Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New Bee Research Revealed!

are David and Sheri Burns from Long Lane Honey Bee Farms and Some important discoveries have been made about bee nutrition, effects of pesticides on bee health, what induces hygienic behavior and will the next big mite problem of tropilaelapse be worse than varroa destructor? We will be talking about these things on today's HiveTalk podcast at 1:30 central time, so set your clocks and smart phones now. Join us at 1:30 today for these interesting findings. Jon is out in Denver at Entomology 2017. 

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA has over 6,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, pest management professionals, and hobbyists.

HiveTalk's own Jon Zawislak is at the conference and will be joining us at 1:30 by phone to report on the new research on bees. Here's how to listen to the podcast today:  You can make Hive Talk more interesting by calling in and asking questions live, or by logging in on your computer and texting us your question. Here's how:
The number to call is: 1-724-444-7444.

When you call in you'll be asked to enter our SHOW ID which is: 129777 followed by the # sign. Then the automated system will ask you for your Pin number which is 1 followed by the # sign. At that point, you'll be on the show with us so you can ask your questions. So you don't have to worry about keeping your kids or dogs quiet. You will be muted unless you press * 8 on your phone and that will allow us to unmute you so you can ask your question. Call in around 10 minutes prior to broadcast, at 1:30 p.m. central time.  If you want to just listen from your computer, go to:
Set your alarm and your smart phones. 

If you missed us live, listen to the recorded episode on iTunes by clicking here.

When Is It Too Cold To Open A Hive?
It's starting to get colder for most of us so stay out of your hives when the
temperatures drop below 60 degrees (f). You can replace winter-bee-kind candy boards at any temperature, as long as you can close your hive back up within a minute or two. But NEVER remove frames if the temperature is below 60 degrees (f).
Winter-Bee-Kinds allow for an upper entrance that really helps bees in the winter. Check out this popular winter feeding system by clicking here. We are not sold out yet!

2:1 Sugar Water Or 1:1?????
It would be nice not to have to feed bees sugar water. But, the reality is we do. Before it gets really cold and if bees can still fly, rather than cluster, you can still feed liquid sugar water. 2 parts sugar to 1 part water is usually the mixture to feed bees in the fall because they do not have to spend as much time drying down the heavy sugar mixture to turn it into honey for winter stores.
I do not use 2:1 very often. Instead I feed 1:1 in the fall to build up my brood of winter bees. Then I feed  my winter-bee-kind candy boards all winter. If the weather cooperates try and feed liquid as long as you can before it finally turns to cold. Then shift to candy boards!

Where does the time go! For over 10 years we've been building hives, selling nucs,
packages, queens, teaching classes and more. Our great customers have allowed us the enjoyable opportunity to raise our family from bees. We know you have lots of options as to where to buy your hives, bees and queens. But please keep us in mind. Our country was founded on the hard work of small family business. Your support is greatly appreciated. Check out our website for :

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David and Sheri Burns
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms