Welcome Jacqueline. I'm eager to read your new book and learn more about bees. My grandfather owned them and I have many fond memories. I'm a newbie and am sure I would be greatly helped through the information in your book.
Welcome, Jacqueline! Looking forward to our interactions here on Permies - and SO looking forward to reading your book! THANK YOU for taking time to be with all of us here and help us better appreciate honeybees and our native pollinator friends!
Well gosh, that's a nice welcome. I'm eager to start discussions so.... off I go to read and respond. We've got frost on the ground this morming so not much bee activity but I expect the gals out later when the day warms up.
Friendly Haven Rise Farm
Battle Ground, WA
I bought my wife a Langstroth hive for her birthday back in December, we have been to Bee classes and have been told a bunch about how chemical treatments are required or our Bee's just wont make it due to mites Etc. I also bought her a nuke Bee package that will be coming from California probably the third week in April. We do not want to treat the Bees with any chemicals, and my wife wants to keep them naturally in the Langstroth hive. Is this possible, and how do we proceed?