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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO
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    Default So many questions!

    I am just starting my second season and have so many questions! Beekeeping is a lot more complicated than I thought it would be. I am looking forward to reading and learning!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: So many questions!

    Welcome to Beesource!

    > and have so many questions!

    On occasion at Beesource, we have a "2 for the price of 1" sale on answers. On those days, you get 2 answers for every question you ask!
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Grand Junction, CO
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    Default Re: So many questions!

    We have had a cold snap for the last 3 days. Friday should be warm enough to open the hive and see what is going on. I peeked in about a week ago and I had 4 drone cells. A local beekeepr said it was not good to have them so early. We got a late star last year, May 18. My bottom super (I keep mediums) is a mess. The frames were not straight and the bees have connected them all together. I dont really know what is going on in there. They filled 3 mediums and made it through the winter. The middle has brood on the inside frames and honey on the outside 2 and the top one has 2 frames of honey on each side. There are a lot of bees. The bee guy thinks I should split it. I have my new hive ready, but no queen. I would like them to make their own queen. Do I have to move the new hive a zillion miles away? I have seen videos of people who have queen cells just separate the hives and then when the new girl hatches all is well. I did not see any queen cells last week, but did not rip that bottom super apart. I dont really know what my next step is...any suggestions?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: So many questions!

    Welcome,
    Its only as complicated as you choose to make it.
    Dan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: So many questions!

    This page from Michael Bush discuss a variety of options for you to consider with regard to splitting your hive:

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: So many questions!

    Welcome to the site! Lots of good help to be found here.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: So many questions!

    Welcome!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

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