Alas, it is official hurricane season is here. Last year Matthew brought destruction in October here, falling a 100+ year white oak to destroy the six stall tractor shed. This year, well Irma is on its way from the west coast of Florida. We recommend to our beekeepers to secure your hives. Place a cement block of some bricks on your top lids, and secure your hives with ratchet straps to the blocks or stands on which they rest.
When the storm has passed, check your hives to make sure nothing has fallen on them and that they are all safe and still secure. Then, its time for mite control. This is the time to treat for mites! We here use Oxalic acid vapor, read this from Dadant. Mites must be treated for in the fall or you dramatically increase the potential for loss of hives over winter. Follow the directions to treat multiple times, or pay someone like us to treat your bees.
Supplies are here
The farm store at Beefield is open daily by appointment and located at 8279 Stilson Leefield Road just east of Statesboro and north of Brooklet. See this Map for directions. We provide services to local beekeepers around the areas of Savannah, Statesboro, Sylvania, Lyons, Springfield, Pembroke and Hilton Head. Deliveries of merchandise can be made at no additional cost to members of the local clubs just make prior telephone arrangement.
In an effort to protect beekeepers who purchase our products Beeutiful Bees has adopted the policy of "no returns" on frame foundation and woodenware. Honeybees can be poisoned and these poisons cannot be seen. Honeybees can bring in pesticides, herbicides and other harmful chemicals that do not kill adult honeybees, but will kill larvae. We want to guarantee our customers that the products they receive are free from any harmful elements and in this way we can be sure we have given you only the chemical fee finest equipment.
Who are we?
Honey is the oldest sweetener known to man. From the bear squeeze jar on your breakfast table to the carboy of mead under the staircase, honey surpasses the billions of gallons of high fructose corn sweetener plaguing everything you eat. Honeybees are becoming an endangered species as far as bugs go these days. Varroa mites, small hive beetles, wax moths, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), Africanized invaders, insect resistant genetically modified foods (GMO), aerial spraying in farm fields, droughts and the number of dangers increases annually while bees continue to decline quickly. Here at Beeutiful Bees we try to manage bees in our care with a natural kindness like you might with your cat or dog.
We are delighted to share with you the life of a beekeeper. The grumpy old bear and his honey can give you an international view of beekeepers. Ruth is from the UK and most Southerner's love to hear her speak. This also allows you to see that beekeeping is not only one of the oldest vocations, it is standardized throughout the world. We delight in sharing with you something that may be with you for the rest of your life.
Altamaha Beekeepers Association (Lyons)