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    Oops super on too long!

    In the fall I put a super back on one of my hives after extracting so the bees could clean up the frames. After a few days I checked again & they were still really busy cleaning so I left it. Time...
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    Caught my first swarm, now what?

    So I caught my first swarm, not very big, about the size of a football. I put them in a 9 frame deep box with mostly drawn comb & am feeding them sugar water. Today I checked on them, it's their...
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    Re: When should I add a super?

    Thanks for the tip! I love my bee club, just can't make it to very many meetings as it's far away from where I live. Nice to have the forum for fast answers!
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    When should I add a super?

    Hi: I'm new to beekeeping & lost another hive last year due to starvation. I've since joined a local club, but I have a question & don't want to wait for our next meeting. I bought two nucs from a...
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    by Rosieriveter
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    Re: Robbing!?

    If I completely close the hive how long can I leave it like that? Our weather is in the
    80's right now but they're predicting 100's by next week. Will it be too hot in the hive then? I have a...
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    by Rosieriveter
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    Re: Robbing!?

    Thanks everyone for your help! I just ordered a robbing screen from Brushy Mtn (too busy to make one right now). & I've put the entrance reducer down to it's smallest opening. I'll continue to...
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    Robbing!?

    I'm new to beekeeping but have spent alot of time reading & observing my hives & I'm pretty sure one is under attack. HELP! I started both hives from nucs this spring & fed both with hive top...
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    Robbing?

    So I posted a thread about losing my hive (thanks for all the help). I called a beekeeper but he can't come for a few days so I did some investigating on my own. When I opened the hive I found dead...
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    You've been a great help & I look forward to...

    You've been a great help & I look forward to seeing you at the March meeting!
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    Larry: Thank you so much! I'd love to come to...

    Larry: Thank you so much! I'd love to come to the beekeeper school in April & also the next meeting if it's open to the public, or what do I need to do to join. I'm familiar with the extension...
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    Thanks for the help! I'll look for a local...

    Thanks for the help! I'll look for a local beekeeper. I'm determined to try again & this time I'll try two hives.
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    What went wrong?

    So I'm very new to beekeeping. I had a hive set up for me last spring by a teenager who was going to coach me, but he never really got back to. I bought a couple of books & by the time fall came...
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