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Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by Arkansas Fowler, Feb 20, 2021.
The bottom one is flat side down
Checked Docs bees. He did a split and one has mated laying queen a success. The mother hive had a what looked Ike a mated but not laying yet queen. They're happy. He's a proud papa. His first successful split.other hive has 4 deeps...he's awfully green just wants to have bees so I help.
Honey? He dont care.
This time I think they're staying.
I love for other folks to use those Peace Corps designed African top bar hives. They swarm often and I catch them.... And I love free bees.
They just showed up from elsewhere
I've only one hive here capable of swarming. It's it that? Fine. I live inda hood. About a block n a half north are "Mattis Apartments' a big complex that's not adequately maintained. They have bees in soffits in multiple units. I get freebies. They had bee problems 10 years before i moved in. Life in the city.
Not that bad.
Does anyone have any video of true virgin mating flights? I look on YouTube but they look different than what I would expect. They look like swarms, huge swarms. I have witnessed hives swarm before, but now waiting on the mating flight of my nuc virgin queen
The mating flight is drones and a queen. An unmated queen can really zoom fast.
There is video somewhere of where someone launched a caged virgin in a balloon to video it.
I just inspected an oddball hive that was drone heavy big time. They followed the queen home .
It was freshly mated.
Typically queens head to "drone congregation areas" outpacing bees from their own colony. The DCA is usually an east-west oriented line of trees.
We sell honey in half gallon glass jars. Our customers LOVE that however they toss the jars and right now today you can't buy them.
Lada wants 7 gallons. I uhhhh...
Dang lady what did you do with the last 50 jars?
Filmore container. I order 1 gallon jars for milk from there
Not ordering glass. I'm going to start using plastic. It'll be a great way to raise prices.
No more $5/#.