Chantal, I'm new to beekeeping...live in 87108 near Bullhead Park. I built a top bar hive using the Carr & Bradford plans. Now I understand I need to get on a list NLT January to buy a starter nuc. Any suggestions? Thanks, Rod
Hi Chantal, I live in your neighborhood and am a top bar beekeeper. I started this past spring and have some questions about winter hives. Seems I have quite a few bees lying dead around my door every day. Is that normal? Thanks! Anita
Good job on the class last night. The response by the number of attendees was staggering. I think you might need a bigger room for the next meeting. How about the one at the south end of the building? Is it bigger and as accommodating?
Chantal; Thanks for organizing today's event. It was very helpful and enjoyed meeting folks. It also answered many questions I had about TBHs. I just viewed your video on installing package bees in a TBH. I wish I had seen it a couple years ago.
I have joined the swarm-catchers group and hope to get a call sometime. I have captured swarms in the past and hope to get at least one this year to start my TBH.
I have quite a bit of Langstroth equipment, including a hand-cranked extractor. I will be putting it all up for sale and focus on TBHs.
Thanks again, Jens
Hi Chantal! Yeah, I live in the Fair West neighborhood, west of the fairgrounds. (hmm, I guess the name says that...) :)
I actually have never had bees, but I am definitely going to in the near-as-possible future. How has your luck been with bees in this area? I feel like my neighborhood isn't very green, and worry that not enough forage is available throughout the year. Any thoughts on the subject, or suggestions on what to plant for them?
Hopefully we can collaborate... maybe turn our area into a bee-belt?!? Haha, I know that is probably not the most feasible dream :)