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She doesn't want grapes and all around are vineyards or soybeans
In vineyards most people plant rye grass and use fungicides a lot so that's not a plus
In my small vineyard I have rye...
Clover sounds good .
Would HUBAM clover give a nice honey crop
A neighbor dropped by asking what to plant on 20 acres to help bees out.
I'm not sure if she wants me to place my bees or her own I have to see here property its about 2 miles up the road...
We don't seem to have very many yellow jackets around so far.
I put out some cappings for clean up and very few jackets
Holts Milk Test you can do a cheap test for afb
She was in new nuc about 3 weeks and laying nicely
Hive A swarmed a primary swarm
I caught the swarm it had a 2013 marked queen and decided to do a paper combine with hive B but removed queen and placed her in new nuc to be kept as a spare ....
Thank you Michael Bush for your article Requeening Hot Bees (Divide and Conquer ) worked like a charm just one sting
Had 2 hot hives that got new queens today
Time will tell if...
You can try spraying some Honey robber or Fisher's bee-quick into the cavity
It might help getting them out.
Hope you find the queen coming out
Any Canadian beeks know when blueberries in New Brunwick will be in bloom this year
My area Niagara on the lake Ontario is being dumped with hundreds of hives these likely will be...
I have a vineyard and orchard
Have not seen my bees working grape pollen ever
But on the positive side your swarms are a easy pick in the vineyard no ladders required
Hey folks maybe it's a new test AFB
I like to mark comb frames especially when mixed in the supers
Had a few blow outs in the extractor not any more
My use of vinegar
I use a windex bottle mix a touch of vinegar with water then mist my hot spots wrists and socks
And bees keep away
Re: lost queen
Yes I also had that problem I now mark all my supers with a sharpie if it happens again I know where she belongs
How much salt would one use say for a 5 gal. bucket ? Would sea salt be better
My neighbor is also doing a salt pool
Well from now on each super gets marked as supers are placed ex. hive 1 first super A next one B .
That way I can keep track which hive and how many supers it produced per year
I never did look for the Qeen when taking supers off
Excluder on and honey robber and she still stayed who would guess
Hope she is back home and yes it was one of my own queens
I pulled honey supers a few days ago and they sat in the barn stacked .
During the uncapping found a few frames of brood with the queen .
Well she got away but I don't know which hive she...
If your claiming on income tax as a business . You must have a good writeoff
If you have $16000 in 25 hives and only made 500.
I would give up on the bees
I love my Ultra breeze
My only weak spot is the wrist area with my short gloves .
I mist them with a solution of vinegar/water it works for me .
I'm using it so far so good
Real easy and fast to do a bunch of boxes
I like it on my honey supers but on my brood deeps I seem to use paint later on makes me fell better for the...
My neighbor about 300-400 feet away is installing a new Salt water pool .
I know bees like pool water but I'm not sure about the salt
Will they go there ? I'm hoping they will not ...