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Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by Nock, Jun 3, 2019.
Added a honey super today. And second brood box to the hive on right.
I got a buddy that’s addicted to bees, making honey, etc... I don’t really know much about it but he has like 30 boxes now.
Nock ain't Addicted...he's lost his Dam mind....
Let's hope he remembers how to COOK.
My cuz got into beekeeping, had mice get into his suit last year so had to get a new one this year he went to kelly bee hive and spent $300 on a suit, beetle traps and a few other stuff, for $300 I could buy all the honey I would ever eat in a lifetime, I still have half a jar that he gave me 3 or 4 years ago
You need to get a few empty boxes with frames for catching swarms from your boxes or from neighbors who have swarms land on their property.
My son was at my uncles house to get three hives that came from swarms from his bee boxes. One box is mine that my uncle has kept for me for a while .
My son said they were the meanest bees he has fooled with . He had a hole in his jacket and got stung three times and my uncle was a ways off and got stung one time.
Gaypiery is actually pretty interesting. Them little critters is wild to learn about.
Last year when I had buckwheat planted you could literally hear the fields buzzing when you walked out the back door, so many bees!
My uncle swears it makes the best honey too, I agree even tho I don't eat much honey
Where did you get yours? I’m going to plant some.
I’ve had four swarm traps out but no luck.
Turner seeds in Winchester is where my son bought his Buckwheat.
I bought this years Clearfield sunflowers from there and it had a tag of theirs overtop the bag tag . We peeled it off and it was covering up the seed date on the bag . The seed was last years sunflower seeds.
My son had out a half acre + and it was covered with bees last year . It grows up . blooms and dies . I think he has to mow it down and it comes back .
If I am not mistaken it will bloom twice a year .
Southern states in Richmond.
From what I’ve read it you let it go to seed it will come back. I’m ok with that in the plot I’ll be putting it In.
Crimson clover sown in late August is a good deer food plot, next spring it turns into a tremendous honey maker.
A few years ago I left a half acre of crimson clover cover crop unturned. When it bloomed (beautiful stuff) I noticed that the neighbors bee's were WEARING it out. The neighbor didn't know where the unexpected honey run came from that early in the season.
I screwed him up one year though. I had about a half acre of watermelons planted his bee's were working hard. He couldn't give that nasty tasting honey away!