"Now that the stinging part is over, you can move on to the next fear!
Thanks for keeping our appointment Sam I hope I didn't dissuade you on beekeeping and that you came away with enough info to make a choice on your next move."
"With the weather changing to triple digits this week, does anyone have any ideas on avoiding broken/melted comb? I know that the KTB hive people have this problem on a regular basis but I have yet to see a solution, even anecdotal."
"After watching how rough the Lang beekeepers are with their frames I decided to give my comb stibility by going with a modified version. It's a topbar with 3" sides, no bottom, wax starter strip, and no foundation.
"There are plenty of people using foundation-less frames in the Lang. They produce lots of comb honey. Putting honey in the jar they use the crush and strain method.
Adding boxes to the bottom of the hive has the added benefit of you inspecting the…"
"Actually I have! My son lives in Rio Rancho and has prickly pears in his yard. The bees seem to like walking around the pear while it's sweating or diving into a split on the skin and I believe that is where they pick up the color."
"I answered your other post before seeing this. If you have a weak hive and no queen, by all means combine the two. It takes the stress out of trying to start a "new" hive with limited resources and you are almost 100% certain that the…"
"That's exactly what you do with swarms, put them in full size hives. Do you have honey, pollen, and extra brood that you can use to get the new hive started?. It would be the same as if this was a divide that you created! It's good that…"
I've made modification to my first hive. As you can see there are four six inch legs added to the floor board and in the Japanese tradition the hive was lightly burned inside and out.The burning waterproofs the hive, reduces the chemical signature…