I just finished the apprentice level and am now on my way to Journeyman.
I got a call from the Carpinteria Sanitary District today. A small football sized swarm landed under their picnic bench.
500 hives are here from Sacramento hoping for warmer weather to get ready for Almonds.
This hive looks so good in its new home. The hive is much lighter and easy to deal with.
Tuesday November 22nd at 5:30 pm we are presenting the story below by David Chamlee.
We are informing the school district that there are other options instead of killing the bees that will still protect the children.
If you are unable to make it but would still like to let the board know you support our effort to save the bees please let me know by providing your name. If you would also be willing to save the bees if they are on school district property also provide your phone number.
The Carpinteria Unified School Board meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at the City Hall Council Chamber (Unless otherwise specified) at 5:30 p.m, located at 5775 Carpinteria Ave. Board meetings are televised on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. on channels 18 and 881. The public is welcome.
Time to clean up all the hives that I have collected over the year. Burning the wax is better than throwing it away incase there is any diseases that can spread to other bees.
Some swarms are better to just leave alone.
Mann Lake deep with shallow on top and copper roof.
It is best to remove the bees as soon as they move in, because the longer they are in the walls, the more bees will need to be removed.
Bait out in an Oak Tree
I love having bait boxes around the property
The Carp Bee Club had a nice 1 page article in the Coastal View
Link to the article below
Rachel and I were part of the Vanishing of the Bees screening and Beekeeper answer section.