We are prepping to move our colonies to Florida early September to build up on the Brazilian pepper flow. (Davie, FL)Spoke with Florida and nothing has changed regulatory wise. Was wondering if there have been any problems down that way with the bees, etc. I don't usually medicate for AFB/EFB only mite treatments.
Also, I am putting bees on black plastic this year verses the ground to help keep the debris down. Anyone ever done this and had any issues? Further, has anyone used organic ant control to keep the fire ants out of the colonies? If so what did you use.
PS: I will be glad to be back in Florida. Been a tough year honey wise. Build up has been good, but honey production has been really low. 150 doubles, only harvested 1100 pounds of wildflower.