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    Where did my bees go?

    Hi all...I have a TBH that I got last April...We had a rocky start to it, first losing the queen and then almost losing the hive, but then successfully requeening it -- Steven Ogborn rescued us with...
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    Re: Nucs? Trouble with my new hive?

    Oh, Colleen, let us know what happens! I hope it all comes right soon. =)

    Good news here -- my bees seem to have accepted the new queen with no issues! She released today and I've been able to...
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    Re: Nucs? Trouble with my new hive?

    Thank you Steven! I sent you a PM.

    Just got word my queen is on her way to my house. I think I'm going to try your suggestion, Tom. Hopefully that will help things start adjusting! :-)

    Oh,...
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    Re: Nucs? Trouble with my new hive?

    Steven, I got the Backyard Hive original TBH, so 36" x 14.5" x 9". I only have the one hive, but I'm really thinking I need to start a second one. If I'd had another one, I might have had some...
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    Re: Nucs? Trouble with my new hive?

    I really appreciate all your thoughts and insights. It's been so helpful! Okay, so likely that's a drone. I still thought her abdomen was way too pointed for a drone, but it's hard to see in that...
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    Re: Nucs? Trouble with my new hive?

    Tom, thank you so much for the wonderful reply! And thanks to all of you who have replied.

    As for that bee being a drone, are you sure? Because she/it looked almost identical to this:...
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    Re: Nucs? Trouble with my new hive?

    Hi Tom! Thanks for the reply!

    I have checked on them before, but mostly through the observation window. I wasn't sure if I should wait for them to get some good comb established before trying to...
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    Nucs? Trouble with my new hive?

    Hi all...I've posted a couple of times in the Beekeeping 101 forum but I have some TBH-specific questions, and I really hope to get some advice or help! We installed a 3# package of bees in our new...
  9. Re: New beekeeper...bearding, festooning, and comb-building??

    Thank you so much for the great replies!

    I'm definitely going to get in there to check on them...I'm a little freaked out right now, because I just noticed what looks like a queen cell. !!! It...
  10. Re: New beekeeper...bearding, festooning, and comb-building??

    Thank you all for your replies! I'm sorry I didn't post back sooner...things got crazy around here with other stuff going on and I forgot that I hadn't posted anything back.

    I'm glad to know that...
  11. New beekeeper...bearding, festooning, and comb-building??

    Hello! I'm a brand new beekeeper so I've got a bunch of questions about my new hive... We have a top-bar hive and just installed a package of bees in it last Thursday. Everything's been going well...
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