A BEE thread....for those interested in beekeeping.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Beekissed, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. d1

    d1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would it be feesable to get a nuc of bees this late in the year? would they be able to get enough honey/pollen stored for the winter?
     
  2. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:Sure ~ although you probably will have to feed them sugar syrup so they have enough stored up.
     
  3. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    I am a newbie in S. Michigan. I have two Top Bar hives. I split the first hive a week ago, and put the split in the second hive. So far, all is going well. Thinking ahead to Michigan winters, I am wondering what others do to care for their bees in our cold winters. Do you insulate and if you do, how? Thanks for any input!
     
  4. Heather118

    Heather118 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a beekeeper. One of the local beekeeping associations sponsors a youth beekeeper every year to get them started. I was sponsored by them three years ago. I currently have two hives.
     
  5. SurprisingWoman

    SurprisingWoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:Good job! [​IMG]

    I love the paint job on your hives! So many people think they have to paint hives basic white. We have our painted a mossy green, but I have a friend that has his painted in assorted bright colors.
     
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  7. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry double post. [​IMG]
     
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  8. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. rochrunner

    rochrunner Chick-Bees

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    To other beeks on the Forum: I started using the green drone frames this year and have had some success with them being filled. Per what I understand you are suppose to do with them once they get about half full of drone brood, I put the frames in the freezer for a couple of days until all of the larvae is dead. Then I put the frames back in the hives and the remaining bees clean them up really well. My question is, have any of you tried feeding bee larvae to your chickens? I have to believe they would be pretty happy hens with that kind of treat, but just want to make sure I am not missing anything.

    Thanks.
     
  10. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:I haven't done as I haven't needed to use my drone comb yet, but I know a small commercial apiary that uses them and allows his chickens to clean out the green plastic drone comb frames. Great protein for your chickens!
     

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