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  1. Diseases and Pests
    Can you tell me what the black spots on my bottom board. This is a brand new hive Ferd
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello, I have 2 hives that I started last year. During last year I grow from 1 deep to 2 deeps and went through the winter well. Both hives did very well and even better - they were so strong so they swarmed. Once I saw that hives did the winter well, I put 3rd deep on top hopping that they...
  3. FAQ
    Migratory hives are often/usually palletized. The pallets typically hold 4 or 6 hives, and enable handling by forklift. In some cases the pallet also functions as the hive bottom board, and there may be clips ("U" clips or "W" clips) to hold the hive bodies in the proper spot on the pallet...
  4. Equipment/Hardware
    -Not about wearing pants while beekeeping, that would be silly and sometimes painfull!:pinch: I am looking for information on the pros and cons about not using bottom boards? What do you think?:)
  5. Bee Forum
    I have used both the screened and solid bottom boards over the years - over the last few years I have been using the screened having read it helps with hive ventilation and mite reduction. I am wondering if there have been any studies done as to what works best or your own anecdotal evidence...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hi, This is my first hive. I installed my package on Monday evening so I haven't even been able to open things up to inspect the queen cage or check for comb or the levels on the feeder in the empty second hive body. I go out several times a day to observe the bees' behavior and up until...
  7. Equipment/Hardware
    The other day I was cleaning a hive body that had mildew on the inside walls and had a thought. Even though having both bottom and top entrances has helped in reducing condensation and the related issues of mildew, mold, algae and even rot. It is still there in the hive. Also, the bottom of...
  8. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    My question is about bottom boards. I am very confused. Should I be using #8 hardware cloth for screening? When should the bottom board be open and closed during the season? When the bottom board is in place, should it be completely sealed shut? When mine are in place, there are still small...
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