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    Re: What went wrong?

    Thank you both for your insight.
  2. Should I feed or allow the hive to die and start over?

    One of my hives has about 1/2 of the amount of honey I generally want to have for a hive to overwinter. The hive has struggled all summer to build up like it should and now is in two mediums with...
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    What went wrong?

    One of my hives was struggling this spring so I requeened it. During the summer its numbers never really grew as large as I wanted, but I always found brood and eggs along with honey stores. I...
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    Frames with dead bees

    I split a couple of hives and one of the split hives didn't have enough honey to make it through a cold snap and I lost the entire hive. I have several frames with dead brood at various stages and...
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    Re: Is this good, bad, or indiferent?

    The bees are carniolas. The bees are in Utah. Our winter is usually quite cold and long. We recently had a real cold period after some rather warm weather. The bees are out in the open.
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    Re: Is this good, bad, or indiferent?

    There were no signs of Nosema or other diseases in either hive.
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    Is this good, bad, or indiferent?

    I started two hives last spring. Both produced quite a bit of honey for a first year. I left them each two deeps full of honey and a medium each half full of honey. I just went through each hive and...
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    Re: Sanity Check

    There certainly is honey on both sides of the clusters.
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    Re: Sanity Check

    Thank you each for your responses. This is much appreciated.
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    Re: Sanity Check

    Thank you each for your responses. This is much appreciated.
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    Sanity Check

    This is my first winter with two hives. It was over 50 degrees, which in Utah is pretty warm for January, and the bees were flying, so I opened the hives to check how they were doing. There were far...
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    Re: gritty wax problem

    Any ideas of where I can sell extra wax?
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