Re: 2, 3, 5, or 35 What are the least practical to get out of buying bees every year?
Well, I learned a good lesson - which is better to have fewer but stronger units even if this means loosing some queens.
Originally Posted by Oldtimer
For my location making this hard decision is very important.
Must knowingly sacrifice few units so that the program as a whole stays afloat.
Nothing new, really.
Not really concerned with N. Cerana.
Not going to worry about things I don't know about (which would make the life generally unbearable - forget bees).
Indeed, diarrhea killed two of my very good units in late winter 2019.
I found significant amounts of non-floral honey in those hives later on as I went through the dead-outs (which I reported about).
So that incident was explained as far as I am concerned.
Last edited by GregV; 05-28-2020 at 08:44 AM.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.