Please support Friends of the Bees to keep this forum free to use.

Natural Beekeeping International Forum
low-cost, low-impact, balanced beekeeping for everyone

 Forum FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileYour Profile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Please Read The Rules before posting.



(country selected automatically - UK/USA/CA/AU)
Search found 9 matches
beekeeping forum
Author Message
  Topic: Feeding Fondant in a top bar hive
hsilgnede

Replies: 3
Views: 1443

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:09 am   Subject: Feeding Fondant in a top bar hive
Thanks folks.
  Topic: Feeding Fondant in a top bar hive
hsilgnede

Replies: 3
Views: 1443

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:17 am   Subject: Feeding Fondant in a top bar hive
Any thoughts on what the best way to do this is? Everything I've seen puts the fondant above the bees either directly on the frames. Doesn't work in a top bar because there's obviously no space betwee ...
  Topic: The Transfer to TBH gets off to a mixed start
hsilgnede

Replies: 10
Views: 4016

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:02 pm   Subject: The Transfer to TBH gets off to a mixed start
I recently moved some bees from a national nuc to a top bar hive. I cut the frames with a lopper as seen in the video on Phil's youtube channel.

I put them in the hive but they were not sitting fl ...
  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
hsilgnede

Replies: 23
Views: 11957

PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:42 pm   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
Maybe that's the way to think of it. As medicine to be used when illness symptoms warrant it, but not to be used prophetically in a "just in case" fashion.

That said, Solomon Parker ment ...
  Topic: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
hsilgnede

Replies: 23
Views: 11957

PostForum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:17 pm   Subject: What do we mean by 'treatment-free'?
I think it means not interfering with the Bees in anyway. Once you get into manipulating combs, creating brood breaks, feeding or spraying, you're treating them. If left to their own devices bees woul ...
  Topic: December activity
hsilgnede

Replies: 7
Views: 5943

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:53 am   Subject: December activity
Thanks Andy.

Why caster sugar rather than granulated? Just curious.
  Topic: December activity
hsilgnede

Replies: 7
Views: 5943

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:25 am   Subject: December activity
Does anyone here use granulated sugar?

I've heard of Micheal Bush and Solomon Parker and some others doing this, albeit in the US. The sugar is placed on top of newspaper under the roof of the hiv ...
  Topic: Leyland Cyprus
hsilgnede

Replies: 3
Views: 5573

PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:57 pm   Subject: Leyland Cyprus
There's a few of these round my way. The neighbor installed a few maybe six or seven years ago and they are already approaching the height of the house. Another neighbor had his topped a few years ago ...
  Topic: Mixing raw propolis with honey
hsilgnede

Replies: 6
Views: 7817

PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:41 am   Subject: Re: Mixing raw propolis with honey
Hi,
I've found many websites giving recipe on how to make some kinds of mixes with propolis, but none that I've found said anything about mixing raw propolis with honey. Is it possible to mix it and ...
 
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT
Jump to:  
biobees home |  how to start beekeeping for free |  top bar hive plans |  UK courses |  books |  barefoot beekeeper blog |  black bees |  podcast |  articles |  world beekeeping news |  videos |  iTunes App |  Android APP |  contact

SPECIAL OFFER FOR UK FORUM MEMBERS - Buy your protective clothing here and get a special 15% discount! (use the code BAREFOOTBEEKEEPER at checkout and be sure to 'update basket')



Are the big energy companies bleeding you dry?


Is way too much of your hard-earned family income going up in smoke?

Are you worried about what could happen if the ageing grid system fails?

You need to watch this short video NOW to find out how YOU can cut your energy bills TO THE BONE within 30 days!

WATCH THE VIDEO NOW



(country selected automatically - UK/USA/CA/AU)

Conserving wild bees

Research suggests that bumble bee boxes have a very low success rate in actually attracting bees into them. We find that if you create an environment where first of all you can attract mice inside, such as a pile of stones, a drystone wall, paving slabs with intentionally made cavities underneath, this will increase the success rate.

Most bumble bee species need a dry space about the size a football, with a narrow entrance tunnel approximately 2cm in diameter and 20 cm long. Most species nest underground along the base of a linear feature such as a hedge or wall. Sites need to be sheltered and out of direct sunlight.

There is a spectacular display of wild bee hotels here

More about bumblebees and solitary bees here

Information about the Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum)

Barefoot Beekeeper Podcast



Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


Now available from Lulu.com


4th Edition paperback now available from Lulu.com

See beekeeping books for details and links to ebook versions.
site map
php. BB © 2001, 2005 php. BB Group

Search - Natural Beekeeping Network Forum