A swarm of bees decided to take a cruise. We moored in San Diego, California this morning and just after lunch the bees came for a visit. They are on a fuel intake on the bow of the USNS WATERS at Navy Base Point Loma, San Diego, Ca. I linked to the …See More
"Hey Ron, CCD is a scary thing. I don't think there is a single answer but rather a combination of factors. Many good links out there and a few good movies. Have you watched "Queen of the Sun" or "Nicotine Bees?""
http://www.ted.com/talks/dennis_vanengelsdorp_a_plea_for_bees.htmlBees are dying in droves. Why? Leading apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp looks at the gentle, misunderstood creature's important place in nature and the mystery behind its alarming disappearance.Dennis vanEngelsdorp is Acting State Apiarist for Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture, studying colony collapse disorder -- the alarming,…See More
"Mike came and picked up the bees last night. He arrived just before sunset. The girls didn't want to go, but I'm sure they will enjoy their new home. Mike says there is a better nectar flow where they are going.
Good luck to the lady in…"
"Mike, Michele and I have a Langstroth we could give for a good cause. We harvested a feral colony from Bernalillo last fall. I think they are of Russian genetics (almost black bees). They were very weak, but survived the winter. I think…"
I am a Mariner by profession. But in my youth, my Grandfather raised bees, therefore us kids did too when we spent summers on the farm. My bride (my partner and the best thing that's happened in my life) & I live off-grid on the Turquoise Trail. My bride has discovered bees and we are diving into a new adventure.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar, Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):