Mine is leather.
Type: Posts; User: RogerCrum
Mine is leather.
You purchased your bees from fine beekeepers. A friend bought over 150 hives from them and is very pleased.
Good thought, Ian.
The term "CCD" has not been well defined that I can see. Therefore, it does not help you state a clear hypothesis. Your lead educator should help you to refine a clear hypothesis and then construct a...
Welcome Brightbee. You should get acquainted with your local beekeepers association. There is an excellent group in Walworth County.
Dan, seven years ago I came down with RA and went from carrying 80# sacks of grain on each shoulder to being unable to lift a gallon of milk or button my shirt. My rhuematologist prescribed...
Adrian, you are an honest businessman. Honesty continues to be the best policy. You will never regret those words and your customers will be well advised to heed them. Rog
Welcome Trigcreekfarm. Contact Jeanne Hansen about the Dane County Beekeepers Assn. I believe they meet at the library in Madison and may have a meeting this week. Her number is 608-244-5094. She can...
IFTA is about fuel taxes. You will be filing quarterly reports of mileages operated and gallons of fuel purchased in each state. They are very diligent about audits if the reports are not filed. I...
Any life lost is a serious tragedy.
Suit up, light your smoker, smoke them and restore the hive to proper orientation. Time to but an electric fence up to protect them because the bear will be back.
My fingertips are excellent venom collectors on my clumsy days.
Why the remote control and not just have a switch outside of the hive? Looks too much like a triggering device for an IED. They are just honey bees and I imagine you don't leave it on very long.
Were all three varieties started the same this year from packages or were the Russians and NWC from overwintered colonies?
Beware the advice of someone with a modest experience history and a piece of paper when they are in the business of selling you bees to replace those that might starve for want of said brick. I value...
No, the plastic keeps the bees from chewing up the EPS foam. The EPS insulation keeps the bottom of the lid warmer than the walls. Moisture condenses on the cold walls as frost and runs down to the...
Welcome to our shared obsession. Winter passed reading in front of the fire or building hive components is time pleasantly spent. Join a local club and an experienced mentor that will guide your...
Sadly, after many years they closed. The owners were getting up in years and turned the business over to the son. The apiary side took a series of tough hits. That is all I have heard.
Saddened to hear that you are suffering.
Thanks for the video. If that loader prevents one serious back injury, it pays for itself. Thou shalt not covet thy brother's EZLoader.
Welcome Matt, do you belong to a club or have a mentor helping you locally? It helps a lot. Also, searches on this forum's database can answer many question. Michael Bush's website and book get a...
Welcome to the group. I grew up on Lotus lake and went to school in Clarkston back when many of the roads were dirt. Oakland County is beautiful except for the area inside wide track drive.
Very well said, Ian. That hits home.