We receive many emails a day with beekeeping related questions. It’s sometimes hard for BeeManiacs staff to stay on top of answering emails and in some cases, we end up answering the same or similar questions multiple times in one-on-one emails.
We had to find a more efficient way to bring the information to more beekeepers. After evaluating different options, we decided to set up our own online forum system, so we can share our answers in a public environment, where the information will reach more beekeepers.
One of the reasons we decided to set up our own forum in our website was because the existing systems or the social media options out there (i.e. Facebook groups) are not accessible to everyone, and certainly not friendly on a regular basis. There is a lot of information out there that is not accurate and the biggest public forums are hard to read, with input from many beekeepers from different countries (based on different equipment or weather).
The BeeManiacs forum welcomes new beekeepers as well as experienced ones. There are no “dumb” or “too basic” questions. Beekeepers should feel free to ask any questions, knowing that they will receive one or more answers with different opinions, but in a friendly fashion.
Our forums are intended to support students from our online courses and in-person classes that we volunteer to teach in the Inland Northwest of the USA, as well as BeeManiacs store customers and beekeepers in general.
If you bought a tool or equipment from us and would like to ask how to set it up or use it, try going to our forums first.
Anyone can search information in the forum, but to post a question, you need to be a registered member and log in to your account. If you purchased something from us, you probably created an account and just need to log in. Once you are logged in, feel free to post any question.
4 thoughts on “New BeeManiacs Forum”
You mentioned the survivor stock and that quite a few folks were happy with them. Can you elaborate a bit? Did they survive winter well? Any other comments?
We have not tried the Survivor Stock from Old Sol in our own apiary yet, so we cannot give you a comment based on our personal experience.
The reason why we said they should be good, is because they have repeat customers. Customers that have bought Survivor Stock in previous years keep coming back for more as they expand their apiaries.
Different customers praised different features, as the bees being calm, orther mentioned rapid spring buildup and increased honey production and most said that more Survivor Stock colonies survived winter (in comparison with regular Italian or Carniolan races).
We also see some commercial beekeepers placing orders of 40 to 50 units. If you look at the price of those nucs, if a commercial beekeeper is buying that many nucs is because they’re obtaining really good results from those bees.
Is it possible to pick bees up on the 29th of April??
Yes, We will offer a time window to pick packages on Sunday, April 28 for people that cannot come on package day. You would miss all the fun during bee day though!
When you please your order, please add a note saying that you are picking up on Sunday, April 29.