I am wondering if anyone knows of any honey bee breeders breeding lines which are heavy propolizers?
I am also interested in finding out about honey bee breeders breeding lines which readily and quickly draw lots of comb?
Hi - This is Betsy.
My husband and I are 3 year beekeepers with 4 standard hives looking to get up to a dozen - maybe.
We started by taking our county extension beekeeping course and becoming "Certified Beekeepers" in the NC Master Beekeeper Program.
Now we are settling in a bit with our bees...
So I just pulled a bunch of frames for a nuc today, and tomorrow or the next day after they calm down and realize they don't have a queen (or I realize they DO have the queen) I'm going to try the 'on the spot' method of queen-making. If the bees haven't already started a couple cells, of...
I have been supering my over-wintered doubles that contain the frames of brood and bees for the 1st round of open mated queens.
I have been feeding pollen patties and cane sugar syrup.
The first queens will be ready for caging about 4/15/09