Honeybees and Beekeeping

Re: Honeybees and Beekeeping

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:30 pm

You are braver than I, messing in the brood chamber this late.
Mother Nature already has her plan for a break in egg laying/brood raising right around the corner. Besides that you would not find any drone brood (male) now...look on the ground in front of your hives...drones and immature drone brood have been expelled as trash at this time. Those mites' days are numbered. You cannot do better than what Ma Nature has already set into motion. :)

The naturally now ever contracting size of the brood nest area is to get strategiclly packed/filled in with pollen and honey provisions in the reverse order from how it needs to open back up starting sometime in January when temps and forage times can be tough and the population will be at it's lowest...best not mess with. :)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek


Re: Honeybees and Beekeeping

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:47 pm

You're probably right. I think I'm going to rethink things. Although the calendar says I have time, the weather may not agree. We have been known to have blizzards as early as Veterans Day.

Thanks for speaking up. As you can tell I often get carried away with what could be done rather then whether or not it's a good idea. I always appreciate the advice of a more experienced beekeeper. Thanks for your input, Lisa
lowfog01
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Mark II & Mark I
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea

Re: Honeybees and Beekeeping

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:54 pm

lowfog01 wrote:You're probably right. I think I'm going to rethink things. Although the calendar says I have time, the weather may not agree. We have been known to have blizzards as early as Veterans Day.

Thanks for speaking up. As you can tell I often get carried away with what could be done rather then whether or not it's a good idea. I always appreciate the advice of a more experienced beekeeper. Thanks for your input, Lisa


It would of been very easy to of been silent, I'm glad you were not upset for my speaking up. :)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek