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  1. Question about preparing hive for winter...

    Hi, ok so I have two hives, a langstroth and a top bar that I started from packages last spring. They seem to be doing pretty strong and I havnt had any issues so far. But I'm suddenly realizing that...
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    Re: A few beginner questions...

    Its been 6 days now since the bees went in and one hive is doing noticeably better than the other. After about 3 days it had cleaned out all the dead bees that fell into the bottom, while the other...
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    Re: A few beginner questions...

    Thank you guys for the help :) I've redone all the top bars which are now all 1 3/8" wide and put all of them back into the hive. They are already starting to expand since two days of bees being in...
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    A few beginner questions...

    I built two, top bar hives and today I installed my package bees into them. All went well and the bees are happily drinking their sugar water and settling into their new home. What Im concerned...
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    Package bee pickup dates and timing...

    Im planning on building 2 top bar hives and starting them out with package bees from a local beekeeping. The problem is, i'm going to be away for a week in the middle of April and that seems to be...
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    Re: A few questions on the best way to start...

    Thanks for all the replies, their all very helpful. Im thinking now of just building 2 top bar hives and starting them with package bees. Maybe after my first year I will expand to adding two...
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    Re: A few questions on the best way to start...

    Sounds like one top bar and one langstroth wouldn't work out so great. I like the idea of 2 langstroths and one top bar hive, maybe ill do it that way... :)
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    A few questions on the best way to start...

    This spring I plan to start 2 beehives. I like the concept of the top bar hive and from what Ive read it seems like it might suet me pretty well. I was thinking of starting with one langstroth and...
  9. Thread: hybrid bees?

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    Re: hybrid bees?

    Ok I probably sound silly here, but what are you talking about? As you can see im really new to the whole beekeeping thing and have only just started learning about how it works.
    I understand...
  10. Thread: hybrid bees?

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    hybrid bees?

    I getting ready for spring to come and to get my first bees. I understand its best to get bees from local sellers, but I was wondering about hybrid bees? On the websites of beekeeping store close...
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    Re: Praying mantises and bees...

    Thanks, I didn't think the mantises would pose much of a threat :)
    stripstrike- You have convinced me I should get 2 . Ive been trying to decide wether I should start with one or two hives, but it...
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    Praying mantises and bees...

    When spring comes along I plan on setting up a beehive. I was thinking of putting it behind the garden so that the bees would have to fly over the tall corn when they leave the hive.
    Ive have read...
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    Re: what is a good breed to start with?

    I am going to join my local beekeepers club and see if anyone has some local bees they would sell me.
    im curious, do hybrid bees tend to have more of that hybrid vigor then purebreds? what are...
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    what is a good breed to start with?

    Im not sure if this is the right section, but I am getting bees this spring and would like help on choosing a breed. Something that is easy for a beginner, has a good amount of honey, is parasite...
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