164TBH in Serbia
- Sep 11, 2004Hello,beekeepeers,
First I hope everyone here is safe and all right together with their
bees,since I have seen the bad weather situation ,hurricans and such in
Florida and Granada.
I have to ask a question,how could I check my two remaining tbh that are with
combs attached to side of the hive?How could I find out the amount of food
they have and do they have a queen.One hive is in ecellent condition,big
combs many bees,the other is a little bit queit,but at moments with very
active flying in the front of the hive,near entrance - it looks to me like a
flight of young bees,but when I take the roof of the hive of and watch them
inside the hive,they are to calm and I see empty comb ,no food no brood.Any
advice from this description?
I also have a third hive ,but its almost a very small nucleus with three
bars,very good tbh combs.Its my only "succesfull" tbh meaning that they had
made nice straight comb that can be puled out and examined.I dont think they
can overvinter alone,makes me sad.I will probably combine them with the
weaker colony I have mentioned before.
Also a question for Scott from Florida,you said you dont use chemicals ,how
are your bees surviving varroa?
Sasha from Serbia