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  1. Re: Are there any beekeepers on BeeSource who live near Bowie Maryland?

    nope, we all try to avoid Maryland, welcome to the other coast, hope you enjoy your stay. you bringing your bees with you??
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    Re: Early Spring in Southern NY

    ok here is a guy located near some of my hives only in a valley, for a reference to when stuff blooms, couldn't find skunk cabbage though.
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    Re: Early Spring in Southern NY

    sure loads of it, but it's still frozen in the ground. Aran may be closer to getting some he doesn't have the snow we have over here.
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    I'm with saltybee
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    Re: Early Spring in Southern NY

    they seem to all be confused, I'm putting the plow back on the truck
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    Re: Early Spring in Southern NY

    west of here, the reason we look down
    https://www.facebook.com/LakeEffectHoney/photos/a.784112488339552/2724577757626339/?type=3&theater
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    Re: Early Spring in Southern NY

    well I dug down through the snow, but hit ice before I could find anything blooming, luckily one of my land owners snow blew a way into one yard, and two other yards I was able to walk in on the...
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    Re: Early Spring in Southern NY

    I always think that this time of year but they will eat it up when the brood rearing really starts going.
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    Re: Early Spring in Southern NY

    aran how heavy were your hives? I actually had a heavy 3 deep starve, looks like the queen didn't shut down, just kept on laying, hopefully some of the snow melted over night, only could get into...
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    Re: Early Spring in Southern NY

    everybody in central NY is hanging old equipment in trees around aran's house looking for early swarms:D
  11. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    all for the want of some good chemicals and a few planes to spray

    https://news.yahoo.com/locusts-could-next-plague-hits-103425865.html
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    if you had the weather you saw for the last week, it would be easy:D
  13. Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    got to ask as I must have missed something, when did they change the label and allow this to be used at all, and when did they make it legal to be used with supers on? asking for many friends.
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    that should get you in shape for bees in the spring
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    :thumbsup: long term weather forecast say's we are going to get a day in the 50's with sun towards the end of april:lookout: are you going to that conference on march 21 in your town?
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    aran may not answer for a while, he is out of town. I treat with apivar in the spring, have found that at 40 degrees F, you can't get the strips in the cluster, at 45 you can get them in but have to...
  17. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    just look to africa with the current locust invasion, they are running around trying to kill them with brooms, they are now asking the world for food to make it until next year.
  18. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    pray tell and where would you get the food to feed them? can't raise enough on 3.5 acres
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    :thumbsup:
  20. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    that's the problem I found with bagging in NE/NY, much of the damage from bugs is at pink bud and during bloom. Not sure of new varieties, but I used Liberty and Freedom and didn't have to spray...
  21. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    the only way to go.

    https://www.facebook.com/SecretSeedCartel/photos/a.594253537373667/1820736518058690/?type=3&theater
  22. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    well lets see, My wife stopped eating sweet corn the first time she found a corn borer on the corn. I had it down to a science that I only had to spray my apples 3 times to get pretty good looking...
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    Re: simple tests for viruses?

    when the bee inspectors checked my hives this year, they used one of the old randy O's method of checking for nosema. So I took samples from the same hives and sent them to BVS, the inspectors had...
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    Re: simple tests for viruses?

    cloverdale, page three and four is that something new this year? I missed a couple of samples, so only got one back. yours look pretty good.
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    Re: simple tests for viruses?

    Dave Wicks BVS, Inc 406-369-4214, think their prices are down to $40, checks for most of the virus's, nosema, body weight of bees, will let you know if mite count is high, but the best way to keep...
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