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    Re: Spring time basics, thoughts?

    OK. I see I have some more info to provide....

    Bottom box is currently their brood box. It was a new nuc colony last year. The brood was in great shape last year but I have not seen in this box...
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    Re: Spring time basics, thoughts?

    so am I way out of line here??
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    Spring time basics, thoughts?

    So I installed a feeder on advise from others too early, and when I removed it I noticed they were under the feeder at the top. So I decided to put a medium super on there to give them room and they...
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    Re: My first winter....Care questions.

    So no matter how much room you give them (supers) they will still split or swarm? Any way to stop this without splitting, or should I secure a new hive location?

    What is candy board?

    Thanks...
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    Re: My first winter....Care questions.

    There is no brood in the winter store super, only in the bottom super. Seems reversing would make them have to move any remaining honey up and rearrange the new brooder. If its OK I would rather...
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    Re: My first winter....Care questions.

    I'll have to look in this weekend when the sun is out and I pull that feeder off. I'll smoke them out of the feeder.

    These are 10 frame deep supers. I have 2 mediums but I use those late summer...
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    Re: My first winter....Care questions.

    So today the hive was in direct sun and the bees were out. When I looked under the lid they were lined up along the sugar water line. The hive gets sun in afternoon so I'm sure it got fairly warm....
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    My first winter....Care questions.

    Hello to all...

    For mothers day last year I got my wife a hive. (It's actually mine since I maintain it.) we got about 47 lbs of honey!

    Anyway, we just came out of some brutally cold weather,...
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