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    observation hive glass spacing?

    I'm helping a boy scout build a single-width observation hive for the local zoo. We have been unable to reach a decision about the best spacing for the glass windows. Any recommendations from...
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    Re: AHB and the cold

    From the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension bulletin on Africanized honey bees:

    "As Africanized bees expand into temperate
    areas, their tropical adaptations are less advantageous.
    Cold...
  3. Re: Drone frame swap and sugar dusting in newly queenless hive?

    Is swapping the drone frame a potential problem with respect to have drones available to mate with the soon-to-be-hatched queen? My mentor thinks it would be good to have those drones around and...
  4. Drone frame swap and sugar dusting in newly queenless hive?

    I have a new hive that I started from a 3-pound package on April 17th. The hive has done well (see here for more details: http://jeffcobees.org/SteinkampfBeeJournal.htm) except for a few small hive...
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    Follow up to frame shuffling

    Three weeks after my last (traumatic) inspection, I opened the hive to swap out the drone frame (yes, I know it's a little early for this) and to add a super. After pulling the frame, I shifted the...
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    Shuffling frames - good or bad?

    Im a new beekeeper with a single hive and a mentor with more than 20 years of experience. The hive was started from a package April 16th and has been going strong up to now (see here for...
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