Trebor, do as you like! It same to me. I thought that you needed advice
yes I do need advise, that is why I asked questions...! :D
I know the genetic basics.
I don't.....yet!.... but I am willing to learn. that is why I asked questions...!
When spring comes I will sell pollen, then I will buy more books,
(queen rearing and breeding books) but for now all I have is you guys...! :D
I have had 18 hives for 40 years
I see..! thats good...then I understand that its for fun for you (not a bizz.)
I play with stocks
Ok....I don't !
and I earn extra money better from those. Last year I got 40% rent. Not bad.
I dont really know if thats bad or good....five years ago, I started making payments(less then rent) on 30 acres, orig. price was $35,000. I made my last payment in dec.05 now I own it and pay no rent..... it is now worth more then $100,000..market price!....not bad... but I like to invest in things I can see and touch..( i dont know if we are still on topic here)!
(I have worked hard as a carpenter most of my life and I have hurt my body from it ...buying this land was all part of a plan to do something new and to sustain
myself,..... when I was 12 years old I kept bees, but my mother would only let me keep one hive,
so this is a big dream of mine and I finally get to do it !)
bees are like an old friend that I never got to spend much time with.......till now!!!
...I know that bees MAY not make me rich... but, they will most likey keep me busy, which is what I am looking for....!
And I have civil job. Just now I will start a research "Work site production waste logistics on public areas". How to get rid of city maintenance waste without pain. It is a sustainable environment project.
thats really cool, if you enjoy that! I wish you luck and hope you do well!
I do not play globe protection in matchbox or on my hiveyard.
my veiw in this matter is (think globaly, act locally) it all starts at home!
Key word is VISUAL CONTROL.
ok, now does this have to do with bees?
please understand I am not trying to start an argument ,
when I pose a question I put a ? after it. if you answer and I dont understand,... I may ask again....or..... ask you why you do it that way....
it is how I learn more.....I do not mean to challenge you...!
Trebor, if you wanted to keep up with them and buy AI or II queens to raise from, I would split the yards by breeds, if not I dont see where that would bother by having seperate yards, if you not going to go for any honey, you could just even them out in different yards, when I get my yards going , im going to slpit my hives up by breeds, Im also got to raise queens from these hives. hope some of this make since.... if not I will try again... oh yah,,, plant them fields
yes it does make alittle more sence, so if I were to buy I.I. queens, then would I then let the daughters breed with my bees?
And I guess am asking also how far will this go before I need to do it again.?........
and am I better off not mixing the breeds ? ( I really dont want a bunch of angry off bees.....! .. if I can help it...)
as far as honey, yes I want to collect honey, but also pollen, propilus, wax, and bees......!
as far as planting, at my place its done, I tried to do it at the other yards
which they said they would brush hog......to give the seed a chance to live..........I spread some seed $$$$$,.....they did not brush hog.....
so I wont be doing that again.... I am still hoping that some of the seed will take.
there is however lots of wild flowers here and I've found that there are apple orchards that have been let go wild everywhere around hear....
One of my friends lives on acreage with hundreds of apple trees that are not in use, I told him apples sell for money which he needs, and I think he may be thinking of doing something with it this year....
one of my beeyards will be right next door......
I look forward to more input....
and thanks all....!