New Bee

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by James Ray Lambert, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. James Ray Lambert

    James Ray Lambert New Member

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    Hi from North Mississippi, well I got most of my equipment, my hives from Mann Lake came in today, just waiting to get my nuc in April.
     
  2. Dulcet

    Dulcet New Member

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    Hello, I hope yo have fun.
     

  3. roadkillbobb

    roadkillbobb Active Member

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    welcome aboard, you will have fun raising a hive ..
     
  4. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome, there are plenty of good information files on here to check out, start with the sticky notes at the top of each forum.
     
  5. Don Fox

    Don Fox New Member

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    Hello my name is Don Fox,I am from Nova Scotia Canada
    I have a couple hundred hives
     
  6. roadkillbobb

    roadkillbobb Active Member

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    Hi Don, welcome aboard, are you a commercial bee keeper with that amount of hives?
     
  7. Don Fox

    Don Fox New Member

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    Hello
    Yes I am a commercial bee keeper ,I guess
    It never meant to be that way,I started out catching a swarm in 2004
    Nova Scotia needed bees for blueberry pollination ,I started out renting 3 hives in 2005 and grew from there
     
  8. roadkillbobb

    roadkillbobb Active Member

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    wow, did you do your own splits and queen raising? im still newish 3rd year beekeeping working with 1 hive I will split this spring..
     
  9. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome Don! I think we have another active keeper in Canada, but he may not have gotten his bees yet.
     
  10. Don Fox

    Don Fox New Member

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    I did start out splitting too get from one too 200
    But bought a lot of packages from Australia and New Zealand that was 10 years ago
    Bought a lot of different queens too get the traits I wanted
    Now I breed my own queens and sell nucs
     
  11. Don Fox

    Don Fox New Member

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    Thank you
    I have 200 hives right now
    What I am most interested in is how bee keepers that have small hive beetle control them
    So far we don’t have them in Nova Scotia
    They where first found in Ontario Canada about 10 years ago ,in the last 5 years they have traveled about 1000 miles ,
     
  12. roadkillbobb

    roadkillbobb Active Member

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    my beetle control is not one of conventional and not practical for your application, my hive sits atop a 2 post stand, I grease the legs and spray a good coat of used motor oil on the ground below to kill the beetles in the ground, as the oil doesnt affect or poison the bees nor does the grease on the legs..I also have those little beetle traps you fill with cooking oil and put between the frames. when I open the hive for inspection a get a few beetles but no large amounts to cause concern..
     
  13. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I use Beetle Bee Gone cloths in my hives, and my hens patrol under the hives for SHB, I also use screened bottom boards and a sticky painted with olive oil so any beetles that come through are trapped in the oil.