How do I even get started?
I understand I need a box with some grids/cells. Where can i get a small one? Or can i make my own?
Also, do bees operate all year in a Zone 7? In winter and all?
Plus, if i have a box, how do i attract the bees? I barely ever see any….
Do they just come naturally? Or do I lay bait?
I love bee’s and I’m extremely dissapointed and sad to see a 99% percent yes 99% decrease in bee’s in my back yard this year. Starting next year I would like to have a bee hive in my back yard to help increase the bee numbers. I don’t care about the honey, I just want to help bee’s and the world. Is it possible.legal? Thanks, my grandpa’s a beekeeper for 40+ years with over 50 hives at one point.
I just received five beeswax bars from an online discounter, and I’m a little worried. The ones I’ve been sent are extremely hard (as hard as paraffin) and have a strong smoky smell, like wood burning, or even a little bit like a meat smokehouse. If there’s a honey smell, it’s very slight next to the ‘smoky’ one.
I’ve picked up and handled (but not purchased) beeswax bars in health food stores, and they were lighter in color (though I’ve since learned that natural beeswax has a wide range of possible shades) and possibly a little softer? (I know that the beeswax ‘hand lotion’ bars and such are going to be softer since they’re cut with oils and such, but IIRC the actual pure beeswax bar I picked up was softer, too – I admit I could be wrong about that, though.)
I read online to chew on a chunk of the wax to tell if it’s paraffin or beeswax – paraffin will form into a blob, almost like chewing gum, whereas beeswax will not and will stay hard and flaky. Well, I tried it, and the wax I have definitely formed into a lump, but it was a waxy lump, rather than a gum-like lump.
Any additional ideas/tests? Is ‘fake beeswax’ much of a real concern, or encountered very much when purchasing from super-cheap online discounters? Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide!!
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I am tires of all thses ppl saying its by the burned torchess idk where that is i need specificslike is it by the life ? The alchemy lab? The ampatheiatre ? The broken bath
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I found a bee swarm on a low branch in my yard and got 99% of the bees into a top bar hive I had constructed. I wanted to know why they abandoned the hive the next day and how I can make them stay in it in the future.
The queen was in the hive so that is not it