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    Re: Made it through our first winter

    Thanks everyone!! I appreciate your thoughts.
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    Made it through our first winter

    Hi everyone-
    This forum was so helpful in my first year, and now I am back! My girls made it through their first year and though the population is slim, they seem to be doing well. I have about 9...
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    sick bees...:(

    Hi everyone! It has been a great season of learning. We just started this year and took some great advice- we started our learning with two hives which has increased our learning exponentially. One...
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    Not so productive???

    Hey everyone - I'm back with some beginner questions...I have two hives I built with a friend and put our bees in them beginning of April. Cool spring, but good sunny warm times the last month or so...
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    Re: Moisture confusion....

    I LOVE this forum!! Thank you all so much - I especially love all the different ideas and perspectives! Sounds like there are different remedies and I need not be so discourages!! Good...
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    Re: Moisture confusion....

    Thank you for your response. A bit discouraging, but helpful.
    Anyone out there have good news about moisture management in the Pacific Northwest specific to TBH??? Moisture management and the...
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    Moisture confusion....

    So I seem to hear/read a bit about moisture in the top bar hives, but it seems to pertain to winter worries. I am wondering about moisture in the hives now. THough we have had a wet and cool...
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    Re: rainy and in the 60's!

    As always, thanks for all the great feedback. Put some sugar water in there yesterday as I noticed that they were in fact eating their honey stores based on what I had seen a week and a half ago....
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    rainy and in the 60's!

    Hi everyone....Really long spell of rainy days and temps not out of the 60's....but, I wanted to check on my hives. Is it OK to do so? I know it isn't ideal to check on them in the rain, but was...
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    Re: My girls have been busy

    Thanks for keeping me posted...I will keep my eye on your girls! :)
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    Re: My girls have been busy

    Hi- I was following your process here and wondering...what came of your queen cells? It was about a week ago since your last post. Just curious b/c I am thinking you are just a step or two ahead of...
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    Re: So many bees all of the sudden!

    WOW! This is so interesting! Thanks so much for this information. I can't get over how much there is to learn about bees!
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    Re: Should I let them *bee*?

    Do you think I should feed them supplementally? I fed them the first few weeks, but stopped, figuring that was fast food, and the "real" food was in bloom, so they were good...Maybe I should put some...
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    Re: So many bees all of the sudden!

    No, it had been sunny and relatively warm in the days prior to this past weekend, which was also warm and sunny. It did seem to come in waves. I would look and there would be sooo many, and then...
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    So many bees all of the sudden!

    OK, I swear, this is my last post...Just getting all my questions out at once. So, I haven't checked the hives in a couple weeks, (I put the bees in on April 10th and as of a couple weeks ago I saw...
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    Should I let them *bee*?

    Another question/observation: I notice that in spite of how much comb building they did the first month, and in spite of how many sunny and warm days we have had, the comb building has really really...
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    Newbee questions

    Newbee worries....
    A friend and I are doing our first TBH this year with our sons. We built two hives and they both live, I believe happily, in my front yard in Seattle. I just thought I would throw...
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    Re: Am I queenless?

    :ot: OK, that makes a bit more sense! My son is 9; I can only hope he takes to it like you! Seems like it has worked out well for you! Thanks again for your help, I will keep you posted.
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    Re: Am I queenless?

    WOW!!! Tells you how new I am to this. Thank you so much for your replies. I will check them out tomorrow! One more question...if you have been beekeeping since I was born (1964), why do we look...
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    Re: Am I queenless?

    Thank you for your ideas...I really appreciate all the experience out there!
    Do you think that there is any significant comb to speak of after only 6 days?
    Just curious, and thought I would...
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    Am I queenless?

    Hi everyone!
    I just built two top bar hives with a friend and we set them up in my yard. Last weekend we put a box o' bees in each. We did, however, loose one of the queens when we were trying to...
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