Well I have been working on this product for a few years now and I finally have it ready for market. I've got just a little more to do on the label but as for everything else, I'M DONE! It's never easy creating a product especially for beekeepers. I have it on a website created and I'm hoping that folks will give it a try and give me some feedback. I know there are other products like it on the market but I believe we've created something a little bit better. Anyway, I
Today I spent most of my time at my hives setting them in order as I returned the extracted honey frames for home cleaning.
The first hive I attended to was my problematic one---no queen, no brood and plenty of wax moth larvae (both species). What I found was totally expected: the hive had become so weak that it couldn't take care of itself. I had seen the robbing going on earlier in the week but wasn't in a position to do anything about it at the time so I had to let the bees fend for
Firstly may I say that we are not bee keepers but are very interested in them. We have noticed that the bees on our bean plants are not entering the flowers but seeem to find something interesting round the back where the stalk meets the flower. We are puzzled by this and wonder if it contributes to the lack of flowers setting to create beans. Just curious if anyone has an answer.
I am new to this forum and look forward to learning from all of you. A Restaurant chief asked me recently if I ever heard of "Burnt Field Honey" I told him I had not. I looked on line and cannot find anything. Is this a myth?? He claims a bee keeper told him that the growth of flowers that grow in a field that was recently burned over will have a smokey taste. Comments?
I went to check out the fate of my two queen cells this morning, once again hoping to see that the queens had emerged, mated and begun laying.
Did I ever say "expect the unexpected"? Well--this one caught me totally by surprise.
I opened the first hive and saw the webbing of wax moth larvae. Not one, not two not.....
The whole hive was overtaken by large swaths of webbing, larvae and cocoons.
At times like this I wonder if the time hasen't come to just throw