Bobcat S450 model year: 2016
Hours: 530(going up, still in use)
Setup for beekeeping:
Mast for ease of pallet manipulations, no arms or bucket attachment.
Carriage for forks on mast is 36" wide
Crazy wheel, 5th wheel, attached to give manueverability. Uses hydraulics to lower the 5th wheel...
I am looking to improve my understanding of the pollination services industry. The communication chain between beekeepers and growers seems to be fairly complicated and vary greatly from region to region. I am beginning to realize that online research can only bring me so far, so I am looking...
I had the chance to spend two days with a commercial beek hiving packages this past weekend.
I will NEVER be a commercial beek....THAT is HARD WORK!
We installed 185 packages in like 3 counties (I swear). But the act of knocking that many bees in makes you really good at bumping and dumping...
I finished working for a commercial guy this past year and this year I am on my own.
I noticed there are some people (i call them beesource trolls) that always talk like there is no money in beekeeping...ever.
Is there anyway some of the commercial guys here could post some of...
Did y'all read the article in January's ABJ titled "Why Do They DO That?"? Stacy McKenna states a number of time that "Commercial migratory beekeepers move their bees from crop to crop because otherwise the bees would starve." Is that why you move yours?
There is more to her article, but that...
The pun is intended.
I am in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. So I guess I am one of the few African bee keepers on the Forums.
I started keeping bees in 2008 after inheriting three Langstroths (one colonised) from a friend who emigrated. The other two have since been colonised too.
I work with...
I have been working with Russian Honey Bees for two years now and I know I have a life time of learning to do. I only have ten hives right now but have 100 acre farm that isn't around any other apiaries or farms and currently planting acres of clover for the bees and we have a few acres of 30...
This question is mostly for the migratory guy's on pallets.
Do you use a landing board or not?
Do you perfer tops cut to fit the hive or the slightly longer type with an eave on the front and back?