I am a hobby beekeeper. Right now I maintain 12 hives, but I'm thinking of expanding to 20. My husband actually started with the honeybees before we got married, for pollination of the home garden. I took over management of the hives when he no longer had time to take care of them. I use Integrated Pest Management to help my bees deal with pests, but I primarily use sturdy hygenic bees and mechanical means to control the mites my bees get exposed to. I haven't used hard chemicals in my hives since 1999, primarily fogged mineral oil on an occasional basis for the mites, and I don't believe in using antibiotics for any disease. However, if by chance they contract a serious pest, I will consider using one of the harder legal chemicals approved for use on honeybees.
(This listing was last updated on May 1, 2012)
400 Fall Creek Ch. Rd.
Bennett, NC 27208
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