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    Re: check my bee math, please

    Some good info here, thanks

    There were a LOT of bees in the hive when I last opened it. 2 deeps and a medium honey super with bees on every frame. Does this suggest that a swarm has not...
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    check my bee math, please

    28 days ago I opened my hive for an inspection: 2 brood boxes and a honey super. I never spotted the queen but I did aggressively remove drone comb from the outside bottoms of several frames. By...
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    Re: Reversing Mediums

    well, it's done now two weeks ago and no swarm that I saw. My new paranoia is I might have lost the queen. Now she should be in the bottom hive, but I'm reluctant to open it up and look. I have...
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    Re: Reversing Mediums

    I reversed my two deep boxes last weekend for the same reason. I found a lot of drone comb, no queen comb.. I hope it did some good, no swarm yet
  5. my hive in SF bay area is booming.... should I swap box positions?

    I've been at this since last spring and now face a successful colony.

    All indications are that the nectar flow is on, new bees are birthing and my hive is booming. I'm planning a thorough...
  6. helping with hive inspections so I can learn.... near Oakland CA

    I'm a novice and looking to learn by doing. I know I'd benefit from working with more different hives and with more experienced keepers. I'm free all weekend and will bring lattes or whatever
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  7. HEllO from San Leandro CA - near Oakland

    Do any bay area keeper do anything with the hives to get ready for spring? Feed? medicate?

    I'm also looking to join a local bee club if anyone can refer me to one that'd be great

    I've have my...
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