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Another honeybee parasite

This is an almost two year old article I received from a New Zealand beekeeper about another possible/additional cause for colony collapse.…Continue

Tags: bacteria, Bee

Started Nov 7, 2018

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


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Another honeybee parasite

This is an almost two year old article I received from a New Zealand beekeeper about another possible/additional cause for colony collapse.…See More
Nov 7, 2018

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At 9:35am on March 24, 2017, Cheri Montoya said…

Thanks Joe. That's great.

At 11:57am on March 23, 2017, Cheri Montoya said…

Hi Joe, you gave me a swarm a few years ago, and I would like to add another hive this year. If you have any available, I would love to get one. Thanks.

Cheri Montoya

At 9:51pm on March 16, 2017, Pete Stromberg said…
Joe you helped me with a swarm two years ago. Thanks
I just went through the hive with my son David's help and we saw no brood. Pretty sure I am queen less. I would be able to take a swarm if there is an extra.
Pete Stromberg.
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.  


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


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!


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!



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