Hi Ed, My name is Robert I live in Sandia Park. I've been looking for bees for sale. I was told that you might have some bees, if you do I am interested in purchasing them from you. I can be reached at 508-8828.
Thank you for the welcome. I have lots of questions, but I'll do some reading before I make inquiries to keep them at a manageable level. I hope to set a hive up in the spring and I have a lot to learn.
Got your question about chickens eating their own eggs. Once they get a taste they don't stop...I did try putting in an alabaster egg shaped stone in the laying box and that stopped them for a while but a bull snake discovered my coop, swallowed the stone (duh) and then they went after the eggs again if I didn't collect them out of the laying box pronto. If you can figure out which one is doing it then I would say get rid of that hen. You could try an egg shaped stone, it really worked for a while. Poor snake......good luck!, Jeane F.
You asked if I've found bees for my top bar hives. Not yet. I need to buy a couple of swarms and some of the bee keeping equipment. I might also need more beekeeping classes to get started. Is spring the best time of the year to get started?
I never did get anything stating that I was accepted to the association. I started getting emails though so I decided to check it out. It seems that I have been accepted. Please check out my website (papabearshoney.com) and let me know what you think. I finally got it up and running (for the most part). I will continue to tweak it from time to time. I ordered 105 - 4 pound packages from Lehi Utah and will pick them up on the 30th of April. I am doing another seminar on the 26th of March at the LDS Chapel. I know that is a Saturday and you probably won’t go, however if you have any inputs please let me know and I will add them if I can.