Search:

Type: Posts; User: EdGallop

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,241

    Re: VA 2013 Beehive Grant Used Up

    Widdy... You say, "you are not saying it's perfect and it does need some review?" I'm saying that perfect isn't even in the equasion. It merely opens it up for favoritism. which is suspicious of...
  2. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,241

    Re: VA 2013 Beehive Grant Used Up

    Graham, the article you linked to is out of date, as is most all articles about the grant.

    My information was from an email sent to me by the Departmnt of Agriculture (copy/past below). As I was...
  3. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,241

    VA 2013 Beehive Grant Used Up

    I wasn't fast enough to be included in the 2013 Virginia Department of Agriculture beehive grant aimed at increasing polination for farmers. Appears it is geared toward large beekeepers and not the...
  4. Replies
    12
    Views
    1,091

    Re: How did you start and expand?

    Started with 2 packaged hives and splt to 4 the next year. Third year I added 4 more (mostly swarms from neighbor friend) then I went to 12 hives in same year. It was way too much to handle. Started...
  5. Replies
    3
    Views
    739

    Re: do I still have....

    I used the newsaper method with success many times when combining hives but usually tried to wait for the bees of one hive to realize they are queenless. The newspaper gives them the time they need...
  6. Replies
    44
    Views
    3,539

    Re: People and smokers

    My hives are between 2 pastures next to an access road about 100 yards from my stable barn because it is not that far from sourwood and other great honey sources. Keep smoker on a shelf near...
  7. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,241

    Re: Beekeeper in Stuart, VA

    I think you should post this on the main forum. It is not unusual for the workers to pull out dead bees. Never had that many at once though but I'm not as experienced as most. Maybe the entrance was...
  8. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,241

    Re: Beekeeper in Stuart, VA

    I would be interested in a package both Pol-line and Carni with VSH traits. Could you email eddol@embarqmail.com with prices for packages and nucs.
  9. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,241

    Re: Beekeeper in Stuart, VA

    Thanks for the suggestions. I have family in Va Beach and visit often. My son has land in Sussex County and wants to start a hive or two to pollinate his future orchard. I enjoyed your website. Maybe...
  10. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,241

    Beekeeper in Stuart, VA

    I'm a retired 72 year old living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains (sourwood country) in VA near the NC border. I operated 3 to 6 healthy hives for 7 years as a hobby but sold evrything a...
Results 1 to 10 of 10