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  1. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I am a new beekeeper for approximately 5 weeks, and last evening when the hive was quiet I checked the bottom board of my TBH and found larvae. I have attached video. I inspected the inside a couple of days ago and everything seemed fine. I am not sure if my hive has SHB I plan to inspect the...
  2. Welcome Forum
    I have recently made the decision to expand my garden to include a bee hive. I am a Penn State Master Gardener and love the bees that frequent my yard and want to take it to the next level. My husband (who can build anything) found plans on the internet and made me a top bar hive that has an...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hello, I am looking to start keeping bees in Guatemala and am wondering if anyone here has/is doing the same? Specifically, I am curious about species of bees and how to convert a lot of what I am reading about American/European bees (number of harvests, amount of honey per hive, hive cost, ect)...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    So, my boss moved into this house with bees. I have done one cutout in the soffit of a house and the bees absconded the next day. I have three hives that are doing well. I am a first year beek. The bees are entering the house between the brick and siding in an 8 inch opening about 10 ft up...
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi all, I took a few months off of the forums because I was so frustrated with myself last year for my stupid noob mistakes! But I'm back and more than excited about starting off this year right. Unfortunately I didn't find these forums until I had already committed my first stupid...
  6. Welcome Forum
    Hiya, First, I feel I should preface this with the admission that I am not a bee keeper, and really have no interest in actually keeping a bee, let alone a whole tribe of them. I do, however, wish to be something of a bee friend. (Or perhaps ally) I'm interested in the idea of trying to...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    I'm not sure how many years will pass until I consider myself anything more than a student of beekeeping (as in beginner) but I'd like to offer a little advice to new arrivals to Beesource: Read carefully and read a lot, and know that the responses to your questions may not be correct. Look at...
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