Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
April 16, 2014, 01:01:47 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: ATTENTION ALL NEW MEMBERS
PLEASE READ THIS OR YOUR ACCOUNT MAY BE DELETED - CLICK HERE
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: when is it too often or too late  (Read 505 times)
foxman
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 51


Location: Shawnee, Ok


« on: June 05, 2009, 02:36:50 PM »

Just wondering when the shortest and longest times between hive inspections should be?
I dont want to not know what is going on in my hives, but also dont want to disturb them too much?
Logged

The most dangerous ideas are not those in which we disagree but those in which we all agree upon
Brian D. Bray
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 7369


Location: Anacortes, WA 98221

I really look like this, just ask Cindi.


WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 03:43:00 PM »

Just wondering when the shortest and longest times between hive inspections should be?
I dont want to not know what is going on in my hives, but also dont want to disturb them too much?

Depends, if checking for queens and requeening then inspections every day or up to every third day can be the norm.
If you have queenright hives and just need to check on development then once every 10 days to 2 weeks is fine.
If you're just interested in the honey crop then pile the supers on in April or May and remove them in Late August to Early October.

If you;re interested in the bees, kand want to keep them healthy and productive then do the 10 days to 2 weeks.
Logged

Life is a school.  What have you learned?   Brian      The greatest danger to our society is apathy, vote in every election!
Hethen57
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 420


Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho


« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 05:41:50 PM »

Ditto.  The 7-14 day number is probably important if you want to catch queen cells, correct comb that gets screwed up, and generally be on top of things...for the hobbiest.  Commercial guys and large scale beeks may not have that luxury.
Logged

-Mike
foxman
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 51


Location: Shawnee, Ok


« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 06:00:54 PM »

thanks that is very helpfull
Logged

The most dangerous ideas are not those in which we disagree but those in which we all agree upon
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.135 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page April 13, 2014, 02:41:22 PM
anything