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    Re: Tell me whats happening!

    Thankyou Mr.Beeman and Rader, tomorrow I will do a split. Will be reading up on that tonight!
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    Tell me whats happening!

    So I am a new beekeeper. Started with a package last July. Today When checking the hive I find that my brood box and super are both full of capped brood, honey and pollen. Also noticed a few uncapped...
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    Re: Building comb on top of frames

    I went back into the hive today to see if what I suspected was what was happening and I was right, thanks again Rusty. I had the screened top upside down so there was a lot more space at the top and...
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    Re: Building comb on top of frames

    Thaks Rusty, that might be the problem.
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    Re: Building comb on top of frames

    Thankyou Mike and Mark. I will rotate an empty frame.
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    Building comb on top of frames

    I started a hive in early July and things seem to be going well. I opened the hive yesterday and they are building comb on top of the frame. They only have 4 frames filled with brood and honey. Why...
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    Re: When to medicate??

    Don't laugh but I read Beekeeping for Dummies and some YouTube videos. There is so much information that its overwhelming. Going to a local beekeeping club meeting soon. Hope to find a mentor maybe.
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    Re: When to medicate??

    Just the sugar syrup with the supplement . I just have read so much and it seems like most folks are using preventative treatments. Just don't want to be stupid or negligent and lose them. They seem...
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    When to medicate??

    Installed my first hive two weeks ago. When do I start the preventatives for nosema and any other medications I should be giving? Saw one beetle when I checked the hive last, but only 3 or 4 frames...
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    Re: New beekeeper question???

    Thanks Doc, I am glad I checked them yeserday. Was so exciting. I had five frames in with the empty box. My queen is good, I could see the tiny little white eggs and three of the frames had comb...
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    Re: New beekeeper question???

    Thanks Rader, it has been 7 days and I have the day off so I really want to see what is going on. He said they might kill the queen if I go into it too soon but there are so many different opinions....
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    New beekeeper question???

    I installed my new hive 6 days ago. How soon is it ok to check on them and remove the queen cage. The beekeeper I got them from said 15 days but I am not a patient woman. Is there any problem with...
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    Re: New to the Forum

    Welcome Gabrielle, I am in the same situation you are. Planning on attending a meeting in a few weeks. THis is a great place to learn. I have had many responses to my questions. Good Luck!
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    Re: Is is too late to obtain bees?

    I sure do appreciate all the replies and advice from all of you. This is a great place to learn and to help others!
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    Re: Is is too late to obtain bees?

    Thanks DarkWolf
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    Re: Is is too late to obtain bees?

    Thankyou Andrew, I have spent many hours reading and watching youtube videos and looking at this forum. I was thinking you had to already have bees to be in a bee club. I have found one here in...
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    Is is too late to obtain bees?

    I live in pensacola, florida and I am eager to get started. I want to know if I need to wait till spring to get started or does it matter?
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    Re: Getting ready to buy my supplies

    Thanks so much!
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    Getting ready to buy my supplies

    Hi everyone, I live in Pensacola, Fla and I have been doing all the reading and watching videos that I can find. I am anxious to have my own bees. Can anyone recommend the best place to get bees...
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