chemicals, Do-it-yourself, pests and diseases, Useful Information, Varroa

Another method to apply oxalic acid

At our February 5 meeting, beekeeper Brian mentioned the Randy Oliver article about applying oxalic acid dissolved in glycerin and soaked into blue shop towels. This provides a third  method to use oxalic acid to control Varroa mites in addition to the drizzle and vapourization methods. Below is the link to the article on Randy… Continue reading Another method to apply oxalic acid

Do-it-yourself, Useful Information

Fondant Recipes for Winter/Spring Feeding

February 2018 Update Here is a PDF of the fondant recipes that Dave had at the meeting yesterday.           Fondant recipes Cheers, Bronwyn Original Post Here are two fondant recipes. The first is the one that Dave Johnson shared at Sunday's meeting and brought samples of. The second is one that I found on my computer… Continue reading Fondant Recipes for Winter/Spring Feeding


Winter Projects – Build your own equipment

Some good links that I've found for those of you with a woodworking shop who might like to build your own bee stuff. Langstroth; Top Bar Hive;  (Phil Chandler's design) and the videos to lead you through it; Phil Chandler's design is a good one but it is meant for England's… Continue reading Winter Projects – Build your own equipment