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    Weak queen, will they make a new one?

    Went into my 3 hives yesterday for the first time this spring. 2 hives doing great, the 3rd however had a very poor amount of brood, only about 2 frames, eggs and larvae few, mainly capped drone. ...
  2. Thread: Mean Queen

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    Mean Queen

    I am going into my 3rd year of beekeeping and have a question about replacing the queen in one of my 3 hives. I started with 2 italian queens/packages my first year, one of which swarmed (and I...
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    Re: For those with 8 frame mediums

    I use 3 for brood, no excluder. They sometimes go up into the 4th, but yes I let them work it out for the most part.
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    Swarm in september

    Is it normal for a hive to swarm in september in michigan? This is my first year, and I started with 2 hives. One hive is doing incredibly well, the other hive has swarmed repeatedly since June....
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    Wax on coppertop?

    One of my bee catalogs says to apply "butchers wax" to coppertop hives to keep the copper shiny. Unfortunately butchers wax is no longer readily available. Has anyone had experience using this on...
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    Finish for garden hive?

    I am new to beekeeping and am ordering a coppertop garden hive. I would like the hive top to retain the shiny copper finish. I also want the hive body to have the wood appearance as opposed to...
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