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I'm looking to get into selling pacakages and/or nuc for 2013. I have not done it before and I'm looking for apiaries to broker with. Any contacts would be great.
I am looking into what it takes broker bee packages and nucs for 2013. I would be interested in peoples experiences, contacts, methods for selling bees. Any info would be great....
From what I read about the requirements, the most difficult requirement seems to be the foundation.
Thanks for all of the replies. I had the same thoughts. I passed the link on and suggested he use this site as a resource.
A fellow beekeeper has been telling me that he cannot keep up with the rate the bees are eating his fondant. He makes the fondant about 1/2 inch thick and about 3/4 the size of the hive body. In a...
I was observing my hives today and I saw bees bringing gray colored pollen. Any idea where they may be collecting the pollen from? Here is a link to the photo (It's not the best photo).
I have a honey super with 4 frames of capped honey. Should I remove the frames and extract the honey or should I wait until the entire super is full? Any suggestions?:s
Thanks for the advice. I checked today and there is capped brood.
I captured my first swarm 2 weeks ago and I checked it for the first time yesterday and I found the queen but no eggs. Any suggestions?
Great. Thanks for all of you suggestions. I treated the hives with MA II today. The weather is going to be ideal for the next week.
I check my hives today and I found 1-2 bees in front of each of my 3 hives with deformed or shredded wings. These hives were started this spring from packages. Should I be concerned and treat? I...
I am looking to establish more hives next spring and I have access to two farms where I can possibly keep the hives (one is an organic farm with a farm stand and other is a small dairy farm that...
Thanks. I moved a frame w/ eggs and larva. What should I be looking for? New eggs? How long should I wait until I check the hive?
Checked the hives today and the hive that was a little weak, has no eggs and no queen. Bees were not in a good mood and many were on the the bottom board or towards the bottom of the frames. This...
I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but, I keep 3 hives at a farm up the road and I was thinking about working with other local farmers to keep hives on their...
Thanks. I will put out sugar water and see if they take it and just monitor. As I said, there are eggs, just maybe a little slow.
I installed a new bee package in April and in 3 weeks ago, I added a second hive body. The bees have not moved into the upper hive body. There are eggs present in the bottom hive body.
When you set out your trap, are you using a deep hive body? How many frames are you putting in the hive body in your trap? I have an empty hive which I want to use as a trap.
When using popsicle sticks do you use just 1 centered in the middle across the top or the entire length of the frame?
Is anyone using starter strips in their frames instead of full size foundation? What is your experience? Can it be used in the honey supers? If so, can the frames / comb be reused?