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    Re: fall hive reversal?

    "However, the fact they drew all 20 frames shows that at some point they filled the hive completely, so it is unusual the honey is mostly in the bottom box. This makes me wonder if the hive has been...
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    fall hive reversal?

    Hi! I have a first year hive, packaged bees which have drawn out all 20 frames in 2 deeps. The bottom deep is better established and heavier with honey than the top. Should I reverse for the winter...
  3. Re: missing queen, drone brood everywhere

    Thanks Dan. This is my first hive so I don't have access to brood but will look into acquiring some. Also, thanks for the link!
  4. missing queen, drone brood everywhere

    Hello...I'm having trouble with queens lately and am hoping someone could advise... I hived packaged bees on May 10th but without a live queen since she was dead on arrival. After receiving a mated...
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    Re: lost queen

    Would the queen have had time to lay a fertilized egg before leaving the hive? A queen cell can not derive from an unfertilized egg can it?
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    Package queen dead

    Hello! Yesterday I went to install my first package of bees and had everything set up according to plan. After prying the can out of the box, I took the queen cage out and saw she was dead. The cage...
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    Re: New to the game!

    Welcome fellow newbee! I have only in the past year discovered my love for these insects and have to wonder, where have they been all my life?!
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    Re: greetings from south coast, MA

    I strongly considered two hives. I do have an extra deep I hope to configure into a swarm trap in case one of the neighboring colonies decide to swarm.
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    greetings from south coast, MA

    Hi All! This is my first year keeping bees, and I am very excited to get started. I've spent the last year going to meetings at my local beekeepers association, and just finished bee school at my...
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