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- Pricing Your Honey
- Keeping Hardier Bees
- 8 Proper Beehive Placement Tips
- Extracting Honey Without an Extractor
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PLEASE don’t give your bees any honey that is not from your hive. There is a good chance there is foulbrood in store bought honey.
You are correct, even honey from your own hives might have AFB spores in it. I read somewhere that Roger Morse would buy honey from different locations and test them for AFB spores; every single one of them had some spores. My hives had this in 2016 and in NY the law is to burn everything. We burned 11 of our hives. Now I do not open feed anything in my yard, not even extracted frames of honey.
I just leave a full super on top of my my 2 deeps. I’m happy and they are happy. 🙂
I am going through my first winter with my 2 hives. I have not taken anything from them. Just made sure they were good and growing well with honey stored. Is there anything I need to do for them?. They seem to be doing well. I live in the lower mainland in b.c. Canada. Any websites would be much appreciated.
I got bees from a old trailer that was to be moved and they were going to destroy the bees and I said no and went and got them. Then there was another hive that was taken from some other people and they didn’t want the honey because it was not caped. So I got it and it went bad or sour. I was told to make wine, but can it be fed to the bees????????
I have a huge Weeping Willow tree that had a honey bee best for years… Than they left when threatened with ants, wasps they left an I don’t know how to get them back… They have swarmed about 3 times. Help
I live in Virginia and planning to make this Fondant for my 2 hives to help supplement. I’m wondering though about putting on top of the inner cover versus under the inner cover near cluster of bees. I would do this on a warmer day like today it’s in the 50s but thinking since it’s cooler and they are moving slower, it may be good to get it closer to them?
Yes, you can even break up the fondant into smaller chunks and let them sink into the hive. I find the closer to the hibernating mass, the better.
Glad I stumbled upon this article Claire. Thanks. Will be making some fondant this week.