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by donstu
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: When to add honey supers
Replies: 2
Views: 6192

Re: When to add honey supers

Now. ... dons
by donstu
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: When to add honey supers
Replies: 1
Views: 4891

Re: When to add honey supers

One of my students saw a pear tree blooming 4/4/2013.
First fruit tree bloom.
The flow is "on".

Put supers on any day now.
by donstu
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Honeybee Exchange
Replies: 9
Views: 17003

Re: Honeybee Exchange

Reporting in just as a final update for 2013. This effort didn't work out in 2013. Every beekeeper potentially willing to share suffered severe losses before Spring. If the bees had been there, we would have shared about six colonies up and down the front range. We may have been short by one coach. ...
by donstu
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Help for Monarch High School
Replies: 1
Views: 5179

Re: Help for Monarch High School

Reid, I raise Colorado Mutt Honeybees which I get from swarms. I have 13 living colonies today. This number is always changing as they die or as I split or catch swarms, etc. I started Winter with 24. I performed my first 2013 split Saturday. My hives are spread from LIttleton to Hygiene, about 50 m...
by donstu
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Honeybee Exchange
Replies: 9
Views: 17003

Re: Honeybee Exchange

Right now, it looks like the limiting factor is going to be split coaches. I still have folks wanting bees and I still have folks willing to have colonies split, but I'm out of people willing to coach the participants through the process. This doesn't have to be done for free. You can charge, as lon...
by donstu
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Honeybee Exchange
Replies: 9
Views: 17003

Re: Honeybee Exchange

Just in case readers of this thread are curious, here is an example of what is happening in the background ... This is just intended as an example! Don't take it literally. The names have been changed. Those with bees: Ralph lives in Erie and may have colony that could be split. Colony is in Lang. R...
by donstu
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Honeybee Exchange
Replies: 9
Views: 17003

Re: Honeybee Exchange

Status so far ... 11 folks want one or more colonies. 4 folks think they may have colonies to split. 2 people say they know how to split. Next up is for me to pair up the right skills and desires by geography. Obviously, not everyone may be served with these numbers, so I will be generally using fir...
by donstu
Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Honeybee Exchange
Replies: 9
Views: 17003

Re: Honeybee Exchange

So far, this post has been viewed 198 times, but no replys. Perhaps that means there is no interest in this community sharing idea. If that is the case, no worries. Maybe someone has a better idea. Meanwhile, I've received a bunch of email from the original post on the email list. Mostly, these are ...
by donstu
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: I think my neighbor's bees are very sick!
Replies: 1
Views: 5276

Re: I think my neighbor's bees are very sick!

Yes, risk it for your own enjoyment.
Offer help if he gives you an opening, but do not push.

Best wishes ... dons
by donstu
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Help! HOA is banning beekeeping!
Replies: 4
Views: 8980

Re: Help! HOA is banning beekeeping!

HOA forbidding honeybees takes precedence over the city ordinance in that particular neighborhood.
However, read your covenants carefully, they may not be able to add new rules or change the covenants without a large majority of residents in agreement.