natalia

  • natalia posted a new activity comment 2 years, 2 months ago

    Hi, Tobias. I see that you really love bees and I understand your eagerness to put hives. Yet, you must think also in practical terms, and then decide: you shall need space to operate in your hives (checking out, taking the honey, replacing hive boxes and applying prophylaxis protocols…) It won’t be comfortable. 5,5 feet is too small a space,…[Read more]

    • Hi all, this has been an extremely helpful discussion and I really appreciate the insights from you and also Nathen. Your experience is very welcome. I think what I need to do is wait until my son is a bit older and he and his friends will be able to be more mindful about the bees. Maybe a few years from now. Then we can revisit the…[Read more]

  • natalia posted a new activity comment 2 years, 3 months ago

    Hi, Tobías
    I think that 50 yards is not very much (minimum length of human distance required where I live is 170 yards). Unless your bees are turned back to the wall -which won’t be the case- they need a space in front of them, free of invaders. In very busy periods, you will have to keep a constant eye on your kids, whether there is a ball…[Read more]

    • Hi Natalia, thank you for your reply and insights. I am thinking now of placing the hive behind my shed, i.e. between shed and back wall. There is a 5.5 ft wide space between the shed wall and the back wall and I could place it so the hive opening could be facing east. I think in that way they would be much more protected. How does that sound?

      • Hi, Tobias. I see that you really love bees and I understand your eagerness to put hives. Yet, you must think also in practical terms, and then decide: you shall need space to operate in your hives (checking out, taking the honey, replacing hive boxes and applying prophylaxis protocols…) It won’t be comfortable. 5,5 feet is too small a space,…[Read more]

        • Hi all, this has been an extremely helpful discussion and I really appreciate the insights from you and also Nathen. Your experience is very welcome. I think what I need to do is wait until my son is a bit older and he and his friends will be able to be more mindful about the bees. Maybe a few years from now. Then we can revisit the…[Read more]

  • natalia posted a new activity comment 3 years, 10 months ago

    Kevin
    This is a terrible problem and I know that we still don’t have the right perfect solution for it. The hive beetle acts mostly in Africa, where you have a different species of bees that react differently, too, to the european bee. For example, they tend to leave the hive when the intruders get inside, which is a good natural solution when…[Read more]

    • Thanks Natalia I am going to recheck the hive to make sure, that is great information you posted, Thank you. I checked with Roswell Seed they said to make sure cause no one in the valley has ever had hive beetles. Thank you so much for you time in this matter.

    • Great info! Thank you!

  • natalia became a registered member 3 years, 10 months ago

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