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  1. four hives need relocated near Hammond LA

    I just moved to Loranger LA and I have four very strong hives that I need to find a spot for. If you are around this area and have a small corner I could put them so I am able to check on them when...
  2. Re: Using Honey-B-Healthy, is it still treatment free?

    Well what I an getting at do what you decide is best for your bees. If you think HBH is what you want to use to start out or bee tea with your own essential oil additive then do it. Three four years...
  3. Re: Using Honey-B-Healthy, is it still treatment free?

    But Micheal the one thing I want to know would my bees be considered treatment free three years down the road dispite using essential oils at the beginning?
  4. Re: Using Honey-B-Healthy, is it still treatment free?

    Well I am not going into the rule issue again. But in spite of my essential oils in the beginning I have had no loses of hives because of disease. Now I have lost two because of my own error. But...
  5. Re: Using Honey-B-Healthy, is it still treatment free?

    I just want to chime in on this. When I started my hives three years now I wanted to do what I could to ensure that the got a good start and didn't want to use chemicals on them. Now the definition...
  6. Re: Received conflicting advice on going treatment free

    Well I didn't read everyone's response to this thread. I too am in my second year now and went treatment free. My decision was made long before I came to the site. I went foundationless and...
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    Re: My inspection today

    Try les see
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    Re: Honey house

    Yea my wife already said I needed someplace for my tools and equipment for my hives. Just have five now but next year I am expanding. She likes the honey and enjoys the bees just not my tools on the...
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    Honey house

    Well went out today and bought myself a 10x16 honey house to start the new year in. Going to put in all my tools and equipment in it. Can't wait going to be delivered next Thursday.
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    Re: Still bringing in pollen

    One good thing about my location is virgin woods behind me that is 1000's of pure acreage that has not yet been touched. Plus another is the home owner association next to me with all their flowers...
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    How to find outyards

    I was wondering how some of u find a place to set up another yard? Would u advertise to find a new yard, do you just find some friends with some acres to set on? I would like to set up another yard...
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    Re: Still bringing in pollen

    Yea talked to Joe down in Orlando still bringing pollen in there too. It was nice talking to a local but should have seen his face when I told him I used no chemicals. I was wondering why he was...
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    Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    Well I will tell you that I spoke with Joe from the Florida apiary with the buckfast. Nice Guy and was very open about his queens and where they came from. His are open mated bit he does try to...
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    Still bringing in pollen

    After talking to a local beekeeper yesterday he was telling me the flow was.over around July. He has basically said his bees were done and not much goldenrod to get a good flow. Even though this is...
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    Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    I have talked to Ferguson about their bees which I hope with that news they will still be sending queens next year. Hope Sherri is doing OK. The one in Florida I tried to call which was unsuccessful...
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    Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    Hey rog. Tried to call but the number is not in service or shut off. Emailed to see if I can get a response to order some for next spring. Going to get some from Ferguson which I have only heard good...
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    Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    R they. When ur saying they r from the genes.of the Abby buckfast bee then they in my opinion r pure. Is that not a buckfast. Yes they r a.mixture of bees but they jabber their own gene pool so don't...
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    Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    Send samples for actual DNA analysis to find out if they r pure buckfast or just hybrids.
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    Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    Was trying to contact them today with the phone number on the website but get the recording that the number cannot be completed as dialed. Does anyone have their number to talk with them? Not very...
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    Re: Danish Buckfast Queens in the US?

    Well what the heck. I think I am going to order some from them maybe five, and then order from Ferguson apiaries in Canada around five from him. Then I can compare the two equally since I want to do...
  21. Re: Bee-n to Ban Systemic Pesticides/ Intent to Sue EPA

    So if these EPA officials are suppose to be protecting our bees and other insects and animals, why don't they close their pockets to these companies that r putting these chemicals out and stop...
  22. Re: Bee-n to Ban Systemic Pesticides/ Intent to Sue EPA

    The other thing about this is why are they letting the companies do their own testing on their chemicals? Why are these agencies in place if they are going let the company show that something is...
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    Re: Five to thirty five

    Depending on next years expansion I am going to be looking into selling nucs the following year depending on how everything goes.
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    Re: Five to thirty five

    I do have comb drawn on all deeps and still having them draw comb to this day. Three deeps on three so far and two on another. I am getting ready with comb and boxes.
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    Re: Five to thirty five

    Is R Weavers a treatment free queen rearing company? I would like to get a pure buckfast from a survivor stock. I am pretty sure that the ones from Canada r treatment free. Ferguson apiary.
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