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    I know how frustrating it can be to not get any...

    I know how frustrating it can be to not get any honey from your first year hives. This is my second year beekeeping, however, I've started both years with new bees as my two hives did not make it...
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    Poll: I would love to see a bee/gardening section!

    I would love to see a bee/gardening section!
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    Honeybee wildflowers

    I had started thinking about this since my two bee hives are in the middle of a prairie, but does anyone know what native perennial flowers the honeybees favor? In my short experience, I have seen...
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    Great suggestions! I think I'm going to try...

    Great suggestions! I think I'm going to try spraying the honey supers with the sugar water first and see what happens there. If that doesn't work, I will move the super in between the two hive...
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    Moving the bees up to the honey supers

    I've posted on this before, but so far nothing has worked. I currently have two hives and in both, the second hive body is full of honey, but the bees have not started making any comb on the honey...
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    So if the bees aren't drawing foundation on my...

    So if the bees aren't drawing foundation on my honey supers (I've had them on for over a month and the top hive body is full of honey), should I feed them sugar water? And if so, should it be 1:1 or...
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    I didn't even think of what all the rain and...

    I didn't even think of what all the rain and flooding has been doing to the blooms. I will wait it out and hope for the best. Thanks for your help!
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    This is only my second year beekeeping and we had...

    This is only my second year beekeeping and we had the same problem last year, but I just figured it was because there were queen excluders and they were still building up their colony.

    The hives...
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    The strength of both the hives are great. Lots...

    The strength of both the hives are great. Lots of brood and bees at least in the top hive body. I would assume the same for the bottom hive body.
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    Bees in the honey super

    I've put honey supers on both of my hives about two weeks ago, but I am still not getting any bees building comb on them. There are no queen excluders on them. Does anyone have any advice on how to...
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    Thanks for everyone's advice! Since I have two...

    Thanks for everyone's advice! Since I have two hives, I put an excluder on one of the hives and will wait a few days till I put the other excluder on the other hive. We'll see how my litte...
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    Queen Exclude & Honey Supers

    I am going to be putting on the honey supers and have heard many different reasons for using a queen excluder and not using one. What is everyone's opinions here about using a queen excluder and if...
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    Thanks for everyone's help! I was looking on a...

    Thanks for everyone's help! I was looking on a cloudy day, so maybe it was a little hard to see the eggs. I just remember last year checking on them after a week or so and seeing tons of eggs. I...
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    Trouble Finding Evidence of Queen

    I'm a fairly new beekeeper. This will be my second year. Unfortunately, I haven't been very successful. I had two hives going last year and one died during the winter becase they weren't strong...
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