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  1. Bee Forum
    I’m going to establish an 8 frame all medium hive in early May in central Tennessee. I’ll be using a 3 lb package and will be installing on new wood frames with new wax foundation. My question is, should I install the package into one 8 frame medium, let them get established and then soon add...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    Yesterday I bought two Nucs. They are both five frames with medium combs. Currently I am running 8 frame hives with deep brood boxes. Does anyone have any idea as to how I can transition the bees from the medium frames that came with the nuc to an 8 frame deep brood box?
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Good day all, I am a first year Beek and I think it has been going great. I have been doing inspections every week or so and always find new brood. My hive is all 8 frame mediums, and I recently just added the 4th super with new wax foundation frames to the top. The third super had MOSTLY...
  4. Equipment/Hardware
    Your opinions please... I'm currently switching all my hives over to 8 frames. Yep, getting old lol! So, I walked into the yard and low and behold, dropped 9 frames right in the box... Do you folks running 8 frame boxes put 9 in the brood boxes and 8 spaced in the supers?
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Good morning all! I am happy to announce my first 3lb package of Carniolans arrived this morning. I am at work, so my mother actually received the package for me. I plan to install them into my 8 frame hive this evening after work. There were two questions I have: This package looks different...
  6. Welcome Forum
    I'm in cold, snowy Massachusetts, just northwest of Plymouth (you know...Plymouth Rock?) I'm just getting started with becoming a beekeeper. I've done a years worth of research and I'm still learning new things daily. I've decided to go with all medium 8 frame boxes. My question is this: if I...
  7. Bee Forum
    Guys and Gals I have some questions. Firstly let me say that my two first hives are ROCKING! Both hives (langstroth)have 4 boxes on so far, I just ordered more. They seem to be doing great and I'm already seeing some honey in the top. So here are my questions. 1. How should I arrange the boxes...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Hey friends! First post so go easy on me. This is the first year for me as a beekeeper. I have two langstroth hives. I use 8 frame mediums exclusively. (I figured it would be easier to not have differing equipment) Since starting I have the pierce black plastic frames in my bottom box, second...
  9. Beekeeping 101
    This is the my first year into bees so I am trying to learn alot in a short amount of time. As I blunder through and purchase my components I see something which seems very odd to me but I'm assuming is "normal". I have decided to go all 8 frame mediums and bought my unsassembled boxes from...
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