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  1. Warre and other Compact Vertical Hives Forum
    Hi all, I'm a newbie beekeeper, build two Warre hive this past winter and put the bees in early May. I ended up having to get my bees in nuc, rather than packages so had to cut down the four frames to fit my boxes, so the middle four frames in the brood box have the plastic forms the outer two...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello Beesource community, I am here because I know that on forum websites I will find the most experienced and active beekeepers around- I am 17 and starting a Design and Technology coursework project at college, and I'm planning on creating an interactive beehive! I plan to add sensors within...
  3. Bee Forum
    I need some advice on multiple things here: I noticed this morning our hives are doing this (see pic). The weather is very humid, about 70 degrees. We still have goldenrod out so have not harvested honey yet. I am not sure why they are bearding like this. Now to the hives: The right 2 hives...
  4. Bee Forum
    So the other day I went out to my two hives and checked one I hadn't look at for a few weeks. The hive was built from three 8 frame medium brood boxes and one 8 frame honey super, when I installed the super they had been utilizing all of the frames in all three brood boxes. When I removed the...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I have a hive that's got me stumped, and if someone could provide some information, it would really be appreciated. I captured a fairly large swarm two weeks ago. Since it seemed too large for a nuc, we went ahead and placed them in an empty deep and left it alone and filled with bees. This is...
  6. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello there! I'm a young beekeeper from Russia and I kindly ask you to answer a few of my questions to help me to develop a device that could simplify beekeeping. As far as I know no one still has developed something similar. So, the device is going to: 1) count the exact amount of bees in the...
  7. Welcome Forum
    Hi. My name is Heidi and I live near Buffalo & Rochester NY=WNY area. My brother & I started beekeeping this spring and we are thoroughly enjoying it. There are however, many obstacles I did not expect. One of our hives seems honeybound, another was queenless, beetles in one, mouse in...
  8. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hello! I caught a very small swarm just under a month ago and transferred them to an empty 10-frame deep box. This is my first hive and I've been checking on them weekly. They've built a small amount of comb on three frames which the queen is laying in and an even smaller amount of comb on a...
  9. Bee Forum
    Selling Pollen Anybody have experience selling and collecting pollen, how did it go? What volume/weight sold the best for retail? What did you sell it for? Did you sell it wholesale in larger sizes? I'm thinking about 1 lb bags? What prices could you get? How did you process the pollen...
  10. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi All, This is my first year keeping bee's (located in central New Hampshire) and we started off with two hives of Italians. One hive doing great and one hive seeming to be a little slower. My questions and the advice I'm seeking is about the one doing "great." I've been going into the two...
  11. Welcome Forum
    Hello everyone. I am new to Bee Source and new to Bee keeping. I have been researching bee keeping for about a year with the hopes of purchasing a premade bee box and have a hive shipped to me. However, circumstances had their own plans and I am now the owner of a full sized hive that has...
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