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Offline Nugget Shooter

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AZ and Southwestern Beekeepers have it a bit different.
« on: June 28, 2016, 12:33:56 pm »
Though it seems hard to find real good information on keeping bees in our Southwestern Deserts and for me mainly Arizona with some searching it is out there and I found this very informative as well as just a good read. Helped me allot from hive placement to honey extraction which was very welcome seeing how our deserts require beekeepers to think outside the norm some....

http://www.delange.org/Bees5/Bees5.htm
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Re: AZ and Southwestern Beekeepers have it a bit different.
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 01:39:43 pm »
Interesting!
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Re: AZ and Southwestern Beekeepers have it a bit different.
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 02:37:39 pm »
Nice info, I'll need more time to digest it.  We know all beekeeping is local, but general guidelines are good.  I've noticed that much of the reference material is written from a more northern standpoint.  The basic bee math is the same, but seasons and methods all need to be adjusted for the South.  Of course, not all sources are worth reading in the first place.  For example, I picked up a newly published book the other day and it talked about varroa (and essential oil treatments :rolleyes: ), but didn't even acknowledge that SHB exist.

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Re: AZ and Southwestern Beekeepers have it a bit different.
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 04:34:51 pm »
Here is another article I saved, this one about Ed & Dee Lusby that give a look into desert beekeeping and is a very interesting read...... http://resistantbees.com/blog/?page_id=927
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