To establish a community where beekeepers can learn a Natural Organic Beekeeping Field Management without the use of drugs, chemicals, essential oils, herbs, FGMO, acids, fungicides, bacterial/viral inhibitants, micro-organism stimuli, and artificial feeds, while learning how to regress size of combs and retrogress honeybees back to more uniform natural sustainable sizing(s), more in tune with Nature's natural breakout of such by latitude and longitude, relative to climate/region lived in.
Why? Because healthy happy bees don't need any additives!
Here you see honey now being taken from 5 deep supered colonies (that can easily house between 80,000 - 100,000 bees each) used for production of both pollen and honey. The honey is taken in the top two deep supers mostly,with opening up of the center third deep box by taking honey, to keep queen up and laying for full production throughout the active beekeeping year. Here you have colonies with all small cell 4.9mm foundation, that have been Housel Positioned for frame alignment to match wild comb positioning, in both size and layout. Notice the bright white capping of comb.
Below the honey supers (top 2)and broodboxes (bottom 3)you see a bottom front drawer pollen trap put on hives during March for this year. They are placed between bottom board and bottom brood box on three stick risers (too allow for wind tunnel effect for drying pollen). Nuc holes have been made above the pollen entrance/drawers, and centered to allow for free flight of workers, drones and virgin queens. This allows for ample continuous pollen bypass for broodrearing and storage internally. It also allows for free flight of drones and virgins necessary for mating of colonies. Drawers full hold about 5 lbs pollen during major plant blooms.
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