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  1. Bee Forum
    Background: Today I introduced three queens into different hives and only had one problem. The problem hive was a nuc I split out of one of my other hives. The split included 1 frame of eggs and small larvae, one frame of drawn out comb and honey and three empty frames. 25 minutes later I...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Behaviour of Bees When Releasing the Queen? **video added** I am brand new to beekeeping and have really appreciated being able to browse this forum for advice. I have a question that I haven't been able to find the answer to yet. We installed our package in our hive yesterday and kept the...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hi everyone, I have 6 nucs that I'm going to try overwintering this year. Made them up in mid-July, let them produce their own queens and they've all been building up really nicely since then. Most are 2-stories high at this point (5 over 5 configuration). Well, last Saturday I decided to...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hi all! I brand new to beekeeping and just installed my two new hives on Saturday. Yesterday evening I took a peek under the bottom screen and noticed that there are clusters of bees in both hives directly over where we put the queen cages (low in the hive on the 8th frames suspended with...
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