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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I have a split that I made three weeks ago. Starting out fine. Queen is laying eggs, first round of brood hatching out. Things look slow but ok. But on about 10% of the bees is what looks like some white dusting or spots on their backs. Some of them it looks a bit like a patch. I've been...
  2. Where To Buy . . .
    Where can I buy white beeswax that's mechanically filtered and not chemically bleached? This is important because I don't want my beeswax paintings to yellow over time! My current supplier sells at $7/lb. but requires a 55 lb. min. purchase. I'd like the option of purchasing a smaller quantity...
  3. Equipment/Hardware
    I've always wondered why "white" has become so universally standard in both bee-hive color choices and bee-suite colors. I know the "dogma" about dark colors bothering bees and potentially causing them to associate the beekeeper as a predator. However, I do a lot of queen rearing and often work...
  4. Nectar & Pollen Plants
    Well, I responded in the for sale forum to a bee bee tree thread before I realized it...deleted that post when I realized it would be moderated and posted here. ;) Are these pictures of a bee bee tree? I've got several of these growing around the property. They look much similar to what I've...
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