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  1. Re: Almost zero stores in August... do they have a chance if I feed heavily?

    Thanks, Rader. I'll pull out my feeders and start immediately.
  2. Almost zero stores in August... do they have a chance if I feed heavily?

    First year beekeeper, and I had queen trouble. I started with two tbh's and ended with one after one hive failed to successfully requeen and developed laying workers. The other hive also...
  3. Re: Oh, my! 3 week old TBH with 9 capped Queen cells!

    Well, another week later. There is now a fair bit of capped brood on multiple combs - all drone. I'm so frustrated. My other hive is not queenright either, but they may or may not have a virgin...
  4. Re: Oh, my! 3 week old TBH with 9 capped Queen cells!

    Well, it has been 3 weeks. The queen cells hatched and/or were destroyed, but no sign of a queen. I've been inspecting weekly, and today I found some evidence of a laying worker on one comb. 1-2...
  5. Re: Oh, my! 3 week old TBH with 9 capped Queen cells!

    chr157y, I'm sorry to hear you are in the same situation as I am. Keep me posted if you don't mind, as your hive seems to be about a week ahead of where mine is.

    That said, I'm leaning toward...
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    Re: Hello! New from Wisconsin.

    Congrats on winning your bees! That must have been pretty exciting for you. Good motivation to get all your gear together. :)

    Appleton hasn't changed, per say, but I would say we are slowly...
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    Re: Hello! New from Wisconsin.

    Hi, Chris! Glad to know there are friends in the neighborhood! My bees came from a guy named Henry in Red Granite (toward Wautoma). I have a couple colleagues who keep bees, and they ordered my...
  8. Re: Oh, my! 3 week old TBH with 9 capped Queen cells!

    A third hive would be cool, but I barely got approval from my husband to do two! :D That, and I'm not sure I could pound together another hive that quickly - my carpentry skills are, uh, "in their...
  9. Re: Oh, my! 3 week old TBH with 9 capped Queen cells!

    Thanks, Jon. They definitely have enough space - I've been monitoring that pretty closely and adding bars to stay ahead of them.
  10. Oh, my! 3 week old TBH with 9 capped Queen cells!

    Hello, all! New to posting but I've been lurking for quite a while. There is so much experience and wisdom on this forum that I'm hoping for some advice for an unexpected development in one of my...
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    Hello! New from Wisconsin.

    Hello, all. I've been lurking on this forum for almost a year now, and I'm so grateful for everything I've learned so far. I installed my first two packages on April 30 into two top bar hives, and...
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