Hi Derek. Do you leave the shungite dust on the nuggets or do you wash them before placing them on the hive? Thanks
No washing necessary, I just take them right out of the box and place them at the beehives entrance.
I put some of the dust i bought separately into the entrance about an inch in so the bees had to walk through it . I then put three separate nuggets in the entrance area of the hive while keepoing the entrance reducer in .( Did not wash them) i put a small very shallow piece of wood in entrance in front of the nuggets to make sure thay stayed right where the bees had to go over them on the way in and on the way out . ( Secured the wood by putting a small rock on each end ) Checked the hives today and they are very strong and nuggts in place . They are making lots of bees , queens are healthy and have great laying patterns and they are starting to put up honey. ( In the texas hill country yuu cant count on much honey but this looks promising to see hreavy frames this early in may. )
That's great, we're having similar results here in WA State too. Wait until you taste the new Shungite Honey your bees are now making, you'll LOVE it i'm sure.
Hello, I am visiting my son in Liberty Hill, Texas. Do you know of any beekeepers here using the shungite? Thanks, Linda
Hi Derek, when looking at you the entrance of the hives, its almost like the girls are using the shungite as a doormat. I have noticed in the mid mornings and mid afternoon, there are always to many bees trying to get in the box for them all to land on the shungite. I have noticed that the bees seem to be stronger than normal during the winter period and less die offs present. Do you find this up in your neck of the woods? We are in Southern Western Australia.