I don’t sense that they are problem, but there are definitely more yellowjackets attacking my colonies that in past years. They enter the hive freely and once inside, I can’t tell what is ongoing. There are few dead ones out front. When possible, I will photograph the yellowjacket events.
As they did last year, honey bee water foragers are on the job collecting water in very brisk weather. The job is a dangerous one and many foragers do not complete the trip. Once in the water, they chill quickly.
It is 34 video clips and a few captured PowerPoint programs supported by review questions. The clips are concise ranging from 3-9 minutes. We hope that this will assist new beekeepers in acquiring experience and skill.
My 2-year old grand daughter was stung by a Yellowjacket. At this moment she is napping, but when she awakes she still will not like any stinging insect. Not much I can say to change her 2-year old mind.
If you are primarily a gardener who keeps some bees, could I ask you opinion?
From a gardener’s perspective, does present-day beekeeping equipment meet your needs? Is it the right size, the right color, they right style? Can too many bees be too much of a good thing? I’ve spoken to many gardening groups and have been told that the common beehive is not always well-suited for the garden environment. If you agree, what changes do you suggest?