Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Great for a quick hang up for any bee related products the #BONITAGLOBAL clothesline!

 Blue Colour Bonita Clothes Line DelightTo order yours go to   https://bonitaglobal.com/where-to-buy.html

There are lots of items I hate putting in the dryer and sometimes I just love the smell of my clothes in the fresh air. Bonita global has a great product. It is the the retractable clothesline. Here are a few of the great benefits 

- Sunlight resistant line
- It can be removed when not in use
- 50 ft of drying space and more!

I love this product  - It really helps to have this handy product to help my laundry work to be easier. 

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Book Review - The Second Girl by David Swinson

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I read Crime Song first by this author and really enjoy David Swinson's writing style and the character of Frank in these series. Frank is a dirty cop who was retired off the force and is a PI. Now is ripping off in a hero type style the dirty streets of DC - A fast pace read that kept me at the edge of my seat. He also is a drug addict which makes this story interesting to see someone in this role. I really enjoyed this read. I think you will love reading this author!  I did receive my copy for review purposes and no monies were exchanged. 

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Our first hive is queenless and what we are doing about it.

The Queen bee in a hive is shaped different than the female worker and Drones. She doesn't like light so if the hive opens she will go down into the hive. Queen bees are marked to help beekeepers identify them. If you have to purchase a queen bee for your hive she runs around $30.00 . Many beekeepers like to sell queen bees for profit. A hive will only have one queen. We purchased a nuc ( like a mini hive ) to get started in our beekeeping we were really disappointed to find out we are queenless and our hive is suffering as a result. We had what is called a queen cell but it was empty. Fortunately for us we located someone in our area who will sell us another nuc and a queen which should be ready this week. Those of you that are beekeepers know the seriousness of the situation of this situation as bees die off rapidly and new ones come in as the queen lays eggs. So guess what will happen to our hive if we don't get  a queen? Bees can only live a few weeks so our hive is about a month old so we are in panic mold but the good news is we are very close to a new nuc and a new queen which may be here in time and will lay more eggs and help us rescue the dying hive. Being in Upstate New York we had to travel about a hour or so to Canandaigua through beautiful windy roads in the  countryside to get our first hive. To get our next hive we will be traveling to the Syracuse area to get that 2nd hive and a queen.  There are not a lot of beekeepers here in New York. When we got our actual hives we had to travel too and found a beautiful couple that sold us a nice hive it was so nice we went back and got a second one! They too, will be hopefully selling bees  next year. It is good to make lots of contacts if you are doing bees so that if you need help you will have some friends to help you out so you can grow your hives. Our primary purpose for our bees is for training and to help others and not to be in the business of bees but rather to preserve the bees and to help to keep them alive and well in the USA . 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

No queen in our new hive

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Bee Sting?

When working with your hive if you get stung 

here is a little trick. Right away spray spray 

some smoke on it and spray

the other bees with smoke so you don't

get stung again as a sting produces 

a pheromone and tells the other bees

there is danger. 


Another tip is bees are attracted to the 

smell of bananas so don't eat them 

prior to working with your bees. 

Treating for mites

  winter green


     Mineral oil

Many natural beekeepers use a combination of mineral oil and either peppermint or wintergreen oil to keep mites away.  If you have a issue with your bee hive it would be wise to do some research on this to see if it is right for your hive. We'd love to hear your results! Please tweet with at http://www.twitter.com/R47R


    Swarming is the only way that bees have of preserving themselves. Beekeepers have to keep up on their hives so they don't swarm and they can keep the bees in the hives making honey. 

Some beekeepers feel that keeping a queen bee over one year and to donate the old queen to observation bee colonies. 

Older queens are more likely to swarm.