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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hello, I made a typical newbie mistake when installing my package this year, and provided too much space between the 3 middle frames on account of the queen cage. The hive is doing well, but now the 3 middle frames of our brood box cannot obey bee space rules due to burr comb. We have...
  2. Bee Forum
    I recently was matched up with a mentor and he seems great. He has been keeping bees for 14 years which is 14 more than I. I say that simply to say I am not arguing his advice but I am concerned about it. He inspected my hive and noted its good development. He then suggested I remove one of...
  3. Bee Forum
    The Forgotten Space. Experienced Beeks are well aware about the importance of a Forgotten Space…the Bee Space. Too much Bee Space leads to Burr Comb, and too little space gives them an incentive to glue everything together. Either one of them makes it harder to work your hive. Bee Space is...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I'm building my first hive & have bees on order. I also got a Mann Lake top feeder and then came upon a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq7MLbAWaz0 by a beekeeper who was concerned about the excessive bee space and many nooks & crannies on the underside of the same feeder. Do those of you...
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hello there! I was able to participate in a top bar hive class / inspection yesterday- and not a moment too soon! We installed a package last weekend, and they are very happy in their new home, except the bars are all jacked up. The hive I purchased has 1" top bars, and 3/8" spacers. The...
  6. Bee Forum
    Hi, last year I kept a colony on a mentor's equipment under his supervision and everything went smoothly. This year, on my own equipment, brand new everything, I hived the colony's with the queen cages (three hives) separating the frames, that led to uneven comb. This uneven problem led to a...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    This is the my first year into bees so I am trying to learn alot in a short amount of time. As I blunder through and purchase my components I see something which seems very odd to me but I'm assuming is "normal". I have decided to go all 8 frame mediums and bought my unsassembled boxes from...
  8. Bee Forum
    1). - Has anyone bought Pierco Drone frames that were somewhat warped? 2). - Will a little bend in foundation affect brood or Bee Space? I bought three, and each of them slightly bows out from the center. Enough to shorten the cells on the concave side a millimeter or two if the bees maintain...
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