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Joe Wesbrook
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Joe Wesbrook's Discussions

Something new in beekeeping? Self-Harvesting Honey?

My daughter spotted this on Facebook and passed it on to me.  I was, and am, skeptical, but take a look at the FAQ page for these folks and see what you think.  It doesn't appear to discriminate…Continue

Started Feb 17, 2015

Africanized bees reach Colorado
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Tags: Colorado, honeybees, Africanized

Started this discussion. Last reply by ron brooks Jul 21, 2014.

Stolen Tools

Sometime Monday night, April 15, 2013, someone broke into my station wagon and stole my beekeeping toolbox.  Those of you who know me know the kind of toolbox I carry my kit in--an aluminum box…Continue

Tags: tools, stolen

Started Apr 16, 2013

2 large honey processors settle with US Dept. of Justice on illegal importation of honey

2 very large honey processors--Honey Solutions, in Baytown, TX, and Groeb Farms, of Onsted, MI (with offices in Baytown, TX) have agreed to pay millions of dollars in fines to the federal government…Continue

Started Feb 26, 2013

 

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Lorene Pyeatt left a comment for Joe Wesbrook
"Hi Joe, My allergies are so bad that I want to get bees again.  This time I will try to stay with one top bar hive.  I know my neighborhood can not support more than that.  I think if I use the top bar I will be able to handle it more…"
Feb 29
RICHARD B. STEVENS left a comment for Joe Wesbrook
"WOW,  THIS IS GREAT INFORMATION (I WILL FOLLOW THAT ADVICE).  THANK YOU JOE"
Dec 9, 2015
Joe Wesbrook left a comment for RICHARD B. STEVENS
"Richard, On that first warm day in Feb (60 degrees or better), add the pollen patty AND the super.  If you've got an almost full brood chamber (though the bees will have sucked up some of the honey), they'll be looking for space to…"
Dec 9, 2015
RICHARD B. STEVENS left a comment for Joe Wesbrook
"Hi Joe, I just finished my first year as a beekeeper and it was a great year             (ten jars of honey and what appears to be a healthy hive).             I left approximately 7 to 8…"
Dec 8, 2015

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I use the following type of bee hives:
Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87110

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At 9:17am on February 29, 2016, Lorene Pyeatt said…

Hi Joe,

My allergies are so bad that I want to get bees again.  This time I will try to stay with one top bar hive.  I know my neighborhood can not support more than that.  I think if I use the top bar I will be able to handle it more easily.  

My problem is the cost.  Please let me know if you hear about someone selling a top bar.  As soon as I find that I will put my name on the swarm list.  

Thanks Joe.  Hope you are having a allergy free springtime.  

Lorene

At 3:07pm on December 9, 2015, RICHARD B. STEVENS said…

WOW,  THIS IS GREAT INFORMATION (I WILL FOLLOW THAT ADVICE).  THANK YOU JOE

At 8:05pm on December 8, 2015, RICHARD B. STEVENS said…

Hi Joe, I just finished my first year as a beekeeper and it was a great year

            (ten jars of honey and what appears to be a healthy hive).

            I left approximately 7 to 8 frames of honey in an eight frame Langstroth.

            Some pollen was also left and the brood pattern looked good.

            My question is this: on an exceptionally warm day in Feb should I 

            feed pollen patties (I’ve heard that this helps in stimulating the queen

            in laying and results in a larger bee population in the spring) ? I also

            plan on adding a medium super around the middle of March to

            help ward off potential swarming.

At 9:24am on September 2, 2014, Lorene Pyeatt said…

Hi Joe,

Just checking.  I want to get it right this time.  My bees are still using sugar water and storing only a little honey.  To prepare for the winter, I'm thinking about asking George to build some of the sugar feeders.  As I understand it, they are just a 2" space  in the bottom of the hive where I can put granulated sugar, enough to support them over winter. Do you think this is a good idea?  

At 2:27pm on March 26, 2014, valerie roybal said…

Hello Joe,

Thank you so much for presence, assistance, and knowledge with my hive last week! I greatly appreciate it!

Valerie

At 10:21am on January 20, 2012, Jessie Brown said…

Never mind my last comment, looks like it will be a trapout that can be pushed to the spring, but I still would like to hear your opinion on winter removal survival!

Thanks

 
 
 

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