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    Re: 100s of dead bees in front of hive

    I reduced the entrance today and also checked on everything. All the bees inside the hive seem very healthy and numerous. Other than being a bit more aggressive, I couldnt see anything that was...
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    100s of dead bees in front of hive

    I just came back from my three hives and found in front of what I thought was my strongest hive - 100s of dead bees. I could see bees flying off with other bees and some live bees being brought out...
  3. Re: Just a newbie question about supers...

    Thanks for the quick responses. I thought it was something like that. My second deep is loaded with honey and I was thinking I would go ahead and harvest the first medium. It will be our first...
  4. Just a newbie question about supers...

    I have three hives. All three are booming. I have two deeps on each that the bees are using fully and have built out completely. I added a medium super (again on each) that they have filled with...
  5. Re: Last years frames with honey - Can I add them to a my new hives?

    OK - I thought so too. I guess since it was frozen it wont be unsafe to give to the hives?
  6. Last years frames with honey - Can I add them to a my new hives?

    So I had my first hive last year die off in January. I believe it was due to a very unseasonably cold week. (8 degrees) I wanted to store the frames from that hive and many of them had honey and...
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    Re: How to transport a new hive ?

    Thank you all for the tips. I think it will all work out great. I was hoping that I had it all prepared ok.
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    How to transport a new hive ?

    I am purchasing 3 hives from a local farm about 40 minutes from me. He has asked that I bring 3 separate deeps that can be secured for travel. He will then put 4 full frames, a queen and bees into...
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    Re: First hive dead - what can I salvage...

    I am relieved to hear that I can use them. I will store them in our large freezer until time to put them to use.

    Thank you all for the replies.

    Matt
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    First hive dead - what can I salvage...

    I had my first hive this last spring. I thought I was doing well all the way until October. Lets just say that I learned a lot about what not to do.

    Now - 2 weeks ago, my hive was still alive...
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    Re: Split a new hive in the first year?

    Thanks for all the advice. I think I am going to hold off and just let the hive produce.

    I am going to be travelling soon for work and I am afraid I wont be around enough to catch any problems...
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    Split a new hive in the first year?

    I am new to beekeeping this year. I have read a lot of info and still learning more by doing.

    My situation currently:

    Installed a package hive on April 13.
    Using only medium, 8 frame boxes....
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    Re: How many mediums should I have on hand?

    Thanks all! I appreciate the recommendations.

    I have always wanted to have a hive on our farm. I never knew how much I would enjoy it. I now want to get into this in a big way. So next year...
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    How many mediums should I have on hand?

    I have my first hive this year. I am using only mediums and I am building my own to add to the 3 I purchased. How many mediums should I have "just in case" on hand?

    I have watched a video where...
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    Newbie confusion...

    I now have my first hive. I installed them in April. Checked the queen a week later. All good. Two weeks after that I check the hive and found that all 8 (8 frame hive) frames were being worked. ...
  16. Re: First bee install - now freezing temps

    Thanks for the replies - I will just be patient then.

    Cedar Hill - I am unsure if we wrap them or not. I havent looked that far ahead. In the valley here, we dont get many days below 20 in...
  17. First bee install - now freezing temps

    I have installed my first package of bees 8 days ago. Yesterday the temps here went from 75 down to very close to freezing (34 this morning). I had been feeding my bees syrup and refilling it...
  18. May have made a mistake with color of hive

    All,

    This will be my first year with bees and I may have made a newbie mistake. I ordered a cypress wood hive. Its such beautiful wood, I didnt want to paint it white and take away all the...
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