March 2017- Have started using organic compounds for treating mites. Treated last Fall. Have 18 of 23 still going. Going to treat when needed. Also going to use brood breaks this year. Have a good season!Have learned a lot these first 3 years. Lost 5 of my 8 hives. Not going to be swayed from my TF production though. I've been studying Kirk Webster, Michael Bush, Michael Palmer,and Larry Connor this winter.
Will be using deadouts and frames of honey to make increases this Spring. Have been building Nucs all winter.
I'm looking forward to Spring.
10 hives, 3 years, TF for 3 years and going to stay that way. Have 10 Queens from 3 different TF apiaries ordered. Going to mix my genetics up and do a better job of winter preparations.
Have a great season!
i will be selling some this year. I have not treated since 2000. just let me know. dennis eastfork honey and bee suppliesBrand new in SW Missouri. Planning on being TF. Any advice or a relatively close supplier of TF bees in case I screw this up is more than welcome.
I have, one of my oldest consecutively living hives (6 years) is headed by an offspring of one their original ladies Treatment free or BustI put in 3 BeeWeaver Queens last July. They built up really strong last Fall. Anybody else had good luck with their bees? Jerry
my town has around 100 people in it, and that's too manyIn Centralia OK. NW of Vinita.
Starting with feral swarms that have overwintered and survived without treatment or my help so far and I intend to keep them TF.
And Dennis I think your town is bigger than mine and I want to move outta town.