How did your bees winter everyone? My mentor had a great survival rate, he checked 400 and he lost only 10. Both of mine made it through the winter, but I'm sure it's nothing that I did that makes them alive now.
Im in Port Dover and just installed 3 hives. Wish me luck!
hello David and welcome to the world of bees!
I see the last post was some time ago, but I'll take a chance some of you are still watching the group. Just started my beekeeping venture. I got some equipment from someone who inherited it and didn't want to get into beekeeping. It had been in a shed for a while so took a lot of cleaning and some paint but I eventually, after having some components built, ended up with enough for 5 hives. After buying 2 full hives and two starters I now have 4 occupied hives and 3 empty. Trying foundationless and I want to keep it as chemical-free as possible. Just doing it as a hobby now, but if it pans out I may end up considering doing this full-time. Looking for other beekeepers in the Morden/Winkler/RM of Stanley area so I can possibly come see what other more experienced beekeepers are doing.
Hey everyone, I'm a bee keeper from Sudbury with 6 hives... Now into my second year I've confirmed my passion for bees and plan significant expansions...
I encourage contact by message with any nearby bee keepers, I would love to exchange knowledge or help you with your bees anyway that I can.
I am Tim Samis from Sherwood Park Alberta and I am fulfilling a child hood dream of keeping Bees.
My Uncle was an apiarist and i recall the sights, smell and sounds from when I was as young as 4 or 5.
I have 2 new hives and this my first EVER experience of keeping bees this Year !
On May 13, 2015, I installed a great NUC I obtained from a local bee keeper and it is doing very well.
Queen is out and accepted and I will be re-checking on them in the next few days - hope to be adding a second brood super as well.
On May 15, 2015, I hived a package of Carniolan hybrid bees from Arataki Honey from New Zealand
They are coming along and I am feeding syrup and a pollen puck.
However, I have been watching them closely and have noted many steadily arriving with pollen and nectar !!
Great to meet you all