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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hi All! I live in the northeast. Right now we have three strong hives. My husband and I are debating whether to run one or two brood boxes on our hives. Does anyone has any advice? We are very torn. He is much stronger than me and can move the boxes easily, for me it is much more difficult and I...
  2. Bee Forum
    I run double deeps, but have a medium with drawn comb. It has been used as a brood chamber by a friend who only runs mediums. Should I add it to my strongest hive as an extra brood chamber? What is the best way to utilize the drawn comb in the medium. It is pretty dark.
  3. Beekeeping 101
    Hive info: 2 months old, 8 frame, Italian, screened bottom, feeding whole time, brood box 100% full of brood, pollen, sugar-water honey, not much for pollen pants but we have lots of flowers and weeds So a week or so ago, I added the second brood box to my new hive. The foundationless frames...
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    Over the past month, we noticed that our top brood box was becoming “honey bound”. Honey bound simply means that the box has so much honey that the queen has no where to lay eggs, thus continuing brood production. The problem arises when the queen decides she needs to relocate part of the hive...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    I am a small beekeeper with three hives this year. One of the three overwintered, the other two were purchased and installed a few weeks ago. They are all doing great with laying queens. Because the hive that overwintered was so small I started off this year with them in a honey super. (They...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Hello! Does anyone work with just 1 brood box? That's my current setup as my local experienced bee keeper says he's been doing that for years with no issue. I set the queen excluder over the brood box and I currently have 2 honey supers on top (1 full of capped honey). I'm a little worried...
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