My first wintering of bees. I was doing yard work all day. Both my hives are very active. They brought out their dead, which I would expect, but they were very busy all day. Some getting water,…Continue
Freezing will kill wax moth larvae/eggs
When I say get rid of, I mean don’t use it in the hive. The wax is perfectly good to melt out of the comb. Old comb can have accumulated contamination which isn’t good for the bees."
"Do you know what happened to the bees that were there? Disease? If they died because of foul brood or something serious, you might want to torch the inside of the hives. If not, just clean them out and move them. Try to find…"
"Although you have heard from me at the session, I'm going to give my $0.02 anyway.
You can have drones at anytime. I have three hives without drones, but one hive I have does have drones. While you most often see them in the spring when colony…"
"What you're seeing may be OK. It's hard to say, but you'll have to wait until spring (meaning no more long freezes and flowers are starting to bloom) before you open that hive. If you open that hive you'll break their…"
My first wintering of bees. I was doing yard work all day. Both my hives are very active. They brought out their dead, which I would expect, but they were very busy all day. Some getting water, but mostly it looks like orientation flights. Normal? Not Normal? How much faster will they go through their stored honey because of this?Weird Winter! Warm - Cold - Freezing - Warm again1See More
February 3, 2017 at 12pm to February 4, 2017 at 5pm
Please join us for the NM Beekeeper's Association The Business of Beekeeping Conference which will take place at the beautiful South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, on February 3-4, 2017. The 2 day event will be a great opportunity to learn more about local beekeeping, building a business, or maybe just earning some extra income by keeping honeybees. Topics will include Products of the Hive, the Business of Beekeeping, and Native Bees and Beekeeping in…See More