

Nothing exciting happening here. The two nucs keep making comb and brood. A friend was out and snapped a couple photos before his phone battery gave out. http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q413/Kwalt1985/IMG_0542_zpsoegcflpt.jpg http://i350.photobucket.com/albums/q413/Kwalt1985/IMG_0543_zps0yufohsb....
by Kwalt
Wed May 24, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: All Other Not Listed Above
Topic: Observation hive
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Observation hive

A frame with grooves for the frame rests and plexiglass held on with mirror clips works nicely. I suppose it shouldn't be that hard to back into a design just using langstroth box dimensions and use the 1 3/4" dimension between the glass. I might try to draw something up if I can't find someon...
by Kwalt
Wed May 24, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: All Other Not Listed Above
Topic: Observation hive
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Observation hive

I'm interested in building an observation hive. I'm not impressed with the hive style in the Building Beehives for Dummies book. Does anyone have any experience with any other plans, internet or book versions? I'm open to suggestions but I don't want to design one myself.

Kevin
by Kwalt
Fri May 19, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Identifying Pests & Diseases
Topic: Small hive beetle?
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Small hive beetle?

Thanks for the confirmation. I'll be on the lookout the next time I open them up. The colony in the video is a bit stronger than the other but both were balling them up. I did see a few make their way into the other colony.

Kevin
by Kwalt
Fri May 19, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Identifying Pests & Diseases
Topic: Small hive beetle?
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Small hive beetle?

A new video and a new question. I saw these making there way into both colonies. I was watching the entrance and hadn't seen any, then they just seemed to start flying in.

https://youtu.be/TUMcDBEVQKQ

Thoughts anyone?
by Kwalt
Thu May 18, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: What is wrong with this picture
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: What is wrong with this picture

I'll take perfectly normal. We had 35 mph winds today with 55mph gusts. I doubt they did much flying for most of the day.
by Kwalt
Thu May 18, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: What is wrong with this picture
Replies: 7
Views: 766

What is wrong with this picture

This was a five frame nuc installed in an 8 frame deep May 2nd. As of Saturday, May 13 they were building out the rest of the frames in the top deep and I saw the queen and eggs and larvae. They have been a little behind the other nuc. I made a quick trip to the farm this evening and saw all of this...
by Kwalt
Fri May 12, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: What's the Buzz in the Beeyard?
Replies: 348
Views: 10148

Re: What's the Buzz in the Beeyard?

Is it in one of your hives now? I would like to find one in my backyard.
by Kwalt
Thu May 04, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Langstroth
Topic: Bees won't move up.
Replies: 13
Views: 260

Re: Bees won't move up.

I'm testing out Nordak's scheme now. I put one medium under a deep on my two new nucleus colonies that came on deep frames. I think it may be done raining for at least a week.

Kevin
by Kwalt
Thu May 04, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from SW Missouri
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Hello from SW Missouri

Welcome coach. It's always good to have another's experiences added to the mix.
by Kwalt
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: First swarm trap action
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: First swarm trap action

The trap is made from Dr Leo's plans. It's loaded with Langstroth mediums. It is much taller than the frames.

http://horizontalhive.com/how-to-build/ ... lans.shtml

Kevin
by Kwalt
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: First swarm trap action
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: First swarm trap action

I really don't know if they have moved in or not. I didn't see any pollen coming in and with my ear to the box it didn't sound like a huge number of bees but I don't have any frame of reference. There was a bee acting like a guard bee in the entrance but again I have no experience to know if that's ...
by Kwalt
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: First swarm trap action
Replies: 10
Views: 813

First swarm trap action

One of my swarm traps is getting some activity in it. It's located in my brother in law's front yard. He said this morning there were at least 30-40 bees on the front. This is my first attempt at swarm trapping and beekeeping so I don't know what I'm looking at. I drove over to check it out a few ho...
by Kwalt
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Randoms
Topic: traditionals
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: traditionals

It looks great Sibylle. I came here to learn about bees and get bonus cultural knowledge in the process. Thank you for the update.

Kevin
by Kwalt
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Randoms
Topic: traditionals
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: traditionals

Very nice. Please update us with pictures of the completed decorations at Easter.

Kevin
by Kwalt
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New in SE Kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: New in SE Kansas

Thanks for the encouragement. I'll Try to locate some beeswax.
by Kwalt
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New in SE Kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 181

New in SE Kansas

I've been interested in having bees for years and have decided that next year is the year. I attended a bee program put on by our state bee specialist and it seemed a bit discouraging when she spent a good portion of her time talking about all the things trying to kill your bees and all the things y...

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