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  1. Bee Forum
    Hello all! Thanks to you all for posting your wonderful info and experiences. I have been keeping bees for 5-6 years. I had an experience Sunday that I need your help on. A beekeeper friend that has 1 hive asked me to come out and take a look with her to see what was going on in the hive...
  2. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hi guys. I have two top bar hives that are doing great! I installed a package in each of them on May 1st, 2015, and today one has 25 bars and the other has 23. I know there is honey in the last two bars of one of them, but that is all I know because they started dinging me and I didn't want to...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    It's been rainy and humid, but not hot. Right now it's like 70 degrees but humid. The bees have been at the entrance like this all day. We opened the hive to see what was going on, and my normally passive bees stung my dad and were just very aggressive. Any idea why they'd be acting like this...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Last September, we got a set of bees from a bee removal person. We installed the bees into a hive. We let things set for a week or so and then decided to look in and see how they were doing. We never saw the queen, was concerned whether a queen was present, etc. My daughter and son-in-law...
  5. Bee Forum
    I have 5 hives and 4 nucs in my Apiary. This one hive I am having problems with was my original hive that I started with 3 years ago. It was a nuc with a VSH Queen and from the get go it was pretty mean. I just didn't realize it at the time since I only started with one hive, I thought this...
  6. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I did beekeeping in Eastern Europe for about a decade, and moved back to America last spring. I bought two nucs that I think originated from Texas, and started beekeeping in the USA. In Europe I think I had Italian or German bees or perhaps a cross of these, and I had no idea just how docile...
  7. Bee Forum
    I have a really aggressive colony (but very productive). I need to do something with them as I cant even open them up! Rather than kill them, I am going to relocate the super boxes (one at a time) on to other hives. Then I am going to split the deep box into nucs and requeen with a gentler...
  8. Diseases and Pests
    I have a really aggressive colony (but very productive). I need to do something with them as I cant even open them up! Rather than kill them, I am going to relocate the super boxes (one at a time) on to other hives. Then I am going to split the deep box into nucs and requeen with a gentler...
  9. Diseases and Pests
    I have a colony which became very aggressive at the end of last season. I know I need to requeen but it is literally too aggressive to stay around. It is a good honey producer and is not an immediate danger to the public (the hive is 500m away from the nearest house). I dont really want to...
  10. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello all, This might be lengthy, but please bear with me, I need advice! This is my second year with my top bar hive. Got my first 3lbs package last year, and had a wonderful summer watching them grow. Had no problems with them at all, they were always very docile. This hive is about 10 feet...
  11. Bee Forum
    I have been working on an apiary with about 50 Langstroth hives. It has been neglected for about 4 years and so wax moth has caused alot of damage. The combs have grown old and brown and the bees are highly aggressive. I can only spend 20min max as the bees rain down like hard rain before...
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