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Funny thing is the bee is needed to pollinate the apple... Lol
Not quite bee free
I'm seeing the same things here Roland, but whether it's pesticides, I don't know because it is happening regardless the farming practices around my yards.
Virus, nosema, EFB, perhaps compounding...
Ernie, what do you use for your protein ?
I'd love to hear the answer to that one!
Cattle are roughly 10-15 to 1. Ruminants eat a lot of roughage
As originaly asked, yes smaller configurations are more productive. Smaller brood nests, less house keepers, combine the two nucs under an excluder and their productivity amplifies. We can take all...
No beeware10, not a nuc, a double nuc (2 queen hive) and they easy produce 200 lbs. average , smaller nests, more bees , more honey than two stand alone nucs
(Most of the honey yield equation is...
Lauri , would you consider a feeding program part of sustainable management ? Having the hives self sufficient is great but completely limits our ability to exploit their production potential.
Yes I winter in singles and 5 frame nucs, indoors. But my neighbour does the same wintering outdoors.
I love the truck building analogy. Excess parts laying around are easy to dump, but the partially built trucks and the back log of partially built or incomplete trucks cause the trouble.
If stating the obvious is the answer, then I agree. But getting to that obvious answer is the trick. Big nest does not equal big honey crop.
You gotta look at more than just lots of bees. Hive configuration is key. Building that large workforce requires walking in that line where slightly too big will swarm and leave you with less......
I agree with Matt, I've enjoyed this conversation, I've also enjoyed getting poked in PM because of my off base comments or questions. Not all of them are off base you know.. ;)
Joe, Matt is asking about yeast and your talking about nutrient toxicity. With the purpose of what we are doing with our supplemental feed, I'm thinking nutrient toxicity from feeding yeast to bees...
Double nuc tops the list, single brood honey management, take it all
Matt , are you feeding Brewers yeast?
Um... I'm looking for my dollars worth ...
So on a straight Brewers yeast diet, where would the build up be to become toxic?
Would not the excess be shed off in waste?
I'll have to hunt for it, but it read exponential increased volumes...
Well, you start tossing all the extra parts in the garbage to make room for the new parts coming in. What a waste of resources which increases the cost of the trucks going out !
My best hiving results come during rainy cool days when I shake the bees in. Terrible weather to work in but eliminates drift.
If it's sunny and warm, I hive as close to dusk as I can.
That was sudden... My thoughts and prayers
Roy, what's happening with the apiary?
To share a secret? Lol
Ha ha :thumbsup: I hear ya
Snap off a corner when inserting foundation when a staple has wandered into the frame grove.
Lol, in other words no.. ;)