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    Re: Help with small, struggling hive!

    Thanks! I only have one hive, but I have friends who do beekeeping and we might be able to get some frames from them if their hives are strong and threatening to swarm!

    So to be clear, you're...
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    Re: Help with small, struggling hive!

    Hi there,

    Thanks. This makes some sense, though I don't see how it will keep insects out. Still, it might give them a smaller place to police, so that could help.
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    Re: Help with small, struggling hive!

    Hi, Mr. Beeman,

    Sorry, as a pretty new beekeeper, I don't actually know what you mean by that. :)
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    Help with small, struggling hive!

    Hi! I posted just before the winter worrying that we wouldn't be able to over-winter our new, struggling hive up here in Massachusetts, but it turns out they survived! (The tar-paper, granulated...
  5. Re: New beekeeper here! Help overwintering a weak hive in Boston?

    Thanks so much for all the info!

    One last thing...might it be just as good to tar-paper the hive, maybe put a bit more of a windblock around it, and leave it outside?
  6. Re: New beekeeper here! Help overwintering a weak hive in Boston?

    Thanks! This all sounds highly doable. Just a couple of followups:

    -Are you talking about like a five-pound bag of sugar?

    -As far as moving them: any strategies you suggest for that? I was...
  7. New beekeeper here! Help overwintering a weak hive in Boston?

    Hi everyone! I just started a hive in May, with a nucleus, and I think the queen died at some point. I was a somewhat neglectful beekeeper, as the person who was meant to help me disappeared and I...
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