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Howdy Beekeeprs!   For those of you who have made it to recent meeting, you might already know we are making some changes in Big Sky Beekeepers.   Our primary change is a shift to a new website.  This Hoop.la site is becoming too much a...
 
 
With reference to your meeting this week (February 12th), I wanted to remind Missoula-area beekeepers that Sunshine Apiary still has 26 5-frame nucs available for distribution in May.   $125 per nuc; FOB Gallatin Valley; no frame exchange; new...
 
My name is Charlie D., I live in the Rattlesnake and getting started this summer into bees. Looking for equipment, advise, and knowledge.  Thanks.   
 
Hi all,   Thursday February 12, 6:30 p/m will be the next bee meeting at the Bayern Brewery upstairs meeting room. Topics will be emergency winter feeding, order bees now !!! many topics to learn about. COME JOIN US.  
 
Beekeepers:   Do not wait until the last minute... book your nuc(s) NOW for the upcoming season!  High-quality 5-frame nucs will be available from Sunshine Apiary in May.  $ 125 FOB Bozeman area with no frame exchange and prolific 2015...
 
Hey everyone!  The hearing for Senate Bill 31 was today as scheduled and listed on the legislation website (committee hearing not floor vote) at the State Capital building.  I represented this forum to the dozen or so senators sitting on the...
 
Just received confirmation from the Bureau Chief for DPHHS that they are a Proponent for the Honey Bill!  They asked for permission to officially support the bill and they have it!  They are offering one suggestion which I had nothing...
 
Does anyone know how to get a copy of the text?  I received a very cryptic message from a friend who works in the city where our money goes to die that I might want to look further at the bill.  Since the only one who I know for sure that...
 
Howdy Beekeepers,   Just a reminder, tomorrow, Sunday, Oct 26th, is the Bear Aware / Bee Fest up at Ten Spoon Winery.   Noon to 4 pm.   If you want to come help set up, set up starts at 11 am.    Also if you want to sell some...
 
I have for sale 8 supers, 3 hive bodies, 2 outer lids, 2 inner lids.  All of these are new and have been assembled with glue/nails and painted.  Also have a box of unassembled frames for the supers.   Would prefer to sell as a package...
 
Over here in Helena we’ve had a few hard frosts that have knocked out the flowers.  Now with the warm weather I’ve got a lot of board bees with nothing better to do than rob each other.  My solution has been to feed them and add...
 
YAY!  2nd to last hurdle completed!   MT Legislature Economic Affairs Interim Committee met on 12 Sep as scheduled and reviewed the raw honey bill.  The Draft Bill is accepted with our recommended language and has moved to sponsored...
 
Big Sky Beeks - I'm selling off my inventory of beekeeping equipment. Quite a bit of stuff, including drawn comb on deep and shallow supers.  Wonderful hobby, but time for a change.  See attached spreadsheet.  I'd like to sell of in one...
 
How do I know if I have too much ventilation in my hives?
 
Howdy Y'all   The Missoulian is reporting that Mayor Engen will talk about the importance of honeybees at tonight's city council, (Monday, Aug. 11. @7pm).   No more information than that.   If a club member could make, I sure would like...
 
When the trouble started here in Great Falls with the cities sanitarian in her clean brown shirt, reinterpreted plain language exemptions.  These exemptions were nicely researched and listed on this forum in reply to one of my posts.  That...
 
If anyone is interested in taking this on, please contact me ASAP and I will forward the contact information.  They are fairly certain these are honey bees and think they have been in the chimney for multiple seasons.     Thanks in...
 
Looking to get into beekeeping? Have a hive, but are still a bit green? Well, the  Moon-Randolph Homestead  is proud to host beginning beekeeping classes led by Jacob Wustner of  Sapphire Permaculture Apiary - SPA ! This week's lesson...
 
Beekeepers:   Just a reminder that DPHHS has scheduled a Public Hearing in Helena on July 21 at 10:00 to hear comments regarding the proposed changes which would prevent raw honey from being sold at farmers markets in Montana. Deadline for making...
 
I haven't done a deep hive inspection for about a month. Things were looking good according to my 2 months experience with bee keeping! I figured don't bother them, they know what they are doing even if I don't. This morning around 9 o'clock, I went...
 
My hive is struggling! I am re-queening tomorrow and am treating them for Nosema. I am brad new to the beekeeping world and am totally getting rocked! I am curious if anyone would be willing to help me out with a brood frame as my population is pretty...