Hi Don, I enjoyed talking with you the other day while ordering my Spring bees from you. As a new beekeeper, I appreciated that you spent so much time sharing some of your experience with me. I like the way you think and I look forward to getting my bees.
(Omie/Lisa in NY)
you certainly have in the past Don. your shb lure/trap video was quite interesting. maybe perhaps not totally organic (always a shaded term for me anyway)?
I didn't have so much a problem with shb here last year (too hot and dry) so I didn't employ your idea myself, but I did pass your information along to others who informed me that it was effective. this year I suspect I will need too give it a try myself likely in some small queen rearing nucs.
I would suggest anyone that has had a shb problem in the past (the florida crowd comes to mind) should consider looking at fatbeeman's shb lure/trap video.
I agree with ya on that shb trap video tec! Iddee told me and the kids about it because we were having such a terrible time with those evil little critters and then we stumbled across the video on youtube....it's a great idea and it's so easy to put into use too!
Just wanted to say that the two nucs of bees I got from you this Spring, Don, are doing GREAT here in New York.
Very healthy and happy bees, filled two deeps each, lots of great brood and very gentle. I'm a happy beekeeper!
Hey fatbeeman, are you going organic?? I've seen some of your vids on corrugated SHB traps... which has me curious, is boric acid organic by certification standards? Or are you moving away from that type of shb ipm?
I am doing ok still work full days.
and for G3 farms I try not treating hives here but as you know this is a learning yard so I teach several methods.and let the individual decide no what way to treat. my methods are chem free all natural.