pests and diseases, Useful Information, Varroa

Werner Gysi’s Modified Method

Werner Gysi’s modified springtime method of; Swarm Control, Varroa Control, and Queen Replacement: He calls it SMC, sustainable mite control (everyone has to have a three letter acronym!) Timing: is when the dandelions are in full bloom. This will vary from one beekeeper to another due to the microclimates of the bee yard locations. Dandelion… Continue reading Werner Gysi’s Modified Method

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