Thursday, July 12, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
- Saturday, July 21, 2012, 9:30 am. Fond du Lac Public Library, 32 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac, WI. Downstairs in the Eugene McLane Room.
- Saturday, September 8, 2012, 9:30 am. Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson Street, Ripon, WI. Meet in the Silver Creek Room (downstairs).
- For the new beekeepers, start planning the honey harvest. If you plan for a liquid honey harvest, start shopping for extracting equipment. Or find an existing beekeeper that will help you out with extracting.
- You may want to buy honey jars in advance. When there is a big honey crop, sometimes the suppliers run short of jars.
- Start thinking about fall pest treatments and over-wintering strategies.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
nothing really NEW here for us beekeepers...but a "reminder" how it's more important than ever to get your honey harvest off earlier...so you can treat hives...and get them STRONG for winter.
...this is a different twist. I can't help but wonder how we're messing with the bees when we put sugar or corn syrup buckets on them..... more and more - we're seeing "articles" how it's messing US up!
Monday, July 2, 2012
Hestia...my early split has just this last week...taken off. Activity at the door rivals the mother hive! I started hestia by robbing about 8 frames from Eoster, my 3 high, early this spring. They've made their own queen. Crossing my fingers that my survivor genetics keep going!
Thyme is a month old swarm hive.
Eos is a month behind hestia...a split from the mother hives SISTER hive.