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    Re: rainy weather - start feeding again?

    When I started feeding them in mid February the hive was really light. I could tip it very easily.

    Now after feeding them until mid April it feels a lot heavier (although there is an extra super...
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    rainy weather - start feeding again?

    We have had a really late and wet spring and I have a hive that overwintered OK and was doing well when we finally got a week of warm weather.

    There were plenty of blossoms and dandelions and they...
  3. new package - first time inspection (long narrative)

    This is a bit of a long narrative on my first inspection so please skip to the next thread if you wish.

    I do have a few questions I will put at the end for those that make it that far. :sleep:
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    large hornet found in hive

    Late last fall I noticed the bees threw out the desecated and propolized body of a very large black hornet (much bigger than the yellow jackets which are around in abundance).

    Today I opened up...
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    Re: what to do with frames of uncapped honey?

    I am learning the wisdom of having all same size frames! :D

    (Luckily I am learning with someone else's hive).

    I will keep that in mind when I start my hives in the spring.
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    how to feed uncapped honey spillage back to the bees?

    Put the super on today, and scraped about a cup of uncapped honey out of the bottom of the cooler that I kept the frames in.

    What is the best way to feed this honey back to the bees?

    I am...
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    what to do with frames of uncapped honey?

    I was planning on starting out with a couple of hives in the spring, but I have taken on a hive from a family member that has spent the summer in the mountains (the hive - not the family member) and...
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