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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Patterson, Missouri, USA
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    10

    Default Hello from Camp Creek

    I have had bees now for two years.

    The first year was easy, but now I'm running into the hard stuff.

    The weather has been wishy washy so we haven't checked them too closely.

    We opened the hives Easter weekend and found one hive with no honey and a large quantity of dead bees plus the queen was dead. The other hive is doing just fine.

    We took everything apart, cleaned off the excess comb, and set the hive back up. We decided to order a package of bees from Kelley and are awaiting their arrival.

    In the mean time, my husband looked at the hives again today, and the hive we reassembled has bees going in and out and they seem to be fighting each other. Can we put the new bees in this hive.

    Thank you for any advice on this situation.

    Campcreek

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    This is the time of year that is critical for food. Bees often starve because they are rearing brood and burning up a lot of stores. Since the one is queenless, I'd combine and feed.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Patterson, Missouri, USA
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    Default Campcreek

    Thanks for the advice, but I am so new at this I'm not sure what you mean by combine.

    I do have sugar at the active hive but not patties. Should I have both.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Devils Lake, North Dakota
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    Welcome Camp..........

    Post your question in "Beekeeping 101" and you'll get
    faster (and more answers).

    Again, great to have your here.

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