"Oh - also, when it snows, don't bee surprised to see bees trying to fly and making a kamikaze death plunge into the snow. It is normal too. It is nature's way of getting rid of the Summer bees and old foragers so the colony can survive…"
"Normal housekeeping due to the cold weather. The don't fly when it is cold and windy and just push their dead off the landing board.Also - you might consider putting on dry sugar. Just pour it on the inner cover around the hole so the bees can…"
"Diana - one more tip on moving bees - wait for a period where it has been too cold for them to fly and they have been inside for several weeks (a month is better), then move them. You usually don't even need a branch. I have a nuc I will be…"
"You might ought to move them someplace else for a week or so so They will not get lost. I have a spot down in Town you can move them too for a few days if need be. You would have to be very careful with them as loaded with honey as they are."
"Definitely put a reducer on the toilet bees. I use a piece of 3/4" wood for entrance reducers. You may have to pull out the staples from where I screened them off. The bees in the tree, not sure about them.
Those wax moths are probably living…"
"Put it in a funky old style jar, and put a pretty bow on it, and I bet you could sell that half pint for ten dollars. Brenda sells ours cold on the streets of Cloudcroft to the tourists. From a quaint little basket even. Marketing is part of it. She…"
"$8 a half pint seems a tad steep for normal honey, but yes, it would sell if it was marketed as varietal - which is the niche I am after. I sold half pint creamed mesquite honey for $8 bucks and it sold like crazy. $8 dollars for that amount of raw…"
"$2 dollars a lb is the going commercial rate. That being said, I have been selling a pint jar of raw honey for $10, half pint for $5, and chunk comb for $12. I think I am priced a bit low, and will be raising my prices next year, since my honey is…"
I'm asking when and where. Do I need to bring my spikes, and they are pole stikes, not tree spikes, sorry. Probably going to need to upgrade. Hope this reaches you. Trying to figure out this system. Seems different.
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