"I've never used the beeless feeders but it is probable worth a try. We had bees at our feeder one year (before I had bees) and we reduced the hummingbird nectar sugar:water ratio from 1:4 to 1:5 and that seemed to work. Of course…"
I do intend to build a presentation one-day topbar observation hive sometime similar to Jessie's Observation hive. I wish I already had it done as we could have used it twice for school presentations this spring. I…"
"I'd wait until the time comes to make that decision. The bees may tell you what to do buy their actions (like not using your syrup). When you have multiple hives in the same location there is some risk in feeding in that it may…"
"Thanks Rob for the well attended hands-on Queen Cell grafting class this morning
Inspecting the brood comb while also looking for the queen.
Cutting out the Queen Cell from the brood comb with adequate margin to insure not injuring the…"
"Welcome to the NM Beekeepers Johnny. Since you are from Artesia you might want to consider joining the Southern New Mexico Beekeepers Group.
I found my bees were not interested in sugar syrup once they were finding nectar. If they…"
Bzzzz BzzzzBee keeping seminar May 25th 2013 Support your local pollinator and attend this honey of a seminar, it will include a classroom session and a hands on hive experience. Featured speaker will be Craig Noorlander, Vice President of the New Mexico Beekeepers Association talking about life cycle of the honey bee, honeybee health, equipment, and his success and failures in the 10 years he has been keeping bees. Location: 9:00-12:00 Otero County Extension Office, 401 Fairgrounds Road,…See More
"Sorry Paul. I did destroy about 3 cells but I still have at least 5 in the nuc. I'm sure I could spare one. They went queen-less Monday morning so the cells will be about 4 or 5 days old tomorrow. I'll be around…"
"Congratulations to Jeanne and Ralph G. on becoming beekeepers yesterday.
Along with others I also got a package bees yesterday. I got Carniolan Bees which is new for me. I was letting them emerge from the package into the topbar…"
An even split is one of the ways Micheal Bush recommends. One for me, one for you. To review see http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm. If there are queen cells then that would help because…"
"I did a quick hive check this morning for my bearding hive under less that ideal breezy conditions. Did not see any swarm cells. I agree Paul, I too think it is bearding but due to crowding or a decline of good foraging (local…"
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