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Eric Bunnel
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  • Tijeras, NM
  • United States
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Top Bar Nucs
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I have three top bar nucs left. They are 6+ bars with newly mated, marked queens. The first round of brood is emerging and they are growing fast. They are in TJ Carr pattern hives, but the combs…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Bunnel Jul 20.

Top Bar Nucs

I have five strong nucs ready to go. They are 5.5 to 6 bars with newly mated, marked queens in TJ Carr pattern hives. $160 each. Pick up in Tijeras. Text (prefered) or call at (785)448-4314.…Continue

Started Jun 15

 

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Eric Bunnel replied to Michelle's discussion Pool
"My neighbor installed a pool this spring and my bees haven't been an issue. He gets a few bees getting water but not enough to cause a problem."
Oct 3
Eric Bunnel replied to Jeannie Pace's discussion Seasonal Laying Pattern? in the group East Mountain Beeks
"It shouldn't be an problem. The only issues is if the hive is still stong enough to raise a good queen."
Jul 20
Eric Bunnel replied to Eric Bunnel's discussion Top Bar Nucs
"Yes, I have two left. Let me know if you are interested."
Jul 20
Lorene Pyeatt replied to Eric Bunnel's discussion Top Bar Nucs
"Do you still have any of these left?"
Jul 20
Eric Bunnel replied to Jeannie Pace's discussion Seasonal Laying Pattern? in the group East Mountain Beeks
"The bees not drawing new comb is not a big surprise. Until the last week we have been very dry and there has not been much nectar available. If you need a bar of eggs, let me know. I also have an extra queen that I could let you have. She's an…"
Jul 15
Eric Bunnel replied to Jeannie Pace's discussion Seasonal Laying Pattern? in the group East Mountain Beeks
"Did you see any eggs or larva? If not you may have lost your queen. Look carefully and if you don't see any I would give them a comb of eggs or young larva ASAP and see what they do. This time of year they should still be able to raise their…"
Jul 14
Eric Bunnel posted a discussion

Top Bar Nucs

I have three top bar nucs left. They are 6+ bars with newly mated, marked queens. The first round of brood is emerging and they are growing fast. They are in TJ Carr pattern hives, but the combs could easily be trimmed to fit a Les Crowder hive. $140 each. Pick up in Tijeras. Text or call at (785)448-4314.See More
Jun 24
Eric Bunnel replied to Brittany Gaume's discussion Fogging Mineral Oil
"I wouldn't. From everything I've read mineral oil and wintergreen are not effective. I've had good results from oxalic acid vapor. Formic acid and thymol are pretty effective, though formic is apparently difficult to use with top-bar…"
Jun 15
Eric Bunnel posted a discussion

Top Bar Nucs

I have five strong nucs ready to go. They are 5.5 to 6 bars with newly mated, marked queens in TJ Carr pattern hives. $160 each. Pick up in Tijeras. Text (prefered) or call at (785)448-4314.See More
Jun 15
Eric Bunnel replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
"What are you doing for mite monitoring/treatment? What you are describing sounds like a mite crash."
Feb 27
Eric Bunnel replied to Jeannie Pace's discussion Need old brood? in the group East Mountain Beeks
"Not necessary, but helpful."
Jan 30
Eric Bunnel replied to Binny Neiser's discussion Top bar nuc with bees needed
"Last year there were several people selling top bar nucs in the spring and summer. I don't think anyone local does pre-orders."
Jan 30
Eric Bunnel replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion CCD
"Here's an article describing fall varroa collapse. It sure sounds like what you're describing. https://honeybeesuite.com/did-they-abscond-or-die-from-varroa/"
Dec 13, 2017
Eric Bunnel replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion CCD
"Sounds like a mite crash. One of mine did the same thing this week."
Dec 10, 2017

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About me:
Backyard beekeeper running about six hives.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87059

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