Oooops

General Discussion of Diary Posts and Questions on Beekeeping Matters
User avatar
Countryboy
Forum Regular
Posts: 574
Joined: November 8th, 2010, 9:37 pm
Location: Central Ohio
Contact:

Re: Oooops

Unread post by Countryboy »

Just because you are not getting feedback does not mean that you have lost your readers.
B. Farmer Honey
Central Ohio
Allen Dick
Site Admin
Posts: 1796
Joined: February 25th, 2003, 10:09 pm
Location: Swalwell, Alberta
Contact:

Re: Oooops

Unread post by Allen Dick »

Thanks. Good to hear. This is my first year without bees since 1971.
Allen Dick, RR#1 Swalwell, Alberta, Canada T0M 1Y0
51° 33'39.64"N 113°18'52.45"W
http://www.honeybeeworld.com/Allen%27s%20Beehives.kmz
Forum owner/janitor
---
Customise your experience at Honeybeeworld Forum at your User control Panel
Change the appearance and layout with your Board Preferences
Please upload your own avatar picture at Edit Avatar. It's easy!
Return to main diary page
User avatar
Countryboy
Forum Regular
Posts: 574
Joined: November 8th, 2010, 9:37 pm
Location: Central Ohio
Contact:

Re: Oooops

Unread post by Countryboy »

Not even a swarm that moved into a stack of supers?

It's not too late to change things. I'm sure your friends can find you a hive to play with if you really want one.

Seeing as it is your first year of no bees in almost 50 years, have you missed them? Or has playing on boats occupied your time adequately? Or do your thoughts still wander to the hive? You did take a pic of a few hives for your background image...
B. Farmer Honey
Central Ohio
Allen Dick
Site Admin
Posts: 1796
Joined: February 25th, 2003, 10:09 pm
Location: Swalwell, Alberta
Contact:

Re: Oooops

Unread post by Allen Dick »

I don't see any swarms, but admit to not looking. After all this time, I don't really miss them and I wonder why.

I suppose the Mexican commitment together with instructing and skippering sailing, plus visiting Mom has run me short of time and I am hardly ever home.

I read the Calgary bee list and post occasionally, though,
Allen Dick, RR#1 Swalwell, Alberta, Canada T0M 1Y0
51° 33'39.64"N 113°18'52.45"W
http://www.honeybeeworld.com/Allen%27s%20Beehives.kmz
Forum owner/janitor
---
Customise your experience at Honeybeeworld Forum at your User control Panel
Change the appearance and layout with your Board Preferences
Please upload your own avatar picture at Edit Avatar. It's easy!
Return to main diary page
User avatar
dtompsett
Forum Regular
Posts: 80
Joined: June 30th, 2010, 9:16 am
Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Re: Oooops

Unread post by dtompsett »

Still a reader!

Poor yields; I know Ontario had quite a delayed Spring, and then summer hit with weeks of hot weather. In my 10+ years in Sudbury, this was the first year I ran an A/C unit in my house. We had lots of heat, but things dried up, so if the hive growth didn't line up with the nectar flow, your hives didn't make much if anything. And now Apivar has become scarce; I had mine shipped in from Manitoba because the larger 50 packs couldn't be found in Ontario.

What do you get with prolonged warm weather; big brood nests. And what do big brood nests mean... lots of varroa.
Post Reply