Profile overview for AdderallTom.
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1 submissions to IAMA

This user has so far shared a total of 0 links, started a total of 1 discussions and submitted a total of 8 comments.

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Submissions: This user has upvoted 2 and downvoted 0 submissions.

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5 highest rated submissions:

Beekeeper Inna Desert AMA, submitted: 5/24/2017 12:50:00 AM, 17 points (+17|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Beekeeper Inna Desert AMA, submitted: 5/24/2017 12:50:00 AM, 17 points (+17|-0)

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3 highest rated comments:

Beekeeper Inna Desert AMA submitted by AdderallTom to IAMA

AdderallTom 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

All the hives are managed, in Langstroth hive boxes, and are eye balled on an almost weekly basis.

Bees need to be provided water in the desert, hence the flatbed for carrying water. For pollen see above comment.

Also, bees will pollinate anything, but if I remember my research correctly, pollen does not contain enough amounts of chemically active substance to be used as narcotics. Unless it's those shit crazy Himalayan bees. Also I heard bees pollinating weed will make it shit.

Beekeeper Inna Desert AMA submitted by AdderallTom to IAMA

AdderallTom 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

No, it's just me. Also you don't rotate hives, you take boxes full of honey off. But that's usually in the summer, which means picking up a 20-40 pound box of honey off of an upset hive while wearing a cotton full body beesuit in 110 degree weather!

But at least I don't have a boss.

Beekeeper Inna Desert AMA submitted by AdderallTom to IAMA

AdderallTom 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

That's because I've stopped using deep boxes. Deep boxes are the ones you see there at the bottom of the hive. Some beekeepers use those for honey (at the top). Now, that's just crazy. They Will get to over 50 pounds in weight, which makes you trip, which makes you drop a couple hundred dollars worth of honey into the sand. Which will never come out of the honey. I still have some jars of honey floating around with a touch of sand in them, because I dropped a box or two and thought I could just strain that shit out.

Never again.

3 lowest rated comments:

Someone is trying to buy 10,000+ accounts submitted by lackscompassion to ProtectVoat

AdderallTom 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I'll give you $300.

Beekeeper Inna Desert AMA submitted by AdderallTom to IAMA

AdderallTom 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Those bees are africanized and assholes. And if I imported honey it wouldn't be Mojave desert honey.

Beekeeper Inna Desert AMA submitted by AdderallTom to IAMA

AdderallTom 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

There are many issues to using these boxes. But I'm only going to say one. Cost.

With free timber from Craigslist I can make a beebox and frames. Actually, most beekeepers do this. You can make free beeboxes en masse with just a table saw. That thing is going for $700 a pop. Now I've got 300 hives, and each one needs 3-4 shallow boxes, at least.

Also there's no way in hell I'm going to have honey pouring into a jar in a riled up beeyard.