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  1. Re: SOS No brood of any kind. Queen is there.

    Phew! They're Buckfast bees. I do hear they're frugal (My other bees have been mutts). They have nice pollen stores too.

    I definitely won't see anything in February. Last year, they didn't even...
  2. Queen present, no open/closed brood. No sign of death. What's going on?

    Hi all, I just went to get one of my hives ready for winter. It's a new nuc I installed in early July: 2015 queen from a very reputable vendor I've had tremendous success with before. . Last...
  3. SOS No brood of any kind. Queen is there.

    Hi all, I just went to winterize one of my hives. It's a new nuc I installed in early July: local spring queen from a very reputable vendor. Last inspection, 3 weeks ago, they had open brood (decent...
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    Re: What am I looking at here?

    Thanks for taking the time to reply. I guess I can't blame the girls for not being able to hold it all winter!
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    What am I looking at here?

    Hi friends, my bees made it through their first winter with me, and their numbers are good. Brood pattern looks good.

    I did have ventilation trouble over the winter, and it was so cold that as far...
  6. Thread: FC bee

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    Re: FC bee

    Bienvenue!
  7. Re: Dead bees btwn inner cover and outer cover

    Goodness! Fortunately we don't have anything remotely similar to black widow spiders up here. Could an earwig kill them?
  8. Re: 2 weeks in, still learning what is normal

    My understanding from all the (constant!) reading I've been doing is that if they're storing it, they don't need to be fed anymore.
  9. Dead bees btwn inner cover and outer cover

    What did I do wrong? There were about 10 up there. They weren't squished, which was my first thought.
    I have a lang with two vigorous brood boxes, and just added a shallow super before this...
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    Re: Can't find my queen. When do I panic?

    Thanks for your help, everyone. I'm very green, and my local association doesn't meet until the fall, so I haven't anyone else to ask. I'll do my best to relax. There doesn't seem to be a heck of a...
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    Can't find my queen. When do I panic?

    I did find some eggs (not many, but it's the first time I've actually seen them since I installed my box on June 23, because I'm apparently blind). There is a lot of capped brood, some larva in one...
  12. Re: 2 weeks in, still learning what is normal

    I did feed them sugar water the first week. I just put on a pollen patty yesterday, because i suck at putting frames together and had to take one out of the hive that they'd already started to build...
  13. 2 weeks in, still learning what is normal

    Hi everyone, I picked up my first nuc at the end of June. Then my local beekeeping association went on holiday! They don't meet again until the last week of September, so I'm hoping the forums will...
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    Beautiful! Did you design it yourself, or work from plans?

    The only thing I'd worry about with the plastic bin is if there's enough weight at the bottom?
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