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    Thanks for your help; I'll just let them figure...

    Thanks for your help; I'll just let them figure out they have 2 medium boxes to build into!
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    switching boxes around, confused!

    my bees made it through the winter, hooray! i was so glad to see them bringing in pollen first thing this spring. last year was my first year, and it felt like a real accomplishment to successfully...
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    That's reassuring. All their poop seems to fan...

    That's reassuring. All their poop seems to fan out in a 10-15' distance around the hive, it's a real mess back there! Thanks for the reply.
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    How many corpses are normal?

    I know no dead bees is a really bad sign, but how many bees piling up in front of the hive is normal for a winter fare? It's mid 40's out today, and when I went out to look, there are bees buzzing...
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    mine were bringing in neon orange pollen just...

    mine were bringing in neon orange pollen just yesterday, in slc, utah, and it's only mid 50's during the day, with high 30's/low 40's at night. where are they finding the stuff?
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    Bees not making it back home?

    Last weekend there was the first storm of the season, cold weather, damp rain/snow. When I went to go check on the bees a couple of days later when it had cleared up, I noticed a large amount of dead...
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    Bwahahaha, that was simply great. Thanks for...

    Bwahahaha, that was simply great. Thanks for sharing. :)
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    If you can't find it, try posting it here:...

    If you can't find it, try posting it here: http://whatsthatbug.com/
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    how often do i really need to check them?

    i'm in my first year of having bees, and so far my little hive is going gangbusters! i've gotten lots more honey out than i thought i would get, and they seem to be happy and gentle and very...
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    I have a screened board up there at the moment,...

    I have a screened board up there at the moment, with the outer lid propped open a little bit.
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    Bees not liking the ventilation idea

    My bees were doing some bearding in the afternoon into late night due to their hive probably being stuffy and hot. I read on the forums here to set the supers back just a tiny bit to get a little...
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    I find it kind of comforting. It smells a little...

    I find it kind of comforting. It smells a little like baking bread to me.
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    i'm not fully sure, but the summer flowers are...

    i'm not fully sure, but the summer flowers are just starting to bloom here, now. trumpet vine, and then sunflower later in august.
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    Thanks for the replies. What does "severe"...

    Thanks for the replies. What does "severe" entail? I live in Utah, and the weather gets down to about 10-15 f at the coldest.
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    when to harvest honey?

    this is a total newbie question, i know, but i can't seem to find an answer.

    i have a booming hive, they seem to work tirelessly. i have 2 medium boxes chock full of brood and capped honey, one...
  16. it was the beekeeping for dummies book, and also...

    it was the beekeeping for dummies book, and also a family friend said that's what he used to do. the book indicated that it's better to buy a new queen than to let the bees raise their own. thoughts?
  17. Incorporating a swarm into a queenless beehive

    My father and I both started our own beehives this year, and while mine is going gangbusters, my father inspected his hive a few days ago and determined that his hive has been queenless for about a...
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    New bee owner foggy on one thing

    Hello, I'm pretty new to this whole beekeeping thing. I got my first hive in April this year. The girls have already filled up 2 deeps with pollen, honey and brood, and I just put my first super on...
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