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  1. Beekeeping 101
    New beekeeper this year in southern minnesota, and I've had some struggles along the way. But today is a newish one. I have a public feeder located some ways away from my hive, and I've had yellow jackets and bald faced hornets etc around it the whole time. However, today I've noticed the bald...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello, I'm Tim. I couldn't think of a better place to have this answered. I have 20 acres and am building a fence. There is one section of the fence, near the trees, where I keep getting attacked. They'll chase me for over 100 feet and they're FAST! So fast. I know why, obviously. I try...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I am a new beekeeper this year and I took this picture of the hive this afternoon. I didn't notice anything out of the usual, but in looking at the photo (attached), I noticed that some of the bees landing on the platform have significantly darker abdomens. You can see it in the picture as...
  4. Bee Forum
    I just received a brood of bees with four frames ten days ago, May 21. Within the first few days I lifted the lid twice to see the bees and add some frames. No problem. But the third time, after I had the bees a week, didn't go well. I had wanted to slide the original frames to the middle and...
  5. Bee Forum
    Greetings! I'm curious if anyone out there might have insight as to my current situation with bees. I've not had issues in the past, have never had to worry about bees, we always coexisted happily.....but in the last year or so, they are very attracted to me (I do have a theory). Solitary...
  6. Bee Forum
    I put an outside feeder near my Hive. I noticed the Bees were fighting one another, they were biting the legs of other Bees and basically wrestling and fighting but not stinging each other to death. Just biting other Bees and their legs, some would gang up on one and beat it up and drag it to...
  7. Bee Forum
    I was at the yard the other day and bees were flying real well. Then I noticed a couple of swallows working the air and picking off bees here and there. And then to my surprise came along a tiny cluster of agitated bees - maybe 50-100 - chasing a swallow. The cluster was all around the bird...
  8. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    An experienced beek (aka my father-in-law) shared with me something I've never heard of or read about before. During a hive inspection, there is a chance that one or more "foreign" bees will attack and try to kill the resident queen so that they can weaken and rob that hive... Have any of you...
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