On Splits, Part Three; Some Q & A (62)




Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm Podcast show

Summary: The Doolittle Box using a queen excluder; tips for adding a caged mated queen; beekeeper error; Q re the name 'Cut Down'; using wallpaper steamer to harvest wax and clean boxes and wooden frames.  On Splits, Part Three; Some Q & A (62) -- Please become a "Friend of Five Apple" on Patreon today and join the folks who make the podcasts possible with a pledge of $4 or more. In addition to huge gratitude, you get: •  Access to exclusive weekly blog posts including "Tip of the Week"  •  Special Q&A posts to ask questions about YOUR bees •  BONUS podcast or early access episode every month!  •  Input on podcast topics •  Shout-outs on the show because I appreciate you!   Sign up today: https://www.patreon.com/fiveapple -- About Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm: Leigh keeps bees at 3000' in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with around a dozen-plus stands. Hives are managed for bee health with active selection for vigor, genetic diversity and disease resistance. The apiary is self-sustaining (not needing to buy/catch replacement bees since 2010) and produces honey and nucs most every year.