I just started keeping bees this past year in the Sacramento Mountains (High Rolls) and I got my nuc from Ken Hays in Bosque Farms. Check out his website at http://www.hayshoneynm.com. The seminar will be on 11 May this year and I plan to order a few months nucs from him this month to be picked up at the seminar.
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I was helping a neighbor extract honey last night and when we got into the super we found wax moths. I’ve seen articles on how to clean up after the attack, but what should we do to help the bees right now? I told him I thought we needed to get into the brood boxes to see how bad it was.
He has not been as active in management as I am with my h…[Read more]
The key to prevent wax moth is to make sure the colony is strong and fills up the hive. If you leave empty space, like putting on too many supers when there aren’t enough bees to fill them, then you are making it easier for the wax moth to set up a home. Also, check around the sides of the hive for cracks that a moth could fly through.
Is this normal? I was checking on my “girls” after work today when I noticed this large cluster hanging out at the entrance to the hive. Is this okay? I haven’t seen them behaving this way before. This was a 7000 bee nuc that I moved to this box on 12 May. As of last weekend they were building on six of the ten frames with a lot of new white…[Read more]
I live in High Rolls, just east of Alamogordo in the Sacramento Mountains. I attended the meeting this past Saturday (12 May) in Bosque Farms. Ken Hays discussed using a fogger with mineral oil and a few drops of wintergreen oil to control mites. I’m looking for advice on what fogger I might buy. I’m just starting out with a single nuc that we bro…[Read more]