With a heat index of 115° beekeeping gets dangerous…
We killed so many bees I expected hate mail from PETA…
It sucked up the beetles, even from the hard to reach corners and grooves inside the hive.
If these removal jobs were heaven sent, I am totally missing the point.
It was not what I expected…
Rehabilitating Beetle Infested Bee Hives.
Honeybees increase fruit weight by as much as 78%.
26 hives have been reduced to 21 healthy and 2 on life support.
Local flooding has has caused delays in nectar flows…
A Beekeeper can literally start with a hand saw and hammer and turn it into the American Dream.
Do you have a list? If you are like me, there is so much that needs to be done, that when anything comes up, I just say, “put it on the list.”
A week later, same thing – this time there were less beetles and no beetle larva.
…total of 15 cuts per side – that’s 4,500 cuts and took about 7 hours.
Buying deep plastic frames cost about $3.00 or so, while building wooden frames myself cost about $0.55
There is one foolproof way to kill beetles…
GAINS: 2 Rabbits and 5 more Hives LOSES: 1 Lazy Goose and 14.8lbs
5 minutes very well may have saved the hive.
It’s hard to tell if the red whelp on my cheek came from the bee stinging me on the nose or from me punching that bee with my fist like it was a grown man.
2×4’s cost less than $3.00, while 1×4’s cost closer to $4.50 – 50% of the wood at 150% the cost. So here is how I used 2×4’s on my hive lids and bottoms:
I have owned this book since 2014 and I listen to it every year before the beekeeping season starts. Alex Norton’s Scottish brogue has become the theme music of my beekeeping journey.