Barbara Martin

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since Mar 16, 2019
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Am a Seasoned Citizen Lady beekeeper/ herbalist/ farmer and am intentionally simplifying my life-- turning my dreams into reality.
Southside of Virginia
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Couple methods being utilized around here:
1) Swiffer pads-- unscented- laid across top of frames. The hive beetles get hung up in the fibers. Change as needed.
2) Applying nemotodes to the soil under and around the hives to disrupt the life cycle.

Love my bees!
1 year ago
I did it! Got 3 new hives! Woot!!!
1 year ago
The only sure way to end up with a small fortune from farming, is to start out with a large fortune. Think about it-- if it really is possible then the small family farms would still be plentiful. Just sayin'...
1 year ago
I've had to bring in coyote hunters again. There's an overabundance of coyotes in this area, so most folks around here are glad that hunters are again trying to thin the packs. Good luck and know that dogs are fair game for coyotes too.
1 year ago
Maybe if you can find some fiber artisans, they may know of a fiber goat breeder that would be interested in placing next year's kids with a fiber goat enthusiast like yourself.
Feeling your pain, Eric. Took a few years to help folks around here understand property rights especially related to hunting and 4wheeling. The farm is posted per state law, and I always take a camera when I address folks trespassing. Pictures are worth a thousand words in a court of law. Just sayin'...
1 year ago
Super Auntie MamaBear hugs !!!
Maybe use them to container grow something like mint that can spread where you would rather not have it.
1 year ago
You just can't fix stupid. So sorry you have to deal with the situation.
1 year ago
Mark,
I sure hope you find the right lady-- sounds like a neat place to be.