bees

  1. Jake Jeffries

    Unexpected hive split

    So i only had my bees for about a month now and decided to purchased a new flow hive just over a week ago and have recently moved the bees into the new box, The old box had ten frames with a fall super and the new box is a 8 frame with the flow frames. I movet over about 3 days ago and today...
  2. William Welch

    Question 8 Frame vs. 10 Frame ( Bee Boxes )

    I am a relatively new beekeeper, about a year and a half. I mainly have 10 frame boxes, and a few 5 frame nucs. The man I do honeybee relocation with ( Randy Oakley, of Oakley Honeybee Removal, out of Waco, TX ) has been switching to 8 frame boxes and seems to really like them. I would love any...
  3. William Welch

    Russian Queens (bees)

    The man I do bee re-locations with is introducing russian queen bees to his colonies in order to combat the varroa mite. They are supposed to have a predisposition to attack the mite and injure or kill it. Has anyone heard of this? Would love to hear any thoughts or ideas regarding this. Thanks
  4. William Welch

    Howdy from Texas

    Hello everyone, glad to be here! I live in central Texas on a post oak savannah, at the southern end of the blackland prairie. I'm a beekeeper, and bee removal and relocation specialist. Hoping to add a small orchard, and would appreciate any suggestions on types of trees to plant Thanks in advance.
  5. O

    Howdy All

    Howdy all. Just a quick introduction about myself. I am a 27 year old male based out of a little coastal town called Tiddy Widdy Beach on the Yorke Peninsula South Australia. I have been growing my own food for the past 2 years with a lot of it being experimental to see what grows and what...
  6. A

    Hi from UK/NZ

    Hi everyone, I started a victory garden (11 fruit trees and vege patch in the garden and nettles and blackberries in the lane at the back of the property), at our Southampton, UK, Victorian Terrace 3 years ago - where we live 1/2 the year and now back in Waikato, NZ are creating a tiny lifestyle...
  7. S

    The Small Hive Project - build your beehive

    Hello, I am a hobbyist beekeeper in France and designed a small horizontal hive for backyard beekeeping. Four prototypes will be populated in spring 2018 to test the hive. You may wish to participate in the project by building your own copy of hive and publish your beekeeping experience in a...