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  1. Thread: Feeding

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    Re: Feeding

    Thanks. That's what I thought but I wanted to be sure
  2. Thread: Feeding

    by SteveStevenson
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    Feeding

    I know to feed 1:1 to my new package but I'm not sure exactly what that means. 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water? Or 1 cup of sugar to ? Water
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    Re: Newbee hive setup advice

    I'm a newbie myself you the best advice I can give you is to find beekeeping club and see if They have a class. I also started with the top bar hive. To me the bees in a top bar are much less...
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    Re: No queen again. HELP

    I installed my new package yesterday evening. Hopefully this one will work out!
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    Re: No queen again. HELP

    Thanks for the help. I found another package & will hive it today. Wish me luck!
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    No queen again. HELP

    Well it's happened again. Last year was my first year to try babies. I bought a package installed it in a top bar hive that I made and when I checked on the queen after three or four days she was...
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    Re: Will I have enough flora?

    Beautiful property! I would not be concerned about The bees finding enough food. It will help if you make some plantings but they're pretty good at finding food give it a try
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    Re: Question from a newbie

    Everyone has settled in nicely. That was a little more excitement than I was counting on. All's well that ends well I guess.
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    Re: Question from a newbie

    Well, I did it. Not working real well. Bees everywhere I'll give them a couple of hours to settle down and then try to get the lid on
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    Forsythia question

    Forsythia is in full bloom here. Does anybody know if bees utilize it?
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    Question from a newbie

    This is my second goround with bees. Due to a combination of bad luck and operator error my hive died last year. I picked up a package yesterday. I did not put them in the hive because it went down...
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    Re: Queen question

    Last year it rained for for four or five days straight all day after I hived my package. When it finally dried out enough for me to check the queen was dead. That's why I'm wondering how long it...
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    Queen question

    I'm getting a package in a couple of weeks. Without going into details I lost my queen last year and then lost my hives. Last year was my first attempt at beekeeping and I am curious as to how long...
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    Queen question

    I'm getting a package in a couple of weeks. Without going into details I lost my queen last year and then lost my hives. Last year was my first attempt at beekeeping and I am curious as to how long...
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    Re: Water question

    Thanks for the advice. I guess I'll leave the bird bath where it is and keep it full of water.
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    Water question

    How far from my hives should I put a water source? I have a bird bath with gently sloping sides so the bees won't drown. My next door neighbor has a swimming pool but they never said they saw Bees...
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    Space question

    New beek. Lost my hive last year. Not exactly sure why. Anyway, the question is, do I need to to limit the space I give my new bees or can I put them in the whole hive? Hive is 45" long
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    Top bar nuc dimensions question

    I'm going to build a top bar nuc to use as a swarm trap. Thinking about making it about 21 or so inches long and the same width & depth as my top bar hive. Any input would be appreciated.
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    Re: warre top bars

    I rubbed the Popsicle sticks with a piece of wax. Bees are building comb as fast as they can
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    Re: warre top bars

    Why are you not using wedges? I'm afraid that your comb will be crooked if you don't give them a guide of some kind. I made guides by cutting a kerf and glueing Popsicle sticks in the kerf.
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    Re: Warre dimensions question

    Thanks for the responses. Ernie, I understand what you are saying. I don't think it would be a problem if I differ by a fraction of an inch.
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    Warre dimensions question

    I'm thinking of building a warre hive. I've downloaded the plans from Biobees. Per those plans the inside dimensions of the boxes is an inside measurement of 11 13/16 X 11 13/16. Is it really...
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    Re: Question from new beek

    thanks for the advise guys. I know we have pollen but Im not sure about nectar. I guess I will let them finish what they have and stop feeding after that.
  24. Re: Installed my 1st. package of bees today.

    JRat, I love your hive. Whose plan did you use? I wish I had seen your pictures before I built my hive. If you dont mind I'm going to copy yours for my next hive. My installation, this past Sat...
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    Question from new beek

    I installed my package Saturday with no problems. Question is how long should I feed them? They are feeding heavily but we have lots of stuff in bloom now.
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