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    Re: I just caught a swarm, now what?

    Thanks. I have ten frames now so I'm good. I moved the hive and it's all set up. I'm so excited! Never thought I'd have the nerve to do it, but it was super easy! Thanks for the help.
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    I just caught a swarm, now what?

    Okay, I've owned bees for exactly 2 weeks and I'm working on my farm and I see a swarm in the bushes. Thinking they were my nucs I rushed and got my extra deep hive body and two pieces of board. I...
  3. Re: Just got my nucs home 10pm and dark - now what?

    I think it's okay. I was up at 7:30 and it was still pretty cold out. I moved my truck behind where I want to have the hives, but that pissed off the bees and they started flying. I'm leaving them...
  4. Re: Just got my nucs home 10pm and dark - now what?

    Thanks....what time do bees typically get active? It's going to be about 35 degrees at sunrise getting up to the high 50's tomorrow.
  5. Re: Just got my nucs home 10pm and dark - now what?

    what if I left the hives where they are until sunset tomorrow and then moved them? I realize I'm sounding like a wimp, but I am truly exhausted.
  6. Re: Just got my nucs home 10pm and dark - now what?

    I guess I should clarify....they have already been put in the hive, but the hive is not yet at its final 'resting place'. :0). Does that change anything? The bees are not locked in. They can come...
  7. Re: Just got my nucs home 10pm and dark - now what?

    Would it be terrible for them to spend one day in the back of my truck before they get moved? I've had very little sleep and don't anticipate getting up at 4am to beat the bees before they start...
  8. Just got my nucs home 10pm and dark - now what?

    So, it's dark and I can't see well enough even with the huge moon to get my nucs on the stands without hurting myself, (I just picked them up - 3 hours drive). Can I move them in the morning or...
  9. Re: D.E. Hives from Canada....anyone Northern Beeks have some? Do bees winter better

    Thanks Mike. I think I will order the DE conversion kit for at least one hive and do a comparison and see what the results are. I've had several back surgeries over the years, so any improvement to...
  10. Re: D.E. Hives from Canada....anyone Northern Beeks have some? Do bees winter better

    HI Mike,

    I'd love to meet everyone on the 17th. Can you let me know where they meet once you get the directions please. I've tried to look at the website, but I have trouble using their site for...
  11. Re: D.E. Hives from Canada....anyone Northern Beeks have some? Do bees winter better

    Hi Beeware,

    Do you ventilate any differently for northern hives in the winter? It looks like this DE Hive was built back in the late 80's with hive warmth and ventillation in mind. I wasnt sure...
  12. D.E. Hives from Canada....anyone Northern Beeks have some? Do bees winter better?

    Hello....I'm new to beekeeping and so far I have ordered 2 langstrom hives to arrive in the spring along with package bees and Italien queens. I've been doing research and found "The Bee Works" who...
  13. Re: Where to buy Packages or Nucs in Central WI or Chicago area?

    Are you near Long Lane Honey Bee Farm in Fairmount, IL? They are family operated and I've heard great things about their business and their bees. Check out their website...just google Long Lane...
  14. Re: Hello from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont

    thanks everyone...wasps war will begin as soon as Spring appears in Vermont. I am so excited about getting my bees. Also, thanks for everyone who welcomed me in the chat room.
  15. Hello from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm absolutely new to beekeeping. So much so, that I don't even have my hives yet. Should be getting them within the next few weeks, and the bees in April or May. I'm a transplant...
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