David Roth posted a discussion
Today is 4 weeks since I installed a package  into my new equipment in Corrales. I think they are doing great & that I have a very good queen!
May 13
David Roth posted a discussion
Hi. Does anyone have a nuc or active hive for sale?  I'm looking.  Please call David 505-417-6004.
Apr 24
David Roth replied to Albuquerque Beeks's discussion Did you purchase a package of bees on this wintery day? How did it go? What did you do?
"Day 8. At lease 50% of the bees are bringing in pollen. The bees are building comb, taking about 1 quart of syrup every 3 days and the queen is laying! Also about half of the Brood Builder patty is gone."
Apr 21
David Roth replied to Albuquerque Beeks's discussion Did you purchase a package of bees on this wintery day? How did it go? What did you do?
"When would one want to start checking for varroa mites in a newly installed package like I have? Also the bees seem very docile! I think they like me!"
Apr 17
David Roth replied to Albuquerque Beeks's discussion Did you purchase a package of bees on this wintery day? How did it go? What did you do?
"Today is day 5 since installation on Monday. Checked today & the queen has been released & they have used 2 pint jars of syrup! Making more now so I can replenish . They are also working on the Brood Buider patty I have in there. I removed the en…"
Apr 17
David Roth replied to Albuquerque Beeks's discussion Did you purchase a package of bees on this wintery day? How did it go? What did you do?
"Well today is day 4. Seems like all is well. I plan on opening the hive to check on the queen tomorrow. I notice some bees are bringing in pollen already! Seems like that must be good!? I also have an entranced reducer on. Should I take it off at…"
Apr 16
David Roth replied to Albuquerque Beeks's discussion Did you purchase a package of bees on this wintery day? How did it go? What did you do?
"I picked up a package in Bosque Farms & had them installed in Corrales by 11AM. I am starting from scratch so had the new brood box ready to go with 10 frames & foundation. Had a feeder bottle of syrup plus a piece of Brood Builder on top of the fr…"
Apr 14
David Roth replied to David Roth's discussion New bee hive location
"Thanks for your reply Becky. Looks like you're in Corrales. Me too."
Apr 5
David Roth updated their profile
Apr 4
David Roth posted a discussion
Hello all.  I am scouting for where to locate my new hive in preparation for the arrival of the bees on April 13th.  I have a small orchard with a variety of fruit trees that I think is a good location except for one possible issue.  This area gets…
Apr 4