I want them!!!! But I don't know if I can. The plan was to spend last summer learning what I have for bee pasture and making a plan to plant bee pasture to fill in the gaps. And learn as much as I could about beekeeping. But I didn't get here until late summer and there were complications in getting settled. So, plan B was to postpone a year. But the beginners beekeeping meeting I was signed up for was cancelled the day of due to corona. And my mother needs a lot of help so I gave up the bee idea.
But a swarm in my backyard!!!! I didn't see it, it was too dark to see the mass when I discovered it. I heard it and saw a few bees against the sky.
I'm going to try to collect them in the morning. If I can't get a hive ready then I'm sure I can find someone who wants them.
Is it better to try to use one of my grandpa's hives (they are in a jumbled pile in one of the free stalls but there are enough of them that there is probably at least one complete set) or try to find a new one for sale within driving distance?
Grandpa's haven't been used in many decades so probably don't have varrola mites. I would have painted either the old or new one but am willing to leave it bare.
I don't know enough to be comfortable but I've been studying a lot, I might know enough to reasonably try. I really hope it works!!!
Me, my Hubby, and four Littles one horse - Cappy A burgeoning goat herd 35+ British White and Angus mama cows, and several bulls My milk cows: Faith, Chick and Freckles Heifers coming up - Dolly Dixie RIP
Knock them into some kind of box when it's daylight and let them get to work. They probably won't do much this year as it's late but you can start the learning curve. Will add more when I'm not on my kindle.
The Long Acre: Home to a motley crew of milking and beef cattle, a couple yard cops (dogs), too many chickens, and 5 supervisors (cats).
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
Mar 10, 2020 14:33:11 GMT -5
steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
Apr 1, 2020 2:05:11 GMT -5
highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
May 7, 2020 14:39:23 GMT -5
biubiu: I think that CBD oil will be more popular. Because in is nice product for medicine and for simple guys.
Sept 15, 2020 14:31:42 GMT -5
guernseygirl: Can someone let me know if my pictures are showing up in the Auction Barn post? There should be 5 photos
Sept 20, 2020 20:58:54 GMT -5
wyatt: I treat cow s like people when doctoring.
Dec 15, 2020 22:54:52 GMT -5
ashlyn911: This is Fern! She’s an almost two year old heifer (Jersey/Brown Swiss). Her due date is Sunday.
Jun 17, 2021 0:49:56 GMT -5
hjp: Any tips on how to add a photo to a post?
Aug 24, 2021 18:13:11 GMT -5
correll17: We just purchased a dexter cox that is bred, due in April. We brought her home and was walking the fence, head butting the fence, so we got another dexter, now she is constantly headbutting her. Any ideas?
Sept 20, 2021 10:14:56 GMT -5
gentlepaw: At Gentle Paw, we want to not only create pet products but also create a safe and happy environment for all of our furry friends.
Sept 26, 2021 20:11:59 GMT -5
turtlebendfarm: Hi Folks, Not sure if this is the right place to post! SO glad to have found this forum! I am wondering what you all use for bedding. I have been using straw but it is sooo expensive!!
Oct 26, 2022 17:41:08 GMT -5
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