I went to collect the bees today, since it will rain tomorrow. I was only able to take one picture before my camera froze on my with a cryptic "change the battery pack" (but I tried all 4 fully charged batteries, still the same error) [CLICK ON PICTURE FOR ENLARGED VIEW]
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
- my car doesn't run on free gas. - my car has agricultural insurance because of what it's used for which costs me double from a personal insurance.So if it was for breeding bees, it's more logical to do a split of my current hives to get more colonies. It's cheap, simple, i don't have to get the bees out of a construction and i know the genetics of the bees upfront. And yet, people on the phone think those stinging insects are worth gold for a beekeeper and we should be thankful to take them away for free. Last week someone told me she was convinced people would pay her money to get a colony out of a abandoned wet vacuum in her garden. The answer is still the same and simple: I can not work for free. Even after hearing my list of why, they still want you to come, do the work, get stung _for free_ Oh well...
- i have a 2 million $ general liability insurance which isn't free
- there is only a 25% chance that a cutout colony will stay (50% for the first month, 50% after one year)once you put it into a wooden box.
- every wooden box costs material and labor.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Let's hope i have the queen
*UPDATE* Here is picture for tanarill :-)
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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UPDATE Some closeup photo's off the wood:
Friday, October 28, 2011
I picked them up this night at 8pm when it was dark. I hope they like their new place.