thanks beecurious...i'll give it a try
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thanks beecurious...i'll give it a try
My bees died after an exeptionally hard winter. I’m giving it a second try and a local beekeeper recomended ordering Russian bees…he said they are very hardy in the winter. My only concern is their...
I treated for mites...and fed them. Honestly i probably should of done more but I guess I was inexperienced etc. I cleaned out the hive today and saw no visable signs of diseases, mites, or...
Some disappointing news…I lost both of my hives this year :(
I’m not sure what happened. I lost one early one, but the other one seemed to have made it through the winter very well until about a...
Thanks...i can agree to that despite my lack of experience...i learn something new every day. I don't see how we can ever learn all there is to know about bees :)
oh, believe me i'll read any book i can get my hands on - actually i have over 300 books in my library at home - i love to read! Unfortunaly i only have a few books about bees/beekeeping and i...
i think you gave good advice :) i wish more highschooler were interested in beekeeping...where i live i'm the only one.
okay...so swarming seems to be the big issue with year 2. i'll have to check out some of the threads about that. :) I'm interested in splitting...but that sounds a little intimidationg, haha...and...
Thanks Ski :) A lot of people are talking about swarming...I'll be sure to read up on it!
I don’t know about you but I’m ready for spring :rolleyes: This will (fingers crossed) be my second year as a beekeeper! I’m still new to this…so is there anything I should REALLY know before...
thanks BeeAware :)
i sure hope so!
first significant snowfall last week...i fancy him quite a unique snowfellow :)
i miss my bees too :(
i was lucky enough to see them a few days ago...the weather was mild so a few of them were flying around
(unfortnatly a wasp also took advantage of the weather and made it...
Thanks for the clarification Perry :)
I purchased my bees in nucs from Green Honey Farms...i found it a lot easier as a new beekeeper to work with an established colony :)
thanks for the vote of confidence Odfrank :P
but i suppose your right...shouldnt count my chickens b4 theyre hatched...or in this case bees :)
but...I have no recolection of a flood, haha! I live on a hill, so my hives are high and dry :) you must have been thinking of someone else KQ6AR...but thanks for the concern :)
Hi there everyone! :)
I haven’t posted for a while, but I wanted to say a big THANKS to everyone here for answering my many questions and giving advice…its wasn’t always easy being the only under 18...
Hey! Welcome to the wonderful world of beekeeping!! Last year was my first year - I loved it and with any luck I'll be starting year two next spring :)
I guess my first year as a beekeeper is winding down :)
Does anyone have any tips or advice for me to help get my bees through the winter so I can enjoy my second year? Thanks very much!
Welcome to the to te wonderful world of beekeeping!
I started last spring and I love it! I still have a lot of questions too...but this forum is a great place to learn new things!
I'm a first year beekeeper, and just yesterday I harvested some honey
(I had to have a little help from a local beekeeper...but oh well).
I only took 4 frames from the super and I got around 2...
I knew this day would come...my first bee sting!
Got me right through the glove on my knuckle.
But it wasn't as bad as I thought...and I'm glad I don't have to be afraid of it anymore! :rolleyes:...
I opened my hive today and I found earwigs...I hate earwigs! :eek:
But I want to know...how much harm, if any, are they doing to my bees?
And if they are, what can I do about them?
I have two hives...each wth large supers…today I noticed that there is brood in the top super. Do I need a queen excluder? I keep getting mixed review on those…but how else can I keep brood out of...
Maybe this is a stupid question but...
I’ve been looking out my front window and noticing that there are bees drinking from the birdbath, hummingbird and oriel feeders. Is this normal? I had...