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    Why did my bees go?

    This is my second year beekeeping and this is my second year losing bees over winter. I checked my hive (I combined two hives in fall) after many months and guess what? I lost them again. There are...
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    after swarming - no queen or no eggs?

    My hive swarmed a day after Father's day last month. I thought I was able to catch them and make a new colony but they flew away when I was placing a new box under them.... I was so disappointed!!! ...
  3. Tons of bees are flying in front of hives! Help!

    There are tons of bees flying outside around hives. I have never seen bees like this. They don't seem to go anywhere- just flying around. Why is it?
    I am concerned that my neighbors are going to...
  4. Re: Feeding honey instead of sugar water-what should I see?

    Thank you. So I should not give them honey? I read somewhere that honey is better than sugar water.
    I am confused.
  5. Re: Feeding honey instead of sugar water-what should I see?

    Thank you. I will add another super. Do you suggest feeding honey or sugar water? Do bees use them the same way and for the same purpose?
  6. Feeding honey instead of sugar water-what should I see?

    I received two new packages last week with queens. Today was the first day since I uncapped the queen cases and filled the holes with marshmallows. Both queens are released and moving about. I fed...
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    Feeding uncapped honey to new colony

    Hello. I lost one hive last fall from mites. I kept the capped honey in garage for later use. I am getting a new colony this spring and I would like to know how to effectively feed honey to the new...
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    Mold on the frames & dead bees

    Hello. It's been a while since I checked my hives. I lost one last fall and the second one is surviving. I have not seen the queen yet.
    I checked my hive today and I was happy to see that there...
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    Feeding solid sugar to bees

    Hello everyone. I saw a beekeeper giving solid sugar on top cover. I thought it was a good idea. It wasn't granulated sugar. He gave me the name but I forgot. Does anybody know what kind of sugar to...
  10. Thread: Swarm or AFB?

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    Re: Swarm or AFB?

    Thank you. I will need to bring my hive back home so I can examine more. What to do with poor bees left behind on their own?
    Can they put in a different hive? Is it too dangerous before knowing...
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    Re: Swarm or AFB?

    OK. No I didn't smell anything. I didn't try to smell either. Well, I am not sure about how gooey. No, the goo in the cell did not came out as a whole, but again I didn't stir it like some reading...
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    Swarm or AFB?

    I just came home from checking my hives. They were doing fantastic about a month ago but now one hive is empty! When I went there, I saw yellow jackets flying around, entering the hive from small...
  13. Re: Medication for winter and honey after medication

    Thank you. What do you mean by "split them with honey water or sugar water to get the workers up into them"? Do you put a frame feeder in the same box? I have two hives and I would like to a few...
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    Treatment free vs natural remedies?

    Hello, everyone in Treatment-Free forum. I am curious to know what you guys mean by treatment free. Do you not treat bees at all? Do you treat them with natural remedies? I am a first year beekeeper...
  15. Re: Medication for winter and honey after medication

    Thank you everyone. I will leave honey I have now untouched. I am still learning the timing of when to place honey super and when to medicate them. I need to somehow mark honey frame they made this...
  16. Medication for winter and honey after medication

    I am a new beekeeper and I am trying to get my hives ready for winter in Seattle. I am planning to feed syrup with Fumagilian B and place Api Life on the brood box. I have not seen mites on bees yet...
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    ProHealth - contents of honey

    Good morning. I have a question about honey and medication. I am leaving honey for my bees this year since this is their first year. I want to make sure they make it through winter. I am thinking to...
  18. Re: color of honey between italians and carniolans.

    Thank you! Italian honey looks just like one you see in any books. Carniolans' are more like clear (vs white capping of Italians) capping so you see the color of honey(dark brown). Both hives are...
  19. color of honey between italians and carniolans.

    Hi all,

    I went to check my hives today and my italian girls were doing fantastic. Their honey is just how I was told to be - capped honey(they look white when capped). On the other hand my...
  20. Best position to place honey for the winter

    If there a best way to position honey frame for the bees for fall and winter to maximize their survival? Should I spread honey frames or is it better to place honey frames together? Thank you for...
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    Re: Top feeder vs frame feeder in winter

    Thank you for reply. When do I know to stop feeding them?
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    Top feeder vs frame feeder in winter

    hi. I am using frame feeders for my two hives. I am considering switching to top feeders for winter since I don't have to lift boxes to get to the frame feeders, exposing bees to the cold breeze, and...
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    Re: How to transport my bee hives

    I thought I would bring my husband but he will drop my precious boxes if bees escape. I can guarantee! Since both of us have bad backs, I am thinking to rent a hand truck. Someone said to make sure...
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    Re: How to transport my bee hives

    Thank you. What kind of tape do you use? If it is sticky, don't bees get stuck on it?
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    Re: How to transport my bee hives

    Thank you! I will order the net for sure. This is a stupid question though but here it goes. You put the net after moving all the boxes, right?
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