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by kristinahoney
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: SHB
Replies: 4
Views: 9609

Re: SHB

Hi, First, you should go back through this forum (mid-July '15) to see the discussion of SHB. Second, since it was under the screen and you didn't notice anything over the summer, that beetle was probably trying to invade from somewhere else last fall. Hopefully. At the same time, though, it did com...
by kristinahoney
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Blue Dasher Farm Needs Funding
Replies: 0
Views: 5313

Blue Dasher Farm Needs Funding

Happy New Year Everyone! If you attended the recent WAS (Western Apiculture Society) meeting here in Boulder, you may have heard Jonathan Lundgren speak. He is offering a real, evidence-based way to help the bees. This is NOT another Flow Hive! I have made a personal donation, but I think this would...
by kristinahoney
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Beehave Queen Marking Kit
Replies: 0
Views: 4593

Beehave Queen Marking Kit

The Beehave Queen Marking Kit is the perfect stocking stuffer! The kit includes a marking tube/padded plunger, paint pen, and detailed instructions with a link to my Youtube video. As a bonus, you get two paint pens, one white (2016) and one blue (2015), according to the international queen color co...
by kristinahoney
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: bringing bee set-ups in from out-of-state
Replies: 1
Views: 5193

Re: bringing bee set-ups in from out-of-state

There are no restrictions for empty equipment as far as I know. If you were to move live bees, you'd need a certificate of health from your home state bee inspector/detpt of ag and be ready to show it at any time in any of the states you pass through. Going into CA, you'd have to stop at an inspecti...
by kristinahoney
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Small Hive Beetle SHB
Replies: 13
Views: 23459

Re: Small Hive Beetle SHB

Hi Cinibee, Which photos look like your beetles? Mostly what people are seeing are not SHB. Did the honey smell fermented? Was it a total slimy stinky mess? It would be with SHB.See my earlier post. Also, wax moths are everywhere t o some degree. Healthy bees will keep them in check. If they are act...
by kristinahoney
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Are Bumblebees and Honeybees friends?
Replies: 3
Views: 8645

Re: Are Bumblebees and Honeybees friends?

Hi Linda, Bumblebee queens are attracted to honey bee hives. I'm not sure why, but there is certainly the potential for a lot of food there. They are usually tolerated for the short time they are there. If they fly in while the hive is open, they bypass most of the guards too. What you saw was a que...
by kristinahoney
Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Newbie having queen/no brood issues - please help
Replies: 1
Views: 5134

Re: Newbie having queen/no brood issues - please help

Hi, Was there anything in the queen cells (larvae, royal jelly?) or were they empty (cups)? If there were larvae in the queen cells, then someone must have laid eggs in there. If they're collecting pollen, it's to feed larvae. You probably had a queen. If you were starting with foundation, she didn'...
by kristinahoney
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Queen Rearing Class
Replies: 1
Views: 3925

Queen Rearing Class

A class on Queen Rearing in the new home of Highland Bees! Saturday June 6th, 6:30-8:30PM Longmont Make your own Queens: Demystifying Queen Rearing-Generate your own queen cells *Saturday June 5, 6:30-8:30 PM* Have more control of your strong genetics:make your own queen cells!!. A critical intermed...
by kristinahoney
Thu May 28, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: Small Hive Beetle SHB
Replies: 13
Views: 23459

Re: Small Hive Beetle SHB

Hi Dana, Those are not SHB. I'm not sure what they are exactly, but they may be in the same family, Nitidulidae, which would only narrow it down to many thousands of species. There are 100's of thousands of species of beetle with clubbed antennae, so don't let those bother you. Ditto for elytra (har...