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  1. Opening up top entrance on new package...

    Hi all,

    So any of you that have been following my threads know I just installed my first two packages of Bee Weaver Bees last Saturday. I'm using eight frame medium, foundationless (with one...
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    Re: First Inspection

    Thanks guys!

    And Momokahn, congrats to you too. Sounds like you had a bit of an adventure (I read your post).

    Cheers,

    Paula
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    First Inspection

    I did my first inspection of my new hives this morning. I had installed two packages on Saturday the 7th.

    I was a bit nervous after hearing reports of crazy comb, absconding bees, etc. I am happy...
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    Re: Question about feeding...

    Well, I checked the hives this morning and they were both almost empty. I went ahead and added another 3/4 gallon of 1:1 to each hive. I appreciate the advice Throrope and will keep an eye out to...
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    Re: Question about feeding...

    Thanks for the help guys. I went ahead and pulled the cover this afternoon. It definitely did not appear to disturb them at all. It looks like they have used about half of what I had given them. I'll...
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    Re: I guess it's official...

    Not rude at all and thanks for asking. I may have some native blood back there somewhere but that doesn't make me native american. I do have a number of NA friends and they have been kind enough to...
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    Question about feeding...

    So I just installed my first two packages into medium 8 frame, foundationless hives. I'm using Miller type feeders with top entrances. I started with about 3/4 gallon of syrup in each feeder (4 lbs...
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    I guess it's official...

    ...my two new hives are installed.

    So I've been reading, studying, listening to podcasts, ordering first books, then hive parts and then two packages of bees from Bee Weaver.

    I picked up the...
  9. Re: Screened Bottom Board and Top Hive Entrance

    Thanks guys! It's good to hear from other southern beekeepers. I'm guessing that wintering is somewhat different down here. We can have some pretty cold snaps through the winter but we also regularly...
  10. Screened Bottom Board and Top Hive Entrance

    First I want to thank everyone who responded to my previous post regarding Bee Weaver Bees. It's good to have some reassurance that the decisions I'm making are reasonable.

    My next question is...
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    Re: Using aquarium water for bees

    Thanks for the replies. I was actually leaning toward a dog waterer but probably looking for a larger capacity one due to the heat on this part of the earth (central Texas). I like the fact that the...
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    Using aquarium water for bees

    Hi All,

    I'm a new "soon-to-bee" beekeeper. I've purchased my hives and am awaiting the April delivery of my first bees. In the meantime I'm still researching various questions. This one is in...
  13. Re: New Beekeeper to be. Question regarding Bee Weaver bees and cell size

    Thanks guys,

    With all the decisions to be made it really helps to have a little assurance that one is not totally off track.

    Cheers,

    Paula
  14. New Beekeeper to be. Question regarding Bee Weaver bees and cell size

    Hi Forum,

    I am soon to be a new beekeeper and as I think is often the case, I have a number of newbee questions. I have been researching for some time. I started by reading the Beekeeping for...
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