"There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.” - Henry David Thoreau
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This is a great write-up by Randy Oliver regarding the new Mite Away Quick Strips to treat for Varroa in the hive. http://scientificbeekeeping.com/an-early-summer-test-of-mite-away-quick-strips/ I have been using Api Life Var with pretty good success, which is concentrated essential oils (mostly … Continue reading
I have used a few different programs to track the progress of my hives, but nothing compares to Hive Tracks Give it a try and let me know what you think.
In a earlier post, I describe how I use a one gallon paint can from Lowe’s as a top feeder and set it on the hive on Jan. 16th. I didn’t check the hive until February 6th and the can … Continue reading
Call to ban pesticides linked to bee deaths worldwide | Mail Online.
I have not updated here in ages. The last you saw, I was installing my second package of bees from a Nuc. Well, a lot has happened since then and now that my first beekeeping season with the Warre Hive … Continue reading
Here is how I install my foundation into the Denis style half frames
I use Tuscon Bee Diet and a 1:1 ratio of sugar syrup with essential oils
I’m now on You Tube! This video will show you how to properly space your frames into the Warre Hive
I have just finished the covers for the windows on the boxes and posted pics. I had an old campaign sign that I cut to add some insulation to the window before putting on the cover as well. I will … Continue reading