Posted by
Message
BrookhavenBengal
LSU Fan
Brookhaven, MS
Member since Oct 2007
3020 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
quote:

Who all is gearing up for trapping season?


I'll be hanging traps this weekend! I'm so pumped to be getting back in the game. Had several colonies a while ago, but eventually lost them all and haven't gotten the itch to start again until recently. Met Dr. Leo Sharashkin and am totally taken with horizontal hives. Suddenly, I have bees on the brain!


arktiger28
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
3590 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
Do any of y’all take a more treatment free approach?


BrookhavenBengal
LSU Fan
Brookhaven, MS
Member since Oct 2007
3020 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
quote:

Do any of y’all take a more treatment free approach?


That's what we plan to do. I've really been fascinated by Dr. Leo Sharashkin's presentations, which make perfect sense to me, so "natural beekeeping" it is for us.



ETA: oops. having mentioned Leo in two consecutive posts makes it look kinda spammy. Sorry about that. Didn't mean it to look that way.
This post was edited on 2/19 at 5:33 am


cave canem
Mississippi St. Fan
pullarius dominus
Member since Oct 2012
11109 posts
 Online 

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
Update

The weak hive looks like it will struggle through and I left an empty box out and the strong hive has decided to swarm right into it.

Now back to three the hard way

I will no longer be attempting treatment free beekeeping but good luck to those who try, propane fogger and oxy acid on the way.

ETA have requested ADMIN to add sticky, come on guys put this in the "how to", it is a multi year info thread.
This post was edited on 2/28 at 11:23 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
arktiger28
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
3590 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
How’s everyone’s swarm trapping going?


lsuson
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Oct 2013
7240 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
What is treatment free approach?


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Columbia
Houston Astros Fan
Land of the Yuppies
Member since Mar 2016
2358 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
I have 3 traps out and no signs yet.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
arktiger28
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
3590 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
Had one of my hives swarm on me yesterday. I was able to get them in my Top Bar I’m trying out. They were still in there this morning so hopefully I’m good.


Columbia
Houston Astros Fan
Land of the Yuppies
Member since Mar 2016
2358 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
I’ve been making splits trying to keep my big hives from taking off.


arktiger28
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
3590 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
What is your process for making splits?


Columbia
Houston Astros Fan
Land of the Yuppies
Member since Mar 2016
2358 posts

re: Anyone here keep Bees?
I do walk away splits

I take 1frame of mixed fresh eggs/larva/brood
1 frame capped brood
1 frame of honey
1 frame pollen
1 empty frame plastic foundation.

I also shake a frame or 2 of nurse bees (make sure queen isn’t on those frames)
I feed them sugar syrup.

I already have a split with a laying queen. Did split on Feb 7. Was a gamble but weather stayed warm.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
Jump to page
Page First 12 13 14
Jump to page
first pageprev pagePage 14 of 14next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram