Gilroy Beekeepers Association
If your yard has a concrete slab in agood place for bees, you can pretty much avoid the hive beetles. This is a plus for urban beekeeping.
Looks great! 20 years ago I put my first hive under olk trees to keep them cool in the summer :-). It was near a year round creek for water ++
What I did not know was hive beetle pupate in the ground and I had made a perfect nursery :-(. I won the guilds “ most hive beetle in a hive” award.
Gilroy is hotter and dryer than San Jose but if you have a problem rake the leaves, put down1/2 inch of diamatous earth under the hives and cover with 1/2 inch of dirt.
It’s nice to see what other folks’ hives look like. What a serene looking place!
Can I shoot one of you?
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