Here are a couple videos of a beetree I brought home last week. I like to get what I hope are these wild genetics to add to my apiary.
And so it begins again, +95% of the seeds are sorted into their correct shoe boxes, a planting plan is in Excel, dreams of Spring grow stronger, even though the main garden looks like this:
The homemade rack has been upgraded to include heat mats
It's made of PVC pipe and fittings. Once we...
I had joined nearly three years ago, but wasn't active. Now that I've seen how active the forum is I've decided to jump in some more while I have the time to do so.
My name is Bob and I live in northeast Georgia (halfway between Atlanta and SC line). I teach High School Economics and am very...
We just started keeping bees this Spring. So far things seem to be going well. After seeing all the new comb they built, we installed the queen excluder & added a super for "our honey". We have more pics on our facebook page, also. http://www.facebook.com/beesimplefarm
I would like to attend, but the Master Naturalist class I am taking has a field trip that day.
Beekeeping with top bar hives
Date: Saturday, August 13
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Texas Agrilife extension service auditorium
1225 Pearl street #200 (corner of Franklin and Pearl)...
I have a top bar beehive, and we just put the bees in today :D:
There were some bees, 100-200, that died during transport or while we were dumping them in.
My question is this: Do I need to go into the hive and take all the dead bee bodies out, or will the bees throw the dead ones out...
I've been working our beehives this spring in preparation for our honey flows this year. We had 4 hives going into spring, did one split and have purchased 2 additional NUCs, giving us a total of 7 hives this year.
I just found out about a new type of bottom board called the Freeman Beetle...
possible cause of CCD
I have used colloidal silver to prophylactically treat for this and anecdotally, have seen no sign of nosema after