tel jetson wrote:hmm. where was the microphone?
David Livingston wrote:have you checked there is nothing in the quilt box ?ants mice etc
David Livingston wrote:I am a little confused . You put burlap - hessian on the top and the bottom ? So what have you filled it with . I just put it on the bottom and fill it with straw . I know folks who have found all sorts in the quilt box mice lizards ants . Having a quick look would not disturb the bees at all . Burlap would not stop a mouse for instance.
Ernie Schmidt wrote:Edwin,
I don't have Dropbox so I haven't heard the knocking you refer to. After reading the further posts here I definitely agree that there is a plunking/plinking noise bees make hitting the screen on screen bottom boards. When I slide my bottom boards out from under the screens to inspect for mites I can hear the bees hitting the screen. It's not a lot of hits, it does have a particular sound, and it calms down quickly. I think the bees just feel something has opened the bottom of their hive and come flying down to see what it is.