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Helpful Tips for Posting and Using the Forum

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

A list of Frequently Asked Questions and links to the corresponding threads.
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General Beekeeping Forums

How to Start Beekeeping

A joint effort to develop an FAQ on all aspects of beginning beekeeping. Note that this sub-forum and its 'child' sub-forums are 'closed' to new posts. Please use other sub-forums to start new threads.
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History of Beekeeping

This forum is dedicated to the discussion and research of all genres of beekeeping history, including; Bee Management, Persons of Beekeeping, Bee Hunting, Archaeology of Beekeeping, Tall Tales, Folklore, Superstitions, Medicine, Beekeeping Antiques, Science and Bees in Warfare. READ THE STICKY THREAD "Viewing these threads" FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE OLDER THREADS SHOW UP ON YOUR LIST
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Bee Forum

This is a general beekeeping forum to discuss all the various topics on beekeeping that don't fit in any of the other beekeeping forums.
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Beekeeping 101

First year? First hives? Ask your questions here.
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Discussion on use and design of hive parts, tools and accessories.
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Diseases and Pests

Identifying and treating diseases and pests.
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The Queen & Bee Breeding

Queen characteristics, behaviors, problems as well as bee breeding.
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Top Bar, Layen, Ukrainian, any other horizontal hives.
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Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs

Swarming hives as well as techniques and experience catching those "wild" bees.
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Dividing or combining a colony. How-to, problems and fixes.
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Treatment-Free Beekeeping

Discussing and formulating honeybee management methods that cooperate as much as possible with natural bee biology without resorting to the use of chemicals and drugs.
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Nectar & Pollen Plants

Nectar and pollen sources. Creating bee friendly spaces in gardens.
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Warre, Delon, Russian alpine, any other vertical compact hives.
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Observation hive construction and management.
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Alternative Pollinators

The raising, keeping and other issues of concern for pollinating bees, other than the honey bee.
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A place to post and view photos and videos about beekeeping.
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Winter Beekeeping

Discussions about over-wintering bees. Tips, techniques, successes and failures
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Business Side of Beekeeping

Commercial Beekeeping

Beekeeping from a commercial point of view. Focus is on income production and cost/time efficiencies, pros/cons of certain practices, and other subjects more of concern to those making their primary income from bees.
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Marketing Forum

Focus is on product marketing; labeling, processing for retail sales, licensing and regulations, etc.
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Pollinator Reports

Share your experience with pollination industry participants, either growers, suppliers of bees or managers/brokers, both positive and negative.
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Bounty of The Hive

Everything Honey

Discussion on harvesting and extraction, types, characteristics, uses, bottling and marketing, creating "honey do" lists, etc.
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Recipes

Share your "honey" recipes.
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Mead, wine and beer using honey. Recipies, suppliers, instruction, tips, and more.
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Products of The Hive

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One sting at a time.
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Blogs, Podcasts, and Video Presentations

Personal blogs, podcasts and video interviews and presentations may be posted here.
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Local Associations

Local Beekeeping Associations by State
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General Discussion

Resources

Resources
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The Exchange

Funding Requests: KickStarter, GoFundMe, FundRazr

Threads where "funding requests" for beekeeping related projects are a material issue. This would include KickStarter, GoFundMe, FundRazr, etc type projects. Be aware that contibuting money IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Note that there is NO GUARANTEE THAT ANY PROMISED PRODUCTS or INCENTIVES WILL ACTUALLY BE SHIPPED, OR THAT THEY WILL PERFORM AS STATED!
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Bookstore

Books of Interest.
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For Sale

For posting beekeeping related items that you want to sell. Please be descriptive (size, amount, cost, contact info, etc.). Price MUST be included.
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If you really must, post the ever popular and tiring questions, "Where can I buy . . ." or "Who sells the best . ." Do not post prices.
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For posting beekeeping related employment. Looking for work or looking to hire.
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Share your experience with merchants and suppliers, both positive and negative.
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Pollination Service

Need bees for pollination? Here is a list of beekeepers who provide colonies for pollination.
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Bee Removal / Swarm Removal

Need a swarm or bees removed from your property? Here is a list of beekeepers who can do it. Honey Bee removal only. Call an exterminator for all other stinging insects.
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Blue Sky Bee Supply

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Bonterra Bees

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The Practical Beekeeper

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