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    Best time to open hives

    Hi, I am from Southern Ontario (1 hour from Toronto), and I am wondering what the rule is as when to 'open' your hives for the season.

    I want to get these guys medicated ASAP with foulbrood...
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    Re: Need input on hive Setup!

    As long as everyone thinks it is perfectly fine to run 3 mediums, then queen excluder, and then honey supers, I will be leaving the two hives as a 3 medium hive.

    I will possibly try to convert the...
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    Re: Need input on hive Setup!

    If it is perfectly fine to use 3 medium supers in your set-up, instead of using two deep supers, then why do people encourage 2 deeps?

    A beekeeper once told me to not go to 3 medium supers because...
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    Re: Need input on hive Setup!

    All three hives overwintered with three supers each (2 have 3 mediums, and one has 1 deep and 2 mediums).

    So is the general consensus to run the two hives with 3 mediums, and swap out the other...
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    Need input on hive Setup!

    Hi, I want to preface this post by saying that I am relatively new to the beekeeping world.

    I am located in southern Ontario, and I am slowly getting prepped for opening my hives in the spring.
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  6. Thread: Newbie here

    by JoeCool
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    Newbie here

    I have inherited 3 hives that have been winterized and need to be opened (prepared?) for the spring/summer. I need YOUR help. Who wants to walk me through what I need to do? Thanks!
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    Newbie in the house

    Hello everyone.
    I have inherited beehives from a person who has passed on.
    I am NEW to this, and there are about 5 hives. The hives appear to have a black wrap around them to shield them from the...
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