Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How to Build a KTBH Video

Dave does an outstanding series of how-to videos on KTBH construction using Phil Chandler's plans from www.biobees.com.

How To Build A Kenya Top Bar Hive - Part 1 - Top Bars from DavesBees on Vimeo.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Apiary Management Software

I am looking at Beetight.  It covers several types of hive and tracks inspections, etc.  The application blog indicates upcoming features which include inventory management of hive parts as well.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Flowers started

Started seeds in trays today for the following flowering plants:

Sunflower Mammoth (Helianthus annuus)
Bolander's Phacelia (Phacelia bolanderi)
Dune Astor (Lessingia filaginifolia)
Western Columbine (Aquilegia formosa)
Catnip (Nepeta Cataria)
Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
Cobweb Thistle (Cirsium occidentale)

We shall have to see how the California natives do here this summer.  Should be okay since I am starting them indoors.  They probably won't come back next year even though they are perennials because the winters are a bit cold here.