50% HFCS? Maybe.
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50% HFCS? Maybe.
I use political signs on the times that I do close them. Last year I left them all open and did not loose any of my 12 colonies.
I must be under priced. I am selling pints at $9 and quarts at $16.
I have my home owners insurance from State Farm. I added a liability policy from Farm Bureau that just covers my honey bee operation. I only sell from my front door but if a customer gets sick or...
The article does not identify honey bees or hornets.
I did a Google on 'Cruet' and found something close at local WalMart
I would remove capped frames and then crowd them to encourage them to finish capping. Crowding is also a way to get them to cap the corners.
I give them a bill for $75 per hive for pollination services. ;)
The lip and eye lid were about the same. Except for the European hornet that got me between the eyes.
I use a roller type cage to capture the queen and insert her into the Nicot. The roller cage just fits over the excluder plug opening. However I have had problems of the queen not wanting to lay in...
I tried using OSB stand board last year. It was a complete failure. While it remains flat, it wicks moisture even after being painted.
If they overwinter in the super she will start brood in the supers. I have had the queen lay drone brood in lower part of honey supers even when she had two deeps for brood nest.
I use a RayTek to detect location of colony in walls. It works great most of the time. However , if it is a result of recent swarm they may be too far away from the material surface to cast a warm...
I built mine a few years ago based on a commercially made one belonging to a friend. It is a small closed box that get a package bee container inserted into it. The package box has a hole cut it one...
Best way I have found to install packages eliminates flying bees and can be done in about any weather.
Place an empty hive body between bottom board and brood area. Remove the queen cage and place...
Two bait hive locations caught 3 swarms each. Old equipment behind garage catches a few.
I only reverse when the bottom box is completely empty of brood. I only reverse once per year. My 85 year old uncle says I "turn the queen upside down".
I do two hives for a road side sales farmer for $60 per hive for the season. He is only about 6 miles away.
I lost nearly 70% of 16 colony apiary last year. This year I have 0 loses of my 8 established colonies. I did lose one feral colony that was still in the bee log waiting to be cut out. I tried OA...
You may find product information at http://www.bugsforgrowers.com/products/heterorhabditis-indica
Goldenrod has been blooming here for a couple of weeks already.
Virginia has a certified beekeeper process. Go to http://www.virginiabeekeepers.org to get details.
I have an older Ultra Breeze that has elastic cuffs and the elastic has worn out. My son's newer UB has velcro and they work much better.
This link provides a sample letter of complaint...
I charge $50 just for doing a site visit to consult with the owner. If they approve the cutout I charge an additional $300. The cost of a bee vacuum setup cost mw close to $350 (variable speed) plus...