Welcome from Lincolnton
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Welcome from Lincolnton
Well explained articles. Thanks for posting.
Around here, Privet honey is considered to have a bad taste and won't sell.
Never leave honey or sugar water on a hive above an excluder in winter. The cluster of bees will move through the excluder to the stores but the queen cannot get through and will freeze to death. ...
Welcome don't be afraid to ask questions even if they seem naïve.
thanks for your advice
I have a five frame nuc that has laying workers. Bees are occupying about 4 frames. I feel that it's too late in the year
to go through the process of adding a frame of larva each week until...
welcome from just northeast of you
I sold several 5 frame nucs this year that I produced from my own bees. Customers seem to want 5 drawn frames and all being used, but Hungry Bear makes a good point about this being swarm level in...
Do any practical beekeeping practices have an impact on the gut microbiota? For example: feeding sugar water, Honey Bee Healthy or HFCS, using chemical treatments for mites or Nosema, foraging on...
Since our queens mate with area drones, it is our own best interest that as many colonies as possible around us are also treatment free survivors. It also expands our gene pool. I believe that the...
That's what Michael Bush keeps saying.
I believe that we have less virulent mites. It just makes sense. It seems to be the conclusion to Tom Seeley's studies. There are some very good...
My way of looking at it is that the amazing virulent genetics are in the treated hives. Only we treatment free beeks and ferals have the non amazing virulent genetics.
What so you guys think?
Good point. The ferals make very little surplus honey.
My numbers were exagerated for effect from my current opinion but not by much. The reason I think beekeeping practices do not matter much is because of the surviving ferals in forests where there...
I remember reading on Beesource that runniness was(is) a trait of the German bees (mellifera mellifera).
Maybe the secret to successful treatment free beekeeping is something like:
10% Competent Beekeepers
10% Genetics of the local bees
80% Genetics of the local varroa mites
Welcome from Lincoln Co. Beesource has a great wealth of information and members are great.
I heard his lines were great. Wish I could buy some queens.
Yes, put them on just before dark. Also, if there is a something of a flow happening they will not go beserk and tear up the comb like they will in a dearth.
Oops. I meant the hole to the outside, not the hole in the center of the inner cover.
They probably being supercedure cells instead of swarm cells is a good point. And swarm cells are usually much more numerous.
I agree with David. I like to put the wet frames above the inner cover (with the hole covered with duct tape) and an empty. My reasoning is to make sure they perceive the wet frames as not a part...