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by Backyard Bees
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Might need a new Queen
Replies: 1
Views: 3458

Re: Might need a new Queen

Hi, SabinaBailey!

Sorry for the late response, I am just seeing this now. How are your bees doing? Did you get ever get your question answered?
by Backyard Bees
Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: What does a season of beekeeping look like in Boulder area?
Replies: 3
Views: 7423

Re: What does a season of beekeeping look like in Boulder ar

Welcome to Colorado! • People around here aim to install new bees at the first dandelion bloom (around April 20th) and will feed until either the comb is fully drawn or the bees stop taking the feed. • The main nectar flow varies from year to year but is typically most strong in May/June followed by...
by Backyard Bees
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: SHB
Replies: 4
Views: 10416

Re: SHB

Thank you, Biscuit, for chiming in and thank you, Kristina, for your timely reply. I'm sorry to see this keep coming up but appreciate that we can share information here.
by Backyard Bees
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Mushrooms will save the bee's! :D
Replies: 1
Views: 5892

Re: Mushrooms will save the bee's! :D

This is a new one!

The only thing I can really contribute to this is that the same pesticides that are known to harm bees also harm the soil dwellers (earthworms and such).
by Backyard Bees
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Sad news from the midwest
Replies: 1
Views: 6636

Re: Sad news from the midwest

Tragic. Thank you for sharing.
by Backyard Bees
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Pullilng Honey frames from supers, when?
Replies: 2
Views: 7530

Re: Pullilng Honey frames from supers, when?

We pull our honey in late August, just before Labor Day with good results. Anything later than that gets risky. We also wait until each super is completely full and capped before adding additional supers.
by Backyard Bees
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Honey Extractor
Replies: 1
Views: 5690

Re: Honey Extractor

Yes! Reach out the Boulder County Extension which coordinates the borrowing of BCBA's extractor:

http://www.extension.colostate.edu/boul ... ctus.shtml
by Backyard Bees
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Bee disease diagnosis
Replies: 0
Views: 5328

Bee disease diagnosis

Here's a tidbit that came up at the last BCBA meeting that some of you may find helpful.

The USDA bee lab in Beltsville, MD helps beekeepers diagnose bee diseases for free. Details here.

http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=7472
by Backyard Bees
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Hive with no queen
Replies: 2
Views: 6734

Re: Hive with no queen

Thanks for the follow up and congratulations on what sounds like success!
by Backyard Bees
Fri May 29, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: bee removal needed
Replies: 1
Views: 5626

Re: bee removal needed

Hi there.

It was me and my husband who came out to look. Sorry for not getting back to you sooner (busy week then out of town). Here's a list of people in Boulder County who do bee removals for a fee:

http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/swarms/

Laura