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    Selling swarms

    Hello,
    I am planning on catching some swarms in swarm traps this year. I would like to keep 2 swarms but am going to try to catch more than this. Could anyone tell me the best way to sell swarms? ...
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    How do I know if I got the queen?

    Hi,
    It's the annoying new guy from Iowa again. I did my first cutout to obtain my first ever hive two weeks ago. We vaccumed up alot of bees and got three partial frames of brood and five more...
  3. how long to wait on checking after a cutout

    I just did my first cutout. It was fun but somewhat difficult. I was able to fill up a deep with brood, pollen and honey, by rubber banding it in. It is put in kind of spotty so there are bare...
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    Easy swarm trap placement

    Hi everyone. I am a rookie at beekeeping so I don't know much but I decided to share something for anyone who may have not already thought of it. I built a couple of swarm traps to try and catch a...
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    Re: Too cold to move bees?

    I am sure you are right I am just getting excited since this will be my first hive and I don't want to screw it up.
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    Too cold to move bees?

    I have been waiting for the weather to cooperate before taking a tree branch down to get a hive of bees. The bees have lived in this tree for several years but the branch is very close to breaking...
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    catching a swarm

    Hi,
    Earlier I asked the question about taking down an entire hollow branch then doing a cutout after it warmed. Well it is still rather cold her in Iowa and I haven't cut the branch down yet, but...
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    Can I move a whole hollow branch?

    I am just getting into bees and have much to learn. I have a colony of bees in a large tree in the back yard that I want to save. They have been in this tree for several years but the tree is dead...
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    New beekeeper from Iowa

    Hello. I am new to beekeeping and am excited to be able to feed off the wealth of information on this forum.
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