Author Archives: Major
Setting up a honey bee hive stand on a sloping lot.
Here is a video I made when I set up a hive stand for some package bees that I ordered. This hive stand uses 4 t-posts, 4 large U-bolts, and 2 4×4 posts. It took me about 30 minutes to … Continue reading
Caught my first swarm of 2021!
Yesterday I spent about five hours and drove around 130 miles checking my swarm traps. Out of ten swarm traps, I caught exactly zero swarms. I was feeling kind of sad. This morning I went to Lowes, I always feel … Continue reading
Finding local bees is always hard if you wait too long to start looking. Most of the local beekeepers that sell nucs are usually booked up by this time of year. I’ve got four packages of bees ordered from south … Continue reading
Started early at Lowes to get a few sheets of plywood to build some bait hives. I’m using this cut list which only has 5% waste per sheet of 15/32 plywood.It’ll give me 3 bait hives per sheet of plywood … Continue reading