I will be pickimg up 2 9 frame med nucs from david miksa this weekend and beginning my learning journey in Ocala fl.I have not found a mentor yet but have read alot.I would love to have help from anybody in my area.
We lost most of citrus groves with big freeze in 80's but still have residental trees.I hope the ***** will leave them alone,I prepared a fenced area but hope I don't have to use it.I can't hurt the ***** because ther running out of habitat also.I'm not sure of what will be blooming but rying to find out. Thanks for the response.
Racoons will tear up a hive almost as fast as a bear. Keep the hive strapped together with a ratchet strap. Strap it to the hive stand if possible. If you can raise the hive a foot or two on a real stable stand that will help. You will still see tracks for a few nights, but the buffet line is closed when they cannot get in. They will give up in frustration. Ratchet straps work for teenagers too.
I thought they might be a problem so I have built a wire cage with a top I can secure to get started.I'm thinking about electrified fence to give them a little jolt.Seems like there was enough to learn without battling critters.
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